Designer Ryan Frank wanted a semi-mobile home for a small plot in a “sensitive area”. He thought about yurts and domes, but settled for an open source design he found online” – Kirsten Dirksen of Fair Companies
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The house is built like a boat, just upside-down. The lightweight bow shaped frame is covered on the interior with wood boards. The exterior is a simple canvas cover like a yurt. The walls are insulated with sheep’s wool. This combination of materials makes for an extremely breathable house which keeps it dry and comfortable in the humid climate.
In a small forest in France’s Dordogne, self-taught carpenter Menthé built his home with a living roof and mud walls… The result is a charming and very cozy home that fits perfectly into the woodland.” – Kirsten Dirksen
via Art of living in a Dordogne’s tiny mud home with living roof – YouTube.
Incredible tiny house designs at THE small HOUSE CATALOG.
“My husband Shawn, a designer-drafter for THE small HOUSE CATALOG, and I currently live in about 200 square feet. We designed and built the house ourselves to live in as a builder’s cottage while we decided what and whether to build on our lot. Far from being too cramped or oppressive, this has been the best experience! We’ve met just about all our neighbors (and maybe even our whole town). We never would have met so many people here otherwise. We’ve even become a landmark…”turn left just after that cute little orange house” is apparently a commonly offered direction!”
See the tiny house designs at THE small HOUSE CATALOG.