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Tiny Farmhouse On Wheels Guaranteed To Stand Out Anywhere

Tiny House October 17, 2016

Tiny Farmhouse On Wheels Guaranteed To Stand Out Anywhere

Imagine looking out your bedroom window at a different view every month, week, or if you want, every day, from a tiny house like this. Imagine being able to travel to, and live in any place with room to park. A large suburban home is a huge commitment, a luxury city loft is a huge cost, and a summer home is a seasonal enjoyment that comes at an extra expense. So save your money and don’t feel pressured to choose one. Pick them all by getting the perfect tiny home!

The Vintage by Escape Homes is a farmhouse — or farm-tiny-house — on wheels. It is 315 sq ft of all your at home comforts with the obvious bonus that other homes can not offer. It can take you anywhere. It is built to withstand extreme weather conditions.

So it will not be a problem if you don’t plan on moving south for the winter, or if you stay south for the summer. In the Vintage tiny house, you do not need to give up your full size fridge, queen bed, or storage space, as all of these luxuries are provided. No space is wasted, and with twelve windows there is plenty of natural light to make your home feel larger.

The style of this tiny house build allows you to customize your space. So for the individuals who wish to go green, you can choose solar power! All in all, you can get exactly what you want, and go exactly where you want for an introductory cost of $59,800.00. A much lower cost than a home. So to summarize, the tiny home will meet your needs, take you to new places, and not bust your bank account!

For more information on Escape Homes and the Vintage tiny home find them in our tiny home directory.

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KODA is a solar-powered tiny house that can move with its owners

Tiny House October 17, 2016

Technology never ceases to amaze us, but you may still find yourself surprised when you learn of this chic tiny home. It is the perfect combination of technology, style, and architecture. It is so clean and efficient you will find it hard to believe it’s ready for you to move in right now! The Koda is a home that can move where you move. It is built to protect its inhabitants from the elements and bacteria outdoors. It has style that is versatile enough to meet a variety of uses, and the size of the windows alone are a reason to fall in love.

Tiny homes have huge potential and typically they come with some really unique features. So what makes the Koda stand out among the rest? The health benefits seem to be the most unique feature of this tiny home. No need to carry those over priced seasonal allergy medications. The Koda has been built with a sturdy door and vacuum-insulated concrete walls to keep noise, dirt, bacteria, and environmental factors outside. Inside you will be able to control the strength and tone of your lighting. Also the Koda will keep the humidity in your home at the correct levels. Like many tiny homes, the Koda also utilizes eco-friendly technology such as LED lights and solar panels. It is a good choice for those of us looking to leave in a clean, comfortable, with a small carbon footprint.

The design mission by the makers of Koda was to provide a home in which residents could move wherever they pleased. This means that the assembly and disassembly is made simple, and only estimated to take four to seven hours.

If you wanted to rotate your Koda for a better view the process would be even faster. My personal favorite element of this tiny home is the ability to make it whatever you want. The design build was anticipating several uses for the structure. Office space, vacation spot, primary residence, gallery, or studio could all be possible uses of this tiny eco-friendly space. This tiny home is a fresh, clean space that will provide the worry free environment you need to focus on the things you love.

By Alison LaPaglia

For more information on the Koda, find them in our tiny home directory.

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The $50,000 San Francisco Tiny Home

Tiny House October 3, 2016

The $50,000 San Francisco Home

Tiny houses, because living large is hard. It is expensive and a lot to maintain. Is your search for the right home coming up empty because the cost of living is too high? Maybe your price point is not the issue. Thinking small may be your answer.

“The 50,000.00 San Francisco Home” by Nathan Lewis, discusses a budget model that would allow high cost areas to house more people at an affordable rate. A renters rate of a $50,000.00 home would only be $400.00 to $500.00 a month. The catch? We need to give up on “keeping up with the Jones'” and embrace a smaller lifestyle. Spaces range from 120- 500sq ft depending on location. After all, the supply is determined by the demand. The more demand you have in your local real estate market, the more the supply will cost you in the end. If you go small you can get the perfect location for an affordable cost.

For some of us, small spaces may not be a desirable concept but there big benefits to living small. For example, costs go down when you downsize. In Lewis’s article he references a family who once occupied a 1,500 sq ft home and are now debt free with almost no living expenses in their 165 sq ft space.

Another benefit to living in a smaller space is free time. If you were to spend less time cleaning you would have more time for the things you enjoy. If you are a big spender a smaller space might be even more beneficial to your savings account considering you will not have excess space for excess items. Individuals with an environmental interest should appreciate the small living option as it leaves a much smaller environmental footprint.

Last but not least, a smaller tiny home living space could provide the quality time many families yearn for, or just the right amount of bonding a couple needs. All in all, there are many reasons for us to step out of the “living large” culture and into something a bit more cozy and affordable! Think small to win big!

By Alison LaPaglia

For more information about Nathan Lewis and Strong Town’s tiny homes, find them in our tiny home directory.

The $50,000 San Francisco Tiny Home

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Tiny House of Glass – Would You Live in a Glass House Like This?

Tiny House October 3, 2016

Tiny House of Glass - Would You Live in a Glass House Like This

The point of a vacation is to escape our day to day lives, experience a different area, and sometimes get quality family time that we miss when we are working. We leave the sights and sounds of our city or town behind to experience something new and different; however, most us swap out one city for another and wind up with a similar experience.

A PurePod, on the other hand, is a truly unique and private experience based in New Zealand. It is a tiny house made of glass, placed in a remote location, and crafted with eco-friendly technology. Here you will have all of your necessities provided.

Safety and security are just as much of a priority as privacy. There are three locations to choose from and each one gives a stunning view, and an opportunity to explore your outdoor surroundings.

To those of you who are afraid this vacation may be too rustic, think again! The glass used for the floor, ceiling, and walls makes the tiny house feel much larger, and the rich natural beauty outside adds an extravagance to the venue. The Purepod also uses eco-friendly technology that ensures clean water and waste management. This means no bath houses or out houses! Maybe some of you are concerned about the vulnerability of a remote area, but in New Zealand there are no large animals or snakes to act as prey. There is no “roughing it” in a Purepod.

A quote from some couple who stayed in one:

“As we approached our PurePod, we could not believe our next 24 hours would be spent in our own isolated paradise, totally immersed in nature in this incredibly innovative eco-luxury glass chalet. We could hardly contain our excitement at our new find, not knowing whether to spend our time inside or out – in the end it was apparent that it really didn’t matter which we settled for because this was an experience where the outside world met the inside one.” – Derek & Emma

Where do you see your next vacation? On a crowded beach, a crowded city, or in a beautiful setting with the one(s) you love? Turn off your television, put away the phone, and escape to a Purepod for the luxurious relaxation that dream vacations are made of!

By Alison LaPaglia

For more information about Purepods, as well as about Derek and Emma, find them in our tiny home directory.

Tiny House of Glass - Would You Live in a Glass House Like This

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Tiny Home Backyard Studio and Guest House Has Got Style

Tiny House October 3, 2016

Tiny Home Backyard Studio and Guest House Has Got Style

Design can play a significant role in the overall impression of a tiny house or other tiny structure. In this case this tiny house building is a studio — it’s outfitted with couches instead of beds, but there is any number of possibilities for how the interior of these tiny dwellings are finished.

This one is called “Orchid Studio” and it’s by design team First Lamp. It’s an outbuilding — it’s not attached to the main house structure. It could be used just as easily as a guest house or reading room.

The team was brought into this project in order to get a nice design for the tiny house-style one-room building. And it does serve as a guest house if needed.

It’s connected to the main house by a diagonal path through the backyard garden to the corner of the yard where they situated the tiny dwelling.

The budget on this project was limited, which limited the amount of bells and whistles added to the basic tiny structure. One thing unusual was the use of Douglas Fir for the rafters, which were left exposed to provide an eventually-red wood accent to the white walls and siding outside.

Photos by: First Lamp. For more of First Lamp’s work, find them in our directory of tiny home builders.

Tiny Home Backyard Studio and Guest House Has Got Style

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431 Sq. Ft. Cottage by The Wee House Company

Tiny House October 1, 2016

431 Sq. Ft. Cottage by The Wee House Company

Living a simple life means having more beautiful moments with family members. This is what small houses offer. Aside from intimacy, tiny homes have lower ecological footprint which is certainly great for our planet. Heating and cooling system is easily maintained since there is less space. Also, minimal expenditures for repair and home improvement are required. And where coziness is felt within the family members, a more loving relationship is created which is the ultimate goal of an ideal family.

This lovely 431 square feet cottage is exquisitely designed and built by The Wee House Company. They specialize in designing and building adorable tiny and small homes all over the United Kingdom.

This reputable company build homes in-house and deliver to home buyers’ vacant lot. They will install and set the house professionally. This process of designing, building, delivering and installing will take around two weeks.

The interior of this cottage is so charming that residents will surely love living in this tiny home. There’s a mud room, a nice living room, full kitchen, a comfortable bedroom and bathroom. Isn’t wonderful to live in this tiny lovely cottage with your loved ones?

For more of The Wee House Company’s work, or to find other metal building companies, find them in our directory of metal construction companies.

431 Sq. Ft. Cottage by The Wee House Company

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Inexpensive Living: She Spent $500 on Her Camper and Fixing It Up

Tiny House September 28, 2016

Inexpensive Living

This girl worked this renovated camper for a summer, making it as comfortable as she could, and spending only $500.

The girl who did the work for this camper is 14-year-old Ellie Yeater of Williamstown, West Virginia. She saved up the money for the camper and camper renoation from birthday money and being paid for chores around her house.

The camper itself cost $200, and Ellie found it in a local camper for sale ad. The other $300 was spent on paint, flooring, fabric, and decorations.

Her dad Larry helped by buying the wood and rubber roll for the roof. Free labor doesn’t hurt when you’re trying not to spend very much money.

But Ellie also did a lot of work on this refurbish job. She has some carpentry skills learned from her grandfather.

For more details, visit HomeTalk. Photos by: Lori Yeater

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Famous Architect Designs a Charming Tiny House only 22 Square Meters

Tiny House September 20, 2016

During his lifetime, the architect Pietro Belluschi became known for high-rise projects, churches and mansions. However, few know that the architect designed an eco-friendly home with a tiny house footprint, just 22m². So if your house also has little space available, don’t worry, because you can live very well in tiny houses!

All houses designed by Belluschi make clear his admiration for Japanese architecture, with minimalist essence and zen, and the Scandinavian decorating style that leaves the warm and cheerful environment. Those who follow the blog know how much we love the combo Scandinavian minimalism and style!

The influence of the Asian style of decorating is clear in the room, with a palette of bright colors, which gives breadth to the environment, and materials used, such as wood. Furthermore, note that the sofa matches the room size. It seems silly, but one of the biggest mistakes of people who have a small room or a small house is to buy very large furniture no matter what — as if it suited every environment. This is a problem that not only compromises the circulation, but breaks the harmony of the environment and the room is looking smaller than it really is something you do not want to happen, due to the reduced size that you already have on hand.

For more info on tiny houses, find them in our directory.

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Perfect Tiny Home for Living or Camping

Tiny House September 20, 2016

The “Soul Box” tiny house is an eco- friendly two-story cottage, which has kitchen and bedroom with a comfortable bed. The house is mobile and is designed to be transported easily. The first floor has a door that opens completely, while on the second floor the mobile roof creates a small platform to enjoy the scenery.

This house, designed by the Studio Allergutendinge, is perfect for those who want to escape a little from the rush of day-to-day to relax.

The inspiration for this tiny house was the myth of Arcadia, an imaginary country where all lived in peace and in full communion with nature.

For more info on Studio Allergutendinge, find them in our directory.

Perfect Tiny Home for Camps

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A Couple Built Their Own Tiny House

Tiny House September 20, 2016

Couple Builds a Tiny House

 

Can you just set out to build a tiny home and do it? Well, people are building tiny homes all the time, and here is a couple who did just that. Theirs is a 204 square foot tiny house — a modern shed home, with a light and airy interior of white and wood grains.

“Ultimately, we wanted the aesthetic of our home to represent the lifestyle it afforded: simplicity. We were drawn to the nickname ‘SHED’ because it spoke to the simple form and a utilitarian design that we sought while simultaneously speaking to the process of downsizing and simplifying.”

This tiny house has dimensions of 8.6 by 13.6. They designed the tiny home with these numbers as a maximum, which put them within the limits of a special permit for building.

“We employed some unique construction techniques including the use of 2×3 framing with continuous exterior insulation that results in a lighter wall with superior thermal performance. There are some great moments in our project that incorporate reclaimed materials like our wedge entry alcove and corrugated metal siding that spent over 50 years as a barn roof in its previous life. You may be surprised to hear that our design gives up 24 square feet (of our 204 sf total) for a special, externally accessible “gear room” to hold all of our outdoor gear, which we consider essential tools to our health and happiness.”

This tiny house took the couple 14 months total to finish, even with all the modern touches and furnishings.

For more on this couple’s tiny home, find Shedsistence in our directory of people who blog about tiny homes and prefab houses. Photos by: Shedsistence

A Couple Built Their Own Tiny House

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