Tiny Log Cabin in Southern Poland

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This tiny log cabin provides a snug and romantic retreat for couples. The compact cabin is part of an inn on the outskirts of Czerwienne, a village in southern Poland. Unobstructed views over fields and forests to the Tatra Mountains can be enjoyed from the cabin’s front deck.

The cabin is very tiny, as in tiny-house-on-wheels tiny. The ground floor has only a small sitting room and a three-piece bathroom, while overhead is a sleeping loft just big enough to fit a futon bed. There is no real kitchen, just a mini fridge and microwave in one corner, but guests have access to a shared kitchen in the inn’s main building. If someone did want to live full-time in the cabin, a small kitchenette could probably be squeezed in against the bathroom wall.

A small woodstove provides the required cozy cabin ambiance, but there is also the luxury of a heated stone floor in the bathroom, as well as a jetted shower. Aside from the bathroom floor and the protection for the woodstove, the cabin’s walls, ceiling and floors are all finished in rustic pine boards.…

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Boat-Inspired Tiny Home

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Many people save money in building their own tiny dwelling, but some do invest more to hire a professional to do the job. Working for client Briar Hale, who didn’t want the headache of figuring out everything on her own, ex-boat builder and carpenter Jeff Hobbs of Room To Move created this gorgeous home, using a number of off-grid technologies and skillful craftsmanship. Living Big in a Tiny House host Bryce Langston brings us on a detailed tour of this light-filled space…

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College Student Builds $15,000 Tiny Home

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Before enrolling at University of Texas at Austin, design major Joel Weber took one look at the rising cost of living for a struggling college student and knew dorm life wasn’t for him. A room in one of the school’s residence halls costs roughly $1,135 per month. Off-campus is no less forgiving. The median rent for a one-bedroom in a nearby downtown district jumps to $1,913, according to real estate site Zumper.

So Weber tried down-sizing. He constructed a 145-square-foot tiny house in a friend’s backyard. It cost less than $15,000 to build, thanks to generous donations and a bit of resourcefulness…

From www.techinsider.io/…

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The Grandest Tiny Homes of Sonoma County

There is something strangely alluring about tiny houses. If someone would have told me ten years ago that one day I would dream of living in a home the size of a monk’s cell, I would have thought it as likely as my suddenly fantasizing about being downgraded from a first class airline ticket to economy — with a mid-row seat…

From realestate.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/…

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Guner Tautrim's Wooden Home on California Coast

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Kitchen in Guner Tautrim’s wooden home on California coast

Interior woods were all milled on site and include a floor of black walnut, kitchen cabinets of silky oak and black acacia, wainscoting of red gum eucalyptus, red ironbark eucalyptus, and yellow acacia; as well as kitchen counters made from large slabs of swamp eucalyptus…

This is Sneak Preview #11 from our forthcoming book, Small Homes, to be published in spring, 2017.

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450 sq. ft. Cottage

…Self-described as “old, idealistic dreamers, fresh out of youth,” this quirky couple hopes to change the world with their colorful little cottage. And judging by their adorable pictures, I think they’re well on their way. In their 29 years of marriage, the biggest house Ron and Sue called “home” measured 900 square feet — and they hope to share their decades of “small living experiences” to help families reconsider their idea of standard living…

From www.moreideas.net/…

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Georgia Tiny House Festival, March 4th-6th

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The 2016 Georgia Tiny House Festival promises to be the premiere event honoring and celebrating the tiny and micro house movement resonating throughout the East Coast, Southern States, and the entire world! Come join fellow dwellers, dreamers, owners, planners, and the people, companies & organizations supporting the tiny house culture and micro-living communities…

From www.georgiatinyhouse.com

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Tiny House with Exterior Design Flair

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The company Esk’et Tiny House recently finished one of the most unique tiny homes we’ve seen in a while. At 280 square feet it’s larger than we’re used to seeing and the way the achieved such spaciousness is by employing a number of unique solutions. This house is called the Esk’et Sqlelten tiny house and it is the first one produced by the company…

From www.jetsongreen.com/…

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84 sq. ft. Gypsy Wagon

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This project started as a bucket list item for me. What I didn’t know was that it was also on my neighbor Jill’s bucket list! Once we discovered this, we pulled out pencil and paper and got to work on what would become complex and exciting design collaboration. Jill and Ken were recently retired; this was to be their second home — their home on the road.

Jill and I studied gypsy wagons, modern RV’s, train cars and tiny homes and borrowed elements from each. While it is less than 8 ft. by 12 ft., this modern vardo has a queen size bed, bathroom, refrigerator, hot and cold running water, holding tanks, a furnace, AC and DC electricity, storage cabinets and a fold down porch. It is solar-powered and completely self-contained. The wagon is insulated as well.

One of the primary design objectives was to keep it light. Not an easy task given that it contains all of the luxuries of home. At 2,700 pounds we felt we did pretty well. The exterior shell is thin tongue and groove strips of douglas fir with fiberglass on the outside creating a lightweight but extremely strong and waterproof shell.

The ledge brackets were designed and hand forged by friend and artist Scott Kessel. We designed the roof to look like an old canvas roof by folding the Dynel (like fiberglass) fabric to create overlaps that had more of a traditional look. At one point I was even grinding nail heads to give them a smaller, less uniform look. It is particularly tricky to get the proportions right on a dwelling this small! The windows and doors had to be scaled to fit visually but so did the hardware (which I ended up making for all of the windows because we couldn’t find what we wanted).
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