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Fully-Customizable Tiny Homes Start at an Affordable $22,000. The tiny homes trend is still on the rise, as an increasing number of both city and country dwellers learn to live with less and maximize their small spaces.

Fully-Customizable Tiny Homes Start at an Affordable $22,000

Although the cost of these abodes can be expensive, California-based Monarch Tiny Homes believes that this lifestyle shouldn't demand a fortune to acquire. Their beautifully-minimalist buildings offer mobility and the comforts of a larger home, all without breaking the bank. The portable, trailer-led getaways cost just $22,000 for their Half/Half model and $47,000 for the Twenty-Footer version (20′ x 8.5′). Tiny Homes for Seniors is the Newest Trend in Mobile Living. Forget assisted living or RVs, more and more seniors are looking at tiny homes to spend their retirement.

Tiny Homes for Seniors is the Newest Trend in Mobile Living

In fact, a 2015 survey found that 30% of tiny home residents were between 51 and 70 years old, making senior citizens a huge part of the tiny home movement. As result, more companies are specializing in small residences equipped with comforts specially designed for this unique demographic. For instance, in 2013 at age 72, Bette Presley decided to downsize her dwelling, forgoing an RV for a tiny home when she decided she wanted to be mobile, but with all the comforts of home.

Her 166-square-foot cabin also allows her to live off the grid, thanks to solar panels, and was built on wheels so she can live life on the open road. These elderly Japanese women will make you question everything you thought you knew about retirement homes. Check out this incredible multi-home teepee structure called “Jikka” designed by Tokyo-based architect Issei Suma.

These elderly Japanese women will make you question everything you thought you knew about retirement homes

It’s in a rural, mountainous region of Japan known as Shizuoka Prefecture. It was designed to house a pair of elderly ladies whose idea of ‘retirement home’ is far from traditional. They live on site with their caretakers, sharing the living space, work space and kitchen, all arranged in a square formation. In the center of the complex, there’s a spiral-shaped pool which is easily accessible for wheelchair users. Wikkelhouse - A HOUSE FOR YOU. 7705. mobile homes. Where Can You Park A Tiny House? - MiniMotives. This is probably the most common question I get, “Where can you park a tiny house?”.

Where Can You Park A Tiny House? - MiniMotives

I have no idea why I haven’t just done a post on this, I’ve answered it individually at least 300 times… So, here is the answer: You can park it almost anywhere it will fit for at least a little while (ha! Not helpful, huh? Home - Rich's Portable Cabins & Tiny Homes. The Q Cabin Kit Process - The Q Cabin Kits. Owning a new home can be exciting and overwhelming.

The Q Cabin Kit Process - The Q Cabin Kits

Design Horizons aims to ramp up the excitement and remove the obstacles and uncertainty around new home construction. In addition to a superior architectural shell, Design Horizons provides an essential service for the success of your project: a complete set of permit documents. Documents are included with every cabin kit and are amended to reflect your individual design and site parameters. The set includes all architectural and engineering details for the construction of your customized Q Cabin Kit. We include coordination with other agencies and engineers to insure that your permit package will be complete and be successfully awarded a permit for construction.

The successful steps to a new Q Cabin home construction are: Secure financing. Decide how you will finance your new home. Buy land. Find that ideal spot. Call Design Horizons. Small Homes – Living Off The Grid. Back to Small Homes No more utility bills, no power outages, less contribution to global warming, clean, pure rain water and an overwhelming feeling that you are in charge and not dependent on large utilities.

Small Homes – Living Off The Grid

If you have property that is far from utilities you may have no choice but to use alternatives, you will be saving money in the long run. Read on and explore the tabs to learn more about the various technologies and their costs. Living off the grid requires upfront expense, but pays back in countless ways. Water Harvesting. 7 Prefab Eco-Houses You Can Order Today. Ever since the early days of the 20th century, when Americans started buying kit bungalows and farmhouses from the Sears Roebuck catalog, the lure of instant housing has been huge.

7 Prefab Eco-Houses You Can Order Today

But in recent decades, “prefab” got a bad name, associated with shoddy construction, cookie-cutter design, and cheap, synthetic, environmentally questionable materials. Now it’s time to forget all that and say hello to the rapidly growing world of prefab and modular green homes, one where you can pick a LEED platinum or zero-energy house off a website and have it installed on your lot of choice in a matter of months. If this sounds appealing, you’re in good company. Market research firm Freedonia reports 15 percent growth in the prefab business, and Global Industry Analysts finds even greater momentum in China, Japan, Europe, and Latin America. RELATED: 3 Tiny Houses That Let You Live Green—and off the Grid (Photo: Blu Homes) 1. Watching a Blu Home being set up is quite something. (Photo: IdeaBox) 2. 3. Vipp Shelter tiny prefab as precise industrial-era appliance.

Resource Furniture: Italian-Designed Space Saving Furniture. 96 Sq. Foot Finnish Micro-Cabin Built Small To Forego Permits. © Robin Falck.

96 Sq. Foot Finnish Micro-Cabin Built Small To Forego Permits

Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World. Small and efficient homes, whether in the city, out in the country or even on the road, are becoming more and more popular.

Interior design innovations are helping more and more people realize that, sometimes, less can be more! As more people move into cities (and tiny apartments), efficient interior design has been driven by necessity, but many have been applying these clever and inspiring innovations to create comfortable and tiny homes elsewhere as well. The environmentally-minded love them for their efficiency (low heating and lighting costs). The philosophical or spiritual might appreciate them for the way they encourage us to forgo all but the most necessary worldly possessions. In some cases, like with the story of Jenna and Guillaume, these tiny houses can even be pulled across the country on wheels! Show 14 more. Hawaii Will Turn Old City Buses Into Mobile Homeless Shelters With Showers. Old city buses in Hawaii are going to be converted into homeless shelters if architecture firm Group 70 International is successful.

Hawaii Will Turn Old City Buses Into Mobile Homeless Shelters With Showers

The vehicles are to operate in fleets, with different units dedicated to different purposes, from living spaces to recreation rooms. May Ry Kim of Group 70 International told Hawaii News that the design “is based on the premise that you could walk in to a hardware store, buy everything you need in one go and build everything with no trade skills,” so that it can be built by a team of untrained volunteers. LIFT, the volunteer organization helping to execute the project hopes to build two buses by the end of this summer. 70 buses and all the material required for renovations will be donated. More info: group70int.com (h/t: inhabitat) Up to 70 retired buses in Hawaii will be converted into homeless shelters Volunteers will strip the interior and renovate using donated material The buses will function as a mobile fleet.

Small Homes & Tiny Houses. Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible! There’s something strange happening around the globe… but it’s awesome! Lifestyles and needs are changing, and consequently, our houses are shrinking. The tiny house movement has blown up in the past few years, shifting the traditional North American housing models towards a more practical, finance-friendly blueprint.

The movement is garnering attention from people fed up with the current consumerist/utility-based lifestyle which has placed millions of people in debt. Now, the idea of living your dream is no longer a cliché. The typical American home is around 2600 square feet, while the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet. “A tiny house is any house in which all the space is being used well,” he says.

This means that if two people lived in a 300 square foot pad and could call it a tiny house, then 8 people living in a 2000 square foot house could boast the same title. 11 Tiny House Villages Redefining Home. Above: Boneyard Studios in Washington, D.C. Please share with Shareable! Click here to support our coverage of the real sharing economy. Tiny house villages are a new part of the tiny house movement, yet they hold a lot of potential to transform lives and communities. The idea behind these villages is straightforward: bring tiny houses together in one place to create communities that share land, time together, skills, support, and other resources.

Austin to Shelter Homeless in a Tiny House Village. In Austin, Texas, a project to offer affordable housing to some 200 chronically homeless citizens is on the move. Community First!