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Tiny Homes by Elvis Summers, house the Homeless

Ever since Elvis Summers’s good deed – building a tiny house for his homeless neighbor Smokie – went viral, his life has been “nothing but chaos.” That one good deed has transformed into his life’s work virtually overnight. “[If] I have to do it singlehandedly ’til it’s done – building one tiny house at a […]

Los Angeles ‘Treehouse’

Perched atop steel pylons that abstractly emulate natural branches, the project is not literally a tree house but rather a modern interpretation of one. The design pays the ultimate respect to the pre-existing tree, literally shaping itself around the contours of the trunk. Inside, a single glass cut out in the floor reconnects the tree […]

Urban Rancher – Insulated

After a tough start to 2010 the Urban Rancher is back at work on his tiny house in the mountains outside Los Angeles. The cabin is now insulated and the unfinished, albeit closed-in, cabin made it through the rough winter just fine. Urban Rancher – Insulated

Urban Rancher Update

I’ve been really impressed with the progress the Urban Rancher has been making in the mountains outside Los Angeles. His simple design and good choice of materials is going to give him and great little remote cabin. His most recent update was to add galvalume roofing. Urban Rancher Update

Urban Rancher – 4 Walls and Roof Framing

The Urban Rancher is making excellent progress on his tiny house and it’s still early enough in the process to see how everything is going to go together. Over the Columbus Day weekend he put up his first two framed walls. He then moved onto the other two walls and now has roof rafters in […]

Urban Rancher

This is a great story of the Urban Rancher, a freelance designer in Los Angeles who has bought some property in the mountains outside of town and is building a mortgage free tiny house. Construction has just begun but first he’s got to visualize some design options. This is definitely a project to follow. Urban […]