Category Archives: Lifestyle

Solar Burrito Shows How to Build a Portable Solar Generator for $150

Want to build your own portable solar power generator to take with you on camping trips or for use in an emergency? I’ll show you how below, it’s easier than you think. Goal Zero’s version of this cost $400, depending on what you include yours will under cost $150 by buying inexpensive parts from Amazon.com… […]

The Honey House – A Mobile Burn Unit

An amazing group of nurses from Stony Brook Hospital on Long Island are banding together to help a boy with a rare disease. Inspired by Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, Honey House will be a mobile burn unit cottage for an 8 year old suffering from epidermolysis bullosa, a blistering skin disorder.” – Apartment Therapy Help build […]

Tiny r(E)volution – Interview with Stacey Whitcomb

I remember running away from home when I was three in the middle of dinner, in the middle of winter in Montana. Dad was teasing me and I gave him a warning but he didn’t believe me. Down the stairs and out the front door I flew. I could hear my mom chewing his ear […]

Interior Shots Update of Tiny House Ontario

I had an MPAC person stop by my project, Tiny House Ontario a few days ago.  If you don’t know, these are the tax assessors that ensure that the people of Ontario pay their fair share of taxes. I am not opposed to paying my fair share of tax, what I oppose is the way that […]

270 Square Foot Modern Apartment

Tiny houses tend to be simple, minimal, light-colored boxes of space. Architect Alan Chu has taken a different turn with small home design, and focused on just two main design elements to make a 270 square foot residence feel large, dramatic, and modern.” – Apartment Therapy See more of this tiny apartment…  

Andrew Interviews Tiny House Filmmakers

With TINY still winning over audiences and being featured at film festivals around the world the cineplex is once again being invaded by tiny houses. Small is Beautiful will be a feature-length documentary film exploring the tiny house movement. The movement runs much deeper than architectural trends and design aesthetic. The stories being uncovered reveal an […]

Beautiful Finnish Saunas and Sauna Culture

The Finnish sauna (pronounced ‘Sow-na’) is a substantial part of Finnish culture. There are five million inhabitants and over two million saunas in Finland – an average of one per household. For Finnish people the sauna is a place to relax with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation as well…” […]

The Hobbit Home of Dan Price

This might be one of the smallest underground homes conceived and constructed. As you can see it fits him quite nicely and he’s written a ebook about it too. See and read more about Dan and his tiny home at Moonlight Chronicles!

Preparing Your Family For Unforeseen Emergencies

No matter what name you give it, it is something we feel is important for every family. With weather raging out of control and catastrophic emergencies happening in places we never thought possible (here and here, for example) these type of kits should be “on the ready”, packed and prepared for all kinds of emergencies […]

Solar Shingles

Thanks to Jennafer who told me about this product which is just about ready to go.  If this would have been available for THO I would have considered them.  To put this in perspective, a solar panel the size of my roof would easily give me enough power for heating, cooling and cooking.  Talk about […]

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