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And is offering the plans for free (Video) Building your own home or even your own furniture can be daunting, especially if you have little experience with power tools, and no foggy idea on selecting materials and how to put them together.

and is offering the plans for free (Video)

But free plans -- and a bit of positive advice -- can be a real godsend for newbies. Alaskan blogger, stay-at-home mom and self-taught carpenter Ana White, who's best known for her DIY blog that offers free plans for building furniture, created this lovely tiny home in a remote part of Alaska with her husband, Jacob. Nicknamed Quartz, the home has some interesting design features, all of which can be built by anyone using the free plans. Check out Ana's video tour: © Ana White © Ana White Ana's story of how she started got building stuff herself is pretty inspirational. I needed to be able to provide plans for free so women could look at it and it would create confidence in them that ‘I can build this’. Contemporary 260 sq. ft. tiny home has curved roof made from salvaged cedar. Even if tiny homes are built small, they don't have to feel like little claustrophobic boxes with gabled roofs.

Contemporary 260 sq. ft. tiny home has curved roof made from salvaged cedar

We've seen a number of designers play with this potential space in different ways, such as using a shed roof that gives more headroom, or even curving the roof to create a more spacious feeling. Sol Duc Cabin. Project Details Built for a client who fly-fishes for steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula, this steel-clad 350 sf cabin on stilts can be completely shuttered when the owner is away.

Sol Duc Cabin

The cabin’s rugged patina and raw materiality respond to the surrounding wilderness while its verticality provides a safe haven during occasional floods from the nearby river. The overall design responds to the owner’s desire for a compact, low-maintenance, virtually indestructible building to house himself and his wife during fishing expeditions. Light-filled off-grid tiny home on wheels built for yoga teacher. If you have a passing knowledge of Greek mythology, then you might have heard of the Minotaur or the beautiful Greek island of Crete, home of the ancient Minoan civilization.

Light-filled off-grid tiny home on wheels built for yoga teacher

It's now also home to this airy, custom-built tiny home on wheels, created by Scottish design firm Echo Living for a yoga teacher who resides here for part of the year. The home was prefabricated in Scotland and shipped onto the site, and lifted by crane into a tiny, remote spot with three ancient olive trees, and blessed with an awesome seaview. The structure had to be outfitted with wheels, in accordance to local planning requirements to minimize any environmental impacts. © Echo Living The emphasis here is on light, and more light, thanks to the full-height glazing that's provided on the structure's face, which can slide open to let the sea breezes in, and the open shelving concept.

. © Echo Living The interior is clad in naturally finished spruce timber panels, which gives a sense of meditative purity and calm. Microtopia documentary explores tiny houses, micro-dwellings, off-grid and minimalist living. Tiny houses are a popular topic here on TreeHugger, and with good reason.

Microtopia documentary explores tiny houses, micro-dwellings, off-grid and minimalist living

Many of us live in houses that are way too big for our needs, and which cause us to commit a large portion of our money and resources to simply maintaining the status quo. Learn to build a tiny house from salvaged building materials. Microtopia documentary explores tiny houses, micro-dwellings, off-grid and minimalist living. Small Is Beautiful: Tiny house documentary looks beneath movement's romantic surface. On the surface, tiny houses seem like a romantic idea: living lightly and simply, paring down one's possessions to the minimum and challenging oneself to adapt to new horizons.

Small Is Beautiful: Tiny house documentary looks beneath movement's romantic surface

But what is behind all those lovely, self-built facades, those ultra-efficient heaters and sleeping lofts? And is the tiny house movement a passing fad? These are the questions that Australian filmmaker Jeremy Beasley poses in Small Is Beautiful, a documentary that follows the aspirations and ordeals of four people in Portland, Oregon, who are attempting to build or live in tiny homes.

What eventually unfolds through the film is unexpected and quite moving, as it progresses past the surface and into the more profound realities and radical changes that can accompany such a huge lifestyle shift. A 400 Square Foot Design and Build by Joseph Chiarucci. A former homeless man released the blueprints for an incredible off-grid solar home for only $2,000. When misfortune strikes it comes in threes.

A former homeless man released the blueprints for an incredible off-grid solar home for only $2,000

A Texas design student built a tiny house to shelter his broke student ass and live debt-free         Design student Joel Weber is a third-year university student who found that living near campus was unaffordable, costing upwards of $800 per month in rent.

A Texas design student built a tiny house to shelter his broke student ass and live debt-free        

In Texas, the average tuition at Weber’s university, the University of Texas at Austin, is around $9,794 per year, resulting in the average student having a debt of $22,600 in Texas. To live near his university without paying overpriced fares, Weber built his own mobile tiny home to shelter his broke student ass well after he graduates. The almost 13.5 sq. metre house costs $20,000 and was built with the help of a volunteer carpenter and an electrician. The main floor has a sitting area, kitchen, workspace, countertop, sink, and shower. There are stairs which double as shelves that lead to his bed hanging above the entrance of the home. Tiny House Nation - Season 2 Episode 6 - Season Finale. $420 Tiny House Made from Recycled Materials. Mudgee Tower Shack0. A Tiny French Woodland Home.

The home rests on timber piers standing on stones on the steep slope of the woodland floor.

A Tiny French Woodland Home

This provides a south facing balcony designed like the bow of a ship. The timbers are all hand hewn with axes retaining much of the natural curves of the wood. The frame [see picture No.1] is filled with a rough wattle and filled with cob, a mixture of clay, sand and straw [No.2] mixed by foot stomping in an old bath tub [No.3]. The insulation below the floor is sheep's wool [No.4] and the window are reclaimed [No.5]. The roof of the house is built curved to provide additional roof space which gives Menthé enough space for a sleeping loft [No.6]. Fred's Tiny Houses - Fred's Tiny Houses. No Cookies. To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser.

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Big dreams, tiny house - Worcester MagWorcester Mag. Written by Brian Goslow · 04/03/2014 · 5:00 am Above: Ian Anderson's tiny house tucked away in the pines just outside of Worcester. Steven King/Worcester Magazine On a late March day, as winter melts into spring, to get to Ian Anderson’s dream house, you’ve got to trek over muddy paths and the remains of winter’s snow, through hillsides and country fields, cross a stone wall and endure being serenaded by a running brook surrounded by pine trees and rhododendron bushes.

A coffee percolator and French press in the window beckons you inside, where containers of Mexican Altura Jaltenango coffee and Russian Caravan Tea from Grace Rare Tea — plus Walt’s Swarmbustin’ Honey — serve as the makings of a warm drink as the heat from the morning’s wood stove fillings greet you. Surveying this small, but instantly cozy space, you realize it has everything someone looking to escape the rush and noise of the city would need. And the whole place is only 100 square feet. Dave St. Above: Dave St. St.