The Backyard Cottage Company - Tiny House News & Events Tiny house news and events Our Project House Build Update - A Tumbleweed Tiny House Company Cypress 20 The roof on our project house is looking great and we thought it was a timely opportunity to share some thoughts with you about the roof building experience. The front section of the roof and faux dormer certainly add curb appeal to Tumbleweed's Cypress design, but having worked through the process of putting it all together, it raised questions on whether the additional time taken to add redundant features and extra cost with purchasing required materials, versus topping your house with a standard 'gable roof', is actually worth the end result? From a space perspective, adding the sloping front roof reduces the overall room in the sleeping loft. Adding the slope and dormer, turns the gable roof into a type of 'intersecting roof', which itself means addition of 'hips' and 'valleys' to the roof structure and brings its own considerations to both function and cost.
Emergency Kits | Conifer, CO The Tiny Life The San Francisco Globe When people think of building their dream home from scratch, they probably are prepared to drop a lot of cash to make it a reality. For Steve Areen, however, all it took was $9,000 USD and six weeks to construct his dome abode in Thailand. In 2011, Areen chose to build his home on an organic mango farm in northeastern Thailand. Below are some photos that document the surprisingly quick process. Uploading... With help from his friends, they quickly made progress using a combination of cement blocks and clay bricks. The dome structure cost $6,000 to construct. An additional $3,000 was spent on details, which he lists as the "doors, screens, pond, upstairs structure, stonework and landscaping," in addition to the furnishings. The finished product is a reminder that less can definitely be more, and that a project doesn't need to be expensive to be beautiful.
Rich's Portable Cabins ESEE Knives TinyHouseBlog Affiliate page -Tiny Homes by Lloyd Kahn There's a grassroots movement in tiny homes these days. The real estate collapse, the economic downturn, layoffs, scarcity of good jobs - these things have many people rethinking their ideas about shelter - seeking an alternative to high rents, or a lifelong mortgage debt to a bank on an overpriced home. In this book are some 150 builders who have taken things into their own hands, and created tiny homes (under 500 sq. ft.). A rich variety of small homemade shelters is shown in some 1,200 photos, and there are stories, thoughts and inspirations of the owner-builders who are on the forefront of this new trend in downsizing and self-sufficiency. Some reviews:
35 Buildings So Bizarre That You Won't Believe They Exist Engineers and architects are becoming more and more bold with their designs nowadays, and new levels of creativity show up in their creations. The buildings shown below are some of the world’s most unique and unusual structures and show just how creative engineers can be. 1. The Basket Building (Ohio, USA) This is the 7-story corporate office which acts as the headquarters for Longaberger Basket Company, America’s famous basket manufacturer. The building is a 160 times larger replica of the Longaberger’s Medium Market Basket and is one of the landmarks of the Ohio skyline. 2. The world’s first building in motion is designed by Dr. 3. At the time conception the building’s design was considered very controversial, but Czech president Václav Havel remained adamant and hoped the building would become a center of cultural activity. 4. This visitor attraction consists of biomes that house plants from all over the world. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.
Tiny Homes l Energy Efficiency ESEE Knives Pioneer’s Cabin (16×20) HomePioneer’s Cabin (16×20) Pioneer’s Cabin (v.2) 16′x20′ Living Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Loft Bed Front & Back Porch 12/12 Roof Pitch PDF format – 42 pages – $9.95 These framing plans contain the plans, list of required lumber, and drawings for this 16′ x 20′ structure. The walls use standard 2×6 framing with 8-foot interior walls on the first level. Sample Pages & Illustrations Free Updates Today the plans are complete but over time I’ll make improvements and additions as reader suggestions are incorporated. Please Note Before building any structure be sure to check with your local authorities. Affiliate program If you’re interested in selling this ebook on your website you can earn a 40% affiliate commission for each sale.
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