Category Archives: Design Concepts

Dream and Fly Bubbles

Dream and Fly, the designers of these little airport shelters must get stuck in airports a lot or be expecting an increase in air travel delays. All kidding aside these little shelters are interesting explorations into tiny space design albeit in a futuristic aesthetic. These is also looks very similar to the SLEEPBOX design concept […]

Covert Trailer

Another on of my readers sent me a cool tiny house design with a couple of unique features. Here’s what Chris says about the design: I am a builder and aspiring architect, and have been thinking a lot recently about space efficiency and cheap, sustainable living. I’ve drawn up a plan for an 8’x12′ trailer […]

Tiny House on Skids

One of my regular readers shared some designs with me over the weekend. Tracy’s idea is to design a small lightweight habitable module that slides onto a common flatbed trailer. The entire structure would be built on top of skids tall enough to clear a trailer’s wheels so that the width of the house can […]

ReadyMade’s Signature Modular Dwelling

Back on March 21st IKEA and ReadyMade ended a six city tour of ReadyMade’s Signature Modular Dwelling finished out with a little kitchen from IKEA. Luckily the sixth city was Roseville, California and the little house was on display outside the very Whole Foods Market that Julia, Katie, and I shop at from time to […]

Ultralight Tiny House Concept – Revisited

While recovering from the flu I found myself obsessing more and more about this ultralight house concept. I also began researching other unrelated ultralight topics like ultralight backpacking. I guess seeking extreme examples of less is more is just a fun to noodle over; but I have to admit… I think I’m developing a bit […]

SketchUp is Addicting – Ego Martini

One of my regular readers, Craig, has been getting more and more addicted to Google SketchUp. Below are some of the drawings he’s been doing. He actually started on this series before I started working on the ultralight tiny house concept. He also has a great little teardrop trailer and modified A-frame house drawn up. Be […]

Lightweight Tiny House Concept

One of my regular readers, Grant, sent me this design challenge. I have a lot of personal interest in it because I’ve been day dreaming of building a small lightweight tiny house for taking my family (Julia, Katie, and me) on short road trips. It would also make visits to the family farm more comfortable. […]

Who’s Next Entry – Version 3 (Final)

Below is my final design for Who’s Next Competition. I really want to thank everyone who made suggestions and provided feedback. I think that this final design achieves the best balance while maintaining the tiny house cluster concept. The public voting begins tomorrow and you’ll have a chance to review all the submissions. Entries are […]

Who’s Next Entry – Version 2

Below is the updated design for my Who’s Next Competition entry. At first you’ll probably think it’s an entirely different house but when you compare the floor plan to the first version you’ll quickly realize they are pretty much the same… just in a slightly different arrangement. All the changes were made as a result […]

Who’s Next Entry – Version 1

I’m not sure how your 2010 is going but mine feels like it’s flying by a little too fast. I looked up from my work for a moment and noticed that the deadline for the Who’s Next Competition is almost here. I’ve been working on some ideas and finally cleaned them up enough to share […]