Monthly Archives: April 2011

Burning Man Pyramid by Paul Elkins

I reported on this tiny pyramid back in November 2010. But now it’s creator, Paul Elkins, has posted a short video tour on YouTube. It’s made from 10 sheets of reflective insulation board, duct tape, and 2x4s. The total cost was about $300. He fashioned a simple door and added a couple of dome windows […]

The Year of Mud: Building a Cob House by Brian “Ziggy” Liloia

Brian “Ziggy” Liloia just finished a book documenting the process of building his tiny cob house at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. The book is titled The Year of Mud: Building a Cob House. Ziggy began construction in April of 2008 and moved in on July 11, 2009, but the story didn’t end there. He quickly learned what worked and […]

Tiny House For Sale in Asheville NC (Updated: SOLD)

One of my readers is selling his tiny house project so I thought I’d do him a favor and help get the word out. It’s currently for sale in Asheville North Carolina and he’s asking $10,000.  Here’s what David says: Eco-built modern studio – perfect for an art studio or 1 bedroom cottage. Rough plumbed for water […]

QB1 – Cube Project

On the inside the QB1 is 3x3x3 meters, about 97 square feet. It was designed to generate at least as much electricity as it uses, making it energy-positive. In fact the designers estimate this house, with its 1.48 kW roof mounted photovoltaic system, would pay the owner £1000 per year in FiT income. FiT is […]

Triple Dome Survival Shelter

Note: The recent CNBC article linked to the wrong page. Here’s a link to Wójcik’s tree house. Dr. Owen Geiger, expert earthbag designer and builder, recently posted the design of this Triple Dome Survival Shelter on his Earthbag House Plans website. It’s designed to house a family for an extended period of time – protected from nuclear […]

Dome Lady by Bev Magennis

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s always something better. Here’s a unique house that will probably never be duplicated – but possibly emulated. This 18-foot tall dome home was built by artist Bev Magennis. It’s located in remote Apache Creek, New Mexico and serves as a tiny guest space on a larger 10-arce […]

Travis’s Tiny House Tour

I ran across this tiny house project on YouTube posted by travis162002. The first video is a tour of his completed house and the other is a construction slideshow. It’s based on a Tumbleweed Lusby with a couple of nice modifications. Instead of using lap siding he used cedar board & batten siding. He also built […]

Cabin in Alaska

Rob Fisk sent me these photos of a tiny 8′ x 12′ cabin he and three friends just finished building up near Dillingham, Alaska. Here’s what Rob told me: I went up in March with 3 friends, dug out the snow, built it, insulated it, and made it cozy in 2-weeks for under $2,000. Two […]

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