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 […]

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