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Dec 14, 2015 12:20:12 PM
That's the thinking behind this eco-friendly design.
Launched at Grand Designs Live, London 2015, the WAVE is an elegant, flexible, off-grid, eco cabin.
Compact kitchens, fitted beds and built in storage are individually designed for each of building.
Dec 7, 2015 2:33:23 PM
The project, designed in San Francisco, is still mostly hypothetical, although they have built one prototype. The At a cost of about $30,000, about the cost of a soup-to-nuts, contractor built tiny house, it's a good deal, because it includes farming systems such as irrigation pipes, water purification and tools you don't get in tiny homes. But for the target buyers: people in rural communities in Africa and other developing nations, it's hard to imagine the Farm-From-A-Box becoming ubiquitous. With a per capita income of just $550.00, buying one of these would be like a person in the U.S. making the average per capita income of $29,000 buying a house worth $1.7 million. It just ain't gonna happen without help from higher up, or deeper pockets.Read More
Oct 14, 2015 8:05:00 AM
At $73,000, it's not the least expensive tiny house option you'll find, but it's far more durably built than either and RV or a mobile home. But the house weighs too much to be called truly "mobile." As I've written previously, a lightweight RV trailer with all the features of a tiny house can weigh in at about 3,500 lbs., light enough to pull behind a half-ton pickup. Most tiny homes, however, weigh about 10,000 lbs., so you're not likely to pull one to Florida for the winter.
Nov 12, 2014 10:55:00 AM
You can see borrow some great ideas for getting multiple uses out of a very small space in this video about a garage in France converted into a flexible apartment. It includes movable walls, changeable spaces and more.Read More
Aug 21, 2014 9:32:00 AM
CITIES ARE GENERALLY THE "GREENEST" PLACES TO LIVE, because they make the most efficient use of resources, and concentrate environmental impacts. If we all lived in cities, says Brian Levy, vice president of Pollin Energy and Retrofits (PEAR), a retrofits financing partnership (he lives in a micro house--see below), we would have have large wildlife roaming around in our suburbs.Read More
Jul 21, 2014 7:38:00 AM
Jun 18, 2014 4:43:00 PM
HAVING ALWAYS, UP UNTIL RECENTLY, lived in homes that were pretty traditional sizes have I realized that it’s really not about how large the home is, but how well thought out the spaces are. And if there is a “big porch” or yard area suitable for furnishing then the interior space can be even smaller.
Case in point is the small cottage I am sharing with my wife in a quaint, historic “Mayberryish” type community. The home is 560 square feet and is nestled behind the 7200 square foot main home that was built in 1877 and on the Historic Register in Franklin, Tennessee…oh…and our 100 pound lab lives with us as well.Read More
Jun 9, 2014 3:58:00 PM
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The market for cleverly designed small homes started to hit its stride back in late 2008 or so, dropping energy prices lulled would-be buyers back into oversized mcmansions. But tiny is back, and this time we think it's here to stay.