Monthly Archives: November 2010

Winter at Serenity Valley

I have to hand it to Ryo Chijiiwa for toughing it out at his remote place in Northern California; and I wouldn’t knock him one single bit for choosing to head for warmer climates at this point either. It’s got to be so-dang-cold up at his off-grid cabin right now. Pictured here is Hut 1.0, the […]

Paul’s Pyramid

Paul Elkins is an inventive fellow. His latest experiment was to take Vinay Gupta’s Hexayurt design and reshape it into a pyramid. Rigid foam sheathing panels form the lightweight structure; duct tape and some wood help hold it together. To test the strength of the design Paul set it up on his roof for two […]

LifeEdited – Design Competition

Treehugger founder Graham Hill is downsizing to a 420 square foot apartment which will be renovated in 2011. But Graham wants to pack a lot of versatility and function into the small space so created LifeEdited, a design competition intended to surface the best design from the global community of practiced and aspiring tiny house […]

How to draw a Tiny House with Google SketchUp – Part 7

In this video I fine tune the wall framing and play with different ideas for laying out the kitchen and main living room. I also show how to use the follow me tool, which allows you to make complex shapes like curved faucets and door knobs. Be sure to follow along on YouTube by subscribing […]

How to draw a Tiny House with Google SketchUp – Part 6

I’m closing in on the end of this video series with just a few segments left to post on YouTube. This segment shows the initial work on drawing the interior of this tiny house. I began drawing this house with just a loose idea in mind for how the interior would work and will use […]

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