Clothesline Tiny Homes Tiny House Talk SAGE BLADES | CUSTOM MADE Micro Homes Tiny Houses Micro homes are tiny houses, and an exciting new trend in housing options. I define them as ones with less than 500 square feet. Why have more house than you need? A little place is cheap and easy to own and maintain. Consider a micro home. The micro homes of the Tumbleweed House Company have received a lot of attention over the last few years. If the construction process is overwhelming you, consider a prefab. The kitHAUS modules are fantastic. 117-square-feet to 289-square-feet aluminum-framed modules that can stand-alone or combine for larger structures. How about the miniHOME trailer home? The BluHomes Origin is a modern pre-fab home. 408 square feet. The micro compact home is a clever little living-space built in Germany. Katrina Cottages are small, high-quality house designs born out of post-Hurricane-Katrina housing needs. Another good source of micro house plans is Sheldon Designs. Here's a plan for a 320 square foot 1-bedroom home.
Tata’s 215 Square Feet Flat Pack Tiny House on July 25, 2011 The same Indian company that has produced the world’s cheapest car has announced its latest product which is a flat-pack tiny house that costs about $700. It can be assembled in a week and is said to be 215 square feet. It’s a pre-fabricated kit with doors, windows and a roof. According to reports they are experimenting with a few designs. A larger version of the home will also be available. An Example of a 215 Square Foot Prefabricated Home The photos of the home shown below are by Sustain Design Studio and have no affiliation with Tata. I just wanted to show you what a 215 square foot home looks like. Photo credits: Sustain Design Studio and Jetsongreen For seven hundred bucks, I doubt that Tata’s home will be anything like this but I’m eager for them to reveal actual photos of the project. What do you think about a 215 square foot home for $700 that’s supposed to last 20 years? The following two tabs change content below. Related An Essay on Jay Shafer's Tiny House Dreams
MicrohouseNW Microhouse - Affordable small house design At microhouse we specialize in the design and permitting of backyard cottages and other small houses. Because we are specialists we are able to offer design services at affordable rates. To this end, we utilize standard designs as a starting point for design and budgeting. Budgeting Choosing to build a new house or backyard cottage is an important long term decision. While it may be hard to put a value to how a well designed home makes you feel or the value of being close to family, other considerations are easier to assess. Financing Financing to build a small house can either be done out of pocket or with a construction loan. Backyard Cottages -Invest where you live Backyard cottages can be used as part of a downsizing strategy or to generate income.
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