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The Not So Big House

The Not So Big House
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Sarah Susanka's Not So Big Showhouse Ficus virens - White Fig Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License Common NameWhite Fig Other NamesCurtain Fig DescriptionWhite Fig is a large fig with edible fruit. Habitatsubtropical rainforest DistributionQueensland, north eastern New South Wales, Australia. Classification Relatives in same Genus Ficus coronata Ficus macrophylla Ficus platypoda Ficus watkinsiana Small House Society | Supporting the Small House Movement 9 great ways to use a tiny house (other than as a home) Whether you call them tiny houses, micro-homes, or mini houses, ultra-small buildings are rapidly gaining popularity for those who want to downsize and minimalize their personal environmental footprint. It's refreshing to see so many people choosing a different path for their day-to-day living experience than the conventional oversized dwellings that make up the bulk of the houses on the market. Living in a tiny house can reap dividends beyond just being able to get to mortgage-free sooner and cutting utility bills down to size, as learning to live more simply and minimally can offer a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that isn't easily found in any other living environment. But for those who think, "I could never live in a house that small," tiny houses also easily lend themselves to a range of other uses, none of which require living in them full-time. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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Uncut Tiny House Realized As a result of this exploration we now know that a tiny house that could be built without a saw. The direction I went in is just one way to go too – and I’m certain there are many many more. In fact several folks have commented and contacted me directly suggesting some great improvements. I was thinking of running a little design competition to see how many people we could inspire to jump onto this idea – but this whole process sparked a new idea that’s even better. You see when you choose to avoid using a saw in your design, you end up making compromises that create another kind of waste – the use excess material in the structure. So what if we took the learnings from the Uncut Tiny House and applied them to a No Waste Tiny House. But I digress… Let me show you this version of the Uncut Tiny House. Continue to see the assembly process and details. If you’d like to explore the design in SketchUp, download the Uncut Tiny House SketchUp Drawing (27MB). Below: The foundation, 4x6s on piers.

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