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BIG designed Tiny

Klein, a prefab-housing startup, had on of the world’s leading architectural firms design this tiny house concept. It’s located in Upstate New York and is comprised of 100% recyclable materials. It gets it’s electricity from the sun and heat from a tiny Morsøe wood stove. It was designed by the architects at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), who […]

Simple, Affordable, Prefab – Arched Cabins

Keeping costs down isn’t easy to do in the current home building industry, but Arched Cabins has an option worth looking into. A basic shell kit from them can cost as low as $1,000.  A 12’x24′ Arched Cabin costs about $5,000 for the shell. In a standard kit you’ll find the floor plates, ribs, a ridge beam, R13 […]

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 […]

AbleNook – Rapidly Deployable Modular Dwelling

Here’s a fantastic idea with what looks like some tinker toy inspiration origins. It’s a modular building system that could be easily deployed for disaster housing relief but could also clearly be used for all sorts of housing solutions from tiny homes to larger multi-family communities. The inventors are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to […]

Off-Grid Cabin in Oregon For Sale

Travis is selling his off-grid cabin. It’s located on a river about an hour west of Portland, Oregon in the coastal range. The cabin is just shy of 200 square feet making it possible to build without a building permit. Travis made prefab panels off-site and then brought them to the property for final assembly. There […]

Tiny Prefab Free Plans

The storms raging across half of the United States are a terrible reminder of nature’s power – and how our homes are not always up to the task of shielding us to the level we need. I imagine most folks are busy preparing for storms to hit while some are already working hard to pick […]

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 […]

Prefab Hybrid – An Approach To Partial Panelized Construction

One of the most popular plans/ebooks I’ve published is Tiny Prefab – A Do-It-Yourself Prefab Building System. This new plan, Prefab Hybrid, is a variation on that theme leveraging prefab panels for the floor, walls, and loft and standard framing for the roof. Compared to the system you’ll see in Tiny Prefab, the panels in […]

Eric’s Prefab Micro House

Eric, one of my readers, sent me some photos of a tiny house project he’s been prototyping. The design began as a disaster relief shelter but in the end didn’t quite meet his initial goals. It did turn out to be a clever way to build a small building so in that regard is a […]

WorldHaus Prefab

The folks at faircompanies tipped me off to an interview they recently had with Daniel Gross, the entrepreneur behind a company called WorldHaus. WorldHaus, an Idealab project, has developed a low cost prefab building system intended to provide families in places like Kenya and India a safe and secure place to live for as little […]

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