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Modern Take on a Tiny Home on Wheels

Proving that repurposed materials can be used to create gorgeous design, this 26-foot-long Legacy tiny home is made almost entirely from reclaimed wood. New Hampshire-based builders Wood & Heart designed the house with a compact yet sophisticated living area enhanced by an abundance of natural light thanks to three large skylights.

From the exterior to the interior, the tiny space was designed to offer all of the comforts of a “regular” home. The structure is clad in cedar wood siding that contrasts nicely with Shou Sugi Ban–style charred cedar trim, giving the home a nice rustic feel…

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Salvaged Tiny House with Exterior Climbing Walls

Climbing walls seem to be a bit of an architectural trope in some tiny houses: the fact that you can build your own small, mortgage-free dwelling means outdoorsy types can personalize it with interior and exterior climbing walls, decks, drawbridges — you get the idea.

Avid climber Elke Rabé of the Netherlands designed and built this little gem of a home, using a lot of reclaimed materials. The exterior’s boxy form allows for a good climbing surface…

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Joaquin and Gypsy's Housetruck

Some years ago Joaquin De La Cruz traded his ’48 Triumph motorcycle for this vintage Chevy Flatbed — and with little money, much imagination, and found discards — set about making one of the most unique ever to roll along America’s roads.

For the last five years Joaquin, Gypsy, and their three kids — Heather, Bear, and Serena — have moved around the country and were last seen parked along California’s Feather River…

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Sauna at Louie Frazier's in Mendocino

After losing two saunas to high river water, Louie built this one on a one-ton Toyota truck frame. A pickup plus a few people haul it back from the river in the winter, with Donna steering the front wheels from the inside of the sauna. Woodstove built from 50-gallon drum gets fed from the outside…

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The Spud Queen Built by Lloyd House

The Spud Queen was a floating home with three legs, or “spuds” built into it. (Spuds are the legs on pile drivers that are used to raise and lower the pile driver.)

“I’d float in at high tide, jack the boat up, and squat like a trojan horse against the ownership of the property. I parked there and I lived there, and I didn’t pay any taxes!”

Lloyd lived on the boat for over 20 years, docking it in four different places on an island in the Strait of Georgia…

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Tiny House for Family with Separate Office and Kids' Bedroom



For a lot of people with young children, the idea of living in a tiny house would be a complete deal-breaker. Thanks to some clever design though, this family is living the tiny house dream is a comfortable, non-toxic, eco-friendly 30 ft. tiny house on wheels that even has space for a separate kids’ room and private home office.

This family has found a fantastic parking spot which the house can now call home. Settling in for the long haul, the tires have been removed from the house and they are currently getting ready to be stored. The home’s exterior is entirely cedar. Builder, Ben Garratt, of Tiny Healthy Homes has also included a painted bellyband around the home, which allows for all the services to be neatly placed along and which also provides a good attachment point for awnings to be added in the future, as they have been on this home.

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Incredible Tiny Homes’ Diverse Designs and One-Week Workshop

Anyone who has watched HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” has seen Randy Jones’s Incredible Tiny Homes. Several of his designs have been featured as a buyer’s option while on their tiny house hunt.

What you may not know is how diverse these designs can be and that you can purchase their 16- to 18-foot base models for less than $30,000 or build your own for around $20,000 during a week-long workshop.

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Beautiful Horse-Drawn Wagon

Hello,

I was recently browsing our copy of Tiny Homes which was a gift from Ashlyn and Russell Brown, whose boat appeared in the book. If at some time you are looking for material for such books, I would direct your attention to my wife’s horse-drawn wagon, Tòti Bleu.

You can see more about it on her blog: totibleu.wordpress.com.

–Mark

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Couple Builds Tiny A-frame Cabin in Three Weeks for Only $700

If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own affordable tiny house you’ve gotta check out this cozy solar-powered cabin in Missoula, Montana that cost just $700 to build.

Photographer Alla Ponomareva and her husband Garrett bought plans for the A-frame cabin from well-known tiny house enthusiast Derek Diedricksen and customized the design to fit their needs…

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Gypsy Vardo for Sale in Reno, NV

For the first time, we are offering one of our Gypsy Getaway Wagons from our rental “fleet” for sale!

This is an ideal opportunity for the aspiring Gypsy spirit to wander the country or for those who might just want a backyard retreat or Airbnb investment opportunity.

The Big Dog Gypsy Getaway Wagon is being sold as is with the following features and amenities:

  • Built on a single-axle 5′ × 14′ trailer with 2″ ball hitch and 7-way plug
  • Finished wagon weight of approximately 2900 lbs.
  • Canvas roof and one layer of R-21 reflective insulation
  • Full 120-watt solar set-up with 2½-volt batteries, 2½-volt charging plugs, portable power inverter, and three LED lights throughout the wagon
  • Propane tank and two-burner stove
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  • 18-gallon water tank
  • Sink and shower attachment
  • Custom stained glass window
  • Colorful custom exterior paint design with lush interior fabric
  • Dutch entry door with custom wood ledge
  • Custom wood 4-shelf rack, three storage bins, and raw wood seats and countertops
  • Everything down to the linens and tea kettle & French press for morning coffee!

With all the upgrades and amenities, this wagon would retail for $22,050. We are offering it for the 20% discount of $17,500. This is below even the staring price for a custom build so a rare opportunity to have the freedom of your very own Gypsy Getaway Wagon.

We are small enough that we are not able to offer financing but the wagon can be held for 30 days with a $2,000 nonrefundable down payment. Payment in full will be due within 30 days of the first committed offer. This wagon sale is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis so don’t wait. Alterations are available if you have specific details or amenities you would like and those can be discussed during the purchase.


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