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A blog dedicated to interesting design and small space living

A blog dedicated to interesting design and small space living

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Tiny House Contest 2014 - Simple Solar Homesteading 2014 Tiny Off-Grid House Design Contest Results Sponsors: and 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. microhouse - affordable design small cottage plans 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. Commune Commune for West Elm We have collaborated with West Elm on a collection of furniture lighting, wall art, textiles and accessories…a whole living room applicable to all styles of living. The idea was to create well designed, good quality pieces that are accessible enough for us all to bring into our homes. We were inspired by many of our heroes (Schindler, FWL, Goff, The Eames’, Gropius, Barragan, Klint) and mid-century design by way of Japan, Mexico and Denmark. We hope you enjoy.

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.

What Is The Tiny House Movement? What are tiny houses? The tiny house movement? Tiny living? Simply put, it is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. Sustainable Living and Tiny House Resources - Treading TINY I’ll sprinkle great sources of self-sufficient living, good clean food, and sustainable housing info all over this page. Stay tuned. The go-to virtual spot to buy,sell, and rent tiny homes:

Tiny House In an effort to tell the whole story about tiny houses I felt it necessary to show the not so pretty side of tiny houses. Namely, how much waste a tiny house generates in its construction. The reality of how much waste I have created in building my home really shocked me when I saw all the scraps loaded up onto a single trailer, ready to be hauled away to the dump. This was a real reality check that even tiny houses have an impact, which of course I knew, but knowing something and facing the reality in the face are two different things. 79 ideas Unable to show Instagram photos Error: Access Token is not validThis error message is only visible to WordPress admins There's an issue with the Instagram Access Token that you are using. Please obtain a new Access Token on the plugin's Settings page.

Radiant Floor Heat - A Review - MiniMotives I often get questions about my radiant floor heat and I realized I never reviewed it… So here we go! Was it ‘worth it’ – It certainly served its purpose as a learning project, I learned how to install and operate it, I have no regrets about adding the thermal mass in the floor (and the extra axle that came with accommodating that). For me this was a learning project and I have indeed learned! Now, Would I do it again? …a woman's journey into building When I started this build I expected it to take six months but then I got laid off and with the loss of income it turned into two years and six months. I started this little blog so that my family and friends who live at a distance could watch the progress. Since then this little blog has been viewed over 8,700 times in over 23 different countries. What were the lessons? The timelines on dreams and plans is not nearly as important as the consistent continually chipping away at them. And the humblest of communications can have far reaching and profound impact, far beyond anything we anticipate.

Suzani (textile) Uzbek Suzani wedding cloth Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Suzani is from the Persian سوزن Suzan which means needle. The art of making such textiles in Iran is called سوزن‌دوزی Suzandozi (needlework). Stamps featuring suzanis How to Live in 320 Square Feet: Update with photos: What you can fit into a small kitchen I am re-posting this, but with photos of the ‘innards’ of the kitchen. Scroll to the bottom if you want to skip it. Here is my stunningly gorgeous kitchen (yes, I am in LOVE). This post is on what I have behind my six cabinet doors. I cook every day, we prepare three meals a day, albeit simple meals, but prepared nonetheless.

Brett's Off-Grid Tiny House Moves To New Property - Living Big In A Tiny House Last week Brett Sutherland’s Tiny House made the journey from Hamilton to it’s new home at Bethells Beach on the west coast of Auckland. We caught up with Brett to see how he was settling in to his new Tiny House, find out more about the land he is now living on and to celebrate the completion of the house with his friends and family. See the full video tour of Brett’s Tiny House here.