Monthly Archives: February 2016

Toybox Tiny Home

The Toybox tiny home is just 140 square feet and designed by Frank Henderson and Paul Schultz. On the outside a three cube structural design is enhanced by varying exterior treatments. Inside the cubes carry over to form three functional and versatile including a kitchen, bathroom, ample seating, and a sleeping loft. The tiny home […]

Can Off-Grid Solar Power Air Conditioning?

Off-Grid homes often don’t have air conditioners. This is simply due to the fact that air conditioners pull a lot of power, especially when they start-up. Off-grid power systems are typically comprised of three main groups of components: Input – This is the power source which is typically photovoltaic solar panels, wind turbines, and on the rare occasion, […]

How to Select a Tiny House Trailer

One of the first big purchase decisions you’ll make when starting to build a tiny house on wheels (THOW) is the trailer. In fact the trailer is likely to be the single most expensive purchase in any tiny house project. In the past, most folks just went down to their local trailer retailer and bought […]

Wonderful Tiny House Resource – Tiny Nest How-to Videos

The folks at Tiny Nest, Kiva & Jake, are publishing an excellent collection of Tiny House Construction videos on YouTube. Below you can find all the videos in their playlist. The videos are highly detailed and offer a do-it-yourselfer’s point of view on building a tiny home. All the learnings and challenges they’ve faced and […]

Simple, Affordable, Prefab – Arched Cabins

Keeping costs down isn’t easy to do in the current home building industry, but Arched Cabins has an option worth looking into. A basic shell kit from them can cost as low as $1,000.  A 12’x24′ Arched Cabin costs about $5,000 for the shell. In a standard kit you’ll find the floor plates, ribs, a ridge beam, R13 […]

$3750 Tiny Earth Bag Home – Total Cost for Completed Exterior

I love following the progress of this family’s tiny house projects. This time they are building a tiny house for their son Bryson on their homestead. Technically they call this tiny house his bedroom. $3750 Total Cost Outside completed!! It always feels so great to reach a checkpoint on the buildings! Now we will be moving […]

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