…we visited Canada’s first official tiny house festival over the weekend, along with hundreds of curious people who descended upon Lantier, a small municipality an hour and a half north of Montreal, Quebec, which recently approved a sustainable housing development for small homes under 1000 square feet in size, without basements.” – Kimberley Mok for Treehugger
Read the complete story: Canada’s first tiny house festival debuts as part of planned tiny housing development at TreeHugger
And now there is the Millenial Housing Lab looking at the problems they face. Founded by Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Design School students it is looking at the problems of housing a generation without stability.
Their first project is a look at the Tiny House. “The idea: build tiny houses, place them on beautiful rural land and rent them by the night to city folks looking to escape the digital grind and test-drive tiny house living.”” – Treehugger
Source: The Millenial Lab at Harvard builds a Tiny House
It is a very different plan from most tiny homes, divided by the lofts into three zones, one washroom, one living area and one kitchen and dining. As shown it can accommodate six; that will be cozy around the dinner table. I also think the full size range is overkill, but they offer a two-burner induction stovetop as an option.” – Lloyd Alter for Trehugger
Source: Talented architect tackles the tiny house and comes up with a mini gem : TreeHugger. Photos by Escape Traveler
Amazingly, Herrle was able to construct this tiny cabin of 11 by 14 feet in the woods for only $4,000 and in only six short weeks… Herrle is now well on his way to building more tiny houses for other clients and other projects that he’s passionate about. Check out more of Dave Herrle’s work over at Herrle Custom Carpentry and on Facebook.” – Kimberley Mok for TreeHugger
See and read more about this Romantic tiny forest home built in 6 weeks for $4,000 at TreeHugger.
This cleverly compact mobile housing design by Mehdi Hidari Badie has got all the bases covered when it comes to making the most of limited space… The versatile design is not only incredibly easy to transport, but has a refined aesthetic that is unrecognizable as a mobile home once it’s been unfolded.” – TreeHugger
Learn more about this Amazing Expanding House Pops Out of Single Trailer. Design by Mehdi Hidari Badie.
Here’s an update on the tiny apartment the founder of Treehugger built in New York.
“Graham Hill, founder of Treehugger & initiator of LifeEdited, challenged the jovoto community with interior design ideas for his 39 sqm space in New York, remember? …A few weeks ago, in May 2012 Graham Hill could spend – his first night sleep in his fully realized apartment space. And it was published in a 3 page spread in the New York Times newspaper!”
Read more about LifeEdited: Graham Hill moved in!