“The siding is going up and I am starting to see what it’s going to look like. I hope to have all of the exterior siding done as well as the roof by the end of the week, but I’m thinking that might be just a bit much, especially since we have rain predicted. I have a tendency to set lofty goals which often leads to disappointment, but when I aim low it’s easy not to overshoot.”
Dan Louche at Tiny Home Builders has been busy building another tiny house and recording the process in an instructional video series. The videos are now available through his website and show how to build a tiny house step-by-step.
Here’s a great time lapse video that shows how a tiny stick-built building goes together. It nicely illustrated how little building material is needed and how few steps are really needed to provide a basic structure. I first saw this on Shedworking.
This isn’t really about a tiny house but instead old-fashion simple living. Dick and Bonnie Cain live out in a remote part of West Texas without running water, electricity, or any other modern amenities. They live like folks used to live back in the 1800s and their story is really inspiring.
There is a lot of great tiny house video content out there but it’s not really easy to find it all. YouTube does a pretty good job of surfacing relevant videos but it’s not perfect.
At first I was just going to put a page in Tiny House Design but quickly realized that there were so many videos that the navigation would become too unwieldy. So I decided to setup a separate website just for a collection of tiny house videos.
At the moment there are just a few there but I’ll be adding more regularly. Take a look at what I have so far atTiny House TV
There’s a nice slide show style video on the Earthbag Building Blog that illustrates the steps needed to build an earthbag dome home. If building homes with earthbags is new to you watching this short video will provide a quick overview.
When you’re done looking at that video there’s another earthbag dome home video on YouTube from the folks at Cal-Earth that also shows the earthbag building process.
Gregory Johnson put together a 10-minute video that provides a nice overview of the Small House Society. It explains how the organization serves the small house community and the growing number of people that are discovering more freedom by choosing to live simply. Visit the Small House Society to watch the video.