Author Archives: Michael Janzen

Sheds on Inhabitat

It’s always exciting to see the really big mainstream blogs, like Inhabitat, pick up on aspects of the small house movement. This time they posted an article on Sheds and their wide range of uses. Sheds on Inhabitat

Tiny House Design by Joseph Sandy

Here’s a really nice little tiny house design by Joseph Sandy. I really like the opposing roof lines and how that might help direct rain water into a cistern. Nice use of interior space too and features a cantilevered loft. Tiny House Design – 120 sq. ft.

Camper Kart

Kevin, the inventor of this extreme shopping cart based tiny house concept, is looking for funding to kick start the building of the real thing. He’s trying to raise $2,000 by November 1, 2009. So far he’s got quite a few backers for his project and I suspect in a short amount of time we’ll […]

Jenna Woginrich

Jenna Woginrich is living the life many of us dream about; she’s creating a sustainable and self-sufficient life by homesteading. In addition to her work on her small farm she keeps very busy writing for Mother Earth News, Huffington Post, and her own blog, Cold Antler Farm. She’s also written a book called Made from […]

The Great Escape – Construction Progress

James and Kristen are making quick and steady progress on their new tiny house. It’s a custom design of their own creation with an asymmetrical gable roof that should provide extra head room in the loft. The Great Escape

Aluminum Bliss

Aluminum Bliss is the blog of Chris and Lani, a couple that has hit the road in an 23-foot Airstream CCD trailer. Chris has a job where he can work from virtually anywhere so one day he and Lani decided that selling the majority of their possessions and hitting the road was a good idea. […]

Funky Houseboats

If you’re familiar with the San Francisco Bay Area you might be aware that the posh bay-side town of Sausalito is the home of several houseboat communities. Most of the floating homes in this exclusive zip code will set you back six or seven figures but there are still pockets of free spirits at the […]

Little Red Cabin Plans

Kent at Tiny House Blog has been assembling a great resource page of tiny house plans. One of the newest additions is this Little Red Cabin which was featured in his Little House in a Landscape series. Little Red Cabin Plans

A House for Khayelitsha – Update

I posted an update of the design for A House for Khayelitsha on Tiny House Design. It measures 16′ by 16′ (5 meters by 5 meters), has a sleeping loft, and simple passive solar design. The structure is made up of simple 2×4 and plywood panels. I’m working to finish the plans quickly so that […]

Moving the Mini-Mobile Cottage

Jeff and Arlene have completed their tiny house and have pulled it up from California to Seattle. After a safe trip the house is now sitting in its new space in Ballard, the neighborhood in Seattle where they have settled. The house design is a Tumbleweed Fencl and you can see construction photos on their […]

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