Category Archives: Tiny Homes

A series for Tiny Homes!

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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