Category Archives: Tiny Homes

A series for Tiny Homes!

This company can build move-in ready houses using a 3D printer…


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Date: November 05, 2019

01) This company can build move-in ready houses using a 3D printer


“We speak to Jason Ballad, co-founder of ICON, a company that is building non-profit houses with a 3D printer for just $4,000.”

I’m a bit skeptical about the price tag, but this is awesome.


Take a Look Inside America’s First 3D-Printer Home ICON Vulcan I:

“An inside look at the country’s FIRST EVER 3D printed home!

Rebecca Powers from the Center for Natural Living follows Jason Ballard, co-founder of ICON, for a guided tour during SXSW. Check out their website for more information about this innovative company!

https://www.iconbuild.com/

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10 Awesome Houseboats and Future Floating Homes…


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Date: October 24, 2019

01) 10 Awesome Houseboats and Future Floating Homes


“Today, we look a variety of houseboats, some available now, and some in the near future.

Highlights from this video include solar-powered houseboats, functional boat homes that use the water around them to keep heated and cooled, modular floating buildings, prefab houseboats with a minimal energy footprint, and floating hotel rooms.”

I think most of these qualify as tiny homes…if very expensive tiny homes.

I’d love to own one.

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Breathtakingly Beautiful Japanese Tiny House on Wheels…


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Date: August 24, 2019

01) Breathtakingly Beautiful Japanese Tiny House on Wheels


“It’s possible that this is one of the smallest homes that we have visited on the show so far and yet without doubt it is one of the most spectacular in it’s design. Japan is a country already world-famous for it’s small space designs, and so it should come as no surprise that when Japanese master-craftsman Tagami Haruhiko turned his attention towards the tiny house movement, amazing things would happen.”

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Architect’s Micro Studio Apartment…


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Date: April 03, 2019

01) Architect’s Micro Studio Apartment


“In this video, we tour the incredible 28sqm (301sqft) apartment of architect Douglas Wan. The Melbourne apartment was originally constructed in the 1950’s as housing for nurses. It’s now been completely reimagined for modern times and transformed into a clever small studio.

For Douglas, this was an opportunity to develop a small living space that would perfectly fit his needs and lifestyle. Attracted to simple living and a self described monastic lifestyle, he wanted to create a place where he could be a part of the city, yet also retreat from it. He ventured to carry out an architectural experiment and find out what was possible in his own small home.

The result is a micro apartment which is as clever as it is simple. One which utilises the entire space, while remaining open and light. It’s rustic history is celebrated, yet also contrasted with the modern elements. Most importantly, it’s a wonderful home.

Citation:
https://www.j-in.com.au/

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How to Cut Costs with Tiny Living…


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Date: April 16, 2019

01) How to Cut Costs with Tiny Living

“Tiny homes aren’t just a fad anymore — what started as a way to lower mortgage payments and utility costs following the Great Recession has developed into a worldwide movement. And Google searches for “Tiny House for Sale” have grown a whopping 900%.

If you’re looking to purchase or build a tiny house of your own, there are a few decisions you’ll need to make: Where do you want to put your tiny house, and do you want to rent the land or purchase it outright? Are you looking to build your house on a foundation, or do you want to put it on wheels and travel from coast to coast with your home in tow?

When compared to a traditional or big house, tiny houses could save homeowners a lot of money. But exactly how much you’ll save comes down to the type of living situation you want. We’ve taken a critical look at the choices that aspiring tiny homeowners often have to make, and how much each option costs when compared to living in a traditional home on a one-month to five-year scale.”

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Pythagorean home amidst olive grove offers views & protection…


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Date: April 08, 2019

01) Pythagorean home amidst olive grove offers views & protection


“Asked by an Athens couple to design a home embedded in their olive grove, architect Tilemachos Andrianopoulos used geometry to respect the trees, provide protection from wind and sun, and open up the residence to the mountain views. In Alice in Wonderland fashion, the home begins small at a tip of a triangle where the walls are low. The walls grow and stretch as the home progresses uphill funneling views toward the Gerania mountains. On two sides of the triangle the only openings are slits which let in protected light and views (all other windows open out onto one of two interior courtyards. At the mountain-side of the home, the wall is nearly double the size of the smaller end, and the glass can be completely opened to let the olive trees in. In symbiosis with the local ecosystem, the home is covered in a living roof, adjusted to the Greek climatic conditions, in particular those of Attica with lavender, helichrysum, auras, drosanthemum and thyme. Inside the courtyards there is no grass, but all local plantings and walkways of rammed earth.

https://www.tensearchitecture.net/

On *faircompanies:
https://faircompanies.com/videos/pythagorean-home-amidst-olive-grove-offers-views-protection/

Not exactly a “tiny house”…but, I love this house!

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CA town offers free tiny house plans for legal backyard housing…


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Date: March 25, 2019

01) CA town offers free tiny house plans for legal backyard housing


“Looking for a local solution to the California housing shortage, Clovis city planners bypassed legalizing tiny houses on wheels for what they saw as a solution more attractive to homeowners: providing free fee-waived plans for backyard “cottage” homes. The three plan options are for homes 400-square-feet or less, and are available to homeowners with access to an alleyway (a prominent feature of Old Town Clovis). Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), AKA “granny flats” or in-law units, are legal in California, but Clovis Planning Director Dwight Kroll says the savings under their Backyard Cottage program are substantial. He estimates 9 to 10 thousand dollars for the plans, plus a few thousand more to have them approved by the building department. On top of this it can cost another $5000 for water and sewage connection fees (plan participants can avoid this by connecting the new units to existing services).

https://faircompanies.com/videos/can-backyard-tiny-homes-solve-cas-affordable-housing-need/

https://cityofclovis.com/planning-and-development/planning/cottage-home-program/

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Super Cool DIY Tiny House With HUGE Movie Theatre Loft…


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Date: March 02, 2019

01) Super Cool DIY Tiny House With HUGE Movie Theatre Loft


“If you’re a fan of movies and tv, this could very well be the ideal tiny house for you! Dynamic young couple Erin and Jake set about designing and building their dream tiny house on wheels which is jam packed with super clever design features, including a huge loft theatre for watching movies.

Thanks to some brilliant design, this home is very functional with all the necessities and lots of clever extras, including an ingenious fold out dining table in the kitchen and a great double loft design which created space for the movie theatre, an essential element for Jake who works in the film industry. I hope you enjoy full tour of this spectacular tiny house on wheels.”

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Small homes, big ideas: The best tiny houses of 2017…


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Date: November 29, 2017

01) Small homes, big ideas: The best tiny houses of 2017

“New Atlas highlights the very best tiny houses of 2017(Credit: New Frontier Tiny Homes)

Considering most tiny houses are a similar size and shape, you’d think firms would run out of ideas to make their models stand out from the crowd, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. This year has seen many unique takes on downsizing, including an expandable tiny house, a cardboard tiny house, and another towable dwelling that sleeps up to 10 people. Here’s our pick for the best tiny houses of 2017.”

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