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$10k DIY Off Grid Solar Tiny House
I love looking at peoples designs and sketches. To see that draft that shows the first ideas before anything is built makes me feel happy, it's the potential that is represented and I enjoy them enormously. This 185 sq. ft. off-grid solar tiny house design was submitted as part of&nbs...
$20k American Freedom Off-Grid Tiny House For Sale
This American Freedom Tiny House For Sale is completely off-grid ready and available for only $19,995 from Incredible Tiny Homes. Randy Jones, co-owner of Incredible Tiny Homes, gives you a complete guided video tour (thanks to Lucas of 7 Trumpets Prepper and Off Grid Contracting) of this coz...
'Ark' Is The Name Of This Beautiful Tiny House
Functional, well-built AND artistically cohesive tiny houses. Zyl Vardos can build a house from a previous design OR create a totally unique house. They specialize in handmade windows and doors, curved rooflines, off-grid systems, and interior furnishings.  And thi...
11 Reasons We Want to Move Into This Tiny Beach House Immediately
Being on the water is everything, so it doesn't get much better than this tiny beach house located on gorgeous Tyee Beach on Washington state's Camano Island. On the market for $424,500, the compact-but-charming bungalow offers 335 square feet of living space on a .34 acre lot. The house was origina...
144 Sq. Ft. Dewdrop Tiny House by Zyl Vardos
This is the 18′ version of the Dewdrop Tiny House by Zyl Vardos which offers about 144 sq. ft. of space inside. It’s another incredible design/build by the amazing carpenter/artist and founder of Zyl Vardos, Abel Zimmerman Zyl. Zyl specializes in artistically designed and built tiny hom...
210 Square Foot MODERN Tiny House- WITH NO LOFT!
Designed by Foundry Architects and Brian Levy, Minim House design stands on the shoulders of others: House 227 from the great folks at Yestermorrow, the hidden platform bed from Front Studios, the not-so-tiny homes from Stephen Marshall at Littl...
23 SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME OWNERS SPEAK OUT: 'WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE BUILDING MY SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME'
by containerhomeplans.org “What’s the one thing you wish you’d known before you built your shipping container home?” The responses are in and it’s time to learn the most important things you need to know before you build your shipping container home… Why mak...
24′ Luxury Tiny Home on Wheels by Tiny House Chattanooga Read more at http://tinyhousetalk.com/24-luxury-tiny-home-on-wheels-by-tiny-house-chattanooga/#PYOpiXrPLcIT6OyJ.99
This is a 24′ model luxury tiny home on wheels designed and built by Mike Bedsole of Tiny House Chattanooga. This tiny house is called the Nooga Blue Sky, it’s built using steel framing and is available for sale right now for $83,500. Our friend Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen of Re...
8 Micro Shelters That Are Cooler Than Your Home
Creator of RelaxShacks and HGTV native, Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, doesn't only have an awesome name; he also has an awesome book, Microshelters, which offers a photographic survey of 59 creative cabins, tiny houses, tree houses, shoffices (shed-offices), homes on wheels, forts, backyard retreats, ga...
8 Most Amazing Tiny Homes
This 78-square-foot living space may be one of the smallest apartments you will ever see. Located in the midtown Manhattan neighbourhood of Hell's Kitchen, it's the home and office of architect Luke Clark Tyler.Tyler, a graduate of Cornell University, actually lived in a 96-square-foot space previou...
A Colorado Dream Living with the bare minimum - the small house of Christopher and Merete
Christopher and Merete are the owners of a tiny house in one of the most beautiful parts of the U.S. in Colorado. With no electric bill, it is highly efficient. Christopher always wanted a house in the mountains but never realized how possible it was until he started reading about " The Tiny House M...
Alternative Senior Housing: My Mother Lives in the Backyard
Portable elderly housing or “Granny Pods” are an affordable alternative to nursing homes and can be used for rehabilitation or long-term care. The “Granny Pod” is a modular senior housing unit providing 24 hour monitoring next to a senior caregiver's home. The senior housing...
Amazing DIY Modern Off Grid Tiny House: It all boils down to Freedom!
Brett landed with about a year and a half's worth of rent and decided to do away with rent and hang onto that money.  Watch and enjoy how he went about setting up a place with solar power and rain water collection:  At 15 Square meters and completely off-grid, Brett Sutherland has co...
An Architecture Student Transformed A School Bus Into A Mobile Home And Is Taking It On A Cross-Country Tour
Hank Butitta transformed a defunct school bus into a mobile home, and he's currently driving it across the country on the road trip to end all road trips. The 27-year-old was a student at the University of Minnesota's School of Architecture when he revamped the bus for his senior thesis project. Tir...
Artist's remarkable tiny home tells a profound life story (Video)
We see a lot of spectacular tiny houses gracing these pages. But once in a while, we come across a truly remarkable home, accompanied with a remarkable story. That's the case with American artist Dominique Moody, who designed and built much of her tiny home herself. Nicknamed the NOMAD, an acronym f...
Beautiful 377-Square Foot Home Built Into The Turin Hillside
Leave it to Italian architects to show us that the tiny home movement doesn't have to mean living in a frumpy box with a cheap fold-out couch. Turin-based architectural firm, Studioata, has taken a rustic 377-square-feet structure built into the Turin hillside and turned it into an ultra-sophisticat...
Big Island Treehouse (Pictures & Video)
Couple treat themselves to a nice vacation, and stay in a beautiful tree house in the middle of the Jungle in the Big Island of Hawaii. via Vimeo...
Bills Maryland Strawbale Home: As Ecco Friendly And Green As Can Be!
This is the living room in architect Bill Hutchins straw bale home in Takoma Park, Maryland, USA. The home has a lot of design features not often found including the raised bay window (below & right) and a first floor outdoor sleeping balcony (below).   Many of the home's parts like door...
Book your next Vacation: Rent a Yurt in Andalucía Spain
From the winners of the ZOOVER AWARD 2014 and 2015 Best bungalow in Spain for Casita Balcón de Andaluz (537349) .   We do hope to achieve this goal as well for our new Yurt. A visit to Balcón de Andaluz in La Axarquía in Andalucía guarantees a fantastic holiday. Ou...
Build A Cabin In A Weekend For Under $5,000
We came across this company while researching completely unrelated articles.  These small metal arched buildings are 14 by 20 feet.  We can think of all sorts of challenges one of these could also resolve – Want your own private office in your back yard? Always promising your sign...
Casa del Sol: Dr. Solar's Medicine Show van Conversion
Casa del Sol is a van conversion project that Dr. Solar has been working on to make it part of his show. A few days ago, after all the hard work, he finally took it out on some trial runs before he can tackle the remaining interior which he plans to power with 850 watts of solar,...
College student lives in 96-square-foot solar-powered house rent-free to save thousands on tuition
Green Mountain College senior Rob Dunn has been living rent-free in a solar powered home for a year He made the house to reduce his carbon footprint and save money to counter the high cost of college The home cost just $3,000 to build and room and board at Dunn's college would have cost him $11,492,...
Coming Soon: Vacation Tiny Hood Just Outside Of Portland With Gorgeous Views
The Tiny House Village at Mt. Hood offers a unique way to experience the artistry and culinary vibe of Portland while surrounded by the nature of the Pacific Northwest. It's just close enough to the heart of the city and just far enough to give you the escape you need. Built by Tumbleweed, these tin...
Cozy One Bedroom Cabin To Heal The Soul With Its Surroundings
Fossicker’s Hut is an off-grid, one-room cabin on the banks of the Wakamarina River in Marlborough, New Zealand. Fossickers Hut From $190 p/n Sleeps up to 4       Fossickers Hut is situated near small, historic, gold-mining town, Canvastown, on the main route to Nelson f...
Craftsmans Whimsical Off-Grid French Tiny House Hamlet
A few years ago, a group of carpenters (and friends) began building tiny homes on a property in southwest France using material from the woods, tools from the past (and present) and the freedom afforded by relying on their own labor.Today the forested land looks straight out of a fairy tale. There's...
Cute 550 Sq. Ft. Prefab Timber Cabin
FabCab offers this tiny house called TimberCab 550, a prefab, 550-square-foot timber cabin. The structural pieces of the house (timber frame, wall and roof panels) come already cut to size, making construction time shorter. Cost to design and build a completed home starts at $300 per sq. ft. FabCa...
Dear People Who Live In Fancy Tiny Houses
This is a great article, it asks a lot of questions that I have thought myself, but does it in a very sarcastic and funny way. Hope you enjoy it too! Do you ever wake up wondering, “I’ve made a huge mistake”? Dear People Who Live in Fancy Tiny Houses… Do you actually love l...
Denver Deploys Riot Police to Demolish Tiny Homes For the Homeless
“To quash something like that in an instant is to rob them of a dream.” "The group behind the guerrilla construction is Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL) — an activist collective that’s known for pushing the boundaries on homeless rights issues. They’ve been dreaming, sch...
Downsizing Is Officially A Trend, And Tiny Houses Are A Big Part Of That Trend
As the trend picked up steam, more and more builders got on board, and building tiny homes with reclaimed materials has gone viral with it's own TV show and the man behind the dream at Texas Tiny Houses, Brad Kittell.   Brad is building tiny houses that captivate the imagination, and even thoug...
Elicia Clegg's Walipini Adventures Began On Day One With A Simple Piece Of Earth...
The Earth Shelter approach to construction has many different techniques that have been learned by necessity and carried on traditions throughout time.  In todays society, we make use of the knowledge we learn from other nations and their pasts as best we can.  The fact that this shelter i...
Enter To Win A 2 Night Stay In The Amazing Hobbit Hole, Chelan, WA
Win a stay in a Hobbit Hole! Enter to win a two night stay in the woodworkers hobbit house in Chelan, Washington! Click This Link, and follow three simple steps to enter   Here's a bit about Kristie and The Hobbit Hole: Kristie Wolfe is a superstar in my book of off-grid and/or tinyhouse ...
Esk'et Tiny House Is Not Your Average Tiny Home
Beautiful tiny homes are inspiring. The frugality and the ability to have a home that is functional small and yet can be taken anywhere is awesome. Tiny house enthusiasts Robert and Bettina Johnson from Alkali Lake in British Columbia, Canada, have recently completely their own 280 sq ft (26 sqm) ...
Eye Candy: Beautifully Designed Tiny Homes and Apartments
Wanna tax your design skills? Move into a tiny space and see what happens. Already in a tiny space? Then you know all  the challenges designing such a space entails. It's also why you might be much better at being organized than your McMansion counterparts. You need to be tidy if you want to ma...
Father/Son Duo Transform School Bus into Solar Powered Tiny Home
Patrick Schmidt saw freedom in an old school bus. With the help of his father, the Californian bought an old school bus, and transformed it into a tiny dream home on wheels. Complete with bedroom, living area, working kitchen and bathroom, the bus, now called Skoolielove, is home to Schmidt’s ...
Fun and Beautifuly Built Carnival Circus and Caravan Gypsy Wagons
An Inspiring Carnival Circus and Gypsy Wagons Album with Photos by Anika Theunisz and Paula Marie Kenny The word caravan (from Persian: کاروان) is an ancient word which is used to refer to a group of people and their transports, (Horses, Camels, Mules, ..., Cars, Trucks) which move together an...
Garage turned into a TINY HOUSE-
Derek "Deek" Diedricksen (author of "Microshelters" and "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks") tours a tiny house (converted from a garage) in Portland, OR. This airbnb rental house has full stairs to its loft, a great little kitchen, bathroom, and more- as you'll see in this tiny house tour. This particula...
Getting Creative In The Tiny On Wheels
While searching for tiny/small houses in Ireland, I finally came across a tiny house on wheels! Noel Higgins from Kilkenny built this tiny house called, Teach Nollaig. Noel built his tiny house (and trailer) from scratch and incorporated a variety of reclaimed and salvaged materials, as well as...
Groovy New Tiny House with Full-Size Appliances Can Sleep 8
Remember the Escape Traveler, the fab new mobile tiny home with major amenities like a full-size oven and bathtub? Well, despite already offering one of the more indulgent tiny homes available, the maker of the Escape Traveler has just launched a even more spacious version. The Escape Trav...
Gypsy Caravans: A Home Away From Home
Aren't these Gypsy caravans beautiful? Look at the detail and the craftsmanship. Well built and you can drive 'em anywhere. Why would you want a Mercedes-Benz when you could buy a whole new lifestyle? The day that I have a backyard to park it in, mark my words, I’ll buy a g...
Heart of It All House: 224 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home
Much like everyone else who’s built their own home or Tiny House, it’s a bittersweet feeling to see the project come to completion. So many long nights and weekends of pouring your family, your friends, and your own blood, sweat, and tears into a project– that it finally comes to l...
Here's A Free Set Of Tiny House Plans. Now Who's Ready To Build One?
Andrew Hickman is an architect who is just finishing up his own self powered, super efficient Earthship Home.  He drew up these tiny house plans for a custom job, and here they are, free to use at your discretion.   If you need some plans drawn up for your eco home...
HOME RUN TINY HOUSE
For the Love of Baseball, this Tiny Home just might be a Home Run!  via TinyhouseSwoon...
How To Build A Rocket Mass Water Heater
With deforestation still moving ahead apace, dealing with the global demand for fuel wood is critical. Life without heat and hot water would be very unpleasant. Life without trees is impossible…. And to satiate our hunger for heat, richly biodiverse forests are being replaced with ‘ster...
HUD Wants to Make Living in a Tiny House or RV Illegal
There have been a number of conversations as of late regarding the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) new proposal entitled “FR–5877–P–01 Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations; Revision of Exemption for Recreational Vehicles” an...
Hurricane Katrina Inspires New HempHome
MAKE TINY BIG! The idea for GreenBuilt came about almost a decade ago after the victims of Hurricane Katrina were left without shelter, with mold-damaged homes and toxic temporary housing. A few years later, when Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake and thousands of people were buried under col...
Hurricane-resistant SURE HOUSE wins the 2015 Solar Decathlon
The winner of the 2015 Solar Decathlon is the Stevens Institute of Technology's SURE HOUSE! Years of hard work and outside-of-the-box thinking paid off as the team took first place in this year's Solar Decathlon competition with their incredible hurricane-resistant design. The SURE HOUSE is a solar-...
In a Tiny House Village, Portland's Homeless Find Dignity
As cities search for solutions to homelessness, Portland’s Dignity Village offers 60 men and women community and safety. On a frigid January morning, a tour through Portland’s Dignity Village follows the same path its residents are required to travel. All were, or are, homeless. New...
International Code Council (ICC) has requested a presentation to address building codes for Tiny Homes
I am excited to announce that the International Code Council (ICC) has requested a presentation to address building codes as it relates to tiny houses on wheels (THOW). I'm even more excited that Andrew Morrison has agreed to fly to LA to give the presentation, right after his travels from Brazil an...
Interview With A Tree House Master: Roderick Romero Builds Around The World
Roderick Romero is one man who is responsible for many of the worlds greatest treehouses.  You've seen his work on Treehouse Masters among other shows.   Have a listen to this telephone interview I had with him just a few days ago (on or about January 10th, 2015) where he talks abou...
It’s Not Just A Garage. It’s A Micro Home
Designed by japanese architects hiroki + tomoko sekiguchi, this compact wooden house is located in a residential neighborhood of hyogo, japan. Defined by its gently inclined walls, the building’s roof and façades are constructed from the same material, creating a singular dense volume....
Jay Austin's Beautiful, Illegal Tiny House
Demand for housing in Washington, DC is going through the roof. Over a thousand people move to the nation's capital every month, driving up the cost of housing, and turning the city into a construction zone. Tower cranes rising high above the city streets have become so common, they're just part of ...
Just in time for winter! Tiny beach hut with stunning views (but no toilet or mains electricity) goes on the market
Tiny wooden structure carries a heavy price tag, but comes with stunning views of the North Sea in Whitstable  Hut is restricted to daytime leisure use, meaning it cannot be occupied overnight, despite its high listing price It has been fitted with a roll top work surface, a sink with a drainer...
Live off the grid and rent-free in the charming Wohnwagon mobile caravan
Is your dream to travel the world in an off-grid caravan? The Austrian manufacturers behindWOHNWAGON (Living Wagon) could help make your fantasy into reality. Wrapped in a rounded, larch-clad shell, this charming mobile home is an eco-friendly and energy-efficient gem built with locally sourced nat...
Living Off-Grid in a School Bus for $5,000
The couple in this story was in the process of deciding either to buy a new home or move near family in a different state. Rather than buy that property, an opportunity to purchase a school bus fell on their laps and decided to fix it and travel instead. They have been living off-grid in a sc...
Luxurious Tiny Home in New Zealand is Off-Grid and 100% Self-Sustaining
Every now and then you come across a tiny house that has been constructed to an incredibly high standard. That’s exactly the case with this stunning off-the-grid tiny home, built by ex boat builder and cabinet maker Jeff Hobbs. There’s no hiding the amount of sustainable technology ...
Michigan Student fed up with $800-a-month rent on campus builds his own tiny house and uses solar power and compost toilet to live off the grid - and saves himself $6,000
Christopher Cerk, 21, disliked renting on University of Michigan campus Calculated he could save $6,000 by building his own home He constructed the dwelling in his spare time with $13,000 of materials The 170 square foot mobile hut has solar panels to charge the electric stove as well as a comp...
MiniBus turned into a Tiny Home (Pics)
This is a set of pictures illustrating a tiny house made out of a MiniBus. A deck has been added with flowers and a garden...  The wood stove provides ample winter time heat The kitchen is fantastic, but what I love most is all the light that enters the space! via facebook...
Mobile Living Creations: Here's How They Do It
Tiny homes are a budget friendly solution for those looking to go off-grid, or those simply looking to avoid high rental costs, excessive mortgage payments and soaring energy bills. The following are some videos of people that have embraced tiny home living, their stories and projects. College kid ...
My LIfe In An Off Grid Solar Powered Pyramid on $150 per month
Greg's monthly expenses to live are $150.00 per month which includes property taxes, chainsaw gas, and what he needs to survive.   He has managed to build a life with longevity in mind.   This is the dream we so many strive for.  Nice work Greg!  Watch the terrific v...
My Little Romany Wagon: A Labor Of Love
It all began as a little wood trailer I found in the black berry bushes. I tore the railings and sideboards off and replaced the bed with treated 2X6 lumber. My Little Romany Wagon As you can see the trailer itself was kind of ugly with its home made sheet metal fenders. I just kept the basic trai...
Off-Grid Prospector-Style Tent: A Tiny House Alternative
In this video, we give you a tour of a prospector-style, 4-season tent that is completely off-grid. The tent is built with two layers of weather-proof canvas stretched over a wooden frame and is equipped with a double combustion wood stove for heat, a solar panel to power 1 LED light, and a propane ...
Off-Grid Yurt Tour: A Tiny House Alternative
In this video, we give you a tour of a yurt that is completely off-grid. The yurt is equipped with a double combustion wood stove for heat, a solar panel to power 1 LED light, and a propane fridge to keep food cool during the summer months. There's also an outhouse, barbecue and picnic table outside...
One House Shines Above the Rest... in Costa rica
Mrs. V. (the owner and a tireless cook) needed a house that could be built with her retirement savings (which resulted in $ 400 per sq. m.) and that could accommodate her strong personality and the mementos of her life without worrying about asking for the architect's opinion to make use of the arch...
Orb Tree House Hotel Dazzles Guests!
Take a journey to the enchanted world of Free Spirit Spheres near Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, Canada with Kait Burgan of Arbutus RV Island Adventures. Catch this quick video and meet Tom Chudleigh, visionary and mastermind behind these one of a kind, suspended orbs, and see why they are on the...
Quirky Little Space-Saver Ideas In This Tiny Madrid Studio
When Dido Fogué asked a Madrid-based architectural and urban planning design team to make her tiny home hyper-efficient in regards to usable space, she got exactly what she wanted. The home makes use of a plethora of innovative ideas in space-saving, adaptiveness, and functionality, all the ...
School Bus Converted to Permanent Tiny House: Take a Look!
Check out this beautiful school bus converted into an amazing full time tiny house/RV! After hearing about Jade in British Columbia, we decided to go see him.  Luckily he gave us a full tour of his amazing new "home".   He did the entire conversion himself, from the woodwork down to the ...
Shower In The Morning, Home Theatre in The Evening: This Tiny House Converts
If you’ve ever lived in a big city like New York, Paris, or Tokyo then you understand the compromise you make regarding space. After looking at rents you quickly give up dreams of having a guest bedroom, a full-sized kitchen with large American fridge, a bathtub, a home cinema, or a home gym. ...
Simple How to Build a Tiny House
After many requests for our how to build tiny house plans, here they finally are! We’ve been living in our Tiny House for over a year now – and we love it! We’ve named her Lucy and she’s beautiful  If you think our tiny house is beautiful too and you would like one just ...
Simply Home: A tiny cohousing community grows in Portland
It appears that a tiny house boom is well underway, and along with it comes a smattering of emerging tiny house communities. Whether they are tiny or otherwise, it takes a lot of work to keep an intentional community together. Sometimes, despite the best of initial intentions, they can be waylaid by...
Steve Was Given Space On His Friends Mango Grove To Build His Home: What He Did There Is Amazing!
When most people imagine their dream home, they probably think of a large, sprawling vacation house that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. When Steve Areen thought about building his dream home, all he had to do was find $9,000 and a place to build. He did just that and, in a few week...
Stunning DIY Cottage-Style Tiny House (Video)
Shaye and Tom's Tiny House is nothing short of spectacular. Nestled amongst the bush in West Auckland, New Zealand it fits perfectly into it's landscape, and feels light, spacious and warm. It's obviously a house that has been built with love. There are not too many Tiny House's in New Zealand, and ...
Super High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House
This incredible off-the-grid Tiny Home, constructed by boat builder and cabinet maker Jeff Hobbs really has taken Tiny House building to the next level. It's packed with clever design features, high quality materials and sustainable technologies. Every now and then you come across a tiny house ...
Survivalist tiny dorms at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin architecture school
Since Frank Lloyd Wright began building Taliesin West- his winter home and school in the desert-, students have been living in canvas tents as an alternative dorm. It was direct study of nature and the land, both important elements of Wright’s organic architecture. Today the Shelter Program ...
Teenager Builds A Tiny House: How And Why? (Video)
In this episode she will be answering some viewer questions and also giving us her 2 cents. Here is what she has to say about herself and her journey. I am an 18 year old tiny house builder and vegan enthusiast. My tiny house journey started in May 2015 and will be finished by May 2016. The reason ...
Terraeden Biotecture's Creation Of Beauty, Functionality, and Light
Thanks To Duuvy Jester and the workshops he's been holding at Tarraeden Biotecture in Queensland Australia, the beautiful glass and mud work stands as an amazing testament to fine skills and architectural technique.  Now what is an electric bill?  I thought the sun was free! Enjoy the fab ...
THE EXBURY EGG: FLOATING WOODEN DWELLING
To raise awareness about the changes in our environment a living art installation to draw attention to the importance of place and rising sea levels, the Exbury Egg served as the dwelling and workspace of Stephen Turner for a year between the July 15th 2013 and July 14th 2014. The small boathou...
The Low Cash Downsize: Tiny Houses Galore!
Perhaps the idea of a tiny house brings back mental snapshots of the quaint cottage vibe, or the cabin on wheels look. Maybe that’s just not your style, and you need some inspiration for the most elegant, modern, and even futuristic-looking houses you’ve ever seen. This video is indispen...
The Umbrella Home: Super Efficiency
The idea of a dome-shaped, partially submerged house in the earth is not a new one. It has been around for many years. Maybe people don’t like living as a hobbit, living in Middle Earth. However, there is probably not a better energy efficient home than an umbrella home. A simple undergro...
The Wackiest Tiny Home You've Ever Seen (Built in 1925)
From the front, this Seattle home appears normal. But walk around to the side, and you’ll see a house that’s a sliver of its front-facing self — and measures just 4½ feet wide. It wasn’t frugality or hipness that inspired its unique construction back in 1925, deca...
This Gorgeous Tiny House Packs a Big Punch
Pascal and Catherine built their first tiny house in just 40 days and are currently living in it as their second home. They're a couple from Kamouraska, Canada, that started a tiny house building company called "Ma Maison Logique," which in English means "my logical house."   Pascal designed ...
This Man Claims to Live In This Tiny Camper. But When He Shows What’s Inside… IMPOSSIBLE!
Meet Paul Elkins.  Paul is about to prove to you that no matter how small your home is, there are ways to make more efficient use of your space. Paul has been traveling around the country in his “stealth camper.” It’s an absolutely tiny camper that looks like it probably jus...
This Off Grid Floating Garden Paradise Takes My Breath Away
This floating fortress of sustainable living floating on the coast of Vancouver Island British Columbia goes to show just how wonderful a sustainable life off the grid can be. Wayne Adams, 66, and Catherine King, 59, built this floating home together in 1992, and have been growing and fishing for th...
This Petite Cottage Will Totally Sell You on Downsizing
I’m excited to share this charming tiny bungalow with you today. It’s designed and built by Creative Cottages in Freeport, Maine. I’m not sure of the exact square footage on this home but it looks like just a one bedroom and one bathroom with kitchen and living room. They call it t...
This Rocket Mass Sauna - Wood Fire Heat - A Picture Walk Through Of The Build
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Building a Rocket Stove Sauna: Earth Sky Time Farm     Earth Sky Time is a community-based organic farm in the beautiful, wooded foothills of the Taconic mountains, just outside of Manchester, Vermont, USA. In addition to year-round sustainable agriculture, th...
This Tiny House Could Be Yours! Essay Contest from Sustainafest Will Determine A Winner
Annapolis, MD – SustainaFest announces the Tiny House Essay Contest, which will make one person’s dream of sustainable living come true. The winner will assume ownership of a 210-square-foot, hyper-efficient, off-grid home built by Maryland middle and high school students. Contesta...
This Tiny House in Portland Follows The Sun
A hundred years ago, George Bernard Shaw did his best work in his rotating writing shed. There are some big advantages; he could turn it toward the sun when it was cool, away from it when it is hot. Lester Walker notes that "it could be manually turned to follow the arc of the sun. He worked alon...
Timber House Extension Above A Driveway
British architect Adam Knibb has extended a house in a converted school in Winchester, England, by building a timber box above a seldom-used entryway. Adam Knibb Architects was asked by the owner to find the best way to extend the house, which occupies the former toilet block of the O...
Tiny Bath house in the Northern California Coast
Located on the Pt. Reyes peninsula along the Northern California coast, this small 260 square foot building is designed to support a large group of children for a yearly family summer camp. The structure is sited among a cluster of farm buildings and is designed to blend with the environment of the ...
Tiny Cabin That Sleeps 6, Amazing!
When some people need to get away, they prefer to frolic beach-side. Others love traveling to exotic cities. But nothing beats the pastoral serenity of escaping to a rural cabin deep in the forest. What better way to appreciate the simplicity that Mother Nature provides than spending your rustic ret...
Tiny Home Built By A Bad-Ass Single Mom
Confronted by a divorce and having to raise her four children alone, she made the decision to downgrade her lifestyle. She purchased a property by the lake and with the help of family and friends built herself and her kids a tiny home. This has been a labor of love and even her little ones are hel...
Tiny homes for homeless hit snag; Huntsville officials concerned about lack of toilets, electricity
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - A feel-good volunteer effort to build tiny houses for Huntsville's street homeless has hit a government roadblock. Huntsville City Administrator John Hamilton said Thursday night that the tiny homes being built by Foundations for Tomorrow present a "challenge" to the city becau...
Tiny House Build Project
Here's my tiny house build project, I started it a few years ago and it's coming along nicely. This video is to introduce you to my new channel. I have a second channel, The Homestead Craftsman, but wanted to put together this channel that will be dedicated to my tiny house project. If you woul...
Tiny House, With Kids: Families Find Rewards in Living Small
In this 2015 photo provided by Laura Baird, Jessica Baird, left, and her brother Evan relax in the living room of their family's 440-square-foot cabin on wheels in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More families with children are joining the tiny house movement, downsizing to small, often portable, homes in hopes ...
Tour 1,000 Watt Solar Sprinter Van Dwelling Off Grid Tiny Home On Wheels
"I'm Joe. I am converting a 2006 Dodge Sprinter into a stealth camper. When it is finished, I will travel the United States indefinitely. I created this blog to document my journey in a way that isn't possible with typical social media. I want to be able to look back on each great adventure long aft...
Truck Home: Ingenious Israeli Turns Truck Into Exquisite & Ergonomic House On Wheels
When people talk about ‘life on the road’ it is most often about an adventurous trip or two that took them to a few exotic places before they found their way back home. But when 50 year old Joseph Tayyar tells you about the same, he literally means every single word. This resourceful and...
Turn a Deluxe Playhouse Into a Tiny Home
Morristown Buildings has turned one of their Deluxe Playhouses into a Tiny home and we think it's a great idea. Enjoy the pictures!      This is a small but functional full bathroom. Turn one of their Deluxe Playhouse's Into a Tiny Home! As low as $5870 or Rent To O...
Ulster County’s Rowan Kunz Builds a Tiny Home That’s Entirely Self-Sustainable
With a little help from her friends and family, a young Ulster County woman builds a tiny home that’s completely off the grid  Free-wheeling: Most tiny homes have the door on the gable end, but Kunz avoided the railroad-apartment layout by using French doors on the long side. Willow the c...
Ultra-Compact Micro Kitchen: Perfect for a Tiny Home
This little concept kitchen unit is a full working kitchen that unfolds and expands to reveal all the commodities of a regular size kitchen. To me it seems perfect for a tiny home. What do you think? Arana estimates that her prototype cost about 2,500 euros to make. The designer says that she is cur...
Unbelievable House Truck Transforms Into Fantasy Castle
This is a house truck that you have to see to believe. Completely road legal, this off-the-grid house truck folds out and transforms into a fantasy castle. This is one Tiny House tour you don't want to miss! A young family in New Zealand have transformed a truck into a tiny home castle, complete w...
Update From Tiny House Build... and The Tiny House Movements Future!!
Here is the update from Andrew regarding the meeting with ICC officials: "This afternoon I had the opportunity of giving a presentation on tiny houses to the Ventura Regional Chapter of the International Code Council (ICC). About 30 officials attended the lunchtime meeting to hear this tiny house sp...