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 of a window or two. Read and see more of the Barnsworth Exhibition Center.

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 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.

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 first real step… Continues…” – Dan Louche

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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 learn the skills. But you do need to be flipping determined, flexible and a motivated team really helps.  It took 6 weeks to build this earthbag home and cost around $5000. ” – Kerry Bingham

Continue to the guide… How to build an earthbag house by Kerry Bingham

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 Life

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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 vining as tall as the apple tree. Once again the school bells are ringing and there’s an excited chatter of children freshly back to school.” – Little Life

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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!