Monthly Archives: March 2011

Jeremy’s Tiny House

It’s always exciting for me to run across a new tiny house project. Somehow this one stayed off my radar until today. It’s a Tumbleweed built by a fellow named Jeremy in Indiana. On his website he says he’s planning on selling this one to help finance building a tiny house for himself. He’s posted photos […]

Yestermorrow Tiny House Design/Build Workshop

Starting on September 18, 2011, Dee Williams and Paul Hanke will be teaching a 12-day tiny house workshop at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, Vermont. Here’s a part of the course description: In this intensive course, students will spend mornings and afternoons building a small house on wheels, including framing, interior and exterior finishes, insulation, and […]

The Legality of Tiny Houses

In the following interview with Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, the original founder Jay Shafer, he describes some of his initial motives for choosing to live in a tiny home. Civil disobedience was one item that topped the list. Demonstrating that size was not a requirement for safety, prosperity, or happiness was (and still is) one of […]

How to Design a Nuclear Fallout Shelter

Nuclear fallout shelters have been stigmatized as the ultimate prep for the paranoid and the butt of many jokes. But now that we’ve all been reminded that nuclear accidents can happen, nobody is laughing anymore. My hope is that nuclear preparedness becomes a topic we’re more comfortable talking about again. I’d hate to see us […]

Yes Wee Cabins Video

George Packard, a professional videographer in New Hampshire, recently interviewed tiny house builder Tim Guiles about his tiny house projects (video below). George is currently working on finishing two more videos on tiny houses, one with Jay Shafer and the other with Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. Be sure to subscribe to […]

The Field Lab in The New York Times

I first wrote about John Wells and The Field Lab back on June 8, 2009. Now John’s story has been written up in the New York Times. Ironically before John moved out west and starting building The Field Lab he worked in New York as a photographer. I suspect he’s a bit happier now, doing the […]

Eric’s Prefab Micro House

Eric, one of my readers, sent me some photos of a tiny house project he’s been prototyping. The design began as a disaster relief shelter but in the end didn’t quite meet his initial goals. It did turn out to be a clever way to build a small building so in that regard is a […]

The Future of Tiny House Business Opportunities

I’ve noticed an increase in interest around the topic of tiny house business opportunities. Things seemed to get jump started sometime after July 17, 2010 when Jay Shafer’s story was featured on the Yahoo homepage. The media seemed to really like the idea that tiny houses were thriving while McMansions continued to suffer. Variations on that theme […]

WorldHaus Prefab

The folks at faircompanies tipped me off to an interview they recently had with Daniel Gross, the entrepreneur behind a company called WorldHaus. WorldHaus, an Idealab project, has developed a low cost prefab building system intended to provide families in places like Kenya and India a safe and secure place to live for as little […]

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