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Round Log Cabin Near Bodega, CA – Photo by Jay Shafer

Micro-House-March is Jay Shafer’s month-long celebration of beautiful and efficient home design. For the 31 days of March, Jay will be posting a photo per day from his tiny house travels. ” – Four Lights See all the Micro House March photos here…

Small House Inspiration in Mendocino – Photo by Jay Shafer

End Gable in Mendocino, CA. Micro-House-March is Jay Shafer’s month-long celebration of beautiful and efficient home design. For the 31 days of March, Jay will be posting a photo per day from his tiny house travels. Most of these pictures have never been published before.” – Four Lights

Tiny Home in Redwood Grove – Photo by Jay Shafer

Here’s one of the little houses I stumbled upon while I was hiking through a redwood grove just 500 yards from my own tiny home. Wee homes like this are everywhere, but they’re not always easy to find.” – Jay Shafer See the entire list of Micro-House-March at Four Lights Tiny House Company

Whidbey Island Cottage – Photo by Jay Shafer

“Five years ago, I took a ferry out to Whidbey Island to see Ross Chapin’s 3rd Street Cottages. After being duly impressed by his ideas for smaller houses in pocket-neighborhoods, I followed his directions to a few other inspiring, little houses on the island. Here’s one, now.” – Jay Shafer at Four Lights Tiny Houses […]

Could You Be Happy Living in This Clandestine Little Structure?

 Sonoma County is laden with clandestine little structures where a lot of the folks who could not otherwise afford to live here manage to live very well.” – Jay Shafer Read more at Four Lights Tiny Houses…

Vardo at The Point Reyes Schoolhouse

I stumbled upon this very cool vardo at Point Reyes Schoolhouse Compound at the head of Tomales Bay. I thought my photo was pretty good, but I just found a better one of the same subject on their site along with a bunch of other great photos of the area. Apparently, you can rent it […]

Jay Shafer Reports on Tiny Mistake #3 – Wheel Well Design

If you intend to build a house on wheels, don’t cut some big hole in your wall’s waterproof membrane to stick a big ‘ole rain-catching, thermal-bridging wheel well in it. Be sure to leave enough room in your walls for no less than 3-Rs of insulation… continues…” – Jay Shafer at Four Lights Tiny Houses

Jay Shafer Reports on Tiny Mistake #1 – Bed Size

I made my bed wrong, and then I had to sleep in it. The list of folks who inspired me to start designing efficient, little houses includes the names of existentialists, like Thoreau and Emerson, and the names of architects and writers, like Les Walker and Witold Rybczynski. I recently added Barbara Mandrell to the […]

Mary Emerson’s Honey House – A Portable Medical Treatment Unit for Young Brian Ilg

Mary Emerson and 4 other nurses are working on building the Honey House, a portable medical treatment unit for young Brian Ilg, an 8 year-old boy from Patchogue, NY who was born with Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, a painful, disfiguring skin disorder. You can like the project on their Facebook page here, watch a short interview with one […]

Tiny Houses Seek Good Homes

We have a Gifford and an Anderjack in New York state and a Weller out here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  All three little houses are available with or without wheels, but they’re all sitting on chassis right now, ready to be towed off to some nice little backyard, lakeside parcel or tiny house […]

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