Love the shape and alternative construction method of this tiny building.
“Shropshire-based MorphPODs offer two timber garden office designs for shedworkers. There’s the the MorphPOD 2.2 (2.2 metres wide, x 3.3m long internal) which is largely built in their workshop and delivered by lorry or trailer, with optional bolt-on wheels so it can be moved around on site.”
“…here I am building caravans, with the help of my husband Lawrence Nyberg, who lends a hand when it’s needed, acts as a sounding board for my ideas and is a great support in general- he is a very fine luthier the rest of the time. We live on Hornby Island, British Columbia, which is probably the most beautiful place in the world, with our two young kids, Finn and Lily and our two dogs Meili and Kaya.”
Schlage, the lock manufacturing company, working with Young & Laramore, an advertising agency, came up with this brilliant marketing campaign that featured a tiny house at it’s core… a tiny house by Seattle Tiny Homes. Adrienne from Young & Laramore told me:
“We partnered with Seattle Tiny Homes to lock a guy in a house for a week and challenged people in the Seattle area to participate in a 5-day scavenger hunt to find the key and let him out- the winner received $5,000. People were “wowed” by the house and enthusiastic about the Key to Strong Challenge. The campaign was so successful that Schlage is looking into bringing the challenge to other cities. “
It sounds like it turned into a fun event and a win-win for everyone – especially the guy that finally got out of the house and the gal that won the prize! Thanks for sharing Adrienne!
“After years spent as a private contractor drawing floor plans for regular-sized homes, Sharon Read started Seattle Tiny Homes, a company that specializes in eco-friendly high-end miniature homes. Sharon Read, founder of Seattle Tiny Homes, places dishes in the dining area in the Ballard model home that she created.
The company debuted its first model in February during an environmental trade show and the buzz hasn’t stopped since, Read said.
She recently provided a tour of the first home she designed, a 174-square-foot unit made for small families.”
Little House on the Trailer is having a special open house event.
“You’re invited to the Sneak Preview of our new display unit on Saturday, August 11th! Refreshments will be served at our display yard, 1840 Petaluma Blvd. North, Saturday, August 11th from 10:00 to 4:00. Come see the new display unit and discuss plans for your custom house with owner and designer Stephen Marshall.”
Take a look at this cool Little House on The Trailer 360-degree tour.
“A few years ago our neighbors 360 NorCal did a 360-tour of all of our buildings in our display yard! It featured some of our most beautiful houses, including our San Antonio House, Pierce Point Cottage, two AROYOs and the Art Gallery.”
A new tiny house builder in the UK specializes in yurt inspired round houses.
“Rotunda Living is now up and running for those of you with a penchant for circular shedworking. Pictured above and below is their first 4m pod, modelled by the company’s founder Gemma Roe and her new baby, which you can now see at their show site in Knutsford (and on their Facebook page)”
An introduction to Namekagon Cabins, a manufacturer of park model & sleeping cabins located in Northern Wisconsin:
“The Park Models start out at $34,000.00 and are generally used as a part time seasonal home. They are built with standard construction methods, 2 x 4 walls, 2 x 8 floor joists and engineered roof trusses. Interior consists of pine car siding and dry wall. They also come with functional kitchens and 3/4 baths. Sleeps 4 comfortably.
Sleeping Cabins start out at $12,000.00. They make for great guest houses, hunting shacks or rentals units for resorts. The sleeping cabins are built using the same techniques as the Park Model cabins. Most sleeping cabins only have electric with no running water within the cabin. They sleep 4 – 6 comfortably usually with a queen bed, bunk bed and a futon. Sleeping cabins can either be built on a trailer or on skids.”
“Its on a 8 ft x 16 ft heavy duty 10,000 lb tandem axle trailer. It was framed using only new premium lumber. It has cedar siding and industrial strength heavy gage aluminum on the roof. Everything was screwed and glued using 3″ screws.”