A nice Tumbleweed EPU recently completed in Vermont.
“This month my tiny house was completed after a few years of preparation and three months of building. Josh Wengard, a terrific carpenter of Re-Design Construction in Londenderry, Vermont did most everything. I sealed the cedar siding, sanded the maple kitchen counter and generally got in the way. The house was built using the Epu plans from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, though some modifications were made. The final cost was just under $32,000 for building.”
via Tiny House in Winhall, Vermont.
This family moves into their tiny house.
“Currently we our living in the house full time. It is amazing! I love it so much! I cant believe the difference in my life now. I for one have so much more time. It is so relaxing. I am amazed how great everything has worked out! Nothing has failed. I dont feel so crowed or cramped. I do think I need to downsize more of my clothes.”
Continue reading about this Tiny Adventure: Living in the Tiny house full time!
Incredible interior tiny house design. Love all the wood work. The exterior is a bit on the simple side but I like it.
“Have you ever seen something so compact, adorable, and smartly designed? Built as affordable housing for students in Lund, Sweden, this tiny cottage, which is under 12 square meters, rents for about $370 a month 2500 kronor and comes with everything a tenant might need – a sleeping loft, kitchenette with dining area, a bathroom, and study area.”
See more at Swedens Smallest Apartment – Design Milk.
You might remember the story of this young man building his own tiny home. He started the project when he was 16.
“Austin Hay has grown just as much as his tiny house has. However, the semi-famous young man seemed unfazed by the attention his house was getting on this sunny day in October. Dozens of people visited his tiny build last Saturday, including the parents of Kirsten Dirksen, who filmed Austin when he was 16 years old.”
via Austin’s Tiny Open House.
Architecture student William Root built and sold a tiny house over the summer to pay for his next year at school.
“For most students, the reality of the summer is working to pay off their debts. Will realized that working a minimum wage job would pay for a mere two weeks at Pratt. Not content to rely on tips, he opted to think big—big enough to cover an entire year at school. With an entrepreneurial mindset that only the school of hard knocks could teach, he set out to build (and sell) in his words “The best Tiny House ever made.”"
via How William Root Spent His Summer Vacation in 160 Square Feet – Core77.
Another successful completion of a owner-built tiny house! Very inspiring.
“I might just write that again, because it looks so very nice. And this time, I shall employ caps to convey the enthusiasm as effectively as type can: LITTLE YELLOW IS DONE!!!! Alright, I’m freakin’ excited. But after a year of planning, more than a year of building, and what felt like 5 or so years of anticipation, I have a house. A whole house I. Have. A. Home.”
Read the whole story about Little Yellow.
A story of a successful completion and delivery of a tiny house. The home is a modified Tumbleweed Fencl.
“This past Wednesday the Tumbleweed Tiny House was complete and ready for delivery. It was an exciting, long awaited morning as the home rolled down back country curves and four lane highways.”
via Owl Creek Happenings: Tumbleweed Traveling.
Great example of how a tiny house plan can start as the base and what can happen when inspiration and invention come into play.
“JT started with the Walden plans, but ended up combining elements of the Lusby, plus some of his own creativity into his finished product. And what a beauty it is. He started with the recommended 18′ trailer but then decided he wanted his home to be an extra 2′ longer. His solution … add 2 feet to the living room. But what about the porch? Well, JT figured that out too. He found some c-channel steel that matched the trailer and had a 2′ section welded to the front so he could add his porch. JT like’s the open feel of the porch and decided to keep it free from posts and railing.”
via Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.
Clean and simple. Notice how much space a medium sized armchair needs. Smaller chairs fit better inside tiny homes but I suspect JT will be very happy with the compromise he chose here.
Nice way to include more shelving without using any more space. Just build into the wall like one might embed a medicine cabinet.
No upper cabinets in the kitchen will make the space feel more open. To compensate for the lack of storage up above well organized open shelving is used below.
In the bathroom a small vent, mirror, and sink. The loft above provides a cozy space to sleep.
It appears the answer is yes… habitable sheds are popping up in the UK.
“A fascinating business proposition in Oxford is moving the shedworking/tiny houses story forward.
As reported by the BBC Oxford businessman Robin Swailes is marketing £25,000 shedlike pods (3m x 2.5m) with electricity, kitchen, bed, toilet, shower, underfloor heating and running water as small homes for those struggling to get onto the property ladder in the city.”
via Shedworking: Could garden offices solve the UK housing problem?
Robb has completed his tiny house food truck. He reports is cost him about $2500.
“June 17th was almost 3 months ago and in that time, through many ”4 t-shirt” days, hundreds of hours laboring under the Florida summer sun, I’m proud to unveil the new food truck.”
Read a recap of the construction process at Friar Tuck’s » Friar Tuck’s v2.0: The Unveiling.