Ryan noodles over the barriers to tiny house living. Suggest ways of overcoming these obstacles in the comments on his blog.
“Why does it have to be so difficult to achieve the life so many of us would love to live? There are no simple answers to our reasons, but we need to face them head on. Since I don’t like to focus on the negatives too much, my next post will be on some of the possible solutions and approaches to overcome these barriers.”
Nice to see such small thinking. After all sometimes it takes less to think more.
“There now exists in the world a house that measures one square meter. The aptly named One-Sqm-House was designed and conceived by Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel as a place where ‘no one other than I, myself, can decide what happens with this one square meter of mine in the world. It’s the only square meter in the world where I can decide what direction the window looks in, what direction the door opens in, what neighbors I have.’”
Ryan, from TheTinyLife.com, is organizing a tiny house meetup in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s already lined up some great potential tours and topics. He’s still looking for people that are interested in contributing or participating. Get in touch with Ryan through his blog.
David, one of my readers, sent me a link to Dogpatch and Western Railroad. They build a full-size caboose replica kits. While the idea of using a real retired caboose seems like a good idea, the logistics of transporting them to the building site can be cost prohibitive, which makes a kit like this very attractive. Thanks again David, great find!
This studio apartment design makes clever use of a small space by adding some custom built-ins including a loft bed, storage shelves, kitchen, and bath. Thanks again for the tip Jay, great interior design find!
Bill Kastrinos at Tortoise Shell Homes has been busy developing a longer steel framed tiny house. He calls it the Naked Snapper because it’s a naked shell ready to be completed by the buyer. Bill can finish it up for you or you can buy it as a DIY project. It measures 28-feet long and is built with steel framing which makes it super-strong and less heavy than all-wood construction. Learn more about the Naked Snapper at Tiny House Blog.
Another new small prefab builder is now up and running and offering their steel-framed wood-clad, buildings for sale. The price of a complete unit installed is about $16,500, but do-it-yourselfers should check into the kits which cost much less. Yardpods is located in San Rafael, CA.