Tag Archives: tiny house

kitHAUS – Prefab Modern Kit Houses

kitHAUS is cool. It’s a flexible prefab building system built to go up quick and easy and make minimal impact on the building site. It’s designed to sit on simple foundation piers. The structure is a lightweight aluminum frame and clamping system. The walls are SIPs (structural insulated panels). The windows, doors, sub-floors all have […]

Insitebuilders Tiny House Design Books

If you’re looking for a good place to start learning about how to design and build your own tiny house, Insitebuilders looks like a great place to start. They publish books that show you how to draw complex construction drawings and make them easy to understand. They also teach you how to use Google SketchUp, […]

One Square Inch House – The Hand Up Project

I thought my Nine Tiny Feet house project was small until I saw this. Now I guess when you’re client is physically small like Elizabeth Demaray’s hermit crab friends the requirements for affordable housing change a little. Are you asking yourself if this is serious? Good, keep reading…

Tiny Cob & Straw Bale House – 300 Square Feet – $10,000

The Kerley Corners Cob Cottage is located in Tivoli, New York. It was designed and funded by Ross Anderson and Julian Perez and one day house will be the home to one or two stewards of a garden and fruit tree farm. Its foundation was crafted from local stones by Thea Alvin a master stone […]

Tiny Tubular House

This is cool. It’s not a house; it’s a hotel in Austria called dasparkhotel. Staying the night costs what you can afford, they are available at a “pay as you wish” nightly rate. All hotel services (Toilets, showers, minibar, cafe, etc) are supplied by the surrounding public space. So it’s a tiny room, with a […]

Domus – Mobile Compact Home

This is a very cool idea. Designer Andrew Dutton has come up with the ultimate convertible. It’s a house and vehicle that’s flexible and expandable. The platform is based on a Mercedes Sprinter van but sections slide out and up to provide more home space. It will be interesting to see if a market emerges […]

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 […]

Tiny Free House

My first tiny house project will be the tiny free house, built from shipping pallets and other reclaimed material. It will measure approximately 6′ by 15′ and provide 90 square feet of living space. A sleeping loft will also extend over about half of the floor space to provide sleeping space for two adults. A […]

Tumbleweed Houses

So far the most inspiring tiny houses I’ve seen are designed by a Jay Shafer, the original founder of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. He got started over 10 years ago back in Iowa but is now living in Sabastopol, California. His houses are well crafted and carefully designed miniature homes often no larger than […]