Category Archives: Tiny House

San Francisco Couple Avoids High Rent with Tiny House

The San Francisco Bay Area has incredibly high rent, but the salaries tend to be unusually high too making it an attractive place to live. But balancing the high living cost against the income opportunities can also feel like a high wire tight rope walk. This couple decides to bit the bullet and move to […]

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 […]