Monthly Archives: August 2010

Hut 2.0 – Tiny House Raising with Friends

A great way to build a tiny house is with friends – kind of like a mini-house raising. Ryo Chijiiwa did just that a couple of weekends ago at his property in a remote part of northern California. Ryo had already built a little hut but wanted something a bit more substantial so he came […]

Solar Burrito’s Cabin – Update

Solar Burrito’s off-the-grid cabin is coming along nicely. On their most recent visit they finished up the sheathing and sealed it up tight with house wrap. Originally they had a yurt in this same location but it caved in last winter under the weight of snow; so they bought a kit from Penny Pincher Barns […]

Minicabin JaraBacoa

This Minicabin is located in Jarabacoa, a mountain region in the Dominican Republic. It was built by Luis Martinez for about $6,000 US. It’s designed and constructed to be disassembled and moved because the riverfront property it’s built on is owned by a friend. He intends to use it as a second home and it […]

The Boxy Lady – Tiny Yellow House

Derek Diedricksen has a new episode out of Tiny Yellow House. This time it features one of his latest micro house creations called The Boxy Lady. In addition to providing a place to sleep it can also double as a curbside vending booth. If you happen to be near Scituate, MA this coming Thursday (August […]

Rustic Elegance in the Catskills

One of my long-time readers, Eva, sent me a link to this incredible little cabin in the Catskills. At first glance it may look like a simple rustic cabin, but on closer inspection the level of fit and finish expose the truth that this is the cabin of gifted artisans. Kim and Jonny began this […]

Hybrid Cob/Earthship Workshop in October

David Reed will be hosting an intensive 10-day cob/earthship workshop in Hempstead, Texas starting October 1, 2010. The workshop will show you everything you need to know about building your own cob home. Participants should plan on bringing their own accommodations (tents, RVs, trailer, tiny houses) for camping-out at this off the-grid community.  On the 6th of […]

Road Limits for Tiny Houses on Trailers

Building a tiny house on a trailer is one way to avoid certain limitations that are often unavoidable when building on permanent foundations. For example, while building codes can be a great guide for building a safe home, I’ve never heard of a planning department expressing any desire to examine a tiny house on a […]

A Call for Cottages

You might recognize this tiny house; it’s the studio of Sandy Foster and has appeared on many places online since it was first featured in the New York Times. It’s an old hunting cabin that she renovated herself. It measures 9-feet by 14-feet and cost her just $3,000. Sandy is writing a book about her […]

14′ x 20′ Interior Space Ideas

One of my readers, Ana, found a 14′ by 20′ house shell for sale and posted a photo of it on the Tiny House Design Facebook page. She asked me if I had any ideas about how one might turn this size structure into a comfortable home for two people. Below are some drawings I […]

Daydreaming about Tiny House Pottery

This is just a fun design exploration I’ve been daydreaming about. It’s a tiny ceramics studio that measure 6′ by 6′ and is configured for a studio potter. You see before the internet took-off and web design took my professional focus, I was a studio potter. While I studied architecture in college I ended up graduating […]

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