Eclectic Eco-Friendly Tiny House with Two Lofts

To give you an idea of how popular tiny houses are, this video has almost 600,000 hits in just a few months. It never ceases to amaze me how many creative, space-saving ideas people incorporate into tiny homes. This particular … Continue reading →

Building €1,000 small home in 100 hours from open source design

“Designer Ryan Frank wanted a semi-mobile home for a small plot in a “sensitive area”. He thought about yurts and domes, but settled for an open source design he found online. Often called a “boathouse” or “gothic arch” structure, it … Continue reading →

A spaghetti western on lean urbanism (documentary trailer)

“It’s undeniable that building codes save lives, but something has changed in the past couple decades. Now, thanks to the Internet, the average homeowner has unlimited access to building techniques. We’re experimenting more than ever and often out of step … Continue reading →

The Cabin Stove – A Small Masonry Heater at Aprovecho Research Center

“The challenge of the design of the Cabin Stove was to come up with something that was very compact but also still resembled and functioned like a masonry heater. The design criteria included heating the small space, an efficient and … Continue reading →