Erick in Ohio is building a 20-foot tiny house that will serve as his home and recording studio. It’s a custom design and he’s doing a lot of the work himself, including lifting the framed walls up into place.
It’s always exciting and inspiring to find someone else taking the leap into simple living. James and Kristen have begun to build custom designed tiny house on a trailer. Their blog contains many details on their research and the challenges they’ve been facing along the way.
Frugal Dad recently posted an article on ten places for the frugal to relocate or retire. As people look to downsize one of the most common questions is where can they build a tiny house. I’m not certain if any of these ten places are ideal for tiny houses but they seem like a great place to start looking.
Top Ten Places To Relocate Or Retire
While these professionally manufactured tiny houses are a little on the expensive side they are completely turn-key and can be set-up in a day. They come in a variety of sizes and are build with many green building materials.
Cottage in a Day
A few weeks ago I drew up a 3D drawing of Michael Thompson’s rammed earth wall former and posted the drawings on Tiny House Design. He’s now getting more press for his low cost rammed earth homes and small buildings; read the full article in Eastern Daily Press.
Justin Peer is making swift progress on his tiny house which he is building on the outskirts of London, England. If you’re curious to watch a tiny house being built on a budget be sure to check in on Justin’s website regularly.
I spent another two days up at the family farm working on my Tiny Free House. As you can see I screwed the pallet roof boards to the trusses and it’s looking a lot more like a house. My next steps will be to put shingles on the roof, if I can find something suitable, or board up the front wall with milled pallet boards.
Tiny Free House
Zoey’s tiny house is virtually complete and looking comfy and lived-in with just a few small details left to work through like interior sheathing in the loft. One of her recent finishing touches was the addition of a Boilet 10 Standard composing toilet.
Take a look at Zoey’s Tiny House
Steve from Murchison, New Zealand send me a link to a book written and illustrated in 1914 by Daniel C Beard. Beard was also one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The book is called Shelter, Shacks and Shanties and focuses on simple shelters that can be built with simple tools. You can read it online at Project Gutenberg. Thanks for sending this my way Steve!