Ryan shares some of the thinking behind his tiny house design process.
“When we began designing La Casita we knew we needed to think seriously about space management. I remember wishing there were more blogs dedicated to advice on designing and living in a tiny house, not just constructing one. Now I’m living the tiny life and I want to provide useful advice to those out there embarking on this exciting endeavor. Here are a few suggestions from our experience and what influenced us in our design and build. While each tip may not be useful or of interest to you, I hope it helps to inspire and assist in your tiny house design, build and overall living experience.”
I’m totally inspired by this tiny house design. It’s a very expensive Glamping cabin in Australia but looks more like an awesome tiny home with a view. Definitely useful as a design concept to emulate.
“Longitude 131° consists of just 15 luxurious elevated tents, each paying homage to and early Australian pioneer or explorer. The white dome roof and billowing fabric create the illusion of camping, however the similarities end there.”
“Today the BRV2 house plans are up for sale! The BRV2 is an alternative version of the BRV1 – this model contains a fully enclosed sleeping loft, allowing the 1st floor to accommodate separate living and dining areas. This home (along with the BRV1) is our largest model, measuring 21′ by 7′-8″. Due to it’s size, the BRV2 can make the move from average sized home to a tiny house much easier. It’s also great for those that don’t want to give up some of the luxuries of a larger house. For more details check out the BRV2 plans page.”
Looks like the Ducks are making nests. (Sorry I couldn’t resist… I did one year of art grad school there… so I’m a little part duck too.) Go Ducks!
“The idea is to make creative space available in town on currently under used commercial or industrial locations as an investment in arts-based economic development. University of Oregon architecture students are working this spring to envision the possibilities for such a prototype.”
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.”
This design concept has some extreme ideas for self-sufficient living.
“No Land In Sight is a student project from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. It explores the relationship between adventuring humans and the sea, examining exactly how a long-term sea journey would play out practically and technologically.”
Tiny box living inside a larger space. It’s kind of like thinking of a whole tiny house as built-in furniture. Cool.
“san francisco-based architecture, interior design and feng shui firm spaceflavor developed ‘cube’ - a compact mobile dwelling that cohesively combines the living and working requirements of its client, renowned feng shui practioner liu ming.”
Very nice implementation of an alternating tread stairway.
“I am not young and I don’t know how much longer I would be comfortable climbing stairs every day. So I did a lot a research and learned about alternating tread stairs (ships ladder, Thomas Jefferson stairs). If carefully designed, these stairs take up much less space than a regular stairway.”