“Kim Vader’s family began herding sheep in Idaho in the early 1900s. Eight years ago, his sister wanted a wagon to use as a guesthouse that would pay homage to their sheep ranching grandfather. Vader, having spent 3 decades as a craftsman, agreed to build her one with his wife Kathy.
Word of their build got around and today, they’ve built, or rebuilt, 50 wagons for modern shepherds and those looking for a more original second home. Each wagon is custom and takes them 3 months (with 3 people working) to complete. They often build for the descendants of sheep ranchers who are looking to recreate some of their family history. ” – Fair Companies
Visit the Idaho Sheep Camp website for all the details. Read and see more on the Fair Companies website.
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
See more videos like this on the Fair Companies YouTube Channel.
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.
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
The folks at fair companies have been putting together many great videos, including some that feature tiny houses. This video shows a 150 square foot tiny cob house being built by interns at North Carolina’s Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute.
Modern Hobbit House