Kristie Wolfe’s Idaho potato home, silo bathroom and pet cow

February 8, 2020 john 20 23655 32:43

Kristie Wolfe spent over a year touring the U.S. with a giant potato to promote Idaho’s spud industry and dreaming about turning the 28-foot-long tuber into a tiny home. Seven years later when the tater was finally retired, her wish came true. Kristie transformed the interior of the concrete, plaster and steel structure into a…

Macy Miller builds adaptive small home for family of 4 + dog

January 10, 2016 john 0 5286 18:01

Five years ago Macy Miller was “four years outside a foreclosure”, looking for a place to live with her Great Dane and in need of a hands-on project for her architecture training. Inspired by tiny house stories she began to read online, she set aside a year’s worth of rent payments (about $12,000), bought an…

Sheep wagons as classic campervan: the Airstream of pioneers

October 15, 2015 john 0 5335 20:56

Sheep wagons were once a common mobile home in the American West. These tiny structures (usually 7 to 8 feet wide and about 12 to 16 feet long) were used by sheep herders for months on end as they migrated across grazing land with their flocks. Kim Vader’s family began herding sheep in Idaho in…