Tag Archives: california

Little House on a Trailer

The folks at Fair Companies recently featured Stephen Marshal’s business called Little House on a Trailer. Stephen builds tiny houses in Petaluma, California to Park Model RV standards. He and I were also featured on a talk-radio show a few weeks back. Little House on a Trailer

A New Room of Your Own

Stephen Marshall has some very nice new design treatments for his tiny houses. Pictured here is the new Room of Your Own which is 9′ by 13’4″ long. The other new model is called The BIG Little House and is about 300 square feet. Stephen builds his tiny homes in Petaluma, California and regularly has […]

Urban Rancher – Insulated

After a tough start to 2010 the Urban Rancher is back at work on his tiny house in the mountains outside Los Angeles. The cabin is now insulated and the unfinished, albeit closed-in, cabin made it through the rough winter just fine. Urban Rancher – Insulated

Bill’s Tiny House

Bill is building a tiny house based on one of my tiny house designs. You can download the free house plans at Tiny House Design. He’s building the 8×16 Solar House. He posted a bunch of photos of the interior work recently on Facebook and it’s looking great. Eventually Bill plans to move his tiny […]

A Room of One’s Own

Stephen at Little House on the Trailer has redesigned their website (using my open source WordPress theme!) and made it easier to learn about their tiny houses. They have an open house every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Petaluma, California. Stephen makes several different house models including the Sonoma Shanty but there […]

Ryo’s $600 Hut

Here’s a modern day homesteading story of a man buying 60-acres in northern California and building himself a simple $600 tiny house. He’s just getting started and recording his adventure and life on his blog, Laptop and a Rifle. I first spotted this story on Tiny House Blog. Ryo’s $600 Hut

Urban Rancher Update

I’ve been really impressed with the progress the Urban Rancher has been making in the mountains outside Los Angeles. His simple design and good choice of materials is going to give him and great little remote cabin. His most recent update was to add galvalume roofing. Urban Rancher Update

Tiny Solar House

Bill Brooks is making great progress on his tiny solar house built from the free house plans I offer on Tiny House Design. It’s especially exciting for me to see one of my designs come together. When Bill is done with this house he plans to take it on an extended trip up to Alaska. […]

Urban Rancher – 4 Walls and Roof Framing

The Urban Rancher is making excellent progress on his tiny house and it’s still early enough in the process to see how everything is going to go together. Over the Columbus Day weekend he put up his first two framed walls. He then moved onto the other two walls and now has roof rafters in […]