Dan & Brittany’s Dream Mountain Tiny House

Dan & Brittany call their house, the Lucky House. They built the home as an alternative to renting an apartment. It was designed by Laird Herbert of Leaf House, a small company from the Yukon that specializes in cold climate tiny house design.

The house is off-grid, has a solar panel on the roof, deep cycle batteries. When there is no sun they charge-up at the nearest 110-volt outlet. They equipped it a composting toilet, custom-built from a Colman cooler of all things. There’s also a tub/shower in the bathroom.

In the kitchen they have a 24-inch range and a refrigerator/freezer that can run off propane, AC, or DC power. Propane heats their water. After working out some bugs their often snow-bound tiny home works great in the coldest weather.

Continue reading and learn How To Build Your Dream Mountain Tiny House  at Teton Gravity Research

Could Tiny Houses Save Ski Towns?

At their core, ski towns are made up of die-hard mountain lovers who are obsessed with snowy peaks, love the amazing but too-short summers, and who are willing to put up with the spring mud season. Unfortunately, rising housing costs are making it nearly impossible for snow lovers to “ski-bum-it” for one season or for twenty. Curbed Ski thinks that the tiny home movement might be just the thing to save a ski lifestyle at risk of extinction.” – Curbed Ski

Read more about Why Tiny Homes Might Be Just the Thing To Save Ski Towns. Photo from Tiny House Listings via Curbed Ski

Update on The ProtoHaus

The ProtoHaus has proven to be a truly portable home, making several cross country journeys. The couple originally built the home during a summer on her parents’ property in Colorado. They then drove it 1,500 miles to Alfred, New York where they lived in it for a year while Holley was in grad school. Then they drove it back to Colorado where they parked it on a traditional lot in Longmont, Colorado.” – FairCompanies.com

More about this Colorado portable tiny house on YouTube.

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