Category Archives: Tiny House Projects

Zoey’s Tiny House

The other day I got a really nice comment on my Tiny Free House blog from a woman who’s also building a tiny house out of reclaimed materials. Zoey is taking a slightly different route and is going to build from Tumbleweed tiny house plans from Jay Shafer and is using a deconstructed old travel […]

Update on Elizabeth Turnbull’s Tiny House

I spotted an update on Elizabeth Turnbull’s tiny house yesterday. Elizabeth is the Yale University graduate student who has built a solar tiny house that will serve as her home for two years while she’s attending Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her tiny house measures 8′ by 18′ and is build on the […]

Small House Design Techniques Increase Perceived Size

I just stumbled on this National Geographic video on YouTube. It describes a small (not tiny) house in Japan where the architect used many simple design techniques to increase the perceived size. The actual footprint is 320 square feet and the total size is 899 square feet. Many of the techniques involved manipulating light by […]

Underground House

Here’s an interesting house inspired by a book at DVD set, The $50 and up Underground House, by Mike Oehler. It’s a cob, log, and mostly natural material house being built by Glenn and Kathy Kangiser in central California. You can follow the construction process on this online forum. The most interesting part of the […]

Turnbull Tiny House

I just ran across this tiny house being built by Elizabeth Turnbull in Byfield, MA. Beginning in August, she hopes that it will be her home while in graduate school at Yale University. She’s using a lot of reclaimed and green building materials and by the look of the photos is right on track with […]

Tiny Cob & Straw Bale House – 300 Square Feet – $10,000

The Kerley Corners Cob Cottage is located in Tivoli, New York. It was designed and funded by Ross Anderson and Julian Perez and one day house will be the home to one or two stewards of a garden and fruit tree farm. Its foundation was crafted from local stones by Thea Alvin a master stone […]

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