Tag Archives: san francisco

Why Two Tiny Homes Are Better than One Big One

Why two tiny homes are better than one big one – my life in a van and on a boat The following is a guest post from Kristin Hanes, a journalist and writer in the San Francisco Bay area. She writes about alternative living – campervans, RVs, sailboats and tiny homes – at The Wayward […]

San Francisco Couple Avoids High Rent with Tiny House

The San Francisco Bay Area has incredibly high rent, but the salaries tend to be unusually high too making it an attractive place to live. But balancing the high living cost against the income opportunities can also feel like a high wire tight rope walk. This couple decides to bit the bullet and move to […]

Tiny House Villages Seek Tiny Plots of Land Near San Francisco

Jay Shafer has been designing and building tiny houses since the late 90s. Through his company, Four Lights Houses, he sells tiny-house plans, from a 98-square-foot miniature Craftsman called the Zinn to the 288-square-foot Marie Colvin, whose pint-sized columns are embellished with stonework… For the past two years, he’s been working on a village of […]

Land for our Tiny House

We are almost 1 month away from (hopefully) moving into our tiny house! Before that, there are some important things that need to be addressed. One BIG thing is where we are going to put (park) the house. We live in San Francisco, so I already know it will be impossible to find anywhere in […]

Small Space Living in a Cube

Tiny box living inside a larger space. It’s kind of like thinking of a whole tiny house as built-in furniture. Cool. “san francisco-based architecture, interior design and feng shui firm spaceflavor developed ‘cube’ –  a compact mobile dwelling that cohesively combines the living and working requirements of its client, renowned feng shui practioner liu ming.” via […]

Student Project

Five architecture students at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco designed and built this small space. It’s a two level structure that was designed to provide office space and additional living space for their client. It’s not a tiny house, but it’s interesting to see what a team of students came up with. […]

Green Horizon On-Demand Housing

This is a new shipping container sized house that can be delivered and set-up quickly. It’s the creation of Green Horizon a start-up in California. While these homes are intended to be a LEED certified alternatives to FEMA trailers they look like very comfortable modern tiny houses to me. An example will be in display […]