They 3D-print a home in 24h. Now want to custom-print yours

September 19, 2021 john 22 30227 17:27

Thanks to new extra-large 3D printers, it’s now possible to print a house with a machine that extrudes a material – usually concrete/cement or a polymer, but more lately even earth – in an entirely additive process so there is exponentially less waste in construction. Mighty Buildings can print a home in just 24 hours…

Modal is a prefab ADU to rent out or dwell in your yard

August 1, 2021 john 23 20131 09:23

A year after Salt Lake City allowed owners to put tiny homes in their backyards, Colin Jube and Dallin Jolley launched Modal Living, creating prefabricated housing that allows homeowners to erect small shelters and within months. Modal charges around $120,000 for their basic unit (installation not included), but they say owners are renting them for…

Full home unfolds in 1-hour, kitchen & bathroom included

May 28, 2021 john 20 31820 13:47

The Boxabl Casita is a $49,000 home that begins as an easily-transportable 8-foot wide box and unfolds into 375-square-feet of living space. In under an hour, it unfurls to reveal a kitchen with a refrigerator, double sink, oven, and dishwasher and a bathroom with a shower/tub, sink, counter, mirror, and sliding glass door. Father/son team…

Three PROFITABLE ways to make money with Tiny Houses!

July 11, 2020 john 40 3115 10:11

There’s a lot of reasons why people go tiny. If you’ve been around for a while, you know that for us it was a combination of ownership, geographic flexibility, and future ROI (return on investment). Today, almost three years into our Tiny journey, we are much closer (financially speaking) to taking the next step and…

Impeccably Designed Portland ADU w/ ADU 101: How Do Tiny Houses Fit?

September 30, 2019 john 22 15875 24:56

Meet Kol Peterson, a well-respected accessory dwelling unit expert in Portland, OR and author of the “Backdoor Revolution: the Definitive Guide to ADU Development”. He and his wife built a beautifully designed ADU, their dream home. It’s 800 square feet, or as they see it, 400 sqft/person. They live in it full-time in the backyard…

Oakland college class shows how to build your own tiny house

June 17, 2019 john 22 4930 10:32

In Carpentry 221, Laney College students build a tiny house in two semesters. The Digital Fabrication class first designs and CNC cuts as much as possible. Then the 20 to 30 students in Matthew Wolpe’s “Advanced Elements of Construction” begin to build from the trailer up. Once completed, the tiny homes are used as housing…

Swedish-inspired backyard cottage works as secluded oasis home

May 20, 2019 john 20 66371 21:16

Su Pang loves travel and traditional Swedish cottages. In 2013, she had a little-used 5000-square-foot backyard subject to relaxed building codes, so she began designing a Scandinavian-inspired cottage that would give her the freedom to live mortgage-free. Working around decades-old redwood and walnut trees, Su and her architect built an L-shaped 500-square-foot home (700-sq-ft, including…

Modern Living in a Small Family Home

May 5, 2019 john 20 195494 14:39

With the drastic increase in house prices in Australia, many have been encouraged to explore alternative living arrangements. Multigenerational living, where families come together to share resources is becoming more popular and we are seeing tiny houses, and small accessory dwelling units starting to become common place. Commonly called a granny flat in Australia, an…

VIna Lustado’s home-office using 2 tiny houses in “L” + deck

August 28, 2018 john 20 15260 33:38

When Vina Lustado moved into the 140-square-foot home on wheels she and her husband Cliff had built (for $40,000) in 2013, it was a continuation of a lifetime of living minimally: from a modest home in the Philippines as a child to a one bedroom duplex in LA shared with 9 siblings to an adulthood…