Tag Archives: architecture

FOUNDhouse – A Prefab Microhouse

Expanding on the WikiHouse open source construction set, FOUNDhouse is a tiny 150 square foot home design made of CNC-milled plywood that snaps together like a puzzle by hand without any metal fasteners. The creators, architecture students Patrick Beseda and Lacy Graham, have added a few items to the basic WikiHouse system to make it more habitable. […]

The Living Wall in Buffalo, New York

One hundred first year architecture students attending the State University of New York Buffalo are developing a collection of minimal dwelling unit designs. Each living space will have an entrance, sleeping space for 3 (minimum), and internal circulation. The units will also be interconnected to literally form a single living wall. To test and learn from […]

Who’s Next – Design Contest

FreeGreen.com is hosting a design contest that challenges designers to bring progressive new ideas in housing to mainstream America. The grand prize is $5,000 plus the plans will be developed fully by FreeGreen.com while allowing the designer retain the rights. They will also post the winning design to FreeGreen.com. The registration deadline is December 31, […]

Tiny Dogtrot House – Part 2

I got so much great feedback on the last Tiny Dogtrot House design concept that I decided to whip up a revision. Below is a slightly modified variation that now includes a screened porch between the two 8′ by 12′ sheds, a solar box around the water tank, radiant floor heating, and a tiny gap […]

Two Sustainable Sheds

Here’s a simple concept that builds on the tiny shed cluster concept. This time instead of four sheds it’s just two 8′ by 12′ sheds connected by a deck. The roofs are setup to collect water and fill one cistern that sits on the south side of the house. One shed would have a bedroom […]

What you’ll need to build a tiny house

Stephanie at Coming Unmoored has compiled a complete list of the things you’ll need to build a tiny house. The list contains tools, plans,  and building materials. If you’re even remotely considering building a tiny house I highly reccommend you read down this long list. If you have some experience in construction Stephanie has left […]

Small Living Journal: Issue 4

The latest issue of the bi-weekly webzine on the small home movement is now online. This issue is focused on Do-It-Youself Projects. My contribution is a video that shows how I draw the 3D drawings you see here on Tiny House Design using Google SketchUp. The video is a little rough but shows you how […]