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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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Micro Off-Grid Tiny Home. Zero Electricity Costs

Tiny House June 7, 2016

Own a Micro Home with Mint Tiny House Company Custom Home

Macro things come in micro packages, they say (maybe not exactly, but close!). These little things are by the tiny house company Mint, and they’re envisioned to be alternatives to the high cost of rent in cities like San Francisco, which keep going up, and Vancouver, which keep … yes, the same thing.

They’re actually based in Delta, very near ground 0 for Canada’s housing crisis. For this little house, they spent $80K (Canadian, I’m guessing), which included in it $15K for solar panels to be off-grid (so it’s a $65K build otherwise).

It has full kitchen, bathroom, and a loft bedroom with a queen sized bed. And there’s another loft which is like a TV area.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Mint Tiny House Company, and other tiny house builders and companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more tiny house,click here.

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Cool Tiny Mobile Homes

Tiny House June 7, 2016

Cool Little House

Mobile homes are considered to be small, often, by the standards of houses, but these are tiny mobile homes. That is, small even compared with small houses!

They’re called Mobihut, and they were meant to be something like a tiny house vacation home that you could get delivered, or stay in them like a camping experience (they aren’t much bigger than little camper trailers).

They’re built of only sustainable materials, and have comfort in mind.

These tiny mobile homes are meant for 2-6 people, and they come with fridges, stoves and socializing areas.

Another thing to note: these little houses can be parked in winter while someone goes to a warmer climate or stays in a rental apartment or house.

For 2 pers: 4,0 x 2,5 x 2,8 m (13ft x 8ft x 9ft) = 10m² / 104ft²
For 4 pers: 4,8 x 2,5 x 2,8 m (15ft x 8ft x 9ft) = 12m² / 120ft²

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Good Homes Design, and other tiny house builders and companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more tiny house,click here.

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The Most Luxurious Tiny House Ever

Tiny House June 6, 2016

The Most Luxurious Tiny House Ever

If you research tiny homes, you will see a real plethora of styles, shapes, and designs. You will see comfy little cabins to modern dream houses. We have come across this luxurious tiny home and you won’t believe the elegance of this home. The new Alpha Tiny House is what we’d like to imagine Friday Night Lights’  Tim Riggins would be living in now. Sure he’ll have finished that house he started building on that massive piece of Texas land he bought when the series ended five years ago, but, let’s face it, Riggins was never a white picket fence kind of guy. Maybe like some stars today, he has gone the way of the tiny house kind of living.

We all know that one of the main things we love about the construction of tiny houses is the way they utilize space. This luxurious home comes with an elevated kitchen and a loft area, which provides owners with a bedroom or extra space lifted up into the air. One of the best tiny house tricks is to keep as many things off the floor as possible but instead utilize wall and ceiling space. New Frontier Tiny Homes has set the tiny house standards really high for other tiny home builders with this majestic beauty.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from New Frontier Tiny Homes and other  tiny house builders and companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more tiny house,click here.

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A 296 Sq Ft Handmade Tiny House (with Plans)

Tiny House June 6, 2016

Whimsical Log Home Models

Log homes are not the log homes of yesteryear, they are being built and designed as beautiful elegant spaces that still give you that comfort you are seeking. There is a natural whimsy to log homes but this tiny log home is full of whimsy and cheer that flows throughout the design. Most likely this home will draw whimsical people to its charming style. The Little Log House Company can take credit for creating a log home that offers you a bit of yesterday with the tastes and trends of today.

The home is hand built which is a rarity, and the small details of the design makes you think of storybook land. With slanted ceilings and tiny nooks, singles and couples can enjoy this beautiful space full of richness and imagination. This is a home perfect for those who love to create and are always looking for inspiration. This tiny log home is a muse within itself.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from The Little Log House Company, and other unusual dwellling builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more unusual dwellings,click here.

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A 546 Sq Ft Tiny Cottage For Sale

Tiny House June 6, 2016

A 546 sq. ft. small home

No one needs to tell you that the tiny house nation is growing faster than most home trends. There is a reason for that. People are realizing that we have too much stuff, too many things we really don’t need. So many people, from singles to families, are downsizing, hence the popularity of the tiny house. This 546 square foot house is typical of the new tiny homes and with imagination and some clever ideas, you can do just about anything with the interior you’d like.

Located in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, this home is ready for someone who will enjoy the space and the scenery that comes with it. It is an extraordinary home with beautiful hardwood floors. It is also located near just about everything a family needs, and all of that is withing walking distance. This is a great new way to live. Only have what you need and you can even keep the car parked while you take many walking trips to the stores.

Not sure what they were asking for this one.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from tiny house builders and companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more tiny house,click here.

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Straw Bale Ecologic Pavilion that will Connect You to the Land

Tiny House June 6, 2016

Straw Bale Ecologic Pavilion that will Improve Your Connection to the Land

Ecologic Pavilion was built for the Archi<20 Festivale de l’Architecture in September in Muttersholtz, Alsace, France. Designed by Studio 1984, the pavilion was built from straw, wood and metal sheets with the help of Bois2boo and Scierie Friederich. This home design was built with an eco-friendly idea in mind, and that is to draw the residents into a closer relationship with the earth around them. Its design is meant to show you that you are a part of nature at all times.

With its modern geometric design, this home combines nature and modern style together to create the best of both worlds in one home space. The beauty of the home and its large windows, that also brings the outside in will appeal to many people. It will draw those who are already connected to nature in some way on a daily basis and those coming from the busy city lifestyle, what they sometimes call, the concrete jungle. The design is sturdy and durable and meant to offer beauty, relaxation, safety, and the beauty of gaia.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Studio 1984, and other tiny house builders and companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more tiny house,click here.

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