Tumbleweed Walden SIP Tiny House (Structural Insulated Panels) Art’s SIP (structurally insulated panels) Tumbleweed Walden Tiny House is one of a kind. The outside was covered with 100-year-old reclaimed cypress from around the area in Louisiana. Much of the trim and structural supports for the structure are antique pine that were removed from barns and other buildings in the surrounding area. Inside you’ll find fresh and locally milled tongue and groove cypress to clad the interior walls and ceiling. The flooring is antique pine salvaged from the surrounding area. The couch triples it’s service as a convertible guest bed while serving even more with storage underneath. Be sure you take a look at the way Art designed and built his loft ladder because it folds up in a unique, space-saving way that’s great for tiny houses. Photo Credit Art I encourage you to see and learn about the rest of this unique little house below: The kitchen is approximately 6′ by 4′ and features a beautiful one piece stainless steel countertop with built in sink.
House Construction - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks Punch 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. 
Tiny House Blog | Jay Shafer Oprah’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
Passive Solar Design for Tiny Houses Many 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: 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 Home Builders - Home Prefab The Prefab Greenhouse Design To Grow People Not Just Their Plants Photos by Luc Roymans Even us gardeners with Black Thumbs, understands why plants love to live in green houses. They are basically no different than your average vacationer, they want to sunbath all day and be wrapped in a warm blanket of air? Wouldn’t it be nice if we humans could live in our own version of a green house. Something bathing in natural light, which always stays nice and toasty, even in the coldest of climates. Through the clever use of the insulating glass, the same heating effect that is found in a real greenhouse is successfully mimicked. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos Charles Lazor Knows A Thing Or Two About Prefab Design In the world of Architecture, choosing to build your career and business on the leading fringe edge is a dangerous choice. One such company which has emerged out of the woods and seems to be on the road to success is Flatpak House, founded by Charles Lazor. Prefab Planit House
Tiny House Design | Clothesline Tiny Homes Hello 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
Why And How To Install A Green Roof Installation of a green roof provides a suite of advantages, to include: Stormwater management: reduces stormwater runoff so there is less water directed into storm drains Green roofs will intercept between 15 and 90% of rooftop runoff. Absorption of runoff into a green roof system will vary between 50-60% and is related to the type of growing medium and plant cover variability. \ variation in absorption rates can be as great as 50% based on differences in temperature, wind, evapotranspiration rates and plant uptake Visit our Water Quality Impactssection to find out how how land disturbance that creates impervious surface and other human activities can cause increased runoff and pollutant loads to streams and lakes.Energy conservation – reduces the need for energy to heat house in winter and cool in summer. Other Great Stories From Offgridquest.com: