Oakland college class shows how to build your own tiny house

June 17, 2019 john 22 4882 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…

Beautiful Small ADU Home In Metro Vancouver

June 8, 2019 john 20 118016 15:01

This week, we are in Vancouver, British Columbia where the city has opened up accessory dwelling unit living to help create urban infill in the form of Laneway Homes. Vancouver is one of the world’s most expensive cities to live in and Laneway home’s are one of the cities attempts at creating more alternative housing…

Swedish-inspired backyard cottage works as secluded oasis home

May 20, 2019 john 20 66335 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…

Seattle Backyard Cottages: City Legalities & Estimated Cost

May 11, 2019 john 23 7946 06:13

Bruce Parker, a Seattle Architect specializing in backyard cottages, discusses the high home prices, city legalities, and the potential benefits of building a small house on your land. FIND OUT MORE FROM THIS HOME’S ARCHITECT: https://www.microhousenw.com/ ————– CREDITS ————— TITLE MUSIC: Peter Kuli | Track: “Love It” Listen: https://soundcloud.com/peterkuli ADDITIONAL MUSIC: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ EDITOR: Jenna Spesard…

Modern Living in a Small Family Home

May 5, 2019 john 20 195334 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…

Shipping Container Becomes Fabulous Backyard Tiny Home

February 10, 2019 john 20 7075 06:52

A 33 foot (cut down from a 40 foot) shipping container is turned into this family’s backyard modern Tiny House. —— INFORMATION ON THIS HOME ——- Shipping Container Construction by: Container Guys Intl. Rent this Tiny House on AirBNB: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29661124 ———-CREDITS———— ADDITIONAL MUSIC: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ OPENING MONTAGE DRONE SHOT: Jonathan Benabed PHOTOS & VIDEOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY:…

$1600 A-Frame She Shed/Tiny House in Australia

January 17, 2019 john 21 2690 02:56

With an added small bathroom (some have been done with this model/plans- link to them BELOW), this little Queensland A-frame cabin could make for very modest (and incredibly affordable) tiny house. This particular little art studio/she shed/home away from home was built for under $1600 Australian (thats under $1200 US). The plans were designed by…

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

August 28, 2018 john 20 15242 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…

Metapod backyard tiny studio delivers best of NY’s urban-rural

October 11, 2016 john 20 27109 12:01

Inspired by a large window he salvaged from the street, Jerome Levin set out to build his children a playhouse in the backyard of his Roslyn Harbor, New York home. Not wanting to build something his kids would outgrow, he built a 125-square-foot, permitted studio with a sleeping loft that is part guesthouse, part fort…