In 2012, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs and set off to build a glass cabin in the mountains of West Virginia.” – Half Cut Tea
The company has been designing and manufacturing eco-friendly and sustainable prefab homes since 2002, and their latest model offers a great balance between wide market appeal and price. The Solo 40 is longer, wider, more spacious, and resembles conventional homes in its layout. It measures 480 square feet and the fully equipped model costs only $195 per square foot… continues…” – Jetson Green
By using reclaimed materials, passive solar-heating, and efficient appliances, our homes are built to coexist with the environment. We loved finding materials that were unique: wood that nobdy wanted, but that contained incredible colors when polished properly. Little vintage RV stoves that fit perfectly in our tiny space. Reclaimed barn roofing that gave siding style and color, found nowhere else. We thrive on the unique details that go into our tiny homes, because detail is everything to tiny home owners.” – Spice Box Homes
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Here’s another mystery tiny house from Flickr. It looks like they used a lot of reclaimed and found material like the old doors & windows, and variety of siding. Another notable feature is that it sits high above the ground on a steep slope… which must have needed some extra attention to build on that site. This house is part of a larger photo set that includes another interesting looking natural house. Photo by faythelevine.
Simple clean and tiny, the “Studio Shed” can be nestled in a little corner. They are tiny and functional and reasonably priced, perfect for creating that little personal space for a hobby, small dwelling or just relaxing….
The Studio Shed Storage range starts from just $3,900 for a 6×8 going through to $15,650 for a 12 x28. Featuring Sustainable powered factory, FSC certified lumber, recycled metals and VOC paint on all surfaces…” – Jetson Green
Lulu, a single mom from Southern California, recently went back to school, which prevented her from working full time to pay a market rent. Due to this she was forced to move out of her conventional home, so instead she decided to build for herself and her small daughter a home from a shipping container. She built the home herself with no prior construction experience.
Lulu was given the shipping container for free, and it took her about a month to cut out the windows and doors using a saw.” – Jetson Green
Betty Ybarra is about to move into the first house she has ever owned, a tiny home which she helped build. The tiny homes for the homeless project is the brainchild of Occupy Madison, a non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin. Betty’s is the first tiny house the group has built, and her and Occupy Madison volunteers have been building it for about two months. The finished 96-foot-square tiny home is now ready, and cost about $3000 to build.” – Christine
“Clad in materials as rich in color and texture as they are in history, our spaces are built with one hundred year-old barn wood, longleaf pine, and corrugated metal that we have meticulously procured from historic barns and homes across Texas.
With pricing starting at $25,000, our spaces are accessible to a number of budgets. All spaces are built to suit individual needs and preferences. Typically built on site in Austin, Texas, they can be delivered to most anywhere in the continental United States.” – Reclaimed Space.
This wall was ENTIRELY made from free, found, and salvaged material. EVEN the cedar 2by4 studs on the back wall were rescued from a mill that was going to toss them. The idea with our “Operation: Use It Up!” side mission was to take everyday scraps and junk, and see what could be made with them= saw horses, pallet chairs, modern lighting, tables, and more- we tackled quite a bit! What a fun weekend!” – Deek
Bill Thomas of Hobbitat Spaces in Maryland developed a passion for small spaces after 30 years of working in the historic restoration and custom home business. With the change in the housing market came a change in his focus of building and he began to develop small, custom homes that are constructed inside and out of the harsh Northeastern winters. The first Hobbitat (or “Hob”, as they are affectionately called) was constructed using materials from Bill’s grandfather’s barn, windows from his childhood cabin and other reclaimed doors and materials. Hobbitat Spaces then built 13 Hobs for Blue Moon Rising, an ecotourism retreat in western Maryland.” – Christina