Tag Archives: cluster

Decadently Primitive Tiny Tent Living

Recently Kirsten Dirksen visited Glen and Gerry at their unusual home in northern California. It’s a tiny tent cluster of three tents they  connected with a series of decks and paths. Mostly they live outside, cook outside, and bathe outside. The temperate climate of California makes that possible. When they first bought the land their […]

Homestead House by Michael Jantzen

This is the work of a Michael Jantzen, the architect behind the M-Vironments. The Homestead House is a design concept that leverages common agricultural building components to create a simple habitable space. This particular example is not tiny by any means but the concept could easily be downsized. I also have a strong appreciation for small […]

Who’s Next Entry – Video Tour

Here’s a closer look at my Who’s Next design competition entry. It’s an 8-minute video that explains how the four separate living spaces of the Tiny House Cluster work together and how they could work individually as independent tiny houses. If this design wins the competition FreeGreen.com will turn this concept into a set of […]

Vote Now! – Free Green Who’s Next Competition

The public voting has begun. Take look at the 400+ submissions and vote for the house designs you like best. No house in the competition is larger than 1,800 square feet (not tiny) but I didn’t see any other entries that include the designs for 4 individual tiny houses. Cast you vote for the Tiny House […]

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 […]

Tiny House Cluster Under Glass

This was sent to me by Joseph Sandy, who has also helped me out a bit on my Who’s Next entry.  It’s a house in Buzen, Japan designed by the architects at Suppose design office that’s more like a cluster to tiny homes. The ‘streets’ have glass roofs and exterior walls to help strengthen the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shed Cluster Concept

I had this simple idea a few years ago. In many communities small sheds do not require building permits. So theoretically someone could build a few sheds to augment their current living space or even serve as their complete living space, if that was allowed in their community. In most communities sheds not considered dwellings, […]