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Tiny home on wheels: an illegally small home. Electric Camper: Tiny Geometric House on Wheels. Not only is this highly unusual-looking vehicle a hand-made camper – it runs on electricity. Built from plywood, fiberglass, epoxy resin, bicycle parts and an electric motor, ‘Golden Gate’ by San Francisco artist Jay Nelson is reminiscent of all of those amazing hand-crafted house trucks from the 1970s, but with a very modern power source.

The tiny camper measures just 96″x54″x64″, making it just large enough inside to lay down on the bed platform. By day, that platform also serves as the driver’s seat. There are no conventional gas and brake pedals here – the driver uses controls on the steering wheel to operate the vehicle. The Golden Gate is better equipped than you might expect, with a sink, stove, cooler, storage compartments and even a toilet. It has a rack on the roof that’s clearly perfect for surfboards and other recreational equipment. It can travel 10 miles on a single charge. School bus becomes off-grid, transformable, tiny home. Tiny House Living, Off the Grid? Here's How to Do it in Style by Cat Johnson.

How to get electricity, water, and the Internet in your tiny home on the range. posted Apr 09, 2014 This piece originally appeared at Shareable. LaMar Alexander grew up in a homesteading family. For him, self-sufficiency, including gardening, raising animals and “doing for ourselves” was normal and necessary. He tried city life after college, but says he felt like a slave to a house, bills and employers. At 35, he made a change. “I had a wake up call,” he explains, “that made me realize that what I really wanted was a simple homestead cabin and to eliminate my dependence on the system, so I could live sustainably while I pursued my dreams.” Tiny house living is a good way to reduce your ecological footprint, save money, and simplify life down to the things that truly matter.

So Alexander built a house. “I now have the freedom to pursue my dreams,” he says, “and the money I make stays in my pocket and can be used for vacations or to help my family and for a secure retirement. How to get water. Boneyard Studios | a DC tiny home community rises. 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. 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.

Composed of two levels, the cabin’s entry, dining and kitchen areas are located on the lower floor while a sleeping loft with minimal shelving hovers above. A cantilevered steel deck extends from the lower level, providing unimpeded views of the river. Constructed primarily of unfinished, mild steel and structural insulated panels (SIPs), the cabin is supported by four steel columns and sits lightly on the site. Completed house photos! | The Tiny Project | Less House. More Life. Tiny Tack House Plans — The Tiny Tack House. Q - How big is your trailer? A - 7 x 20 5,000 Dual Axel Utility Trailer with load up to 10,000 Capacity. Q - How long did it take to build? A - Seven months from delivery of the trailer. Q - How many man hours did it take to build? A - Just over 800 hours of work, done by two people. Q - Did you have any building experience before building the tiny house?

A - No, just some basic shop class skills from HS. Q - How big is your fridge? A - The fridge we picked up from Home Depot was a magic chef 4.0 cubic feet fridge with freezer on top. Q - How much did it cost to build? A - Not completely calculated yet, but roughly between $15,000 -$20,000. Q - What is the capacity of your fresh water tank? A - The tank can hold 40 gallons of fresh water. Q - Has anyone thought you were crazy going through with the build? A - Yes! Q - What size bed can you fit up in the loft?

A - We have a Queen sized 5.5 memory foam mattress up in our loft. Q - Where did you pick up your wine barrel for your shower? Tiny, Ultraportable ESCAPE Cabin Can be Moved Anywhere Just Like an RV. ESCAPE is an adorable RV in Canoe Bay that looks just like a tiny cabin! Clad in sustainably harvested timber inside and out, the cute cabin can be placed just about anywhere and moved as necessary. The eco-conscious RV packs a lot of living space in just 400 square feet, making it the perfect vacation cottage. With the idea that bigger is not better, ESCAPE was design with the sensibilities of Frank Lloyd Wright in mind. Although ESCAPE is truly a mobile home, the attention to detail makes the cedar-lined structure seem more like a rustic cabin escape.

Inside, the customizable cabin has vaulted ceilings, giving an open and airy feeling that also encourages natural ventilation. The ESCAPE is a symbol of modern living, where energy efficiency and minimalism are met with the comforts of good design. + Canoe Bay ESCAPE Via Treehugger. 3 | These Tiny Wooden Houses Are The College Dorm Of The Future. A few years ago, Swedish student housing company AF Bostäder had a young woman from the city of Lund inside live in a tiny house-box--not even 10 square meters large--to test the idea of a cheap, cheerful, and environmentally friendly “smart student unit" that included a toilet, kitchen, and bed.

“I think she still lives there,” says Linda Camara of Tengbom Architects, the company behind the 2013 iteration of the living pod--a petite vision in pale wood offset with lime green plant pots, cushions and stools. The premise for the cube, which has been in the works since 2007, is reasonable enough: students live and die on cheap housing, but everyone needs a toilet. It’s taken six years to whittle the tiny houses down to the current cross-laminated wooden test model form. The large kitchen was squirreled away in the original blueprint, but Tengbom redesigned it as the prime area after student feedback. The units are built with locally sourced wood. How To Build a 400 Square Foot Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin for $2,000. DIY home for less than $3500. We The Tiny House People.

This is journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops. Basically, Dirksen made a documentary on people living in tiny houses. For around five years she was traveling the world and filming these segments. Kirsten Dirksen is co-founder of faircompanies.com and a Huffington Post blogger. She has worked for MTV, Oxygen, The Travel Channel and Sundance Channel. From the author: I still live in a relatively spacious 1000 square foot apartment with my family of 4 (soon-to-be 5) and I’m not looking to downsize, but I can’t get enough of these tiny homes. I’m sure there’s something Thoreauvian in my attraction to the examined lives of those who inhabit them. I continue to be impressed by how so many Tiny House People have been able to let go of their stuff and not despite, but because of this, find a certain calm.

Lighting Design for Tiny Houses, Part 1 - Daylighting. On January 17, 2013 Lighting is one of the most important ways to define a space and make it feel comfortable and inviting. It’s also an opportunity to indulge your creativity and individuality. There are two basic types of lighting to consider: daylighting and artificial lighting. Today’s post looks at daylighting and how to design a space to take advantage of the free, high-quality light from the sun. Daylighting: Lighting Design for Tiny Houses Daylight is a wonderful resource and you should use it for as much of your lighting as possible during the day. This tiny house, by Leaf House, uses daylighting to full advantage. With daylight, the two main goals are (1) getting enough daylight, without getting too much, and (2) making sure that the daylight is well-distributed throughout the room.

Daylighting strategies While the possibilities for daylighting are endless, I’ll share several strategies that are appropriate for tiny houses and could provide inspiration. Tiny Home Builders - Tiny House Construction Guide. Tiny apartment in Paris (8sqm only) Tiny House | Chris Heininge Construction.