Elaine is moving her tiny house to Boneyard Studios. In the mean time it has a temporary home.
“It’s in the pictured location until the tiny house community, Boneyard Studios, can make space on their lot. I wasn’t able to follow my tiny house, so this is the first I’ve seen of it. It’s nice to know it’s still looking good after its long trek!”
Jenine is almost done building her third tiny house on wheels.
“Jenine Alexander likes to built tiny structures on wheels. And she loves to find her building materials in the dump or on craigslist.
Her first handcrafted mobile home cost her just a couple thousand dollars. She only paid for the trailer and fasteners; the rest was salvaged. Her second tiny house on wheels she built with a business partner during the summer of 2010, using salvaged windows and doors.
Her latest craigslist find- a $300 duel axel 18′ foot boat trailer- became the foundation for her latest mobile, small shelter. With another $200 and a lot of searching, she found all of the framing lumber, Redwood tongue and groove siding and salvaged doors and windows.”
Ryan writes about the LifeEdited apartment. Definitely not a DIY project but there are a lot of clever ideas in this apartment.
“So what’s so great about this apartment? Try a 400 square foot apartment that has a master bedroom AND a guest bedroom for two, can seat 12 at a dining table and so much more. Here are some photos and then a video at the end.”
Small traveling business in a tiny restored trailer.
“When she lived in London, Kara Rosenlund (see our recent House Call) made frequent sojourns to France in pursuit of vintage treasures and flea market finds. Upon returning to her native Australia, she noticed a gap in the market and decided to fill the void with Travelling Wares. Hitting the road in style, Rosenlund offers up practical, well-curated, vintage items from a restored 1956 Franklin Caravan.”
The Safe Ground 10 x 12 foot sleeping cabin design has been developed by a Safe Ground Volunteer Cabin Design Team consisting of Kerrin West of Studio 81, Michael O’Brien of Pressey and Associates, and Kyle Wicky of Mogavero Notestine Associates, all three from the Sacramento area. Their unique design utilizes factory built, insulated panels as the major structural components. Each panel is manufactured to include predesigned electrical components, as well as windows and doors. The exterior is covered with durable hardi-trim siding and long lasting paint.”
Casey posted an update on his tiny house project. Catch this project in the early stages.
“OMG! The floor is done! The last time I showed you pictures of the Tiny House, I had only recently finished drilling holes through steel. Now though, I am happy to say that I’m done with what will probably end up being justified as some of the hardest work on the Tiny House.”
Here’s a short article with tips for downsizing into smaller kitchens.
“Kitchens come in sizes big and small and often, kitchen size doesnt always correlate with how large or small the rest of the house is. Here are some of the most important elements that every kitchen needs to keep organized and functional.”
“I left off last time with finishing up the front porch. Now I got the roof and the siding on. It took almost the whole month of July to get that done. We have had so much rain that I couldnt catch a break in the weather half the time. But alas I got it done…well almost.”