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…

Seattle Couple Downsize to Small Backyard Cottage (400sqft)

May 4, 2019 john 27 6586 13:01

Paul & Caroline built & downsized to a 400 Square Foot cottage in their backyard, using recycled and reclaimed materials. Video Sponsor: Go to http://audible.com/thgj or text ‘THGJ” to 500 500 to get one free audiobook, 2 free Audible originals & a 30-day free trial! FIND OUT MORE FROM THIS HOME’S ARCHITECT: https://www.microhousenw.com/ ADDITIONAL MUSIC:…

On life, work & leisure in Gothenburg’s tiny house allotment

March 21, 2016 john 0 11167 07:38

Sweden’s first allotment gardens and summer cottages were established in 1895, much later than the dachas of Russia or the extra-urban gardens of the UK and Denmark, but the gardening/tiny cottage tradition is still evident outside any large city. The “members” (the land is leasehold) of each plot are allowed to build a tiny cottage…

Sweden tests tiny wooden pods as the future of college dorms

February 7, 2016 john 0 5396 14:55

Every year thousands of Swedish college student are left without housing- for 2015, it’s estimated there were 20,000 “dorm-less” scholars at the start of the year. The university town of Lund in Southern Sweden has been experimenting with building dorms under the minimum size standards. Designed as the first legal exception to Sweden’s minimum size…