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Redefining The Cubicle

This tiny building was the home office of Peter Frazier which overlooks Chuckanut Bay in Bellingham, Washington. A couple of years ago it was featured on Lifehacker. Peter now works from a sailboat in Bellingham! Today this cabin is available as a vacation rental on Airbnb.com! Ironically, Peter Frazier’s story sounds almost like a mirror of my […]

Extraordinary Structures – CNC’d Tiny Houses

Leveraging CAD design and CNC machines, Extraordinary Structures provides design/build manufacturing services and expertise in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They can build a tiny house for you or CNC a tiny house kit you build yourself – at considerable cost savings. For example… right now on their website it says you can order the Salt […]

Jeff’s Cabin & Greenhouse

A few years back Jeff sent me a link to a tiny house he had built as a place to stay while building his larger home. He finished his larger home, but his original tiny house still get used by guests. But Jeff still needed some space in the garden for tools, his mower, greenhouse. So […]

12K Cabin

Sue spotted my post on The Shed Option, and commented with a link to her own shed-based bunkhouse. The whole project cost them about $12,000 to complete. Here’s what she said: “We bought a 10 x 16 cedar sided “shed” type shell building that we finished as a “bunkhouse”. We live in a small 464 […]

The Shed Option

An alternative to building your own tiny house is to start with an unfinished pre-built shed shell. You may have seen buildings like these lined-up along side the highway in your community, outside your local home improvement store, or even inside your local Costco. Typically these pre-built unfinished buildings are sold as sheds, but some […]

Green Roof Home Office

If you’ve been following Tiny House Design for a while you know that I’ve been gearing up to build a tiny home office. I work from home and my family is growing (adopting a baby girl) so I need a somewhat separate space to work during the days. Next week I’ll be taking a week […]

Vote for Shed of the Year 2011

Public voting for Shed of the Year has begun. This annual competition is hosted by the folks at Readersheds.co.uk and occurs in conjunction with Shed Week. Over 1,500 sheds from around the world have been entered this year – so there’s lots of tiny shed/house designs to browse. Pictured here is a hobbit inspired shed built […]

Expedient Home Office

I had hoped to build something larger on a trailer so that this tiny house could also serve as a camping cabin – but after much deliberation my wife and I decided to just build something small for my home office. It will measure 5×8-feet and stay under the local 9-foot height requirement for sheds. […]

How To Make Unbuildable Land Buildable with Rainwater Collection

I’ve been playing with the idea of finding ways of building on unbuildable land. The term unbuildable land typically refers to property located in a place with a lot of code restrictions. There probably are places that you’d be hard-pressed to build a house too, like a cliff or lake bottom, but even in those […]

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