Skinny home in Toronto as prototype for parking-space homes?

September 25, 2019 john 20 587763 11:30

When Cyril Borovsky bought a 16-foot-wide strip of land in Toronto sandwiched between two bungalows, he knew the only way to fit more than one bedroom on the tiny footprint was to think cubically. Using a steel frame and performing much of the work himself- with just a boom lift and makeshift pulley-, he went…

Old barn becomes young architect’s budget, elegant home-studio

September 9, 2019 john 20 64630 17:16

Alfredo Vanotti wanted to recover the old barn his grandfather had built 100 years ago in his village’s now-abandoned town center. Working on a tight budget and mostly his, and his father’s, labor, he began to turn the former cow stable and hay loft into a modern classic home for himself and his daughter, and…

Starting over & towing West an off-grid, wood clad tiny home

August 12, 2019 john 21 23593 11:57

Kim Harmsen crossed the country by RV when she was married, but now single she built herself a tiny home on wheels, hitched it to her truck and departed Minnesota to find a new home state (or states). It took her three years to build, but her tiny mobile home provides a security, particularly from…

This Tiny House is Freakin’ Sweet! (NEW and UPDATED)

October 19, 2014 john 50 30

UPDATE: I’ve been building on it for almost 5 1/2 months (10 months in all-bad weather). The harsh winter did set me back a bit. If you have any questions please message me and feel free to leave a comment. BTW the house with trailer weighs 5600 lbs. The materials cost for building this tiny…