Feeling the cold begin to settle into the mountains around Los Angeles, yes it can actually snow there, the Urban Rancher works though the pain in his hands caused by days of hammering and begins to close in his cabin.
Dan sent me news of the tiny house he’s building for his mom the other day and I posted news of it on Tiny House Design. I just checked back and he’s got his walls up. He’s trying to figure out how to put up the siding and roof by himself so if any builders out there want to lend him some advice I’m sure he’ll be really appreciative.
Some of the best tiny house design and building workshops are hosted by Jay Shafer from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. This past week the 2010 workshop schedule was announced. If you’ve been day dreaming about designing and building your own tiny house attending one of Jay’s workshops can really catapult your project and dreams forward. Visit the Tumbleweed website for more information.
Here’s a cool concept for disaster relief housing. These little housing units are inspired by stacking cups and actually fit together just like stacked cups for easy transportation. These little units are estimated to cost about $5000 each. I’d love to see some of these manufactured for homeless shelters.
I think this is a really well done eco-friendly garden office and I especially like the simple design. One would think that a simple box with a shed roof would be a simple thing to design but this shows how a little extra attention to the details can really set a design apart from others.
Here’s another great treehouse from the Monday Morning Treehouse series on This Tiny House. It’s the treehouse of Don Botsford in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Don actually has two treehouses on his 20-acre property which he bought back in 1975 and turned into a nature preserve.
It seems like you never quite know where this tiny portable hotel will show up. It’s sat on top of an ancient museum in Germany, had a view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and been on a luxury hotel in Tokyo. It’s a cool small design built originally as an installation art project by Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann.
Bill Brooks is making great progress on his tiny solar house built from the free house plans I offer on Tiny House Design. It’s especially exciting for me to see one of my designs come together. When Bill is done with this house he plans to take it on an extended trip up to Alaska. Follow Bill on Twitter
Here’s a great house truck commissioned by The Creative Foundation for Tales of Time and Space and built by Roger Beck. It’s based on a former army Bedford Green Goddess fire truck. Roger Back is a well known house truck builder in the US and author of Some Turtles Have Nice Shells.