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Tiny Dome in Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua, Texas is a remote part of southwest Texas near the Mexican border. Pictured here is a tiny dome structure currently under construction. The blog that is recording the construction story is also filled with interesting ways of adapting to such an extreme desert region and living very close to the edge. Tiny Dome in […]

Cob oven building workshop in Huntsville, Texas

Dan Phillips and The Phoenix Commotion will be hosting a cob oven building workshop on March 28th from 10am to 6pm at the Bone House in Huntsville Texas. The folks at the Phoenix Commotion build low cost homes from recycled material. The workshop costs $100. Cob oven building workshop in Huntsville, Texas

The Great Escape Update

James and Kristen have moved into their tiny house but have been encountering tough milestones as they work to make their great escape. I really admire these folks and have been impressed with their strength as they overcome each challenge. I suspect the light at the end of the tunnel is getting bigger and brighter […]

The Grub Shack

I’m an avid follower of the events unfolding at The Field Lab in southwest Texas. John Wells has been making steady progress on welding up the steel arches for his 4-shipping container based green house. John regularly mentions the important things in his life, his friend Benita (a volunteer pet longhorn), and his favorite local […]

Old Fashion Simple Living

This isn’t really about a tiny house but instead old-fashion simple living. Dick and Bonnie Cain live out in a remote part of West Texas without running water, electricity, or any other modern amenities. They live like folks used to live back in the 1800s and their story is really inspiring. YouTube: Pioneer Couple

Hostel in Marathon, Texas

The family riding the Tumblewagon stopped at an unusual hostle in Marathon, Texas that offers a variety of tiny house accommodations. It’s rumored that the owner sometimes lets other people build tiny houses on his property and that bicyclists stay free. Photo credit to Nathan. Hostel in Marathon Texas

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 […]

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