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!
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Tiny House Blog | Jay ShaferOprah’s “Tiny House Man Expands”: Not a Story About Weight Gain I should really start paying more attention. I didn’t even know that this new piece on Oprah’s Where Are They Now was available online until I stumbled upon a link through Alex Pino’s Tiny House Talk. Microtopia is Mega-Good It was nearly two years ago when Jesper Watchmeister and his film crew caught a plane out of Stockholm to create a documentary about the international trend towards smaller, well-designed houses. The piece is called Microtopia, and its production values are high. Watch the trailer for this brilliant film below: MICROTOPIA – a documentary about micro dwellings, downsizing and living off the grid. - Trailer from Eight Millimetres on Vimeo. Depending on your region, you may be able to watch the full-length film for $3.99 using the Vimeo link provided above. Micro-House-March: Day 31 Today's Photo: Living tiny in Madison, CT. Micro-House-March: Day 30 Another cute house on Martha’s Vineyard. Dee's Big Tiny
TinyHousers | minimotivesHi 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
House ConstructionPunch list Contractor and Home Owner "To Do" List Building Orientation Grading, Terra-planing and Site Preparation The site you are building on should be flat, with no lumps or hillocks. to level, you could hire a bulldozer and go over the land with the blade close to the ground to remove all lumps or hillocks. At times ground filling has to be done to raise ground to the required level. Foundation Construction An integral part of home building as the structure will depend on it for load-bearing and to survive the environment. In most construction, concrete is used as foundation. The most typical foundation is made up of a footing which is the portion of the steel reinforced concrete that bears on the undisturbed soil. A foundation wall is general applied over the footing to above grade. The foundation is the most critical part of any structure. Natural Foundations. Foundations on Rock. Foundations on Gravel, Etc. Foundations on Sand. Foundations on Clay. 
How to Build a Tiny House: The Robins Nest by Brevard Tiny House Co.In this post I get to show you the basics of how to build a tiny house on wheels. The Brevard Tiny House Company is working on their second project called Robins Nest. This is a tiny home on a trailer with a deck built right over the tongue of the trailer (a feature that I really like). Related: Brevard Tiny House Company’s First Tiny Home Build Ever Wonder How to Build a Tiny House? It all begins with design. If you ever wonder how these tiny houses are built from the trailer to the framing then you’ll enjoy getting to see it all come to life below: One of the First Steps: Develop a Model of Client’s Design Then Adjustments Are Made Here for the Client First Once the design part is settled it’s time to start the build. Step 1: Custom trailer was ordered Add Flashing to Protect the House This metal flashing prevents critters from getting in and also protects your home when it’s being towed on the road. Add your first layer subfloor and start floor framing Add insulation to the floors. Seal the Roof
Tiny House Design | Clothesline Tiny HomesHello everyone! happy happy holidays and to all a good night. :) I came across a really inspiring small house (not tiny… but still very small!) and wanted to share it with you all for inspiration… Nakai House by University of Colorado students – Tiny Living in Style So this house was designed and built by University of Colorado students in collaboration with DesignBuildBLUFF for a client who lives on Navajo tribal lands in Utah. Nakai House by University of Colorado students – Interior The plan is essentially an open rectangle with lots of glazing. Nakai House by University of Colorado Students – ground floor plan and loft plan The bedroom nook is exactly what they talk about in A Pattern Language. Nakai House by University of Colorado students – Interior bedroom nook built into storage wall. The client is a collector of artifacts and memorabilia so one interior wall is entirely composed of shelving used to display her prized possessions. Interior storage wall in Nakai House - Carrie
First weekend : who are you | The Tiny House StoryWelcome to the story. This blog is about a tiny person building a tiny house. She wanted so much to change the world. 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
Passive Solar Design for Tiny HousesMany people are aware of the concept of passive solar design, but it’s such a big and potentially complex subject that it’s easy to get overwhelmed or lost in a few details that are only part of the whole picture. In this article, I’ll walk through some basic steps for applying passive heating and cooling principles to a tiny house design. As always, you’ll get the best results by doing as much research as possible and/or working with an architect or designer familiar with the principles of passive solar design (all architects should be, because passive solar principles can and should be incorporated into every building built!) Let’s define what we’re talking about: Passive solar building design involves using windows, walls, and floors to collect solar heat energy when it is needed (usually in winter) and reject it when it is not needed (usually in summer). Here are the basic steps to take when thinking about passive solar design: Know your location Know your site and orientation
How To Build a Tiny House Utopia for Family & Friends | Off Grid World | Page 8by Friends, family and the birth of our Utopia the Tiny House. Some people call their family when they go into labor and are having their first born. We called to help raise our first house. It wasn’t that it was a large home or particularly difficult undertaking as it was a time constraint – we were closing on the land on January 22nd and wanted to be into the house by April 1st. In stepped his mom and dad, Nick and Cathy.