Monthly Archives: August 2012

Gabion Tiny House

A gabion is a metal cage (box or cylinder) filled with rocks (debris, concrete, gravel, sand, etc). Normally these are used as retaining walls in big & small landscaping projects. You might also hear the word hesco used with the word gabion. Hesco is a company that makes gabions used by armed forces as walls to protect […]

Homesteader’s Cabin v.2 – Updated Free House Plan

One of the most popular free tiny house plans I offer is the Homesteader’s Cabin. It’s a 12’x24′ house with a 12/12 roof and a loft. The lower level has enough space for a small kitchen, bathroom, laundry closet, and living room. The loft can span half the house giving you a high ceiling in […]

Shipping Container Cabin Concept – Part 3

If you’ve read parts 1 & 2 you might remember that I’ve been using this shipping container exploration to test a photorealistic SketchUp plugin called Podium V2. Well I’ve had so much fun it that before the 30-day trial ended I bought the plugin. As I learn more about how to best render images I’ll […]

Off-Grid Cabin in Oregon For Sale

Travis is selling his off-grid cabin. It’s located on a river about an hour west of Portland, Oregon in the coastal range. The cabin is just shy of 200 square feet making it possible to build without a building permit. Travis made prefab panels off-site and then brought them to the property for final assembly. There […]

How to Build a Tiny House Video Series & Construction Guide

Dan Louche at Tiny Home Builders has been busy building another tiny house and recording the process in an instructional video series. The videos are now available through his website and show how to build a tiny house step-by-step. Dan tells me: “The library is currently has 22 videos and over 3 hours of footage. […]

Alternative Housing via The United States Mission

This is a bit off-topic but seems to be a worthy alternative housing cause. I normally don’t give door-to-door solicitors the time of day. Sorry but the numerous scams I’ve seen come to my door have tainted this face-to-face sales method for me. But I typically listen politely for a few seconds before telling them […]

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