Looks like John Wells is going to have more company out in the desert. Pictured here is her outhouse. I wonder what kind of home Dona Lu plans to build?
“My part time SW neighbor Dona Lu came out to work on her place for the weekend. She pre-built studded walls for an out house building and needed a second pair of hands holding the parts so she could lag screw them together. Quite impressed with her design and carpentry skills.”
via The Field Lab: HARDBOILEDEGGS.
More tiny houses in the news, this time from Texas.
“Evan Coulson and Gabrielle Hodges agree living in a home built on an eight foot by 20 foot trailer is a bit unconventional. ”The average home could fit about 20, about 20 of these in it,” Coulson said. Guests invited inside quickly learn a person can live with less.”
via Nacogdoches Co. couple enjoying tiny house – KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas.
The folks at Tiny Texas Houses explain why they don’t build tiny houses on wheels.
“…As to people building them and using them to run down the road a lot. Weight, pieces falling off at 60 mph, cross winds, driving into winds affecting true wind pressures and likely lack of consideration in construction will eventually lead to disastrous results, in my humble opinion.”
Continue reading Why We Don’t Build Our Houses To Be House Trailers at Tiny Texas Houses.
An example of the finished product from the Tiny House Company on delivery day.
“A Coastal Cottage tiny house model made its way to Austin, Texas on Sunday to its new home next to Lake Travis. Our apologies to TXDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) for holding up traffic and causing a scene. Thanks to the fans and fellow travelers for all the support, thumbs up and pictures along the way.”
See more at the Tiny House Company – Tiny House Delivery.
I just ran across this new tiny house company online. They are located in Spring, Texas and build complete tiny houses and shells that start around $12,900.
Tiny House Company – Custom Tiny Home Builder.
The folks at Slapdash Farm will be hosting a tiny cordwood house building workshop in Elgin, Texas between October 25-30, 2010. Cordwood houses are literally built by stacking log rounds like bricks to form the walls.
Cord Wood Tiny House Workshop
This is a custom shipping container conversion in Austin, Texas, that was built by Alan Stulberg. The total cost was just $16,000 and that includes some incredible features like a 600-pound glass door.
Wayne at San Antonio Sustainable Living let me know that this little 11′ by 20′ park model cabin is still for sale. They are asking 18,500 in case anyone is looking for a small turn-key cabin. It’s located in Texas.
Park Model Cabin For Sale
James and Kristen headed back to New England after a winter in Texas in their tiny house. The trip was mostly uneventful and took just three long days of driving. The main downside was that it cost them about $1,000 in gas. For the complete story visit their blog.
Back to New England
James and Kristen have made the move to Austin, TX and are now on the edge of a very nice little trailer park facing some woods. This is a photo of their home office. You can also follow them on Facebook.
Working from (tiny) home