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Welcome to Arched Cabins! - Home. Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building. Are you dreaming of a tiny house to call home?
Whether you’re looking to downsize for financial freedom or a smaller environmental footprint, you’ll be pleased to know that a whole market has sprung up to offer a wide array of micro-homes that are not only affordable, but also beautiful to boot. We’ve rounded up six such tiny homes that you can buy right now - from prefabricated cabins available for under $10,000 to a portable timber home ready for move-in and immediate travel. One of the most affordable housing options we’ve seen lately are Arched Cabins’ prefabricated steel homes.
These sturdy and incredibly versatile structures can withstand up to 150 mile-per-hour winds and even 30 pounds-per-square-foot of snow. To keep costs to a minimum, the homes are sold as customizable DIY kits that can be put together in as little as three days. Greg Parham founded the Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses company to help others embrace the outdoors and live simply. Tiny House Enthusiasts - Houston (Houston, TX) This is a group for anyone interested in designing, building, living in, renting, or maintaining a tiny house and sustainable lifestyle. The tiny house movement is a return to houses less than 1,000 square feet, some as small as 80 square feet (7.4 m²). Building types include cottages, cabins, trailers, containers, caravans, house boats, tree houses and many more. The typical tiny house on wheels (THOWs) is usually less than 8 ft by 20 ft, with livable space totaling 120 square feet or less, for ease of towing and to exempt it from the need for a building permit.
Dream big, live tiny! Living with less is freeing – both financially and by allowing more time for personal development, community involvement and the ability to react on opportunities when they're presented. Sunconomy Tiny Houses. Trails of the Tiny House Expedition. Security Check Required. Tiny House Community Maps, Blog, Reviews, Calendar & Zoning. Brett Zamore Design – Houston Architect - Kit Homes. Backcountry Containers - Shipping Container Tiny Homes. Texas Container Homes/ Jesse C Smith Jr/Consultant. SAMOO. Metal Buildings Houston » CALL Budget® UpCycle Living. Modpod: Design. A Jennifer Siegal Company. Numen Development, LLC : FAQ. How does the cost of container construction compare to traditional home construction?
As with any kind of construction, there are a wide range of variables that impact the overall cost. Many of those are driven by the owners’ preferences on mechanical systems, structural components, and interior finishes (much like options on a new car). These choices can affect the overall construction budget for a home to the point of doubling it. Our completed projects have ranged from $100/sq.ft. to $150/sq.ft with the upper and lower limits being the exceptions. We have found that the final budget also depends heavily on whether you choose a hybrid or container-only design and is significantly impacted by smaller space design.
LittleDiggs. Size: 400 sq. ft.Location: East Village, New York CityArchitect: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture Storage, restraint, and efficiency were key in carving this bachelor’s studio in the East Village into a live-work sculpture for a grown-up.
Living and working in just under 500 square feet, Michael Pozner, Head of Retail Development for American Apparel (which is based in LA), had been pushing the limits of what his apartment, in its current configuration, would accommodate. He’d purchased the studio back in 1999, before the boom of the last decade, and wasn’t anxious to move. But between his office needs and his many toys and quirky art pieces, the apartment was jam-packed and nothing had a place. The solution was ultimately about exploiting every opportunity for storage, and then combining those spaces and the kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping loft into an intricately sculpted wood-paneled central service core.
The before shot. Michael is always working on several projects at once. Beer Bottles in a Buddhist Temple. Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities. Worldchanging: Bright Green. Tiny House Design. Tiny House Design » Kits / Prefab. A paradigm shifting change is sweeping the globe and shaking the foundation of the current establishment – people are empowering people.
At some point a critical mass of innovators and early adopters will force the establishment out of the driver’s seat and put the meek back at the helm. This sort of revolution won’t happen at the end of a gun barrel, but by sharing information and ideas that empower each other. The Acquisition Paradigm As the current paradigm – built on a single-minded focus on acquisition – requires every increasing economic growth and the increasing centralization of control to operate. It’s not a conspiracy or plan, this is just how the societal model around us works. To the folks steeped in the acquisition paradigm the moment they stop acquiring or loose control is the moment they think things will fall apart. Revolution in Thinking As more people share information freely, the majority will learn that there is more power in sharing than hoarding. House Plans: Modern House Designs. Zamore Homes. Phoenixcommotion. Swamplot: Houston's Real Estate Landscape » Houston, Texas real estate development, home buying, landscape, and design.
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