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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 […]

Tiny Container Home in Northern Washington

Kirsten Dirksen recently visited Shiah Lints and his 20-foot container home in Winthrop, Washington. He downsized from a 2,500 square foot farmhouse into an 8×20 shipping container home he built himself. The shipping container he chose was a bit different than a standard container with doors on an end. In addition the normal door on […]

Rough Cut Sheds

Rough Cut Sheds is a small company in Yelm, Washington that literally uses rough cut board & bat siding on their structures. They can build tiny structures up to 200 square feet and deliver them to your property in most parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. What impresses me about the houses, cabins, playhouses, barns, […]

How to Build a Greenhouse

Cody (a.k.a Wranglerstar) is one of the folks I follow on YouTube and Facebook. He regularly posts great how-to videos he films on his homestead near White Salmon, Washington. While this short video series focuses on building a greenhouse, it demonstrates how quickly the shell of a small building can be framed. He found the plans for this […]

Solar Burrito’s Cabin – Update

Solar Burrito’s off-the-grid cabin is coming along nicely. On their most recent visit they finished up the sheathing and sealed it up tight with house wrap. Originally they had a yurt in this same location but it caved in last winter under the weight of snow; so they bought a kit from Penny Pincher Barns […]

Adam’s Tiny House Update

Adam is building a tiny house from one of my free house plans, the 8×16 tiny solar house to be specific. He recent moved from Spokane, Washington to Montana and plans to go back to school and study architecture. This house is an opportunity to build himself a place to live while getting some hands […]

Adam’s Tiny Solar House Project Begins

Another one of my readers, Adam Waltering of Spokane, Washington, has started to build an 8×16 Tiny Solar House from one of my free house plans. This small house design features a simple shed roof and a tall south facing wall for maximizing solar gain during cold weather. During hot weather the house can be […]

Yonderosa – Tiny Cabin in Eastern Washington

I was just stumbling around the web tonight reading more about strategies for building sustainable lifestyles mostly and not really looking for tiny houses and found another tiny house project by accident. It seems tiny houses are popping up all over. This is a small 12′ by 16′ cabin with a simple gable roof and […]

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