Here’s a really nice little tiny house design by Joseph Sandy. I really like the opposing roof lines and how that might help direct rain water into a cistern. Nice use of interior space too and features a cantilevered loft.
Kevin, the inventor of this extreme shopping cart based tiny house concept, is looking for funding to kick start the building of the real thing. He’s trying to raise $2,000 by November 1, 2009. So far he’s got quite a few backers for his project and I suspect in a short amount of time we’ll be watching videos of the real thing.
Jenna Woginrich is living the life many of us dream about; she’s creating a sustainable and self-sufficient life by homesteading. In addition to her work on her small farm she keeps very busy writing for Mother Earth News, Huffington Post, and her own blog, Cold Antler Farm. She’s also written a book called Made from Scratch.
Aluminum Bliss is the blog of Chris and Lani, a couple that has hit the road in an 23-foot Airstream CCD trailer. Chris has a job where he can work from virtually anywhere so one day he and Lani decided that selling the majority of their possessions and hitting the road was a good idea. You can follow their travels at Aluminum Bliss.
If you’re familiar with the San Francisco Bay Area you might be aware that the posh bay-side town of Sausalito is the home of several houseboat communities.
Most of the floating homes in this exclusive zip code will set you back six or seven figures but there are still pockets of free spirits at the Gates Co-Op Houseboat Community. In this little community floating out on Richardson Bay you’ll find a collection of funky hand built tiny floating homes.
Gates Co-Op Houseboat Community
Kent at Tiny House Blog has been assembling a great resource page of tiny house plans. One of the newest additions is this Little Red Cabin which was featured in his Little House in a Landscape series.
I posted an update of the design for A House for Khayelitsha on Tiny House Design. It measures 16′ by 16′ (5 meters by 5 meters), has a sleeping loft, and simple passive solar design. The structure is made up of simple 2×4 and plywood panels.
I’m working to finish the plans quickly so that the house could be built, assuming it meets all their requirements. I’ll also publish the plans online in case anyone else wants to build this simple prefab solar house.
Jeff and Arlene have completed their tiny house and have pulled it up from California to Seattle. After a safe trip the house is now sitting in its new space in Ballard, the neighborhood in Seattle where they have settled. The house design is a Tumbleweed Fencl and you can see construction photos on their blog.