Graduate student April Anson is bringing her tiny house to school.
“The final cost of Anson’s tiny house will be between $8,000 and $9,000. She will park it on a piece of family-owned land, where she can get electrical service until she eventually installs solar panels. So-called gray water from sinks and shower will be filtered, and sewage will be pumped out and taken away for disposal. “My plan is to keep working, to make living in the tiny house as self-contained as possible,” she said.”
via Grad student brings her tiny house to college with her – The Denver Post.
Tiny mobile business – redefines small business. Love it!
“After 47 days, Friar Tuck’s 2.0 is complete. We’ve just got a few things to finish up a few things on the inside but the design and build out is complete.”
via Friar Tuck’s
Below is a photo of the tiny building almost complete.
Another tiny house built from recycled materials. Nice!
“Tiny homes are popping up all over the place these days, and this particular micro home-on-wheels, fashioned to look like a classic gypsy wagon, is set in the middle of the forest. While it measures a tiny 160 sq.ft., the compact space provides almost everything a person needs for a comfortable life in the woods. Read on to find out all the intriguing details about this magical place, which we’re sure the likes of Frodo would be delighted to call home!”
via Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components.
Here’s a single container building used as a sports center that could easily be a small home. I really like the second metal roof. Shipping containers are water tight but a second roof like this can keep it cooler on hots days and help lengthen the building’s life.
‘safmarine container sports center’ is a recycled shipping container transformed into a communal athletic space in piketberg, south africa by cape town-based tsai design studio.
via tsai design studio: safmarine container sports center.
Image credit to Tsai Design Studio.
Now that’s sustainable! It’s an earthen home in Washington’s Independence Valley.
“The funky, individualistic two-story home was built by Gregory Crawford, who works at nearby Rising River Farm – and travels during the farm’s off season (having no mortgage helps, no doubt). He gained permission to build there by asking the landowner…”
Read more at Lloyd’s Blog: Hand-built Earthen House in Washington Woods.
Kent (tinyhouseblog.com) discovers he has tiny house neighbors living just minutes away.
“The home sits on 50 acres on the west side of Healdsburg, California. You would never find it without directions, but it is only 10 minutes from town.
Cat and Pacifico’s house is still being completed, but they have been living in it for a year. I am just going to share a few photos of our visit and I have asked Cat to share their story with us in a future blog post.”
Read about these Tiny House Neighbors.
Stephen Marshall has a new house to share.
“Here at Little House on the Trailer we have some exciting news! This evening our very first factory-built unit will be arriving on our lot! Over the next few days we’ll be adding new flooring and countertops, as well as repainting the outside and inside to match our color scheme. Come by and watch this work in progress at our Sneak Preview Open House this Saturday!”
via Little House on the Trailer – New Unit Arrives Tonight.
Cute little tiny house made from mostly recycled materials.
“While it measures a tiny 160 sq.ft., the compact space provides almost everything a person needs for a comfortable life in the woods.”
Read more about this Gypsy Wagon in the Woods.
Nice to see more architecture firms thinking about small modular units. Very slick modern design with some ideas worth noting.
“Developed as an idea for the tourism industry, austrian firm studio WG3 has conceived the ‘hypercubus‘, a mobile hotel room. The concept of the design is built on three fundamental concepts: employing open areas with available infrastructure (or also could be self-sufficient); The creation of small modular units which are portable and introducing a new element to the traveler of a pre-paid apartment, under a unified corporate design.”
via studio WG3: hypercubus mobile hotel room.
Architect designed cabin with large sliding steel doors for securing the cabin when alone in the wilderness. Interior is warm with lots of wood.
“On Salt Spring Island in British Columbia lies a tiny one-room cabin, a finely detailed retreat from Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects. Its sleek design and kinship with nature make an elegant case for simple living—that, plus the most uncontrived outdoor shower we’ve seen.
See more from their portfolio at Olson Kundig Architects. Photography by Tim Bies for Olson Kundig.”
via A Master Architect Builds a Tiny Cabin in the Pacific Northwest : Remodelista.