Colonial Cottage Style Tiny House Built For Only $8000

September 3, 2020 john 19 95492 14:29

In this weeks video we explore a wonderful colonial cottage style tiny house which has amazingly been built for only NZ$8000 (US $5000). This creative tiny house has been constructed almost entirely out of reclaimed and recycled materials and the end result is a tiny home with some big style! Keith and Jen are a…

Super Affordable Off-Grid Tiny House Built With Old Fence Palings

January 12, 2019 john 20 72574 15:44

Building a tiny home using salvaged or reclaimed materials can be an amazing way of keeping the cost down. If you’re prepared to put in some extra work, it’s incredible how some old materials which would otherwise be finding their way to the dump can be transformed into a wonderful home. Jesse has put lots…

Incredible Salvaged Off-Grid Tiny House On Permaculture Farm

March 17, 2018 john 20 48364 19:38

This tiny house has an incredible story to tell. At only 10m2 (or 108 ft2) this home on wheels has been constructed almost entirely from salvaged materials. Despite it’s micro footprint, it’s a fully functional home for a family of three. Located on an incredible permaculture, this predominantly off-the-grid tiny house homestead uses solar power,…

Round grain bin as Madison County’s budget prairie style home

July 26, 2017 john 20 13420 16:41

Bob Quinn works farm radio, was raised by farmers and owns a small farm so it wasn’t such a leap to convert a grain bin into his retirement home. “Basically we wanted some living quarters. We looked at a log cabin, but I wanted to have it so it looked like it was part of…

Dan Phillips turns backyard scraps in whimsical Texan houses

April 9, 2017 john 19 13665 17:22

Transforming wine corks and bottle caps into flooring, cow bones into countertops, frame samples into ceilings and old deck boards into doors, Dan Phillips believes a second life is possible building refuse. His company, Phoenix Commotion, turns trash into homes, employs “unskilled” workers and creates shelter for low-income families, but it’s not a non-profit. Instead,…

Metapod backyard tiny studio delivers best of NY’s urban-rural

October 11, 2016 john 20 27114 12:01

Inspired by a large window he salvaged from the street, Jerome Levin set out to build his children a playhouse in the backyard of his Roslyn Harbor, New York home. Not wanting to build something his kids would outgrow, he built a 125-square-foot, permitted studio with a sleeping loft that is part guesthouse, part fort…

Macy Miller builds adaptive small home for family of 4 + dog

January 10, 2016 john 0 5286 18:01

Five years ago Macy Miller was “four years outside a foreclosure”, looking for a place to live with her Great Dane and in need of a hands-on project for her architecture training. Inspired by tiny house stories she began to read online, she set aside a year’s worth of rent payments (about $12,000), bought an…

Sheep wagons as classic campervan: the Airstream of pioneers

October 15, 2015 john 0 5335 20:56

Sheep wagons were once a common mobile home in the American West. These tiny structures (usually 7 to 8 feet wide and about 12 to 16 feet long) were used by sheep herders for months on end as they migrated across grazing land with their flocks. Kim Vader’s family began herding sheep in Idaho in…

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

September 21, 2015 john 0 476 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 9140 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…