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Tiny House in this Forest Built for $10,500

Tiny House August 29, 2016

Tiny House in this Forest Built for $10,500

How about this tiny house in the forest. The designer himself built it for around $10,500. That’s the cost of the materials for this tiny cabin in the woods, and since he did it all himself — he carried the building materials in by hand — he saved on construction costs. The house is called Nido (Italian for ‘birds nest’), and the materials are all recycled: an eco tiny house in the forest.

Here’s what the designer wrote of his tiny house project:

“In 2010 I wanted to build a place of my own. I found this beautiful slot and I set out to design a compact get-away for myself. I also wanted to maximize this small space, use local/recycled materials and build it myself.

“In june that summer I started building my cabin. It took me two weeks to build it (only thing missing was the door and window which arrived a week later).”

The tiny house has a micro-kitchen on the first floor, as well as a tiny home-sized lounging area.

The second story of the tiny house is where the sleeping area is situated, and there is some storage space there as well. You can see from the picture above that there is a lot of glazing on this little cabin and that lets in a fair amount of light. For more tiny house designs, or to see more of Robin Falks work, find them in the directory.


Photographs by the designer: © Robin Falck



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Quite The Interior on This Tiny House

Tiny House June 23, 2016

Quite The Interior on This Tiny House

From a minimalist’s point of view, tiny homes are adorable and really wonderful! It’s simple, neat and clutter-free since you can’t accumulate a lot of stuff. These cute tiny homes are so incredible that many home enthusiasts are considering buying them. Great thanks to modern architectural design, tiny houses evolved very aesthetically that their appeal has captured individuals from both town and city.

I stumbled upon this cute tiny house by Tiny Heirloom. It is a sweet, lovely dwelling that you will want to call your own.

Indeed, living in a rustic stylish tiny abode on wheels is really fantastic. This cute home is one of a kind for its living room is up in a roof space which provides an interesting area for the whole family. You will enjoy pulling out your bed from underneath the living area’s storage structure. Its interior is awesomely amazing and you will really experience beautiful home living in this cute tiny abode.

As the kitchen is mostly the busiest area of many homes, it has closets to store your condiments; making it neat and tidy after each food prep. The ceiling has good sized glass windows for daylight. Overall, this chic tiny home is exquisitely designed for extraordinary home living.

However, if you want other astounding designs of tiny homes, feel free to connect with Tiny Heirloom. They customize designs according to individual’s preferences. Most companies provide various packages to choose from but with them, you are given total freedom to bring out your ideas and they will support and guide you on how to actualize your dream tiny home.

The materials that are being used are of good quality and designs are tailored for each home buyer’s inclination. Thus, home dwellers are guaranteed to have a home that’s fantastically stylish.

“Our goal is to create tiny houses that fit the lifestyle and personal necessities of each client,” Tiny Heirloom states. “Each build starts with a blank page ready for innovation and inspiration to create your perfect tiny house.”

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Studio Style Tiny Home Cottage Community

Tiny House June 23, 2016

Studio Style Tiny Home Cottage Community

The first thing that you think about tiny homes is space. Yes, it’s a limited living space. This simply means you will become a minimalist which is great for our planet. Every beautiful thing should always start at home. And the first thing is to de-clutter and keep only what you really need and love. Give all other unnecessary stuff away and live a simple, clutter-free, clean life. It’s probably what quiet joy is all about. Become a minimalist and start enjoying what’s readily available rather than accumulating lots of things that will just complicate your life.

So, here is an adorable studio style tiny home cottage community that you will certainly love.

Our Town Plans designed a 493 sq. ft. studio style cottage with a first floor bedroom. When you enter this cottage, you will see a ground level floor plan. A bedroom, a reading corner, a bathroom and a small pantry are all incorporated in the ground level.

The front area welcomes warmly and as you enter this cute tiny house, you can have a nice reading experience at the corner. Its bedroom is cozy enough to provide you some comfort after a tiring busy day and its kitchenette has built-in cabinets to keep your food condiments.

This is a bungalow-style house that simplifies one’s home living. And because it’s so adorable, you can decorate this cottage with your favorite home ornaments and make it as lovely as you it can be. It’s your cute little home and you don’t have to worry about spending a big amount to decorate. improve and maintain it.

Other things that will draw you to have a studio style cottage are – less tax, low mortgage and much lesser stress which are all present in owning a big house. And if you invest a little for your home, you can use your savings for other important things and even for leisure activities like travel. Spend less for your home and spend more enjoying local and international travel. Keep it simple and gain more experiences in exploring recreational things. So, you got both – a good home and beautiful experiences!

For more information about Our Town Plans’ plans, find them in the Building Homes and Living directory.

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A New Kind of Tiny House Cabin

Tiny House June 23, 2016

Studio Style Tiny Home Cottage Community

After a hard busy day, everyone might want to find solace in a comforting prefab home. It is a space for each individual and an abode for the whole family, and is meant to provide some comfort and a sense of ownership to people buying their first house on a budget. Tiny lovely cabin homes are really charming and many home buyers are considering acquiring one like this micro prefab cabin.

These gorgeous micro homes will certainly amaze you! …

In Lac Supérieur located outside Montreal, the Fraternité-sur-Lac recreational spot is home to a chain of contemporary, prefabricated houses beautifully designed by YH2. YH2 recreated an outdated model and presented series of stunning and elegant tiny cabin homes that are wonderfully delightful.

Another incredible house creation is the “Spahaus” cabin, located in Canada. It has an open-plan living space. The company’s first home archetype is branded as Spahaus. It is designed as nice holiday dwelling. The 21 cabins  are fashioned to make the most of the area’s natural scenery. Thus, the cabins have large windows that allow house dwellers to enjoy a good view of the forest.

House buyers can choose one among the 5 Spahaus models. House sizes range from 1070 square feet to 1420 square feet. The kitchen has gray laminate cupboards and stainless steel countertops.

Dwellers may take the sauna optional feature if they love warm bath. The houses’ interior and exterior follow a regular graphical theme and a cedar and concrete create this visual effect.

The frontage is made up of of bare concrete, Galvalume guttering, and cedar wood covering. The homes are carefully set up to make other assemblies invisible.

Home buyers are practically guaranteed to feel at home in a wonderful tiny cabin home. To see more of YH2 Architecture’s work, find them in the Building Homes and Living directory.

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Look How Comfortable this DIY Tiny House Is!

Tiny House June 18, 2016

Look How Comfortable this DIY Tiny House Is!

Look at the way that comfortable-looking bed opens out of those doors that border the interior and exterior space of this tiny house. Even some chainsaw furniture on the porch. This tiny home was built by an artist and his wife and won a “bedroom space award.”

Can you see why? Looking at the way this tiny house harmonizes all the parts that are commonly squeezed (and sometimes appear squeezed) into a small structure. The artist behind this tiny house is Loren Madsen, an installation sculpture artist. You can see his work here (click here).

He and his wife designed and built this tiny home themselves in Laytonville, California on some foresty land.

The tiny house is a 640 square foot modified kit. There are no big extras on this, so its a kind of minimalist house.

Still though it has all the necessities for house living. That bedroom you see in the photo takes up most of the space. But it also has a kitchen and bath. Its also easier nowadays to fit in electronics “basics” like a TV and computer, which have gotten quite a bit more compact in recent years.

And you probably noticed the double-glazed doors on this tiny home. Nicely wood-framed. A simple but effective look, and they open out or look out on a slope of trees and bushes. Sometimes the couple even carries their bed outside and sits it on that porch you see, which is just big enough.

The construction of this tiny house — as I said undertaken by Loren and his wife themselves — is a basic 2×4 framed bedroom, which is added to the other area.

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Tiny Home in the Backyard

Tiny House June 18, 2016

Tiny Home in the Backyard

Making good use of corrugated metal sheets and large windows, this couple built a modular tiny house structure in their back yard. Why? That’s one of the interesting things about what they did. They wanted to add space to their house — in this case the reason was they wanted more room for office / work space but I’m pretty sure prefab and modular house enthusiasts out there will also see the potential as a standalone small house or guest house — so, instead of building onto their place and changing the footprint, they built this modular unit in their back yard.

First I want to take a look at the basic design and building features, because that’s what most prefab / modular home shoppers will maybe be most interested in, nomatter where they buy their structure from. The use of corrugated metal sheets here is pretty good. It looks like a material made for stylish siding when it’s used this way. They also have large windows, a front porch, a metal stairway that is attached to the porch railing, and, of course, its raised off the ground.

Now I’m not sure how many of you prefab enthusiasts out there immediately looked at that raised structure to see what kind of room there was under it for easy lawn-mowing, but I’m going to guess around half of you at least. It doesn’t look too bad for mowing.

Dimension-wise, this tiny house structure has a 16X20 interior. The deck is another 16X8 feet. The structure is a 320 square foot one.

Some of you might be thinking, “Why not use that space underneath”? Unless its situated somewhere where builders must raise their structures up for flooding reasons, that space under the tiny house could be used either as a recreation area (if they lifted the structure up higher) or a parking area, or they could build the structure lower (even adding a second story). Even from an economic perspective, this consideration might make sense to most prefab or modular home builders. Because the value of this structure if it was 7 feet up off the ground instead of 4 would be increased.

If you were wanting to put a living area in on the first floor in a flood area (where you might be considering an elevated prefab that looks like this one), you might want to know that you can’t actually have what building codes consider “living spaces” there, but you can have recreation rooms, outdoor kitchens, hammock areas (instead of bedrooms, kitchens, or living rooms).

To see more from Asul, find them in the Building Homes and Living directory.

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Tiny Self-Sufficient House Operates Off-Grid Anywhere

Tiny House June 9, 2016

Tiny Self-Sufficient House Operates Off-Grid Anywhere

Having a mobile micro prefab home allows you to live off-the-grid wherever you want. How exciting it is to be free from limits and be able to move anywhere… from a warm sandy beach to a cool hilly spot or you can even take it to a rooftop … anywhere a tiny home will fit. Your spot choices are really countless as your portable dwelling can be easily moved. This is one thing mobile prefab homes provide – unlimited adventure!

Chamfer Home is a tiny prefab house that is ecologically-crafted by a company called S-Archetype. They provide one of a kind creative approach together with thorough consideration of modern design challenges.

A sustainable tiny shelter like Chamfer Home is perfectly designed for contemporary wanderers. The distinctive design of this micro-home prefab is indeed homey for its stylish layout has an open concept communal space that allows natural light to illuminate the house. Dwellers can also take pleasure in good views of the landscape.

The interiors of this charming dwelling are glossy and it has good sized glass windows, glowing colors of plastic panels of its inner walls plus elegant furniture that makes it very appealing.

Moreover, this self-sufficient micro-house prefab has an energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, fresh air ventilation, solar accumulators for its hot water reservoir and enameled windows. All these are design features common to many prefab and modular home designs now.

Exquisitely designed with sustainable materials, this environment-friendly prefabricated dwelling is both classy and purposeful. It boosts every serviceable area and provides facilities of standard houses such as an operational kitchen and a decent washroom.

Truly, this tiny prefab portable eco-shelter is a delightful concept that is meant to bring cozy feel for modern nomads. For more interesting prefab home companies, find them at Building Homes and Living

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Students Built This Solar-Powered Tiny House

Tiny House June 8, 2016

Students Built This Solar-Powered Tiny House

Definitely, there are several cool and attractive tiny homes being built these days. But what makes it remarkable is when young creators make their ideas into reality. And if students can build a tiny house, why couldn’t you? This adorable 645 square foot passive house was built by 25 students of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. These smart and creative youngsters have put their brains and hands together to come up with a beautiful micro-dwelling that inspires us to make one ourselves.

And what makes this tiny home more exceptional is that it is eco-friendly. With its Halo’s passivity — which means it can generate more than energy that it uses — this homey dwelling is significantly environment-conscious. Great thanks to its curving roof which is built with monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells on acrylic. This solar cells utilizes the sun’s energy to provide power to its private rooms and to its big communal areas. Locally-sourced woods cover its interiors and its Scandinavian furnishings are light-colored and simply cool.

So with this tiny home living space, you can enjoy creating good memories with family and friends. It saves you also from too much cleaning as there is less clutter and less upkeep and significantly less carbon-footprint as your dwelling runs off clean energy because it is solar-powered.

And if you are set to start the ball rolling on your small dwelling, remember some eco-house features such as solar power, sourced-locally woods for its interiors, energy-efficient lighting for the rooms, fresh air ventilation system for the whole house, rainwater collection in the yard, and one other important thing is to use energy star appliances.

With these eco-features and ideas of this group of inspiring students from Chalmers University of Technology, surely you are now more confident that you can also make your own tiny house — or maybe its a prefab or modular house you’re thinking about. Who knows: you might inspire friends to be more environment-conscious and live in a more sustainable dwelling.

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See the Interior of this Amazing Tiny House

Tiny House May 21, 2016

See the Interior of this Amazing Tiny House

In the rural area north of Utrecht (in Holland), sits this compact recreational tiny house. The cottage is constructed of wood and opens with French doors into the little cottage’s green surroundings.

The design is the result of a unique collaboration between the tiny house designer, Zecc, and interior designer Roel van Norel. Zecc designed the basic concept of the tiny home, and afterwards, Roel van Norel developed and largely built the plan to the smallest detail.

The tiny house has replaced a previous cottage, the foundation of which was reused and the existing contours were the starting point for the current structure.

The archetypal cottage is seemingly simple: a gable roof of stone slate, a chimney and a wood cladding Western Red Cedar. The cottage blends its materials seamlessly into the landscape.

The architectural drafting, interior design, and its realization were done by one designer’s hand, and this resulted in an unprecedented high level of craftsmanship.

The refinement of this tiny house is in the asymmetric head design, detailing and interior. The tiny home is enclosed on the one side by a solid wall. The other side opens up to the greenery around, and is equipped with movable shutters. The horizontal slats of the shutter can all be closed to give the tiny home a more enclosed character.

The front is completely transparent and has a sturdy steel facade. This part focuses on the open part of the landscape.

The front section of this tiny house is used as a kitchen cum living / dining room, and the sleeping area is in the rear section. The space can be separated or joined by means of sliding panels. Upstairs there is another sleeping area. The densely packed (with cupboards and oteher storage), long sides of the house has all the amenities cleverly integrated into a wall of oak: the kitchen, a wood stove, all facilities, a toilet, shower, sink and several cabinets. Even the kitchen baseboard is designed as drawer … the tiny home designers utilized every square centimeter of this cottage and thought.  To see more of Zecc’s work, find them in our architects directory (click here).

Pictures: Stijn Style Photography & Roel van Norel. Here are the interior photos:

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Built in the 1850s, a Tiny Home Is Still Going

Tiny House May 20, 2016

Built in the 1850s, a Tiny Home Is Still Going

The tiny home movement, viewed in the perspective of centuries, might look a bit like a scaling back from the post-war era of big, often suburban houses for everyone, because in the olden days when people built their first homes, they were often not large at all.

This particular tiny house, which is currently being used as a rental cabin, was built in the 1850s by Norwegian Americans in Iowa. Originally, they built it as a school. A different era of schooling as well as house-building. It was a Norwegian-Lutheran parochial school house. The construction of the house was then and is now old growth oak, walnut and elm wood.

Later on, just before the turn of the 20th century, the building was disassembled and moved across the field by another Norwegian American, and he used it as a tiny house (or just a house, as they would have seen it).

People lived in this tiny home until the 70s. After that, the building became a bit delapidated, but in 2007 the current owners again took it apart and moved it to another site in Iowa and restored the building over the course of three years. Now its a tiny house rental cabin that anyone can visit, and is situated near the Trout River (you can fish for trout there) near Decorah, Iowa.

While interesting as a rental possibility as well, this tiny house design caught our attention mostly because of its simple layout — obviously, since people lived in houses of this size for hundreds of years, an optimal layout was worked out naturally — as well as the long life of this usable, affordable tiny home design. Here are some interior photos to give an idea of what can be done with a tiny house inside.

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