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Revisiting a Tiny House Retirement Plan

As markets tumble and retirement accounts begin to take a beating, the notion of holding real tangible assets comes to the front of many people’s minds. When money is in the bank, or investment brokerage, it’s subject to outside forces in a way useful tangible assets you hold yourself are not. During good times some […]

Treehotel

An extreme tiny living experience awaits travelers to a remote spot in the Boreal Forest. This is the Treehotel in Sweden, a collection of extreme tree houses that make-up a unique hotel in the middle of an unspoiled natural environment. Each treehouse if different, but each sits suspended in the trees and is accessed by a rope […]

Moschata Rolling Bungalow

This tiny house was built by Shawn and Jamie Dehner, the folks at THE small HOUSE CATALOG. It’s a 20-foot mobile tiny house with two lofts – one for sleeping and one for storage. The total square footage is 160 square feet and it has a bathroom (with a flush toilet!), kitchen, and high ceilings. The […]

One Tree House

This is the tale of a small home being built from one tree that fell nearby during a powerful storm. The tree was perfectly healthy too, no rot, so it was sad to see it taken down by the storm – but Nancy made good use of it. With the help of a logger the […]

SkechUp 20-Foot Tiny House Shell Drawing

This downloadable SketchUp drawing is a bit different than a single component, it’s the shell of a house. It’s a much simpler drawing than a full plan which should make it easier to work on an overall design concept of your own. In other words it’s a good starting place to start designing and learning […]

Free Small House Plans: Timber Frame & Straw Bale House

Guest post by Brian Liloia, a.k.a. Ziggy In 2009, I moved into my newly completed cob house here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. My dream had come true — I was living in a house that I built with my own hands! Since then, however, it has become clear that there is a lot of room for […]

Lightweight Tiny House Concept

One of my regular readers, Grant, sent me this design challenge. I have a lot of personal interest in it because I’ve been day dreaming of building a small lightweight tiny house for taking my family (Julia, Katie, and me) on short road trips. It would also make visits to the family farm more comfortable. […]

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 […]

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