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Historic Shepherds Huts - on the move

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 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. Related:  Micro StyleTH Collection 1ideas

Rocky Mountain Tiny House A 72 square feet tiny house on wheels in Denver, Colorado. More info. here. 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.

The Cricket Trailer As the dog days of summer wrap around us, it’s hard to even think that sooner than later it’s going to start getting cooler out. Cooler temperatures, especially at night, make for ideal camping weather. If you’re looking to get out of the state and peer into some uncharted territory without leaving all the comforts of home, we’ve found the perfect getup for ya’. The Cricket Trailer, invented by Texan Garrett Finney, is perfect for two people with no schedule. Fast forward to 1999, the boy, now an architect and designer works at NASA on the International Space Station. Enter stage left, the Cricket trailer. The result is the Cricket. Urban Nomad We've done a bit of microhousing (and micro-driving) coverage of late, and here's some more. Inspired by the Urban Nomad movement of the 1960s and 1970s (which focused on diminutive, movable dwellings in cities), a Glasgow School of Art design student named Alec Farmer has built a tiny home in which he'll live for the next year. Using the instructions written by [Ken] Isaacs in 'How To Build Your Own Living Structures', I have created a replica of this 50 year old design, and plan to live in it, in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland, for one year. In doing so I hope to gain more insight into Isaacs design, and also into the movement as a whole. I move in at the start of September 2010. Farmer describes the work of Isaacs as "smaller than architecture but bigger than furniture," and that sounds about right.

Gnomadik. It's A Very Cute And Innovative Micro Cottage On Wheels... It's name is Gnomadik or if you don't get that, try Nomadic. It featured here recently on Tiny House Listings and I thought it worth sharing. At the moment it's located in Courtenay in Canada's British Columbia but it could easily be moved almost anywhere. I'm sorry there's no photos of the bedroom in the loft but I'm sure it follows the delightful theme. I do like the materials used here, the corrugated iron and the wonderful warm wood. Gnomadik is something a little different and at seventy five square feet it's certainly little.

The Micro Cube Portable Home Imagine this, owning a micro-sized house that needs no furniture and no extra rooms. A future-forward home that gave you the feeling of living in your own sci-fi film, set on a distant planet. If this image appeals to you, welcome to your dream home: The m-ch (micro-compact home). A team of researchers and designers based in London and at the Technical University in Munich developed the m-ch as an answer to an increasing demand for short stay living for students, business people, sports and leisure use and for weekenders. The m-ch, now in use and available throughout Europe, combines techniques for high-quality compact “living” spaces deployed in aircraft, yachts, cars and micro apartments. The micro-compact low e-home is all-electric and powered by photovoltaic solar panels of 8sqm with a small diameter vertical axis wind generator. Daytime excess power is diverted into the grid. Inside the m-ch features:

Tall Man’s Tiny House Modern tiny house built to accommodate anyone, including really tall people near Columbus Ohio. More info here. For sale here. Teenager builds tiny home Sixteen-year-old Austin Hay of Santa Rosa, Calif., has been sleeping in a work-in-progress 130 square foot "tiny home" in his parents' backyard for months. The project came about because "like every teenager, I want to move out," says Hay. Hay learned basic construction skills in woodshop during his first two years of high school, and has applied those skills to roughing out a fully functional, self-contained home that sits atop a conventional trailer. He says it's "plenty of space" and hopes to live in the home after college. Showing an unusual level of awareness of the roots of America's current fiscal crisis, Hay said that "I don't think bigger is better — too many chores […] plus, there's no mortgage on it. Hay estimates the total cost for the home is $12,000; most of the materials were acquired at salvage yards.

Adorably Tiny Study Cabin Was Built for $400 Using Recycled and Salvaged Materials | Inhabitat New York City The hustle and bustle of city life is invigorating, but there are times when it's not very conducive to quiet contemplation. That's why one NYU professor hired Derek "Deek" Diedricksen of to build a tiny reading and study cabin on a plot of land he bought in New Jersey. Diedricksen, who set the micro study pod on wheels and built it almost entirely out of salvaged and recycled materials, estimates that the cost of materials (excluding labor and time) was just $400. Perfect for grading papers or for use as a low-key vacation getaway, the 6-foot-tall micro cabin measures 7 feet by 5 feet and can even comfortably sleep two. While the timber siding was sourced from Vermont’s Goodridge Lumber, the pod’s colorful mosaic-like back wall, or “wild wall” as Diedricksen calls it, was constructed entirely from free, found and salvaged materials. Related: Tiny Wooden Writer’s Block Cabin and Boathouse Offers a Tranquil Natural Retreat in Maine + RelaxShacks Via Jetson Green

A Micro House To Love The ZeroHouse “zeroHouse” I gotta say, the name doesn’t thrill me. In this age of crappy no-calorie sodas that taste like metal or underfed actresses with no curves who can fit into a size smaller than 1, the word “zero” connotates that something vital is missing or that the product is somehow subpar. And who wants “less than”? I took one look at zeroHouse and thought “Cool design – but what’s it lacking?” That’s where reading really comes in handy. Turns out, the only things missing from zeroHouse are things you’re happy to be without: utility bills, excessive maintenance and the headaches usually associated with owning your own place. zeroHouse is touted as 100% automatic – a home that generates its own electrical power from solar panels and then stores it in a battery backup. Water pumps? Cooler still, everything is connected to sensors and controlled by a centralized laptop known as the “house brain”. Self-reliant and comfortable. But apparently you’re not supposed to live in it.

A 31 Year Old Was Sick Of Expensive Rent And High Costs. What He Did Took Guts… But Look Inside. Most grown children have heard this question from their parents at some point in their lives: "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?" It’s a question that pushes us to think for ourselves. That question doesn’t inspire me, but this man in California does. Alek Lisefski is a web designer who decided to take everything we know about building a house and flip it on its head. Alek wanted to change his focus in life, so he built this small house. Most grown children have heard this question from their parents at some point in their lives: "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?" He, his girlfriend Anjali and their dog Anya moved into the tiny house that he built.

7 Of The World's Best Nano Houses Studio-apartment dwellers may feel reasonably content living a small-scale existence. But if transplanted in the country, how many would opt for a similarly sized house? Driven by a commitment to reduce energy consumption and built space, there’s a growing trend among the eco-conscious to build tiny homes. A new book, Nano House by Phyllis Richardson (Thames & Hudson), gathers 40 of the best-designed examples from around the world--all of which showcase an appreciation for the efficient use of space, materials, and resources. Will they inspire “real housewives” of Beverly Hills to abandon their McMansions, short of a foreclosure notice? Not very likely. Check out the slideshow of 7 houses from the book. Small Trailers Houses Decorating Small Trailer House – Home Constructions sponsored links This Small Trailers Houses image is one of the photograph among other images in the writing of Decorating Small Trailer House - After you build it, you can choose the suitable furniture to decorate your small trailer house, and set them neatly. The organized furniture will make your small trailer house looks bigger than the real size. You can paint the inside and outside of your small trailer houses wisely. Use the transparent wood paint for the outside of your small trailer houses to keep the woods quality durable. The surprising Small Trailers Houses image above, is categorized in House subject and trailer houses niche and along with interior designs theme along with along with Small Trailer House area along with and then design model area of interest and then public transports content . This T@B Microlite Travel Trailer is an example of a smaller unit.