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10 Benefits of Steel Tiny House Kits

10 benefits to consider when choosing to build your tiny home using steel framing. 1. Higher R.O.I. — Your return on investment is better because with wood framing most of the cost is in the labor. This is either carpentry work you pay someone else to do or work you do yourself. Wood might be […]

NOMAD Micro Homes

The NOMAD is a refreshing new modern micro home built in British Columbia. It measures just 10′ x 10′ and is designed to be shipped worldwide. It arrives unassembled and assembly should be completed by at least two people with at least handyman level building skills. The design can be used for a variety of […]

TenYurt – A Simple DIY Prefab Shelter

The following is a guest post by Malcolm White on a new prefab ebook he’s authored. For a long time now I have been interested in almost everything related to residential design and construction. If you looked at the bookmarks in my Internet browser you would find that category to have the most pointers by […]

Solar Burrito’s Cabin – Update

Solar Burrito’s off-the-grid cabin is coming along nicely. On their most recent visit they finished up the sheathing and sealed it up tight with house wrap. Originally they had a yurt in this same location but it caved in last winter under the weight of snow; so they bought a kit from Penny Pincher Barns […]

Cabin Fever – ZIP Cabin

The folks at Cabin Fever have a new design that is just 10′ by 12′ and goes up quickly. It’s called the Zip Cabin and can be configured in a number of different ways. I like this dogtrot-like variation with twin cabins facing each other. The single 10′ by 12′ unit pictured here starts at […]

Studio Shed

Studio Shed makes prefab sheds and garages that can be setup quickly and used as a backyard shed, studio, garage, backyard home office. Kits start at $1,700 (check their website for current prices) and you can even configure your custom shed online and view pricing instantly. You’ll probably find that to get a habitable structure […]

Cottage Kit by Jamaica Cottage Shop

Here’s a how-to video produced by the folks at Jamaica Cottage Shop, a company in Jamaica, Vermont that builds shed and cabin kits.  The video is a bit of an infomercial but it shows how prefab panelized kits are assembled. I don’t have any personal experience with this company so I can’t provide any kind of […]

Tiny House Kit by Zamore Homes

This is a small 400 square foot kit house that comes ready to assemble and is built by Zamore Homes in Houston, Texas. It’s made from standard off-the-shelf parts and through clever design can be flat packed and delivered to your building site. If 400 square feet isn’t enough space they have many more larger […]

A House for Khayelitsha – Update

I’ve been working on this 16′ by 16′ design every night this week and wanted to share an update with you. I’ve worked out most of the prefab panel construction details and how they all fit together. The next step is to work out how best to arrange the interior so that five people (in […]

Shelter Kit

Shelter Kit has been in business for over 40 years and builds simple house kits that come pre-cut, pre-drilled, and designed to be assembled by two inexperienced people. They come with an easy to understand construction manual as well as all the lumber, hardware, flooring, siding, roofing, trim, doors, and windows. Interior finishings are not […]

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