Can a family of 5 find home where they park their campervan?

April 15, 2019 john 20 27631 41:05

When Dan and Marlene started traveling with their Tab teardrop trailer they never expected it to become a full-time lifestyle for their now family of five. They began life on the road after their first child was born when they put their California home up for rent and bought an Airstream. https://malimish.com/ Once the children…

Small prefab tests space-era rotating rooms: sleep-cook-bath

March 29, 2019 john 21 123593 16:42

To make a small home more efficient, designer Luigi Colani put a 6-round-meter cylinder in the living room so with a press of a button the kitchen, bath or bedroom will rotate into view ready for use. Using flexible plumbing and electrical, the home can rotate 270 degrees in each direction to reveal any of…

Thoreauvian simple living: unelectrified, timeless tiny home

March 18, 2019 john 22 1434619 06:46

Seven years ago Diana and Michael Lorence moved to a 12-foot-square home without electricity in the coastal mountains of Northern California.  They’re not back-to-the-land types- they’re not growing their own food, nor raising animals-, but, like Thoreau, they were looking for a place where they could get away from the noise of society and focus…

Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

March 17, 2019 john 20 30485335 09:38

When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it. Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Designed by architect Barbara Appolloni, Christian says the…

Mortgage-free, tiny home on a housekeeper’s salary

March 16, 2019 john 20 1342607 10:41

Johnny Sanphillippo has never made more than $20,000 per year (he works as a housekeeper, as well as, a gardener and house painter), but he knew like “any other American” that he wanted to own his own home. When he talked to bankers about qualifying for a home loan, “they look at you and their…

BMX rider builds around purpose: small home, big bike ramp

October 8, 2018 john 20 6245 16:35

Since he was a kid, Ooti Billeaud had wanted a backyard BMX ramp, but neither his parents nor future landlords were interested, so when he finally purchased land in New Orleans his first plan was to build a ramp. Unfortunately, the city told him if he built a ramp before building a house they would…

Tiny cabins in VA’s woods to slow down & resync inner clock

July 19, 2018 john 20 30958 22:38

Is the “simple cabin” the ideal vessel for disconnecting from modern life? Friends Jon Staff and Pete Davis have placed dozens of tiny houses on wheels in the woods within driving distance of Boston, New York City and Washington DC. “The cabin”, explains Staff, “reminds us of a time when we didn’t have to respond…

Aussie overlander’s own travels inspire rugged 4WD campervan

February 11, 2018 john 20 15055 14:19

Lance Gillies and his wife were globe-hopping overlanders who couldn’t buy the rugged, go-anywhere four-wheel-drive home they could imagine so they built it instead. Today, his Bend (Oregon)- based company makes the rapidly-deployable Earthcruiser on a hefty Mitsubishi Fuso platform (complete with a motorized retractable toilet and indoor shower), but a newer pop-top truck camper…

How a vertical lake-cabin added collapsible rooms & roof deck

December 31, 2017 john 20 2023 14:33

William Yudchitz and his son Daniel had already built one modern cabin on their land in far north Wisconsin, but it cost close to $100,000 and they wanted to prove it was possible to build a well-designed tiny home on a budget. Using salvaged material and their own labor- they worked weekends for about a…

Transformer CNC cabin by a lake as father-son work dialogue

December 11, 2017 john 21 30166 20:41

Daniel Yudchitz and his father, Bill, are both architects who took their love of craft, cabins and Swiss precision in architecture (e.g. Peter Zumthor) and created a CNC-cut cabin crafted to a fraction of an inch. The home is built with interlocking structural panels and can be disassembled. In fact, the father/son team built most…