Weather-Resistant Mini Homes - The Leaf House Sits on Four Wheels and Can Fit a Family of Four The Leaf House is the name of this eco-friendly home on wheels built by Laird Herbert. Herbert, of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, created the Leaf House to be both weather resistant and cozy. The Leaf House is certainly weather resistant if it's able to survive a winter in the Yukon, but is it cozy? The answer would appear to be yes. Although the house looks small on the outside, it has a lot of space on the inside, and can sleep four people.
Hobbitat Tiny House Builder Offers Micro to Small Reclaimed Cabins In this post you’re going to get introduced to a small/tiny house builder you may have never heard of before. They go by Hobbitat who are building cabins for Blue Moon Rising. Hobbitat Tiny Houses and Small Cabins/Cottages The great part about these is that you can try out one of their tiny cabins first to see how you like living small at a tiny cabin rental at Blue Moon Rising because they built those for them. And if you love it, you can always have Hobbitat build your own unique cottage/cabin or tiny house. Let me show you just a few of the tiny and small cabins they’ve built so far: Tiny Cabin: View from Inside with the Front Door Open Interior of the Small Cabin Back door? I really love the rustic look and feel to it and the use of reclaimed materials throughout. Most Awesome DIY Murphy Bed I’ve Seen.. More Cabins from Hobbitat The really small ones are outdoor showers that are going to Blue Moon Rising. Rustic/Reclaimed Tiny House Sliding Door System Ladder to Sleeping Loft Antique Door Knob
Clothesline Tiny Homes | Building and designing simpler lifestyles through smaller homes 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. Thanks, Alex Pino. 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.
Futuristic + Modern Tiny Homes | Clothesline Tiny Homes I’ve been coming across of lot of “modern” / “futuristic” tiny structures lately and thought I’d share them with you for some out-of-the-tiny-box tiny house inspiration: Modern Houseboat . ‘Thesayboat’ by Marek Ridky of the Czech Republic, ‘the houseboat built with a clear vision which can be summarized in Corbusier’s assertion that “human habitation should be a cell with a view of the stars”.’ Modern Houseboat: Thesayboat by Marek Ridky ‘Thesayboat’ modern houseboat from Czech Republic designer Marek Ridky of Flowhouse. Check out Thesayboat’s facebook page to see all the press they’ve received, or see more great photos in this Design Milk article about Thesayboat houseboat. Surreal Suspended Tea Pod . “Flying Mud Boat” is a tea house that seems to hover in mid-air. by Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori. Suspended from tension cables, the “Flying Mud Boat” is a sculptural creation of natural materials and forms. Futuristic Floating Home . Like this: Like Loading...
Japanese House Built for $11,000 by Off Grid Champion - Brian Schulz The Japanese Forest House is a confluence of my love of small spaces, my passion for local materials, and my fascination with tradtional Japanese architecture. For those familiar with the intensely refined art of traditional Japanese carpentry, applying the title of 'Japanese' onto my house might be laying it on a bit thick. It's true I've fallen short of the refinement found in the homes of the upper classes, however, the work still embraces the design principles that make the traditonal tea houses (which were, ironically, modeled after peasant shacks) so appealing. Oversized beams, live edge slabs, natural timbers, real plaster walls, and minimal decoration, all encourage a deep sense of calm. What I love about this structure is that it is architecturally honest, meaning that where a lag bolt or a deck screw or a 16 penny nail was used, no attempt to was made to conceal them.
Recession Special: Home & Workplace in Ten Feet by Forty Size: 400 sq. ft.Location: East Village, New York CityArchitect: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture Storage, restraint, and efficiency were key in carving this bachelor’s studio in the East Village into a live-work sculpture for a grown-up. Living and working in just under 500 square feet, Michael Pozner, Head of Retail Development for American Apparel (which is based in LA), had been pushing the limits of what his apartment, in its current configuration, would accommodate. He’d purchased the studio back in 1999, before the boom of the last decade, and wasn’t anxious to move. But between his office needs and his many toys and quirky art pieces, the apartment was jam-packed and nothing had a place. The solution was ultimately about exploiting every opportunity for storage, and then combining those spaces and the kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping loft into an intricately sculpted wood-paneled central service core. The before shot. Michael is always working on several projects at once.
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!
Micro-house / Studio Liu Lubin Architects: Studio Liu Lubin Location: Beijing, China Project Team: Liu Lubin, Wang Lin, Weng Jia, Wang Xiaofeng, Wan Li, Liang YIfan, Zhao Ye Constructor: Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University CO.LTD Nanjing University Of Technology Advanced Engineering Composites Research Center Photographs: Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin The Micro-house is based on the minimum space people need for basic indoor movement, such as sitting, laying and standing. The form of the Micro-house is designed to act as a combination of furniture and architecture elements. The main material of the Micro-house is the Fiber Reinforced Form Composite Structure, which is light but strong. The Micro-house makes it possible for people to have private housing product under current Chinese land policy.
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Tiny Houses | Steeltown Anthem This home is located in Canal Winchester, Ohio for $27,000 There is something fascinating to me when it comes to living in a tiny home, cabin or trailer. Sometimes I daydream of owning a small home in New England and living in a more secluded area when i’m older. I might get bored and have to venture into the city from time to time but the thought of being somewhere quiet and peaceful seems exciting to me at this point. All photos courtesy of Tiny House Listings This is a shipping container! A draggable beach house
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
Historic Shepherds Huts - on the move A quick note to say that the excellent site dedicated to shepherds' huts - Historic Shepherds Hut ("a web based archive dedicated to record survivors and the forgotten part they once played in our country's rich agricultural past") - is heading to a new location at www.shepherdhuts.co.uk because of hosting problems. They're still in the process of moving everything across but it's worth changing your bookmarks now as they are also planning to expand the site to deal with lots of new huts which have come their way as a result of recent media coverage. Incidentally, if you have a shepherd's hut for sale, please do contact Shedworking - there were many, many disappointed readers who were very interested in the last one we advertised (including the editor of a wellknown national magazine) that I'm sure you'd find a buyer quickly. Our Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden officespecialists.Click here for more details.
Classic Hand Tools Limited - Lost Art Press Ref: BK-MAJSFAT When it comes to exploring the shadowy history of how 17th-century furniture was built, few people have been as dogged and persistent as Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. For more than two decades, this unlikely pair – an attorney in Baltimore and a joiner at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts – have pieced together how this early furniture was constructed using a handful of written sources, the tool marks on surviving examples and endless experimentation in their workshops. The result of their labour is the new Lost Art Press book “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th-century Joinery.” This book starts in the woodlot, wedging open a piece of green oak, and it ends in the shop with mixing your own paint using pigment and linseed oil. It’s an almost-breathtaking journey because it covers aspects of the craft that most modern woodworkers would never consider. Joint stools are a fascinating piece of British and early American furniture.