Monthly Archives: May 2009

Upgraded Tiny House Forum

I just finished an upgrade on Tiny House Forum to a forum system called bbPress. The new system feels a lot more user friendly and should thwart spammers a little better. bbPress is made by the same people that make WordPress, the blogging platform most of us use. Anyway if you’d like to take part […]

Sonoma Shanty Tiny House – Price List and Video

I was excited to see the progress Kent and Stephen have made on the Sonoma Shanty. This is a simple and affordable tiny house that you can buy as plans, a kit, a complete home, and they’re even offering workshops to show you how to build one. The video provides a nice overview of the […]

Jay Shafer’s Fencl is ready for New York

My friend Kent Griswold had a very busy day traveling up and down Sonoma County. He visited pretty much every local tiny house builder. Read about his busy day at Tiny House Blog. The most exciting part was a visit to Jay Shafer’s place where Kent found a complete Tumbleweed Fencl that Jay will be […]

Two Sustainable Sheds

Here’s a simple concept that builds on the tiny shed cluster concept. This time instead of four sheds it’s just two 8′ by 12′ sheds connected by a deck. The roofs are setup to collect water and fill one cistern that sits on the south side of the house. One shed would have a bedroom […]

The Tiny House Project – Bring On The Competition!

I haven’t been THIS excited about tiny houses since I first saw a photo of Jay Shafer’s tiny house. The Tiny House Project seems to be designed to take tiny house design (in general, not my blog) to the next level. A group of architectural experts, artists, and sustainable living advocates have joined together and […]

Contest – Name That Tiny House

Project Rolling Freedom is running a contest right now where you could win a set of plans. To enter the contest all you have to do is come up with great name for a tiny house design they have posted on their blog, and have your name chosen. For contest details and to get a […]

Small Living Journal Issue 5

Get the next issue of Small Living Journal hot off the press. In this issue of Small Living Journal we focus on our dreams, goals and plans for the future. As you read you’ll notice that each of us has a different approach. The diverse nature of our backgrounds must explain our different paths; but […]

The Sonoma Shanty – Workshops, Kits, Plans, Tiny Houses

If you’ve been a reader of Tiny House Design and Kent Griswold’s Tiny House Blog for a while you might recall that a small group of us bloggers, designers, and builders got together for a visit at Jay’s Tumbleweed Tiny House in Sonoma County, California. Jay called it, a meeting of the tiny minds. You can […]

Concrete Canvas Shelters – Just Add Water

Julia was browsing tiny house videos on YouTube today and ran across this unusual shelter system. It’s been developed for military and disaster relief missions as a quickly deployed hardened shelter. The dome is made out of a concrete impregnated fabric. To setup one of these structures you simple unroll it, inflate with a fan, […]

Ultralight Teardrop Trailer – For a Bicycle!

Well if you didn’t think I was crazy before… let me introduce you to the teardrop trailer for a bicycle. Don’t get too excited and whip out any credit cards this is just a crazy idea and I’m certain many bicycle enthusiasts will tell me a some very good reasons why this is just plain […]

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