Forsaken Joshua Tree hut becomes off-grid folly for stargazing

February 25, 2019 john 20 61984 13:05

When Malek Alqadi and Hillary Flur first drove down the dirt road in Joshua Tree and saw the collapsing homestead cabin surrounded by open space, they knew it was the spot to build their off-grid smart cabin. The Folly Cabin is reference to the the often useless buildings built in 19th century Europe on large…

VIna Lustado’s home-office using 2 tiny houses in “L” + deck

August 28, 2018 john 20 15242 33:38

When Vina Lustado moved into the 140-square-foot home on wheels she and her husband Cliff had built (for $40,000) in 2013, it was a continuation of a lifetime of living minimally: from a modest home in the Philippines as a child to a one bedroom duplex in LA shared with 9 siblings to an adulthood…

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…

Kenny and Esther’s Tiny House

March 8, 2017 john 0 14937 16:37

Kenny and Esther’s Tiny House is for sale Featured in Life in a Tiny House by Billy Ulmer, tinyhousetalk.com, tinyhouseliving,com, and others Masterfully built original 170 square foot SIP construction tiny house/RV for sale. Built by Kenny DeLapp (now professional builder of custom adobe homes) in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2013. Features: 21 foot long,…

Aussie couple builds off-grid mobile home with 2 containers

June 5, 2016 john 0 26695 44:44

Paul Chambers had began building a home out of two shipping containers as a project, but when his wife got tired of suburbia and put their four-bedroom home on the market, his project became the couple’s full-time home (Paul’s ebook: www.buildshippingcontainerhous­e.com) Paul and Sarah Chambers were living in rural Scotland when Paul received a job…

The Dwarf Small Wood Stove for Tiny Spaces KICKSTART!

April 13, 2016 john 3 1015 06:29

We are excited to introduce a http://tinywoodstove.com exclusive — The Dwarf Small Wood Stove! These little wood burning stoves are design specifically for small spaces like: Tiny Houses, cabins, cottages, RV’s, tents and boats. The Dwarf is a quality stove with robust features with (3) different sizes and outputs (3kw, 4kw & 5kw) to meet…

Post-zoning in Containertopia: SF factory of container homes

October 27, 2015 john 0 4958 28:40

When we first visited Luke Iseman and Heather Stewart on a formerly abandoned lot in West Oakland (CA), they were renting out space to friends to build tiny homes from shipping containers. The idea was to create affordable, off-grid, housing in the least affordable market in the country (the San Francisco Bay Area) by reusing…