When Alex Melamed and his wife moved to the tradiational brick and mortar town of Yellow Springs, Ohio they built a home only as big as they needed at the time. Melamed is a builder and could keep costs low while still incorporating high design elements like shou-sugi-ban (charred wood) siding. Read more from > Japanese-inspired wood-clad (legal) tiny home in Ohio small town
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“Pro-snowboarder, Mike Basich, tours his self-built 225 square foot home in the middle of his 40 acre snow covered property near Truckee, CA – and shows how being close to nature drives his most creative decisions. Read more from > A Snowboarder’s Unbelievable Tiny House
I was expecting this to be just another tiny house video. Instead, this video does a fantastic job of explaining how building codes and zoning regulations are largely unnecessary and a huge drain on local economies. The video highlights some cities in Texas that are doing just fine without all this bureaucracy and added expense. […] Read more from > Tiny House Video Explains Why Codes and Zoning Regulations are a Scam
Question: What are some good natural material options for tiny trailer homes? Owen: Good options include cellulose or wool insulation (especially in the roof), straw/clay wall insulation with wood siding or paneling on both sides. Exterior grade vertical groove plywood siding is a popular choice (T-111). On top of this you could add trim boards […] Read more from > Natural Building Options for Tiny Trailer Homes
“Candle Powered Heater! (Improved!!) DIY Radiant Space heater! (with fan!!). Easy DIY. Produces 170F+ Temps. Since about half of all the heat from a clay pot heater is typically concentrated at the top of the heater, it just quickly rises straight to the ceiling and is “in effect” lost (or at least “not felt”). This […] Read more from > Candle Powered Clay Pot Heater with Fan
“A tiny house is a great way to be mortgage free and stop paying utility bills every month. The tiny house movement is also a great way to become self sufficient and live off the grid. tiny home living!” Read more from > Tiny Homes: Mortgage-Free and NO Utility Bills – Off The Grid, Self Sufficient Living!