At the moment this news might be more exciting for those of us who regularly think about tiny house design. The Tiny House Project will be a traveling village of nine tiny houses designed and built to help question and explore the real value and meaning of a home.
Artists, architects, and designers, will submit designs to be jurried. Those selected will then build their tiny house concept on a 7′ by 14′ trailer and within a budget of $23,000. This should prove to be a wonderful experiment and traveling exhibition once it’s complete. For more visit www.tinyhouseproject.org.
Over the past several weeks we’ve watched Jay and his crew build a Tumbleweed Fencl. Now Jay is headed to New York, tiny house in tow. he’ll make 14 scheduled stops along the way and hold tiny house design and building workshops in Boulder, Chicago, and New York. Kent at Tiny House Blog will be following his progress and posting regular updates. Here’s the first post and photos as Jay hits the road.
Kent Griswold and Stephen Marshall recently announced some pricing on the new Sonoma Shanty tiny house. Their idea is to make tiny houses more attainable and affordable.
Do-it-yourselfers would probably prefer a set of plans or a kit. Those wanting more construction experience might want to take their tiny house construction workshop. Other folks might just want an affordable turn-key tiny house. All these options are available and you can see the initial price list on Tiny House Design.
I’ve been following Technomadia on Twitter for a while now and I have to say I’m a little jealous. It must be a lot of fun to be living on the road traveling from place to place. It seems like an amazing road trip. I’m not sure I could take a whole lot of this kind of lifestyle but it’s fun to watch their adventures. See more at Tales from Technomadia.
This is a wonderful story posted by Christina at Tiny House Blog. Sisters on the Fly is a group of almost 1,000 women from around America who own and restore vintage camping trailers. It was started in 1999 by two real sisters who wanted to share their love of fly fishing with their female friends and began to invite and teach other women about the outdoors. Read the whole story at Tiny House Blog. .
I’ve been fun at Tiny House Design imagining habitable shed clusters. This week I drew a simple two shed design with rain water collection, solar panels, and a small 8′ by 8′ deck that provides some exterior living space. As usual I got a lot of great feedback from readers on the design and now I’m working on a two shed passive solar dog-trot house.
There’s a nice slide show style video on the Earthbag Building Blog that illustrates the steps needed to build an earthbag dome home. If building homes with earthbags is new to you watching this short video will provide a quick overview.
When you’re done looking at that video there’s another earthbag dome home video on YouTube from the folks at Cal-Earth that also shows the earthbag building process.
Kent Griswold and Stephen Marshall have been colaborating on a tiny house solution called the Sonoma Shanty. It’s a simple 8′ by 15′ tiny house that is easy to build and low-cost. Kent will soon be making the plans available for sale through his website and Stephen will be hosting regular full-day workshops where you’ll learn to build a Sonoma Shanty. Stephen will also be offering a kit version of the house and complete finished houses too. To learn more about the Sonoma Shanty visit Kent’s Tiny House Blog and Stephen’s Little House on the Trailer.
These are great little off-the-grid shipping container based tiny houses. Everything about these houses are about making the lowest environmental impact. The recycled and repurposed shipping container is just the begining, the houses use many reclaimed building materials. A good example of this are the floors which are made from recycled car tires. To learn more about Ecopods start with this article and video on Coming Unmoored.