Here’s a great time lapse video that shows how a tiny stick-built building goes together. It nicely illustrated how little building material is needed and how few steps are really needed to provide a basic structure. I first saw this on Shedworking.
I really wish more American companies would jump in on the tiny house (garden office) bandwagon. There are so many great designs for modern manufactured tiny buildings coming out of the UK, like this one from Garenberg. To top it all off this beautiful little building comes as a kit the owner-builder assembles themselves.
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 has been a lot of interest around this little 10′ by 12′ tiny house that is intended to serve as a garden office/studio.
The Open Office, designed by Kenny, won the 2009 shed design competition at Secrets of Shed Building. One of the key features of this garden office is a set of sliding wood panels mounted to a rail system on the exterior of the building. They serve to block sunlight as well as provide privacy when needed. Congratulations Kenny!