Family Builds TINY HOUSE to Start a New Way of Life

May 18, 2019 john 25 22966 11:52

After getting laid off, the Mejia family decided to downsize, build a tiny house, and live simply to unburden their finances. Now they spend more time together as a family and have their own business. FIND OUT MORE: https://livingtinyinla.com/ ADDITIONAL MUSIC: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ OPENING MONTAGE DRONE SHOT: Jonathan Benabed EDITORS: Dallen Detamore Jennifer Gonzalez ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY…

Stealth tiny cabin in woods recreated in skinny SF backyard

May 5, 2019 john 23 34292 15:01

Ten years ago, Mosha Osgood built an 8 x 10 cabin in a friend’s backyard for $1500. After surrounding it with quickly growing bamboo, he moved into his new home paying only $400 per month in a town where the average rent is 5 times that. Osgood was inspired to build his tiny home after…

Jay Shafer’s Tiny Houses, A Simple Living Evolution

April 29, 2019 john 27 15573 16:34

Tiny house pioneer, Jay Shafer is widely credited with jumpstarting the modern movement. His last two tiny houses showcase an evolution of simplicity. As he puts it, simple pared-down living reflects nature—thriving through efficiency (the original “green” term). Meaningful living is key to his design approach. Everything in his tiny homes has to be beautiful…

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…

Luxury Modern Small Home Built In Suburban Backyard

April 13, 2019 john 20 355155 18:02

Hidden in the back yard of a bustling suburban neighbourhood is a remarkable small family home. A sanctuary and haven designed to give the family a better quality of life, and yes, the swimming pool is larger than their house. Wanting something different for their family, Dan and Marnie were inspired by tiny houses and…

Simple cabin clicks together with no nails in 32 hours

April 1, 2019 john 25 26576 20:02

On an abandoned vineyard in Spanish Catalonia’s Priorat region, a tiny cabin was built in 32 hours with a blockhouse system- without screw or nails- to serve as a dismountable shelter for artists, artisans and anyone wanting to find inspiration from this “forgotten place”. The 6.5m3 hut is a part of “Camp Commons”, an itinerant…

CHEAP Underground tiny home/bunker- off grid living/camping-shelter

March 30, 2019 john 37 3138 11:43

No “happy little clouds” here, but this speed sketch and narration almost reminded me of a forts, shacks, n tiny house version of what Bob Ross used to do (the old paint n narrate approach). Anyway, in this speech sketch (don’t worry, it speeds up later), Derek “Deek” Diedricksen talks about possibly tackling something like…

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…

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…