Tag Archives: affordable housing

Low-Tech vs. High-Tech Tiny Homes

ow In a recent news interview I shared my opinion about the unsustainability of high-tech housing. Here’s a quick quote from the article: “Wojcik’s tree house is a good example of architecture students who have cast off the rule book,” countered Michael Janzen, 46, a corporate Web designer in Fair Oaks, Calif., and the founder of tinyhousedesign.com. “It’s […]

Palm to Palm Tiny House

This is a guest post from Ally & Priyan at Palm to Palm – Alternative Dwelling Design, Build and Consult. My husband and I have a dream of creating a sustainable micro-homestead on a tiny backyard plot.  We built this 120 square foot home on a limited budget with zero construction experience.  Neither of us had […]

Rethinking The Tiny Simple House

I should really stop staying up so late, but I guess I just can’t help myself. Below is another 3D drawing using Google SketchUp. I’m getting a little better with it but I know the drawings are still a bit primitive compared to the pros, but I can definitely see how drawing in 3D can […]

The Phoenix Commotion

My wife Julia ran across this in the most recent issue of Natural Home Magazine. It’s a low-income housing initiative started by Dan and Marsha Phillips in Texas called The Phoenix Commotion. They are taking mostly discarded stuff and building small homes with the people that need them. It sounds like Habitat for Humanity but […]