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Little House on a Trailer

The folks at Fair Companies recently featured Stephen Marshal’s business called Little House on a Trailer. Stephen builds tiny houses in Petaluma, California to Park Model RV standards. He and I were also featured on a talk-radio show a few weeks back. Little House on a Trailer

Introduction to Container Homes & Buildings

If you dream of building a home from shipping containers you might want to check out this new ebook by Alex Klein and Heather Levin. Also included in the ebook are 20 floor plans for shipping container homes. Introduction to Container Homes & Buildings

Ken Isaacs Microhouse – Revisited

Alec, a student in Glasgow, Scotland, has built a replica of Ken Isaacs Microhouse. Starting in September he plans to begin living in it for one year. He’ll be recording his learnings on his blog at Ken Isaacs, the author of How to build your own Living Structures, was an early contemporary innovator in […]

Twelve by Twelve – William Powers

I’ve not read the book yet, but Twelve by Twelve looks like a winner. From the reviews it looks like a moden Walden, with some answers to contemporary questions and problems. Twelve by Twelve is available at Amazon. There’s also a short overview video on the author’s website. Twelve by Twelve – William Powers

A New Room of Your Own

Stephen Marshall has some very nice new design treatments for his tiny houses. Pictured here is the new Room of Your Own which is 9′ by 13’4″ long. The other new model is called The BIG Little House and is about 300 square feet. Stephen builds his tiny homes in Petaluma, California and regularly has […]


This tiny garden office is available from Pod Space in the UK. It’s available with options like a living roof, underfloor heating, high efficiency windows, and custom integral furniture. MicroPod

Shepherd’s Hut

Taylors Garden Buildings builds these shepherd’s huts customized to each buyer’s needs. This one measures 12′ by 8′ but they can be made as large as 22′ by 12′. They are available in the UK. Shepherds Hut

MetroPlay Playhouse

The folks at MetroShed have come up with an interesting new take on the playhouse, no surprisingly named MetroPlay. It’s a modern playhouse with a central 8×8 unit with some expansion options. Expect to pay between $6,000 and $7,000 for a MetroPlay. MetroPlay

Decorated Shed

Decorated Shed, in the UK, offers a wide selection of garden offices and cabins. Pictured here is a little garden office that’s about 130 square feet. I first saw this on Shedworking. Decorated Shed on Shedworking

IC Green

Marganne posted a link to a story about IC Green on the Low Cost Community Housing Google group. IC Green is located in California and builds a wide range of structures from shipping containers. Great link Marganne! IC Green

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