Student designed 70 sq. ft. living pod can be towed with regular car From the innovative to the zany, it's always eye-opening to see what the nation's top environmental college programs are up to. We previously covered this food-growing, electric-car-charging Solar Garage by Vermont's Green Mountain College, now their Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) students have come up with the OTIS, a 70-square foot mobile tiny home. © REED Green Mountain College
The Tiny Tack House, of the Tiny House Movement Ecohome | Hillary Hosta | Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 3:10pm Inspired by the Tiny House Movement, Chris and Malissa Tack designed a 140 Square foot home that sits on a 7’ x 20’ trailer bed. This traditional looking home with gable roof and dormers just happens to be mobile. Though neither Chris nor Malissa are builders by trade (he's a photographer and she's a 3D artist), the Tiny Tack House took just seven months to finish. Malissa, whose profession helped them greatly during the design process, characterizes the experience as a really good time saying "...we had a blast the whole way through". Tiny House Builders and Companies There is a growing number of tiny house builders to choose from and several ways to go about building your own. So which way is best? That’s the question you’ll have to answer for yourself. And there’s a lot to think about... I can help by showing you what I do know about each company and what they offer.
The Living Cube by Till Koenneker Germany-born, Switzerland-based designer Till Koenneker took matters into his own hands when he moved into a studio apartment that had no storage. Building a simple cube-like design, called The Living Cube, he found space for his vinyl collection, TV, clothes, and shoes. On top of the cube, Koenneker was able to incorporate a bed for guests and inside houses a much-needed storage space. Koenneker sketched out his ideas and had them built by Remo Zimmerli. Working with the space he had, The Living Cube, essentially a large piece of furniture, was built for his personal needs and solves a lot of issues. I loved that they used virtually ever square inch of the cube and made it functional.
83 Square Feet Tiny House Several months ago my girlfriend and I posted pictures of the tiny house that we lived in here on Tiny House Swoon…at the time. Well our story in tiny house 1.0 has ended. A young man showed interest in living in 1.0 and bought it from us in February. Port-A-Bach Shipping Container Home Atelierworkshop designed the Port-a-Bach prototype shipping container home which is portable, environmentally-friendly, inexpensive, and can comfortably sleep two adults and two children. The tiny home features exterior steel shell that can be folded up to enclose the entire structure. There are large internal storage cupboards and shelves, a stainless steel kitchen, bathroom with open shower, sink and composting toilet. An interior fabric screen system allows you to create rooms within the open space. Fittings allow the use of the container connections to attach to solar and wind equipment. Via: Atelierworkshop
Talking to Jay Shafer About Making the Universal House Few names are as closely associated with small living as Jay Shafer, the man who practically invented what is now known as the tiny house. Tiny houses have become a minimalist design and lifestyle ideal. Their tiny size permits no extraneous stuff.
Color Theory: Pick a Mood for Your Room « Design Shuffle's blog 127StumbleUpon This awesome infographic was shared with us recently and we couldn’t wait to share the love. As much as we adore adding color, it is sometimes a difficult task making it work in our homes.