One of the Many Uses for Tiny Houses – Activists Work to End Homelessness

In what looks like an ordinary woodshop in Madison, Wisconsin, filled with table saws, screwdrivers and more screws and nails than you could count, transformative work is underway. This space, operated and owned by a nonprofit called Occupy Madison Incorporated, is part of a village of small houses built to order for – and by – homeless individuals in Wisconsin’s capital city.” – VOA News

Read about how Activists Work to End Homelessness One Tiny House at a Time. Photo by Noah Phillips for VOA.

A Rustic Retreat In The Hills Of Wisconsin

Set in the midst of a forest, there’s a sense of enchantment surrounding the cabin. The exterior features a patio area with a large fire pit. The bathroom facilities can be found to the rear of the building in a separate little hut, and are accessed over a small walkway.” – Humble Homes

Read and see more of The Glass House – A Rustic Retreat In The Hills Of Wisconsin at Humble Homes.

Namekagon Cabins

An introduction to Namekagon Cabins, a manufacturer of park model & sleeping cabins located in Northern Wisconsin:

“The Park Models start out at $34,000.00 and are generally used as a part time seasonal home. They are built with standard construction methods, 2 x 4 walls, 2 x 8 floor joists and engineered roof trusses. Interior consists of pine car siding and dry wall. They also come with functional kitchens and 3/4 baths. Sleeps 4 comfortably.

Sleeping Cabins start out at $12,000.00. They make for great guest houses, hunting shacks or rentals units for resorts. The sleeping cabins are built using the same techniques as the Park Model cabins. Most sleeping cabins only have electric with no running water within the cabin. They sleep 4 – 6 comfortably usually with a queen bed, bunk bed and a futon. Sleeping cabins can either be built on a trailer or on skids.”

Learn more about Justin’s Park Models and Sleeping Cabins.

Fat & Crunchy Update

University of Wisconsin reports that an alum is building a tiny house. You can follow this family’s progress at Fat & Crunchy.

“Peter Simon believes everything he needs in life will easily and harmoniously fit into roughly 300 square feet. Not a storage container mind you. A house. A 300-square-foot, 32-foot-long home.”

Continue reading at UW Oshkosh Today » Blog Archive » For alum, sustainable life means ‘tiny house’ is home.