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Electric Camper: Tiny Geometric House on Wheels

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. The Golden Gate is better equipped than you might expect, with a sink, stove, cooler, storage compartments and even a toilet. While its top speed of 20mph and lack of headlights doesn’t exactly make it ideal for traveling long distances, it’s easy to envision owning a tiny house like this for use as a swanky home base for camping. Related:  Micro Style

Traveling Carpenter’s Home Away From Home Hey all! I just finished building my tiny house on a trailer in western NC & thought I would share. It was built using all sustainable materials from the area, nothing pressure treated or finished with chemicals. A tiny traveling house on wheels in Western, North Carolina. Originally shared at Tiny House Swoon. 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. 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. The sleeping loft is the result of innovative materials salvaging and construction. Sol Duc Cabin’s cantilevered roof provides solar shading and protection from the strong coastal storms from the west.

Red Rocket Tiny House A tiny house on wheels with steel siding in Sharon Springs, New York. More info. here. 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.

Gnomadik Micro Cottage (Part 2) A 75 square feet tiny home built by Gnomadik Homes. More photos here. More info. here. 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. 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 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. Over 2 millennia ago Socrates counseled, "The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less." Watch the full documentary now

Tiny Tiny House This is a rustic tiny house built primarily out of minimally processed natural materials for people who are sensitive to manmade chemicals. Built onto a recycled trailer frame, stripped, wire brushed and inspected, primed and painted with Rustoleum paint to ensure a long second life. More info. here. A Low Impact Woodland Home Built In Wales - Simon Dale - Includes A 1 Minute 42 Second Video A Low Impact Woodland Home Built In Wales You are looking at pictures of a house I built for our family in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy. The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Some key points of the design and construction: Main tools used: chainsaw, hammer and 1 inch chisel, little else really. This building is one part of a low-impact or permaculture approach to life. Would you like to learn more about this sort of building and gain practical experience? Getting your hands dirty Do you fancy making your own home along these lines but want to have a bit of hands on experience. These opportunities will really get going once we get the go ahead for the Lammas settlement. Until that happens I am organising occasional events elsewhere. Getting Your Feet Dirty Straw delivery.

Rolling Bed A vintage 203 truck converted into a “rolling bed” with a mini fridge and wired for current in Ardèche France. Owned by Les Roulettes Du Travers. Cabin fever: Are tiny houses the new American dream? Tiny houses have seemingly taken over the landscape of aspirational real estate, and not just for the green-minded. When it comes to choosing a compact cottage of one’s own, tiny house fetishists need only adopt the guiding principle of sage philosopher Ludacris: What’s your fantasy? Ranging from impossibly twee to space-age minimalist, with rustic cabins in snow-covered woods lying somewhere in between, there’s seemingly no limit of miniature dwellings to fill the Pinterests of a growing audience. The prolific Tiny House Swoon website, for example, offers pages upon pages of shelter porn for those who dream of downsizing: a fairy-tale treehouse in Germany; a stark West Virginia cabin built entirely of recycled materials; and a transparent cube unit in Switzerland that may as well have been abandoned by an extremely adorable Martian. What’s the appeal of a home the size of a toolshed? She has a point. And those benefits are certainly real. “Tailor-made!”

Trekker Trailers Tiny House Tiny house in Eustis, Florida. Built by Trekker Trailers. The Role of Nature in our Future Built Envir Teenie Tiny House I am still working on many areas of the Teenie Tiny House #2 but here are a few pics. These pics are of work in progress…I am adding a couple pics of Teenie Tiny House #1 inside also. These two TT’s are built for “OFF GRID” use…I feel this will be the reality and not the abnormal. I am a 53 yr old Grannie of 8 and my 13 yr old Granddaughter has already put in her house order.LOL Photos and build by Mary Guthery.

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