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Would You Consider a Tiny House Self-Build Kit?

Here’s a new approach that will likely become the best way to build your own tiny home in the very near future – a self-build kit. Leading the charge is Volstrukt, a tiny house frame builder in Austin, Texas. Using start of the art FRAMECAD machines, Volstrukt is literally printing tiny house framing in steel. In just a […]

Steel Tiny House Frames

While steel tiny houses are not usually the do-it-yourselfer’s first choice (due to the learning curve) and new option for building steel tiny house frames is taking root. I use the term ‘new option’ loosely. The first year I began blogging about the tiny house movement (2008) I met a fellow named Bill who was […]

Brad Kittel on the Pure Salvage Living Movement

Brad Kittel, owner of Tiny Texas Houses, has some great ideas about how and where we the people should be taking our freedom – starting with our homes. I’ve admired his tiny houses for years now and really happy to see him cranking the tiny house movement up a notch. Brad is suggesting that we’re […]

Earthbag Home Update

Owner-builder Aaron posted a progress update on his small earthbag home. One of the aspects we don’t usually see online is the hard work involved in building one’s own small home. While this video shows just a few minutes of what turned out to be a 19-hour marathon building session – you can get a […]

The Field Lab in The New York Times

I first wrote about John Wells and The Field Lab back on June 8, 2009. Now John’s story has been written up in the New York Times. Ironically before John moved out west and starting building The Field Lab he worked in New York as a photographer. I suspect he’s a bit happier now, doing the […]

Austin Tiny House

Louis Burns recently finished building his first tiny house. It’s a simple home built on a 16-foot trailer, weights less than 5000-pounds, and has been setup with basic plumbing and electrical. It also features a sleeping loft, small bathroom, closet, and simple kitchen. An off-grid power system could be added or if grid power is […]

Tiny Open House in Austin, Texas

Austin Tiny House is throwing an open house to celebrate the completion of their first tiny house. The open house will take place on Saturday December 18, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 5213 Jim Hogg Ave in Austin, TX. The house features: 80 square feet plus a loft that can fit a […]

Hybrid Cob/Earthship Workshop in October

David Reed will be hosting an intensive 10-day cob/earthship workshop in Hempstead, Texas starting October 1, 2010. The workshop will show you everything you need to know about building your own cob home. Participants should plan on bringing their own accommodations (tents, RVs, trailer, tiny houses) for camping-out at this off the-grid community.  On the 6th of […]

Reclaimed Space – Small House Builder

Reclaimed Space is a small house builder in Austin, Texas. They specialize in creating factory built homes using reclaimed building materials on the outer facades and all new material for the structural framing and roof. Before the house is brought by truck to the building site all construction is complete including insulation, wiring, and plumbing. A […]

GroHome in San Antonio

I got a tip from one of my readers, Wayne. If you’re near San Antonio, Texas you might be curious to know that you have a high tech tiny house open to the public in your neck of the woods. Thanks Wayne! Pliny Fisk helped the 2007 Texas A&M Solar Decathlon team design a 465 […]