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Round House Financed Through Crowd-Funding

A small building designed and built by students at the Illinois Institute of Technology for Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House… The costs of the project were completely fundraised by the students, through kickstarter and the help of local businesses.” –  Barnsworth Exhibition Center This would make a fantastic tiny house – with the addition […]

Lina Is Building a Gypsy Wagon – First Step Arched Rafters

Today I began building my arched laminated rafters. I’m building a gypsy wagon, also known as a vardo. Over and over again I find myself drawn to little arch-topped houses, so I’ve decided to make one of my own.” – Lina Menard

Shannon is Building The Pioneer Cabin

Shannon is building the Pioneer’s Cabin, a 16’x20′ cabin I designed. His house is located on 14.5 acres just north of Birmingham, AL and will be used by his family part time. It will be most likely fully off-grid with power from solar panels and/or a generator. He’ll be using live edge siding and pine […]

The Hardest Part of Building a Tiny House

I’m frequently asked what the hardest part of building a tiny house is. People expect that I’ll respond that it’s the electrical or the plumbing (the two tasks that seem to scare people the most), or perhaps attaching the house to the trailer. But really the hardest part is just getting started, and taking that […]

A Peek at a Past Earthbag Building Workshop at Milkwood Farm

The idea that you can build a structurally strong house with nothing more complicated than a bunch of bags, earth, clay and lime, plus some basic on-farm materials and plenty of hands on deck is pretty exciting for a lot of people, including me.” – Milkwood Permaculture See more form this Earthbag Building Workshop at Milkwood […]

Earthbag House Building Tutorial by Kerry Bingham

This guide is to give people an idea of what building an earthbag house entails, particularly for those living in Turkey, the Mediterranean or the Middle East. I didn’t even know what a joist was when I started this project, so if I can do it, anyone can. You don’t need prior knowledge. You can […]

Tiny House Plumbing Workshop Recap

On Monday, September 16th, 2013 Shelter Wise, Portland Alternative Dwellings, and Bruner Plumbing teamed up to teach Tiny House Construction Essentials: Plumbing Systems. This micro workshop was hosted by Shelter Wise and used the Salsa Box, which was constructed for the La Casa Pequena workshop at La Casa Verde green living festival in McMinneville in April.” – Little […]

Coming Full Circle… and Moving Forward

Two years ago this week I moved to Portland and this week I’m tiny house sitting at the location where my first tiny house was parked when My Tiny Adventure Began. So, in a way, it feels like I’ve come full circle. Once again the raspberries are dripping off their bushes and the tomatoes are […]

Tiny House Construction Essentials: Plumbing Systems

Casa Pequena, that tiny house we framed and wrapped in just 2 days at the Casa Verde festival in McMinnville last April? It’s time for Casa Pequena to be plumbed. Come learn how!

Building a Tiny House on a Trailer (Video)

If you’ve ever imagined building a tiny house on wheels for yourself you might be in for quite a journey. It’s not as easy as it looks! Building a house, even a tiny one, takes time, dedication and commitment.

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