Boatbuilder recreates Apollo Lunar Lander as misfit retreat

August 9, 2020 john 27 16136 17:38

Puzzled by the design of the Apollo lunar landers, catamaran-designer Kurt Hughes decided to build one, both as proof of concept and as a very personal vacation home on the banks of the Columbia River. Relying on boat-building methods, Hughes avoided nail framing and created his own carbon-fiber structural insulated panels (SIPs) using his pioneering…

Stealth tiny cabin in woods recreated in skinny SF backyard

May 5, 2019 john 23 34335 15:01

Ten years ago, Mosha Osgood built an 8 x 10 cabin in a friend’s backyard for $1500. After surrounding it with quickly growing bamboo, he moved into his new home paying only $400 per month in a town where the average rent is 5 times that. Osgood was inspired to build his tiny home after…