Tag Archives: Australia

Southern Highlands House

The design is for a new home-office pavilion alongside two existing pavilions on a remote rural property three hours drive south of Sydney. The new building is part of a set of three free standing pavilions that each contain the functions of sleeping, living and working a configuration reflecting a harmonious life-cycle balance that is interwoven into its […]

Log Cabin Amongst Mist and Trees at Marysville, Victoria, Australia

Log cabin amongst mist and trees at Marysville, Victoria, Australia. Eerie mist around a log cabin amongst the trees at Marysville, Victoria, Australia” – Visit Marysville via Log cabin amongst mist and trees at Marysville, Victoria, Australia | Flickr

Rob’s Studio Trucks in Australia

My mission is to: produce and sell “green”, small, delightful, affordable, portable living spaces. I also call them green grannies or environmental granny flats and build them with natural materials instead of the aluminum and foam sandwich panel containers that currently exist.” – Rob at Studio Trucks See all Rob’s trucks on Flickr…

“Gypsy” Vans by Roth

Wally and Victoria Roth of Bend, Oregon have experience in building exquisite carousel horses, cabinets, boat building and yacht restoration, but their designs really come to life in their re-creations of their Romani “Gypsy” Caravans. Their goal for the custom design is to come as close as possible to the original look and feel of […]

Ecoshelta e.Pod – Modular Building System from Australia

Made from space-age alloy, our e.pods and bigpods can be easily transported and erected anywhere, in as little as a day, for an oceanfront retreat, ecotourism accommodation, studio or any number can be joined together in limitless designs to make delightful, luxurious homes. Cutting edge details, materials, finishes and fabrication systems are carefully selected for minimal […]

The Israel House – Pittwater, Sydney, Australia

The Israel House, built for graphic designer Ken Israel, by architects Peter Stutchbury and Phoebe Pape, was built in the bushy hill country overlooking Pittwater in Sydney, Australia’s northern peninsula.  The three story house, built alongside a rocky hillside, extends far into the canopy of the surrounding trees.  The ground level houses the utilities of the house, including the bathroom […]

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 […]

ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes

Australian prefab maker ARKit has worked hard over the past few years to fine tune their modern homes into low-impact, eco-friendly dwellings. Choose from their F or S Series (factory or site-built) prefabricated dwellings and you can rest assured that you’re getting a carefully designed product that sits light on the earth and can even […]

Jay Shafer on the Politics of Tiny Houses

  An interview from February 2011, with Jay Shafer (formerly of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company), in his 96 square foot house-on-wheels in Sebastopol, California. Jay is one of the more well-known and successful tiny house designers, and there’s no denying the “curb appeal” of his designs. That appeal is generated by Jay’s careful attention […]

Where to Park Your Tiny House …

This is a question that is on EVERYONE’s Minds even before they start their build, and rightly so, after all, why spend months of your life and $20,000-$50,000 or more to end up with a house but nowhere to put it… So the way I see it, there are Two main issues… 1) The legal […]