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Tiny House

Tiny House
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 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 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. Watch the full documentary now Related:  built environmentSustainable Tiny Homes

Geonef, alter-ec-home Concept apparu dans les années 70 dans la mouvance hippie du « retour à la Terre », la Géonef (puisqu’il existe une traduction française pour « Earthship », utilisons-la !) est un habitat écologique, relativement facile à construire et peu coûteux (autoconstructeurs à vos pelles !), surtout il tend à l’autosuffisance ! Jetons d’abord un coup d’œil à l’architecture et au mode constructif On reconnaît assez facilement ces Géonefs à leur architecture : de grandes surfaces vitrées exposées plein sud, des pièces construites en enfilade, des murs en terre et matériaux recyclés (pneus, canettes, bouteilles en verre, etc.) et une structure en partie enterrée. Cette courte vidéo montre parfaitement les principes constructifs des Géonefs et offre en accéléré un chantier type : Les buts visés par les autoconstructeurs de ce genre d’habitat sont : d’employer un maximum de déchets et de matériaux naturels (eh oui les pneus remplis de terre damée sont des briques idéales !) Alors à bientôt !

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. 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.

Habiter-Autrement 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. Swedish housing regulations require student apartments to cover a minimum of 25 square meters, but Tengbom’s cubes, designed for students at the University of Lund, are the first known exception.

Into the Garden of Eden 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.

Eva EcoVillage France 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. I estimate 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 put in to this point. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly £60/sq m excluding labour). 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. Getting Your Feet Dirty The site before starting Straw Walls

Rochefort: dans une yourte... sans eau ni électricité - MAtele Publié le 05/03/2014 Benjamin travaille le cuir aux côtés de Sophie qui materne leurs 2 filles. Installés au milieu des bois, ils se sont attaqués à la décharge voisine. Objectif ? « Il y a des gens qui trouvent chouette ce qu'on fait, certains nous prennent pour des marginaux, pour des hippies. », raconte Benjamin, compagnon de Sophie. Le jeune couple a appris la maroquinerie au.. Une yourte et une décharge Sophie et Benjamin ont construit leur yourte à proximité d'une ...décharge. Un article signé : Anne Pirson Journaliste Autres articles par mots clés : Article(s) lié(s) : 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. What’s the appeal of a home the size of a toolshed? I spoke with Sally Augustin, an environmental psychologist based in Chicago and founder of design consultancy Design with Science. “If you go back to [prehistoric times], when we didn’t have all the tools and such that we have now, certain types of environments were really desirable to us,” she says. She has a point. “Small spaces give you a lot of control over the experience you have there,” says Augustin. “Tailor-made!”

Réseau Eco+ Construction bois et bâtiments passifs dans le Vorarlberg25 au 28 septembre 2013 : voyage d’études dans le Voralberg Un groupe d’une vingtaine de participants s’est rendu fin septembre, dans le Vorarlberg, petite région à l’extrême ouest de l’Autriche, au bord du lac de Constance. Ce "land" a développé, depuis quelques années, une expertise et un savoir-faire des plus pointus en matière d’éco-construction. Au niveau des matériaux, du travail du bois, de l’audace de certaines constructions, des incitants qui ont permis un tel développement, des outils et critères dont la région dispose pour évaluer le niveau d’excellence d’un bâtiment au niveau énergétique... Le groupe avait beaucoup de choses à découvrir dans ce voyage.

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