Tiny Homes & Frugal Living
A man builds a cabin at 10×10 deliberately, and cheaply for $500. This allowis him to build without a permit, and enjoy the freedom of living off of his own land.
Like the idea of a $20,000 home but turned off by the idea of living in a shoe box? Check out these homes from Rural Studio.
Thinking about building a tiny house? Maybe you should just order one pre-made. Here are a handful of cool options.
Are tiny houses just a fad? Or a true way of life? Read this examination of the movement and weigh in.
Here is a practical way in which more and more rural people will be able to keep in touch with the Internet while living the off-grid.
Portland native Bruce Campbell has changed many people’s thinking on the possibilities of aircraft recycling, living out in the Oregon woods in a converted 727 jetliner.
Want a cost effective home? This video shows how the dream of real home ownership can be attained with a cute, cheap tiny home.
While it is less expensive in the long run, many people don’t want to dish out thousands of dollars for a living space no bigger than a bathroom.
They created what they call the “Llano Exit Strategy” (pictures below), where they built a row of tiny homes, one for each couple.
Despite the miniscule size, there is space for exercising, sleeping, relaxing, and working in this tiny apartment.
There are a lot of advantages to a tiny house being built on stilts like this: the air up there is cooler and there are fewer crawly things; It frees the ground plane for storage of cars and provides shade; it’s useful in floods. When you put a 400 square foot box on a 40 square foot stick, you have to design the foundation really well to keep it from falling over, particularly in the wind. It has to go deeper and have a lot more material. It also takes a lot more structure to cantilever the box out over the stick than a conventional building would need.
Durango, Colorado based designer and tiny home builder Greg Parham of Rocky Mountain Homes built this family-sized tiny house that is surprisingly convincing as real family home, featuring two lofted bedrooms connected by a plexiglass catwalk.
Los Angeles expats of a certain age Margy and Wayne Lutz took a decidedly unique route when selecting where exactly to hunker down after taking an early retirement from their careers in education.