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Lighting Design For Tiny Houses, Pt 1 - Daylighting

Lighting Design For Tiny Houses, Pt 1 - Daylighting
on January 17, 2013 Lighting is one of the most important ways to define a space and make it feel comfortable and inviting. It’s also an opportunity to indulge your creativity and individuality. There are two basic types of lighting to consider: daylighting and artificial lighting. Today’s post looks at daylighting and how to design a space to take advantage of the free, high-quality light from the sun. Daylighting: Lighting Design for Tiny Houses Daylight is a wonderful resource and you should use it for as much of your lighting as possible during the day. This tiny house, by Leaf House, uses daylighting to full advantage. With daylight, the two main goals are (1) getting enough daylight, without getting too much, and (2) making sure that the daylight is well-distributed throughout the room. Daylighting strategies While the possibilities for daylighting are endless, I’ll share several strategies that are appropriate for tiny houses and could provide inspiration.

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Archive Seattle aPodments Cash strapped minimum wage workers and students in the Seattle area are seeking and welcoming more affordable housing in their city, but the explosion of the aPodment micro housing units in Seattle is drawing new criticism in this dense metropolitan area. City officials are claiming that these 200 square feet tiny units are unregulated and skirt the city’s building laws. Many of the aPodments built by Calhoun Properties offer downtown amenities like private bathrooms and kitchenettes, lofts, security, private decks, access to public transportation, skylights, granite countertops and shared amenities like BBQs, roof decks and ADA accessible group kitchens. Some of these tiny spaces also come with furniture and utilities paid all for around $500-$750 a month. All this in a city where rent prices are around $1,200 a month. Photos by aPodments/Calhoun Properties

Woman Goes Tiny in a 129 Sq. Ft. Micro Apartment on May 24, 2014 In this post I’m showing you a 129 sq. ft. micro apartment in Paris with kitchen, bed and bath. And how this woman re-created the space to meet her needs in this tiny space (granted she is an architect). But when you go inside into the living room the bed rolls right out of wall and if you roll it out only half way you can use it as a couch. After you enjoy the photo tour, video tour, interview, and discussion below I’d like to ask you to join our discussion in the comments (would you rather live in tiny house in your favorite rural setting or a micro apartment in your favorite city?) All of the pillows and everything you need to make the bed are stored in wall cabinets right by the roll out bed.

Tamped Earth Floors Unstabilized Earthen Floor Using Road Base by Frank Meyer [Note: This technique by Frank Meyer is a alternate method for making earthen floors. Tamped earth floors dry much faster than poured adobe and also cracks less.] A few years ago, when asked to make an earthen floor, I started by collecting all the soil types available in our area. Austin, Texas is situated in a geologically diverse area, so I got samples from several places including the building site, my backyard and all the commercially available dirts, loams and road bases. $200 micro houses made from junk By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 01:49 GMT, 5 April 2012 | Updated: 20:37 GMT, 5 April 2012 Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen's tiny houses cost just $200 to make.

Tiny House Contest 2014 - Simple Solar Homesteading 2014 Tiny Off-Grid House Design Contest Results Sponsors: www.simplesolarhomesteading.com and www.tinyhousetalk.com The purpose of this skills contest was to give people an opportunity to explore the ways that off-grid alternative power, water, septic, and grey water systems could be incorporated into tiny house designs. The categories for the contest were houses under 200 sqft, houses 201-400 sqft and alternative houses such as houses on wheels, houseboats, etc. We received 31 entries that were accepted and from those we selected the designs that best captured the full intent of the contest. 86 Sq. Ft. Transforming Micro Apartment in Paris on November 4, 2014 Kitoko Studio architects in France have decided to take this old “maid room” in Paris and redesign it into a transforming 86 sq. ft. micro apartment studio. Normally spaces such as these are so small that people end up using them as storage spaces but with some smart design concepts it has been turned into a nice and affordable living space in France’s capital.

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Dornob Sheds do not sound like something you would want to live in, but as modern modular, mobile and miniature houses become increasingly popular sustainable living space options, well, even products dubbed with titles like the Big Shed and Little Shed is not such a bad idea. There is an art to designing smalls-space structures so they are convenient and compact but also comfortable and livable – and a certain lifestyle of simplicity sought by many that makes them a good match for some people.Plus, these designs by Dwelle are relatively affordable as home prices go: you can buy ones of these all-in-one buildings (and not worry about the hassles of construction) for between fifty and eighty thousand dollars. This surprisingly cheap and simple-yet-modern shed home is has its own living area complete with fireplace, elevated bedroom loft space and separated restroom and cooking areas.

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