Monthly Archives: October 2010

Pallet House Workshop hosted by New Jura Natural Building in Waller, Texas

The folks at New Jura Natural Building will be hosting a pallet house building workshop beginning on November 1st in Waller, Texas. They will be covering the following topics: Pallet walls Slip straw Earthen plastering Rainwater capturing Grey water Recycled materials For more details visit the New Jura Natural Building website. What’s a pallet house? […]

How to draw a Tiny House with Google SketchUp – Part 5

In the fifth part of this Google SketchUp tutorial I finish drawing the exterior of the house.  In part 6 I’ll move inside and draw interior walls, bathroom, and kitchen. Be sure to follow along on YouTube by subscribing to the Tiny House Design YouTube Channel.

Redefining the Trailer House

Randy has a blog called Mobile Kodgers where he writes about the freedom he finds on the road. Today Randy told the story of a long-time friend who lives in a private location on the Mogollon plateau in Arizona. The land she found is part of a giant failed real estate development where parcels regularly sell […]

Deek at Walden Cabin

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen had an opportunity to visit Henry David Thoreau‘s cabin yesterday and posted a video tour of the famous little cabin on YouTube. Deek is the author of the book Humble Homes Simple Shacks… and micro house creations like the Boxy Lady.

Tiny Yellow House #5 – Vermont Cabin

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen has posted the 5th episode of Tiny Yellow House, his growing show on YouTube that features tiny living spaces. In this episode Deek shares the tiny cabin in Vermont he built with his brother, family, and friends. It was built with very little money and includes a lot of reclaimed and local […]

Rammed Earth Builder turns to High Speed Wood

Michael Thompson builds and teaches workshops about rammed earth buildings in the UK. He has undertaken a non-housing project – to set the land speed record for a 100% wooden bicycle. While this story is off the topic of tiny house design, I thought it was important news and would be of interest to my […]

Fricken Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing is a process of busting up layers of rock to increase oil and gas well production. All around the family farm, where I’ve been slowing building the Tiny Free House, are dozens of natural gas wells. Actually there have been gas wells in the area for decades but within the last few years […]

10 Square – Competition Entries

The 10 Square Design Competition entries have now been posted to the competition’s blog. Juried finalists will be announced (via the Shelter Blog) Tuesday, October 19th. Voting for the “people’s choice” entry will run from October 12th through October 26th (5 pm PST) and will be announced as soon as possible after the voting ends. This design competition […]

How to draw a Tiny House with Google SketchUp – Part 4

In the fourth part of this Google SketchUp tutorial I show how to draw the front door, windows, and exterior trim. By the end of this clip the house is really starting to look like a complete tiny house and only needs siding and a finished roof, which I’ll cover in part 5. In part […]

How to draw a Tiny House with Google SketchUp – Part 3

This third video shows the completion of the basic structure including the framing of the loft and roof. Some basic structural concepts are explained and SketchUp’s tape measure tool is introduced. I’ll continue posting additional segments of this tutorial here in the coming days, but you can also subscribe to the Tiny House Design YouTube […]

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