Tag Archives: sustainable

Rowan’s Tiny House

Rowan’s 192 square foot tiny house cost about $25,000 to complete. It’s 24-feet long, has a big long shed roof, and a porch along one side. While she hired some folks to handle specific tasks, like insulation, and got ample advice from friends and local professionals – but Rowan did most of the work herself. […]

One Way to Make Concrete Counter Tops

Here’s one way to make a small concrete countertop. While it may be preferable to pour larger countertops in place – this would work nicely for a tiny house. I built plexiglass forms in order to get a totally smooth finish in the easiest and cheapest way.” – Off Grid Build To learn more about […]

15 Days No Water

It’s easy to take things for granted that rarely fail us, like running water. I recently ran across a post that served as a good reminder. It listed 10 lessons learned while living without water for 15 days. 15 Days No Water

sipsFORM Sustainable Buildings

There are some easy to build, sustainable, and small structures coming out of the UK. They are built from structural insulated panels and you can see several of their designs on the sipsFORM website. sipsFORM Sustainable Buildings

Nick Weston’s Treehouse

This is Nick Weston’s home in West Sussex. It’s an experiment in sustainable living, a cozy tree house, and the simple life of a modern hunter-gatherer. Read about Nick’s adventures on his blog at huntergathercook.typepad.com. Nick Weston’s Treehouse

The Field Lab – Update

John Wells at The Field Lab has been making slow steady progress on his greenhouse. His home is a tiny 8′ by 16′ tiny house specially built to survive the extreme heat the southwestern Texas desert can deliver. His greenhouse will be made from shipping containers with a roof of welded steel trusses. He’s doing […]

The Great Escape

It’s always exciting and inspiring to find someone else taking the leap into simple living. James and Kristen have begun to build custom designed tiny house on a trailer. Their blog contains many details on their research and the challenges they’ve been facing along the way. The Great Escape

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