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 of a window or two. Read and see more of the Barnsworth Exhibition Center.
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’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 logs for front porch posts and balusters. As he builds we’ll be following along. So far he’s built the foundation and deck platform but has also begun collecting and working the wood for the siding, porch posts, and balusters.
Above: Most recent progress photo. Below: Logs cut for live edge siding.
Above: Pine logs being peeled for porch posts. Below: The pine logs for balusters and posts.
You can find the plans for the Pioneer’s Cabin at Tiny House Design.
Update: Shannon will be harvesting barn wood for his cabin, and has scored some good reclaimed roofing.
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 first real step… Continues…” – Dan Louche
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