Off-The-Grid Desert Living in a Tiny Earthen Home & Permaculture Community

November 18, 2019 john 20 85869 17:10

In this weeks video we travel to the Californian desert and the tiny earthen home of natural builders Sasha and John. The desert landscape can be harsh and unforgiving and building homes for this environment can be an interesting challenge. This amazing tiny natural home is completely off the grid and has been constructed using…

Teenage woman builds “Tree House Getaway” Tiny House for UNDER $2k!

October 27, 2019 john 27 2656 10:54

Meet Sarah McClellan (daughter of Cob/Earth/Mud builder “Uncle Mud”) as she takes us through her self-built funky, unconventional, fun, and ultra-affordable home- one built IN and around seven trees. This house utilizes salvage and secondhand materials and a variety of construction techniques from the usage of S.I.P.s (structurally insulated panels), to live edge woodwork and…

The Fairytale Tiny House Shaped Like A Shoe

July 29, 2018 john 20 46033 21:21

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. That’s how the story goes, but this tiny house is no fairytale. Constructed from ferrocement, this spectacular home has been crafted as a whimsical yet functional retreat space which is shaped like a boot. The home is constructed as part of Jester House, a cafe…

A Stunning Small Home Made From Hemp

March 24, 2018 john 20 39664 14:55

Hemp is a building material like no other. It has incredible thermal properties, is environmentally friendly, rat and insect proof, fire and earthquake resistant and is an affordable way to build. Plus, the end result looks amazing! After loosing her father to mesothelioma (a cancer caused through exposure to asbestos), Tiffany studied building biology, and…

Terunobu Fujimori’s floating tea houses celebrate impermanence

March 15, 2016 john 0 1744 00:16

The buildings designed by Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori seem straight out of a fairytale, but it’s his treehouses- with names like the “Too-high Teahouse” and “Flying Mud Boat”- that seem touched by magic. When Fujimori designed his first building, he was 45-years-old and a well-known architectural historian and author so he felt pressure not to…

Dan Price’s underground home, art & philosophy on $5,000/year

September 21, 2015 john 0 473 34:04

When Dan Price returned to his home state of Oregon in 1990 he was determined to avoid mortgages or rent (he and his family had just finished caretaking a mansion with a heating bill of $500/month). He found an unused meadow in Joseph, Oregon and began renting it from his neighbors for $100/year (in exchange…

Idaho modern oldtimer builds underground & solar $50 houses

August 5, 2015 john 0 9136 24:16

Mike Oehler lived for over 30 years in an underground home that he built for $50 (and expanded for $500) on his land in Northern Idaho near the Canadian border. Now in his seventies his arthritis keeps him from hiking up to his home, but he continues to “write and proselytize” In 1968 like thousands…