Author Archives: Michael Janzen

Michael Thompson’s Rammed Earth Buildings

A few weeks ago I drew up a 3D drawing of Michael Thompson’s rammed earth wall former and posted the drawings on Tiny House Design. He’s now getting more press for his low cost rammed earth homes and small buildings; read the full article in Eastern Daily Press. Read more at Shedworking Learn more about […]

Tiny Free House Update

I spent another two days up at the family farm working on my Tiny Free House. As you can see I screwed the pallet roof boards to the trusses and it’s looking a lot more like a house. My next steps will be to put shingles on the roof, if I can find something suitable, […]

Zoey’s Tiny House Update

Zoey’s tiny house is virtually complete and looking comfy and lived-in with just a few small details left to work through like interior sheathing in the loft. One of her recent finishing touches was the addition of a Boilet 10 Standard composing toilet. Take a look at Zoey’s Tiny House

Steven’s Summer Project and Open House

I’ve been following Steven’s summer project closely and he’s been posting more and more detail photos of his unique tiny house. Pictured here is a skylight. He’s also just installed a custom built shower pan and composting toilet. If you’re anywhere near Audubon, Iowa and don’t have plans for the weekend be sure to stop […]

Blast from the Recent Past

It’s always nice to have a blast from the past for gaining perspective. A reader of Tiny House Blog passed this onto Kent the other day reminding us that tiny houses are not really a new idea at all. Well I guess reading Walden again will tell you that too… in any event these house […]