Category Archives: Tiny House

Quick Report from the SMUD Tiny House Competition

I stopped by the one-day SMUD Tiny House Competition yesterday and was amazed at the huge crowds and long lines to view tiny home interiors. Thinking it would be fun for my kids, I had brought them along so they could tour the tiny homes – but quickly decided to just take some quick exterior photos since my […]

Tiny House Magazine Issue 46 is Now Available

On the cover of the latest issue (#46) of Tiny House Magazine is Ms. Gypsy Soul’s Urban Chic & Fabulous Tiny House. (btw… This house has also been entered in the Tiny House of the Year Competition – and public voting begins November 1, 2016.) Issue 46 of Tiny House Magazine also includes topics like: […]

Space… for a Studio, Sanctuary, Office by Full Moon Tiny Shelters

Here’s a very simple and small tiny house that’s designed to add a little space for those that need a guest room, office, lookout, studio, sanctuary, party shack, play room, or retreat. It also has a roof top deck! It can be easily towed by a half ton truck, and built on a CSA certified 8′ x 16′ trailer. The […]

Straw Bale Micro Building by Studio 1984

Designed by Studio 1984, the “Nest” is a compact eco-home concept made from wood and straw. It was originally conceived as an entry to Archi<20, a design competition for low-cost, environmentally-friendly architecture in France. Around a wooden frame, straw bales are attached. A simple roof keeps it dry. The interior can be used for whatever […]

One of a Kind School Bus Conversion

This 1959 Chevrolet Viking School Bus’s restoration was spearheaded by Will Winkelman of Winkelman Architecture. It can be used as a camper, transport 12 people, sleep 4, and be used as a guest room at his home in Portland, Maine. The restoration required lifting the body off the frame and fabricating some replacement parts. While it may look like a groovy […]

Coastal Cabin

The house pictured here is a vacation rental on the Mendocino Coast. “Remote, quiet cabin with loft bedroom and small, southern-exposure deck offer creative sanctuary. Efficient, small galley, wood stove, on-demand heater and hot water, handcrafted woodwork. Rustic, yet elegant. 7 miles to the store or gourmet restaurants. Dozens of beaches, trails, bikeways, rivers, state parks […]

Sol Pod by Sol Haus Design

Vina Lustado has lived in her tiny house in Ojai, California for two and a half years. She is also the founder/owner of Sol Haus Design. Pictured here is the 16-foot Sol Pod, a new design by Vina. It’s set-up to be functional & flexible and meet a variety of needs like backyard cottage, office space, […]

The Birchwood by Upper Valley Tiny Homes

Upper Valley Tiny Homes built this green tiny house on wheels. It’s called the Birchwood and is just 128 square feet. But a lot of function is packed into the house including, a full kitchen, bathroom, a living room, and two lofts. Upper Valley Tiny Homes located in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Upper Valley Tiny Homes […]

Nomad Pad – A Subtle Nuance of Old Growth Wisdom

Built by Ryan O’Donnell of Humble Hand Crafts, the Nomad Pad was built using tools powered by an off-grid solar system that was backed up by a biodiesel generator – but just on stormy days. Notable features inside are a Hobbit wood stove, full-size fridge, copper bath tub, 2 lofts, and an on-demand water heater. Outside is a mobile “slide under” 5’ […]