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The Advocate Tiny House Project

The Advocate Tiny House will be created through crowdsourced collaboration. In other words you can help design it, and the Advocate Tiny House team will build it. When the house is complete they’ll use it to share the world of tiny house living with others. The finished house will be available for touring, traveling, classroom learning, workshops, rental, […]

Meet Ethan Waldman

Ethan Waldman is a technology coach who quit his corporate day job and took his future into his own hands. One of the steps toward his goals was to downsize and build a tiny house. His journey officially began about a year ago when he left his day job and started building his home. Here’s […]

Caravan – The Tiny House Hotel

Located in the funky Alberta Arts District of NE Portland, Oregon (map) is the first tiny house hotel in the USA. There you’ll find three tiny houses that encircle a small courtyard.Each house is equipped with a bathroom (flush toilet & hot shower), kitchen (hot plate, refrigerator & microwave), electric heat, and sleeping space. Each of […]

Ecology of Colour

While this building is not a home, it’s filled with inspiring ideas. Ecology of Colour is located on Ecology Island in Dartford, Kent, on a previously neglected corner of their Central Park. The building has many uses.“Our proposal is comprised of organising a programme of events and workshops based around dyeing and wildlife; a small […]

Homesteading in Thailand

Owen Geiger is well known for his work in earthbag construction. He lives in Thailand and is building a sustainable homestead on a half acre of inexpensive low lying land that was once a rice field.During the rainy season the rice fields flood so to stay high and dry they brought-in about 200 trucks of […]

Phantom Ranch

Located 4,600 feet below than the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is a community of eleven tiny houses designed by architect Mary E. J. Colter back in 1922. This is Phantom Ranch – the only lodging facility below the rim of the Grand Canyon.You can’t drive there. The only access is by mule train, foot, or rafting down the […]

Uncut Tiny House Preview

The other day someone commented on Facebook and challenged tiny house designers to design houses with fewer angled cuts. They had spent the day cutting angles on their own tiny house.Since so many tiny homes are owner-built fewer cuts would make construction faster and easier. I found the idea was so compelling, I decided to […]

Uncut Tiny House Improved

The other day I posed the riddle… can a tiny house be built without a saw and off-the-shelf materials? That’s the goal of this design exercise. In my first pass at solving this challenge there were a few things that didn’t quite work so well, so I went back to the drawing board.I made the roof […]

Uncut Tiny House Improved

The other day I posed the riddle… can a tiny house be built without a saw and off-the-shelf materials? That’s the goal of this design exercise. In my first pass at solving this challenge there were a few things that didn’t quite work so well, so I went back to the drawing board.I made the roof […]

Tiny House Design on Facebook

I’ve setup a Tiny House Design Facebook page and now inviting all my Tiny House Living readers to join. You’ll get a sneak peek of the stories I run across during the week on Facebook before I write them up on Tiny House Design or Tiny House Living.  This is not a replacement for either […]

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