Monthly Archives: August 2008

Tiny House Village Design Concept – part 1

In discussions online at the Small House Society Yahoo Group and Low Cost Community Housing Google Group the challenge of getting approval for tiny house building permits and community acceptance comes up often. It makes perfect sense because most communities across America have minimum house requirements that far exceed the size of a tiny house. […]

Tiny House with Moving Walls – part 4

In part 3 I presented an idea for a larger 512 square foot home with moving walls and invited people to suggest ideas for part 4. EJ challenged me by asking for more detail and to show how this little house could actually support a family of three full time. Here is EJ’s comment: EJ […]

Tiny Free House Progress – Floor Is Framed, Some Pallet Walls Are Up

I just posted a complete summary of my weekend working on the tiny free house on my project blog. But in a nutshell I spent two days building the floor out of pallets and got some pallets up for the walls. I’m not sure when or if the article will make it to print but […]

Another… Tiny Free House Update

I woke up this morning and drew a quick pitched roof, posted it, and got some immediate feedback on how to strengthen the walls. We’re thinking that staggered pallets in the walls should avoid one long weak horizontal seam around the whole house. I’m also estimating that I’ll need a total of 45 pallets for […]

Tiny Free House Update – Just Use The Pallets!

I just posted an update on my tiny free house project. A few people had suggested that I just use the pallets as they are and not to waste time cutting them up. I had discarded the idea because I thought it might be lighter and stronger to do it the hard way. After drawing […]

Tiny House with Moving Walls – part 3

As promised, for part 3 of this design study I’ve left the world of tiny houses for a moment to explore the cavernous expanses of a sprawling 512 square foot space. After drawing tiny houses, 512 square feet seemed huge. In fact I was able to easily squeeze 3 private bedrooms, a bathroom, and some […]

Tiny House with Moving Walls – part 2

In the first round of playing with the idea of moving walls I based the design on a 16′ by 16′ footprint. Since I like challenges I decided to go smaller this time but keep the same requirements of being livable for a happy couple with the occasional visit of another couple for dinner. This […]

Single Hauz

I couldn’t find too many details (like a floor plan) on this tiny house concept from Poland but the pictures say a lot. Basically the idea is that this billboard inspired house could be place almost anywhere and is intended to a single person or couple to live in. I think its a really interesting […]

Tiny House with Moving Walls – part 1

Here is a crazy idea, a house with moving walls. A while back I designed (but never built) a wall system for our guest bedroom, which is also my home office. I wanted to cram a bunch of functionality into one room so I came up with an idea of building a 24″ deep floor […]

Zoey’s Tiny House

The other day I got a really nice comment on my Tiny Free House blog from a woman who’s also building a tiny house out of reclaimed materials. Zoey is taking a slightly different route and is going to build from Tumbleweed tiny house plans from Jay Shafer and is using a deconstructed old travel […]

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