The Tiny Life Tiny Houses | Tiny Home Builders What is a tiny house? A tiny house is a small house that is sized such that it can fit on a trailer. In most areas this means that it can’t be bigger than 8 feet 6 inches wide, 13 feet 6 inches tall, and 40 feet long. The houses are built on trailers since they are too small to be allowed as permanent structures according to most local code enforcement agencies. Why would I live in a tiny house? For many, the dream of owning their own house is only that, a dream. Another advantage of tiny houses is gained time. Another advantage is that the houses can be moved. Finally, one last reason to living in a tiny house is conservation. Why wouldn’t I just buy an RV? RV’s are great for travel, but not so great to live in. Have more questions? Looking for a house for your dog or maybe just a small project to get you started, take a look at our modernDog dog house.
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Micro Cottages and Tiny Houses from Houseplans.com 1-800-913-2350 Enter valid plan # (ex: 12-345) Micro Cottage Floor Plans Micro Cottage floor plans with less than 1,000 square feet of heated space -- sometimes much less -- are rapidly growing in popularity. The smallest, including the Four Lights Tiny Houses are small enough to mount on a trailer and may not require permits depending on local codes. These tiny house plans are perfect second homes and vacation getaways and, for the right person or couple, make great starter homes to be expanded over time as circumstances and budgets allow. Read More More... Narrow by Features Clear Sort By Signature Plan 917-4 on sale for $656.10 Plan 498-3 on sale for $810.00 Plan 890-1 on sale for $742.50 Plan 497-23 on sale for $356.40 Plan 891-3 on sale for $1575.00 Plan 449-14 on sale for $675.00 Plan 917-2 on sale for $944.10 Plan 479-9 on sale for $1552.50 Plan 497-14 on sale for $445.50 Plan 48-641 from $525.00 Plan 426-16 on sale for $517.50 Plan 915-8 on sale for $683.10 Plan 479-10 on sale for $1552.50
First weekend : who are you | The Tiny House Story Welcome to the story. This blog is about a tiny person building a tiny house. She wanted so much to change the world. And she realized, she must do it where she’s at. We met at St. The first days we worked with our minds. We visited a lot of good spots to get some ideas and to see how the town already works with recycling and upcycling. Our first weekend was there in a get to know each other spirit. Next time we will start to build on the tiny tiny houses. And shortly, in Swedish, for the sake of the search engine. Varja
Plastic Bottle Bulbs Shed Some Light on the Situation | Electric on GOOD For the millions who live in the shantytowns of the developing world, there are better things to spend money on than electricity. But many corrugated-iron-roofed shacks, like the ones seen throughout the poorer neighborhoods of Manila, Philippines, lack windows to let in natural light, leaving residents the choice of complete darkness or running expensive electric bulbs all day. However, a new development project called Liter of Light aims to solve that predicament through an unexpected and highly affordable technology: old soda bottles. When filled with water (with some bleach to keep out the algae) and snugly inserted into custom-cut holes in a roof, plastic bottles refract the sun's rays, scattering about 55 watts of light across a would-be pitch black room. The bulbs have previously been used in Brazil, where a mechanics worker started using the technique during power shortages in Sao Paolo, and in Haiti, as shown in the video below.
Tiny House Pins Protecting Health and the Planet With Clean Cookstoves This story is part of a special series that explores energy issues. For more, visit The Great Energy Challenge. Josephine Adzrolo sat on a stool in front of her mud-brick home, stirring banku, a fermented paste of corn and cassava served with soup or okra stew. She heated the traditional mixture using a typical cooking fuel—charcoal—an energy source linked to serious global health risk. But with her family waiting for lunch, Adzrolo cooked outdoors using a stove specially designed with a ceramic liner to retain heat. Although the scrap-metal exterior gave it a rough-hewn look, the cookstove was rated 40 percent more energy efficient than the traditional stoves used in the area. For Adzrolo, the most obvious advantage was a practical one. Toyola Energy, the five-year-old Ghana business that made the stove, is aiming for far-reaching benefits as well. (Related: "Fighting Poverty Can Save Energy, Nicaragua Project Shows") Global Attention (Related: "The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty") U.S.
TinyHousers | minimotives Hi Macy. I’ve been meaning to make a list like this one for years, but, alas, now I won’t have to. Thank you so much for taking it on for all of us. I suppose it speaks to the fragility of my own unfettered ego that the first thing I did here was look to see if my closest friends and I are included. It’s cause for celebration when old-timer-tiny-housers like Les Walker of “Tiny Houses”, Dee Williams of PAD, Greg Johnson of The Small House Society, Steven Marshall of Little House on a Trailer and me can now google “tiny house” and find so much great stuff like your list. We couda’ been contenders, Macy! But seriously, Macy. Jay Shafer fourlightshouses.com
Biochar Clean Cookstoves Boost Health for People and Crops Like many of her neighbors in Amubri, an indigenous community at the southern tip of Costa Rica, Gloria Torress Buitrago relied for years on a fogón for cooking. The traditional open-fire stove is common in Amubri (map), and so are the dire health effects. "It was hard to look around and just breathe without feeling the smoke burning the eyes or throat," Buitrago said. One cousin suffered from asthma, and everyone in her family was constantly tearing up from the wood fire's smoke. Buitrago was just one of three billion people worldwide who rely on such open-fire cookstoves. In regions as diverse as the high mountain valleys of Costa Rica and the agricultural fields of western Kenya, biochar cookstoves are being used to simultaneously clear the air and enrich the soil. Breathing Easier Groups like Seattle, Washington-based SeaChar, the recipient of a $72,000 grant from National Geographic's Great Energy Challenge initiative, have been testing new variations on clean cookstoves.
Rich the Cabin Man's Extra Long Tiny House on Wheels Now here’s a tiny house on wheels that more folks might be open to. To me it’s like a breed between a Park Model and a Tiny House. Most park models are wider than 8’6″ so you need a special permit to tow it. But not this one. Rich Daniels built it at just 8′ wide so you can still tow it yourself. Images: Rich Daniels This little cabin is 8′ x 34′ so a total of about 272 square feet of space without including the loft living space. Bathroom Building a House on a Trailer If you’re curious as how this all works (how to build a stick built house on a trailer) I highly recommend this book. Kitchen Safe Staircase to Loft Loft Spacious Loft to Sleep In Floor Plan Images: Rich’s Portable Cabins Find Rich so he can Build your next Cabin! If you’re interested in Rich having a cabin built for you head on over to his website right now to learn more and let him know I sent you. Would you build a cabin on a trailer this long? How do you feel about a longer than normal cabin on wheels?
How To Get Fresh Water Out Of Thin Air Image Credit: MIT Fog-harvesting system developed by MIT and Chilean researchers could provide potable water for the world’s driest regions. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In some of this planet’s driest regions, where rainfall is rare or even nonexistent, a few specialized plants and insects have devised ingenious strategies to provide themselves with the water necessary for life: They pull it right out of the air, from fog that drifts in from warm oceans nearby. Now researchers at MIT, working in collaboration with colleagues in Chile, are seeking to mimic that trick on a much larger scale, potentially supplying significant quantities of clean, potable water in places where there are few alternatives. Fog harvesting, as the technique is known, is not a new idea: Systems to make use of this airborne potable water already exist in at least 17 nations. Fog-harvesting systems generally consist of a vertical mesh, sort of like an oversized tennis net. Credits:
Grant's Tarleton | Tiny House Journal Grant's Tarleton Grant McComb from Hillsboro, New Hampshire just finished building his own tiny house from Jay Shafer’s plans. He says, it turned out wonderful and I’ve been living in it for about 2 weeks now. I enjoyed building it so much that I’m going to build another one. The humanure toilet is working great. I have a 10 gallon water heater for the sink and the shower that works beautiful. It took me less than 3 months to build the tiny house. Thank you Grant McComb Download Tarleton Brochure - pdf file Click here to visit the Tumbleweed Web Site and learn more about Jay Shafer and his designs. Jay sells the Tarleton plans for $859 and if you are anxious to get them right away. Be Sociable, Share!