Monthly Archives: May 2011

Earthbag Home Update

Owner-builder Aaron posted a progress update on his small earthbag home. One of the aspects we don’t usually see online is the hard work involved in building one’s own small home. While this video shows just a few minutes of what turned out to be a 19-hour marathon building session – you can get a […]

$300 Compressed Earth Block Hybrid House

One of my regular readers, Architect Joseph Sandy, recently submitted a design to the The $300 House Open Design Challenge. It uses CEBs (compressed earth blocks) for the lower portion of the walls and a light wood frame for the upper walls and roof – leveraging the best of both building methods. The roof would be […]

Green Roof Home Office

If you’ve been following Tiny House Design for a while you know that I’ve been gearing up to build a tiny home office. I work from home and my family is growing (adopting a baby girl) so I need a somewhat separate space to work during the days. Next week I’ll be taking a week […]

Vote for Shed of the Year 2011

Public voting for Shed of the Year has begun. This annual competition is hosted by the folks at Readersheds.co.uk and occurs in conjunction with Shed Week. Over 1,500 sheds from around the world have been entered this year – so there’s lots of tiny shed/house designs to browse. Pictured here is a hobbit inspired shed built […]

$300 Earthbag House

This is Owen Geiger‘s entry to The $300 House Open Design Challenge. Owen is an earthbag expert and the former Director of Builders Without Borders and Founder and Director of the Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building. The design challenge started out as an idea described by Vijay Govindarajan and Christian Sarkar in a blog post […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! We couldn’t be here without you!!! Here’s a quick update on a project built for a mom by a son. Dan built this tiny house for his mom. It’s now complete and she recently moved in. Congrats Dan – and best wishes to your mom! Visit […]

Tiny Playhouse

I drew this tiny playhouse as a potential class project for my daughter’s Waldorf kindergarten. It’s looking like we won’t be building it any time soon, but I figured readers of Tiny House Design would enjoy seeing it. As you can see it’s very simple and measures just 4’x4′. It’s basically a simple deck with […]

Expedient Home Office

I had hoped to build something larger on a trailer so that this tiny house could also serve as a camping cabin – but after much deliberation my wife and I decided to just build something small for my home office. It will measure 5×8-feet and stay under the local 9-foot height requirement for sheds. […]

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