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Kirsten Dirksen Visits Inventor Paul Elkins

Paul Elkins invents things like micro houses that can be towed behind a bicycle, micro boats, and pedal-powered vehicles… among many other things. Paul used to work at Boeing, but now has fun building fun stuff. His work is inspiring because he pushes minimalism to an extreme. While his tiny structures are lightweight, weatherproof, and […]

Burning Man Pyramid by Paul Elkins

I reported on this tiny pyramid back in November 2010. But now it’s creator, Paul Elkins, has posted a short video tour on YouTube. It’s made from 10 sheets of reflective insulation board, duct tape, and 2x4s. The total cost was about $300. He fashioned a simple door and added a couple of dome windows […]

Paul’s Pyramid

Paul Elkins is an inventive fellow. His latest experiment was to take Vinay Gupta’s Hexayurt design and reshape it into a pyramid. Rigid foam sheathing panels form the lightweight structure; duct tape and some wood help hold it together. To test the strength of the design Paul set it up on his roof for two […]

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