It was about a week before Thanksgiving of 1997 when my home’s interior first started to look like the belly of a whale with ice formations on the vaulted walls and ceiling delineating a rib every 24”. – Jay Shafer
Continue reading Don’t Try This On Home: Insufficient Insulation for full-time living
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 list. Her 1978 rendition of Sleeping Single In a Double Bed is, after all, what first got me to thinking about how well unused space serves to remind us of our loneliness and the great abyss… continues…” – Jay Shafer
Continue reading at Four Lights Tiny Houses…
When Jay Shafer invited Oprah Show cameras into his house, in 2007, viewers were blown away by the size of his place. While most homebuyers search for optimal square footage, Jay was living comfortably—and efficiently—in a 96-square-foot structure.” – Oprah: Where Are They Now?
Below are two segments from the show. Read more about the Tiny House Village Concept at Four Lights Tiny Houses…
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 village. They are shells, which means they can be finished off with whatever layout you want on the inside. In fact, as part of this one-time offer, Jay will custom design the interior of your house for you according to your needs.” – Four Lights
To learn more about these tiny homes offered by Jay Shafer, visit the Four Lights Tiny House Company website.