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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].

A beautifully dressed porch with a green roof [No.7] provides the all important invitation the home. Archive Reclaimed Space. Guest Post by Tracen Gardner I came up with the idea for Reclaimed Space when I needed a living space on my ranch outside Shiner, Texas.

Archive Reclaimed Space

There was no electricity or running water on the site, which is located 15 minutes from the nearest hardware store. I did not want to use all that energy driving back and forth and was concerned with not only with time constraints but also the confusion involved in meeting sub contractors in a remote area. I was afraid of not completing the project in time and that it would take too long to “dry-in” if I worked only on weekends.

Sublime 134 sq. ft. tiny home is a Japanese "Tea House" Having influenced great architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, modernism owes much to traditional Japanese design and architecture, famous for its sublime simplicity and pure, minimalist spaces.

Sublime 134 sq. ft. tiny home is a Japanese "Tea House"

Now, while there is a bit of a "quaint" stereotype going on for tiny homes, this kind of back-to-basics house does well too with a Japanese aesthetic. Built for a client who grew up in Japan, Oregon Cottage Company's architect Todd Miller designed this peaceful, 134-square-foot dwelling based around the traditional Japanese tea room. © Oregon Cottage Company. Tiny Nest. Art's tiny sip house. Couple Builds Own Tiny House on Wheels in 4 Months for $22,744.06- "hOMe" FULL TOUR. Tiny House Plans - hOMe Architectural Plans. Tiny House Plans – hOMe SketchUp Model Welcome hOMe hOMe, a modern tiny house on wheels, offers tiny house living without compromise.

Tiny House Plans - hOMe Architectural Plans

With everything from a full sized kitchen with conventionally sized appliances, a comfortable set of stairs to the master bedroom, copious amounts of storage throughout, space for a home office for two, storage that works double duty as furniture, and ample head room in the lofts, to a functional bathroom with room for a conventionally sized sink, shower and toilet, hOMe is a comfortable residence suited for full time living. These tiny house plans provide you with the information to build your own hOMe. The layout of this 207SF (+110SF in lofts) tiny house is open and spacious with tall ceilings while keeping within legal road restrictions (8’6″wide x 13’5″ tall) so that a special transport permit is not required to move it in most locales (please click HERE for US state by state regulations.

“Yeah. Title Page with: Zen forest house: 11K, handcrafted, small home in Oregon. Simple, Japanese Inspired Tiny House.. Zen Cabin in the Woods. On January 18, 2012 This simple, Japanese-inspired tiny house can also be described as a zen cabin in the woods.

Simple, Japanese Inspired Tiny House.. Zen Cabin in the Woods

I’ve always wanted to use that word in the description of one of the featured homes, shacks, cabins, or retreats here. Looking back, I’d have to say that the tree-house/mushroom/dome cabin I featured a while back was also kind of meditative. But not as much as this one. Tiny Houses - Forge Ahead. FEATURED IN TINY HOMES: SIMPLE SHELTER by lloyd kahn The first two "tiny houses" (mobile homes) I built were included with a compilation of many interesting small structures in this book about "Scaling Back in the 21st Century".If you would like to see the blog I kept while building, click here.

Tiny Houses - Forge Ahead

After traveling by bicycle for three years, I was ready to have a place to put some heavy books, a sewing machine, and stored foods.In September of 2009 I began building myself a tiny house on a flatbed trailer using salvaged materials. Receiving such a positive response, in May of 2010 I began, with the partnership of fellow tradeswoman Amy, to build a second tiny house on a trailer.

We completed Trailer #2 in August of 2010 and sold it. DIY home for less than $3500. The Bunkie Co. The Hermit Houses. Sick to death of consumerism? Find freedom in a tiny house. What is a house?

Sick to death of consumerism? Find freedom in a tiny house

I feel this is a dangerous question, which holds within it the seeds of a disruptive innovation, so read on at your own risk. Rethinking what a house is could change your life, and perhaps the world. Let me explain through my own experience. Voluntary simplicity When I was an intellectually promiscuous doctoral student my eyes happened to fall upon a copy of Henry Thoreau’s, Walden, a fiery “simple living” manifesto, first published in 1854.

It shook me awake from a deep slumber, opening my eyes to how consumerist cultures were foolishly celebrating a mistaken idea of freedom, leaving people materially rich but too often empty and twisted inside. Thoreau’s writings also offered poetic insight in the alternative way of living now known as “voluntary simplicity”, a living strategy that seeks to minimise material needs in order find enrichment and purpose in non-materialistic sources of meaning and satisfaction. Click to enlarge The real price of houses. Sick to death of consumerism? Find freedom in a tiny house. Man converts truck into solar-powered home. THROUGH THE LENS with Rob Machado - Taka's Treehouse. Chris Heininge Construction.

Micro-Cottages and Tiny Houses. Cabin & House Kits for Owner-Builders from Shelter-Kit® With our many models and customization options, we can easily meet your needs for a primary home, a vacation home, or a small cabin.

Cabin & House Kits for Owner-Builders from Shelter-Kit®

We offer a wide range of precut, customized cabin, cottage and house kits, from 144 s.f. to 3000 s.f.+, all designed for assembly by people with no prior building experience. Power tools, lifts or cranes are not required to assemble our kits. Our kits are available with optional Shelter-Kit porches, decks, dormers and additions of all sizes, all of which can be easily added at any time. Options include cathedral ceilings, higher ceilings, larger roof overhangs, metal roofing, dormers, windows, exterior doors, several siding choices, and more.

We offer options for increasing the width of your exterior walls, including our-double stud option which allows for insulation values up to R-40. Tiny House Blog - Living Simply in Small Spaces. Plans. Tiny matchbox apartment hides closet & bathtub in drawers. Tinyhouses.com.au. The walls are made from SIP’s (Structural Insulated Panels). which has an energy efficient foam core, sandwiched between two high density outer skins of oriented strand board . The panels are incredibly strong and can be used for both the load bearing and non load bearing walls. The electrics supplied as standard include an independent consumer unit and residual current devices. High performance insulation panels are inserted between the floor joists. The panels have composite foil facings on both sides. The under side of the floor in protected by a polythene damp proof membrane layer which prevents moisture reaching the under service.

The walls are multilayered which gives them excellent insulation and weathering properties. Externally the SIPs are wrapped in a breathable membrane. The interior walls are dry lined with moisture-resistant foil backed plasterboard. The roof is also multi-layered giving superior insulation values and weathering properties. Tinyhouses.com.au. Clothesline Tiny Homes. Hello everyone!

Clothesline Tiny Homes

Happy happy holidays and to all a good night. :) I came across a really inspiring small house (not tiny… but still very small!) And wanted to share it with you all for inspiration… Clothesline Tiny Homes. Hobbitat Tiny House Builder Offers Micro to Small Reclaimed Cabins. Japanese House Built for $11,000 by Off Grid Champion - Brian Schulz. The Japanese Forest House is a confluence of my love of small spaces, my passion for local materials, and my fascination with tradtional Japanese architecture. For those familiar with the intensely refined art of traditional Japanese carpentry, applying the title of 'Japanese' onto my house might be laying it on a bit thick.

It's true I've fallen short of the refinement found in the homes of the upper classes, however, the work still embraces the design principles that make the traditonal tea houses (which were, ironically, modeled after peasant shacks) so appealing. Oversized beams, live edge slabs, natural timbers, real plaster walls, and minimal decoration, all encourage a deep sense of calm. eSIP - StramitUSA SIP Panels. eSIPs – Naturally Better StramitUSA’s eSIPs (structural insulated panels) are naturally the most eco-friendly SIP panels on the market today.

eSIP - StramitUSA SIP Panels

Add to that the superior economics, construction speed and ongoing energy savings using our SIPs and you’ll find there is no better option now, or for future design and construction for your clients. Time Efficient. Our prefabricated, panelized system allows for single story building shells to be completely erected, fully insulated in as little as 1-2 days, slicing time off typical construction and resulting in cost savings while allowing earlier revenue flow.

Cost savings can be seen in smaller crews, less jobsite waste, lower equipment rentalfees, reduced loan interest, etc.Early revenue generation is a result of the faster construction. Eco Friendly. Estimates by the National Association of Homebuilders puts the waste product of a 2,000 square foot home at around 7,000 pounds. Modern hobbit house: a tiny cob home. Classic Hand Tools Limited - Lost Art Press. Ref: BK-MAJSFAT When it comes to exploring the shadowy history of how 17th-century furniture was built, few people have been as dogged and persistent as Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. For more than two decades, this unlikely pair – an attorney in Baltimore and a joiner at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts – have pieced together how this early furniture was constructed using a handful of written sources, the tool marks on surviving examples and endless experimentation in their workshops.

The result of their labour is the new Lost Art Press book “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th-century Joinery.” This book starts in the woodlot, wedging open a piece of green oak, and it ends in the shop with mixing your own paint using pigment and linseed oil. It’s an almost-breathtaking journey because it covers aspects of the craft that most modern woodworkers would never consider.

Joint stools are a fascinating piece of British and early American furniture. Ecospace. Turn Soda Cans Into Aluminum Roofing Shingles! Here's one way to take good old coke cans and turn them into non-rusting aluminum roofing shingles. Pre-fab Straw Bale Walls Panels & Site-built. NatureBuilt Wall Systems builds Biological Structural Insulated Panels (Bio-SIPs) as a proven solution to issues raised on affordable sustainable development.

Bio-SIPs are essentially prefabricated straw bale wall panels – providing a cost effective, sustainable and highly energy efficient wall system. Structural Insulated Panels Training Video Part 2. Structural Insulated Panels Training Video Part 1. Music City Tiny House. Hello! NOMAD Micro Homes - Home. 210 Square Foot MODERN Tiny House- WITH NO LOFT!

This is such a brilliant airy and light filled design. I love how the bed is stowed away but can also become a 3 seater or a chaise with a few cushions. The relocatable kitchen table / dining table and coffee table (socket mounting) is ingenious too. – mirosan

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