Shearwater Cove – An Off Grid Yurt Village in Alaska

The folks at Tiny Home Tours recently visited Jason & Charity at Shearwater Cove, who’ve built an off-grid yurt village in Alaska.

They found the land in the dead of winter and began building in 2015. Building on the land was tough. All the building materials in by boat and they used the boat dock as their initial work platform. The first step was to build decks, stairs, and bridges up and across the boulders, creeks, and rough terrain. This extensive decking provided easy access to the yurt platforms.

Today you can visit Shearwater Cove’s oceanfront yurt rentals and access to kayak adventures in Resurrection Bay and Fox Island. Shearwater Cove is just 10 miles from Seward Alaska but is only accessible by boat.

So if you feel like a tiny living adventure in Alaska consider checking out Shearwater Cove.

Photos via Shearwater Cove.

Hummingbird Micro Homes Now Planning Bluegrass Meadows Micro Village

Bluegrass Meadows Micro Village may well be the first micro home village in Canada. Several micro villages exist or are in progress in California, Washington and Texas. To date, Hummingbird has built eight micro homes of which five were commissioned by clients. They have orders for six more.” – Vancouver Sun

Source: Need a house? Think small … no, smaller.  You can also learn more about Hummingbird Micro Homes on their website.

Minister Crowdfunding a ‘Village’ of Micro-Homes for the Homeless

For more than two weeks now, the Rev. Jeff Obafemi Carr has been living in a 60 square foot micro-home in an innovative effort to raise $50,000 dollars to build an entire village of them for homeless citizens seeking affordable housing.” – EBONY

Source: Minister Seeks to Build ‘Village’ of Micro-Homes for the Homeless. Visit the projects page on Go Fund Me.

Tiny House Villages Seek Tiny Plots of Land Near San Francisco

Jay Shafer has been designing and building tiny houses since the late 90s. Through his company, Four Lights Houses, he sells tiny-house plans, from a 98-square-foot miniature Craftsman called the Zinn to the 288-square-foot Marie Colvin, whose pint-sized columns are embellished with stonework… For the past two years, he’s been working on a village of his designs. Currently hes considering four potential sites, all within a five-minute walk of downtown Sebastopol, and is in talks with local officials about his plans. Shafer says he hopes to break ground on the village this year.” – Curbed SF

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Occupy Madison Village Building a Sense of Community

Keith Valiquette says it was the sense of community that attracted him to Occupy Madison’s tiny house movement. And he predicts that others, even people who can afford regular-sized houses, will be joining him.” – Pat Schneider for The Cap Times

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Bill Moyers Asks: Are Tiny Houses the Key to Fighting Homelessness?

…more than 125 volunteers showed up with tools in hand and built six new 16-by-20-foot houses for a group of formerly homeless men. It was the beginning of Second Wind Cottages, a tiny-house village for the chronically homeless…” – Bill Moyers.com

Continue reading… Are Tiny Houses the Key to Fighting Homelessness? Thanks to Paige, Ken, and Dawn for posting this story on our Facebook page!

Lost Hobbit Tribe Discovered in Wales

For five happy years they enjoyed simple lives in their straw and mud huts.

Generating their own power and growing their own food, they strived for self-sufficiency and thrived in homes that looked more suited to the hobbits from The Lord of the Rings.

Then a survey plane chanced upon the ‘lost tribe’… and they were plunged into a decade-long battle with officialdom.” – Mail Online

via Lost middle-class tribe’s ‘secret’ eco-village in Wales spotted in aerial photograph taken by plane.

Photos by Wales News.

 

Kandovan: A Village Carved Out of Stone

Houses carved inside rocks are so peculiar; you would definitely want to visit them once. Some of these houses are at least 700 years old and still inhabited. Most of the houses are two to four storeys high. Legend has it that Kandovan’s first inhabitants moved here centuries ago to escape the invading Mongol army.” – environmentalgraffiti.com

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Photo credit to Ali Mirghaderi.