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Tiny Home Spotted Near Binghamton, New York

I spotted this tiny log home from the highway just off Route 17 in New York, west of Binghamton.  I didn’t have a tape measure handy, so I’m estimating its dimensions to be about 12 feet by 20 feet, or about 240 square feet.  It also features a covered front porch that’s about 6 by […]

Essential Systems Pod – Shipping Container Contains Core for Simple Living

The ESP is a concept in development that could inexpensively simplify and speed-up the process of turning buildings such as barns, sheds, or garages into livable homes.  It could also be used to improve the lives of people living in substandard housing situations.  The ESP (Essential Systems Pod) is an 8’x20′ high cube steel shipping […]

New 8′ x 20′ Shipping Container Home Design

When I set out to design my first shipping container home, my goal was to keep it simple and affordable.  The resulting design is not fancy, but it has pretty much everything one person needs.  In my view, this is too small for two people for an extended period of time, but one person could […]

Historic Sears Kit Homes

Sears, formerly known as Sears, Roebuck and Company,  used to sell kit homes from 1908 through 1940.  One kit sold for $191, but most were sold in the $500 through $2,000 range.  You may live in or near a Sears kit home.  They sold more than 70,000 of them.” …Continues

Container Homes by MEKA World

I just discovered this prefab container house company from Canada.  That’s right, all these home models are made from metal shipping containers!  They have six very impressive container home designs to choose from.  The number in the model name tells you how many square feet the design has.  For example, the ALP 320 is 320 […]

Tiny Homes Along the Erie Canal?

I  jog and walk my dogs on a path that runs along the Erie Canal near my home.  One side has the canal, the other side has the houses to whom these out buildings belong.  These little buildings are not tiny homes currently, as far as I can tell, but they can serve as inspiration […]

8×40 Shipping Container Home Design

I’ve designed and drawn-up my first 8′ x 40′ steel shipping container home plans.  It’s a 320 sq. ft. tiny home design.  While it is specifically designed for a shipping container, there is no reason it couldn’t be a stick-built tiny home planas well.  In fact, if you did that you could put on a gable, gambrel, or […]

Folding Homes by Habitaflex

The folding homes are made by Habitaflex (habitaflex.com).  They seem pretty well thought out.  Bathrooms and kitchens are included, along with cabinets, contertops, and fixtures such as toilet, sinks, shower, and range hood.  Even phoneand cable jacks are included, but some models at least don’t appear to be intended for permanent habitation.”

Small Cottage on a Beautiful Lake in Vermont

This waterfront cottage in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is less than 500 square feet. It also happens to be where my wife and I stayed for our honeymoon almost 14 years ago.   It has a galley kitchen, three fixture bathroom, gas fired “wood stove”, sunken living room, and screened-in dining porch.  It’s decorated in a rustic […]

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