Now here’s an idea that had a lot of promise. I wonder why it never took off? I ran across this video while researching ways of building ultralight tiny houses.
Some students from the University of Maryland will be spending a week in Haiti demonstrating how to build these sturdy earthbag shelters.
Ryan Mitchell, at The Tiny Life, has started hosting a weekly online show. The most recent show’s topic was on Design Tools for Small Spaces. Past shows are recorded and also available online. I really like this innovate approach to bringing tiny house content online and look forward to seeing Ryan’s show grow.
A great new tiny house blog with some great tiny house designs from Craig. Pictured here is a teardrop inspired trailer design.
The folks at the Earthbag Building Blog are hosting a workshop in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand from April 19-25, 2010. If a bit of world travel and earthbag house training sounds interesting to you definitely learn more about this workshop. Pictured here is one of their recently completed projects in Mexico.
I don’t normally cover urban tiny houses but this one takes a very unusual approach to making the most of a tight space. The house has four rooms, one on each level. Level one is a workspace. Level two is a kitchen/dining room. Level three is a living room and on top is a bedroom and bath.
This is a bit off-topic because this shipping container is a prototype for a collapsable shipping container that folds up for it’s return trip. On the secondary market they would provide an interesting shipping container to build a house from.
My entry to the Free Green Who’s Next Competition is probably the only one that includes tiny houses. It’s a cluster for 4 small houses clustered around a courtyard. The public voting ends on March 17th. If you like it, please give me a vote. The winning concept will be turned into a set of plans available at FreeGreen.com.