Category Archives: Design

Release Your Inner Surfer – Tiny House Design

Here’s a bit more about the Anchor Bay… I’ve been wanting to draw a tiny house with a shed roof that actually took advantage of the shape to make the house more aerodynamic. The house is still very tall, so no where near as aerodynamic as an Airstream trailer, but Airstreams also don’t have massive […]

Skit 2014, a Micro House Designed by Dachi Papuashvili

The building represents an insulated, reinforced construction, covered with wood. Its details will be manufactured before, what will give opportunity to build it without heavy technics at any landscape condition. Skit is an energetically independent building, producing any needed energy on solar power, and accumulating rain water.” – Dachi Papuashvili Read and see more of this Micro House […]

MiniHome Solo – 480 Square Foot Prefab

The company has been designing and manufacturing eco-friendly and sustainable prefab homes since 2002, and their latest model offers a great balance between wide market appeal and price. The Solo 40 is longer, wider, more spacious, and resembles conventional homes in its layout. It measures 480 square feet and the fully equipped model costs only […]

Downsizing in a Prefab Container Home

The premade container home maker Cargotecture now offers a prefab home that is a perfect way to downsize yet retain the comforts of living in a larger space. The c-series 640 Lookout model measures 640 square feet, and features a large living area with a kitchen, a spacious bedroom and bathroom, a media room and […]

Grain Silos Are a An Alternative to Shipping Container Homes

Sukup Manufacturing is a small company based in Sheffield, Iowa, which primarily manufactures agricultural products, which includes grain bins. About three years ago, Sukup also began manufacturing grain silo homes to be used as disaster relief housing in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there. They called this grain silo home a Safe T Home, and […]

Tiny Spaces by Studio Shed

Simple clean and tiny, the “Studio Shed” can be nestled in a little corner. They are tiny and functional and  reasonably  priced, perfect for creating that little personal space for a hobby, small dwelling or just relaxing…. The Studio Shed Storage range starts from just  $3,900 for a 6×8 going through to $15,650 for a 12 x28. […]

Hobbitat Spaces Are Now Taking Orders for Custom Built Homes

The unique tiny house builder Hobbitat Spaces from Maryland is now taking individual orders for their hand-built homes. The company is the brainchild of Bill Thomas, and the homes are hand crafted and built to withstand even the harshest Northeastern winters. Hobbitat Spaces recently completed 13 Hobbitat cabins for Blue Moon Rising, an ecotourism retreat […]

Holiday House Plan Sale at The Tiny Tack House

Chris and I wanted to say a special thanks to all of our supporters, so for a limited time, you can download either of the plans and receive a Happy Holidays Discount! Yay!! Head over to the House Plans page and enter the code tack2013 for a special discount on any of the plans. This code is […]

Single Mom Builds a Home Out of a Shipping Container

Lulu, a single mom from Southern California, recently went back to school, which prevented her from working full time to pay a market rent. Due to this she was forced to move out of her conventional home, so instead she decided to build for herself and her small daughter a home from a shipping container. […]

Home That Can be Constructed in Less Than a Minute

JAYZ Building Solutions of Melbourne Australia have come up with an innovative solution for providing modular, prefab homes. They have recently launched the fully transportable InstantSlide house model, which is part of the company’s latest series of SMART2 (Superfast + Modular + Affordable + Robust + Transportable) accommodation buildings. Most of their designs cater to […]