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Tiny House Raffles & Other Fund Raising Ideas

The students at Hilltop Montessori School in Brattleboro, Vermont were given the opportunity to build a tiny house. The house was then raffled-off which raised $17,000 for the school. The whole project was so successful that the school is planning another tiny house raffle. The fund raising idea came from a school parent, Chad Farnum, […]

On Reordering Priorities

Before the lure of internet took hold of my priorities, I was a potter – a good potter but a poor potter. While I had studied architecture in school, I ended up leaving with an art degree in ceramics. Not all ceramics majors think of themselves as potters, many, no most, think of themselves as […]

How to Build a Greenhouse

Cody (a.k.a Wranglerstar) is one of the folks I follow on YouTube and Facebook. He regularly posts great how-to videos he films on his homestead near White Salmon, Washington. While this short video series focuses on building a greenhouse, it demonstrates how quickly the shell of a small building can be framed. He found the plans for this […]

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 […]

Introducing Tiny House Map

  Dan Louche and I are collaborating on a new website called TinyHouseMap.com. It’s a map-based classified listings site that we hope will help connect the tiny house community outside of cyberspace. The internet is great, but when you’re looking for the closest tiny house builder, workshop, or open house it’s tough. This new website should fill […]

Small Underground House & Shelter

The destruction left behind by recent powerful storms make me wonder if underground homes should make a come back? So many of our buildings are made from lightweight frames covered with thinly sheathed walls stuffed with feather-weight insulation, wires, and pipes. While great efforts are made to engineer strength into conventional structures, powerful storms continue […]