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Bicycle-Powered Tiny House



Greatly inspired by the builders of the Pacific Northwest, Phil Reimers wanted to create his own tiny house paradise in Tofino. As an artist with considerable skill in working with wood, Phil was able to capitalize on the incredible resources around him including an abundance of driftwood to build himself an incredible home…

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Little Cabin up the Lake

Located on Powell Lake, BC

… Our cabin is small (20′ × 21′), but complete. The downstairs has two bedrooms, one of which we use for storage and a bathtub. The main downstairs is a great room design including kitchen, dining, and living areas. The large upstairs loft is our bedroom. It’s plenty of space, especially since we have the whole outdoors at our doorstep. The main float is 40′ × 40′ and we have additional floats for a variety of purposes: a dock, a floating woodshed and my floating vegetable garden…

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Beautiful Tiny House on Wheels



This tiny house is a true head-turner. Made from natural, eco-friendly materials and built by Tofino couple Alan and Venita entirely as a DIY project, this impressive home is filled with very clever design elements.

The exterior is clad in a mixture of weatherboards and cedar shingles which give the home a warm cabin aesthetic. Fortunately, the couple were able to find an ideal parking spot for the tiny house which had existing hook-ups for power, water and sewage already in place for RV parking.

As we step inside this home it’s hard not to be impressed by the simple, yet beautiful and functional design. The house feels open and light, while all the timber used brings an undeniable warmth to the space. Wherever possible, this home has used natural, non-toxic materials, including natural oils and finishes and sheep’s wool insulation to keep the tiny house nice and warm in the winter…

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TruForm Tiny Combines Tiny House Aesthetics with RV Designation

TruForm Tiny actually started in 1978. Owner Jon Carroll and his family lived in a handmade tiny house travel trailer while working for the Hoedads Reforestation Cooperative. Now the family-run business designs and builds tiny houses with various floor plans that are RVIA certified.

TruForm Tiny builds travel trailers with home building materials that are highly customized. The company has a Gold Certification for LEED homes and are certified passive house builders.

TruForm currently has two different models to choose from: Payette and Kootenay. With these two models, various floor plans and lengths are available. You can choose from 20, 24 and 28 feet long, as well as add-ons like a seating nook or downstairs sleeping area…

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Stunning Treehouse



There is something about the idea of a treehouse that truly captures the imagination. For builders, it’s a licence to let their creativity run wild and construct something which is playful and adventurous. For years now the team at Nelson Treehouse and Supply (better known as the Treehouse Masters from their hit TV show) have been doing just that. This week we were fortunate enough to be able to visit one of their latest projects in Seattle, Washington.

The treehouse is accessed by a rustic set of stairs which wrap around the trunk of the tree and curve down to the ground below.

The exterior of the treehouse is exquisitely finished, with spectacular yellow cedar shingles. A large porch area provides plenty of space to relax, entertain and enjoy being up amongst the trees…

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Beautiful Bus Conversion



Living in a tiny house isn’t for everyone, but the ideas behind the tiny house movement are at least getting many people to question whether it’s worth it to work long hours to pay off a decades-long mortgage for all that space in a bigger house, much of it used to store stuff that we don’t necessarily need.

Interestingly, we’re also seeing a cross-pollination of sorts between the tiny house world and vehicle conversions, with tiny house principles of ‘living with less’ and using smart small-space design ideas helping to evolve these other forms of portable housing. Some of the modern bus conversions we’re seeing are a great example of this, and here is yet another: Idaho photographer, musician and carpenter Kyle Volkman renovated this 30-foot Blue Bird school bus into a full-time home on wheels that also runs on vegetable oil…

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Alan Beckwith's Homestead

…Alan did everything himself: carpentry, plumbing, wiring (solar electricity and hydro), and developed his own water supply. He drives a tractor, maintains several miles of roads, makes beer and wine, and raises pigs and ducks. A lot of people have started homesteads since the 60’s, but seldom have they got as far along as this…

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Check out the Newest Issue of Tiny House Magazine

  • Metal-clad Tiny Wheeled Homes
  • Builder of the Month (Wood Iron Tiny Homes)
  • Reconsidering the Merits of Slow Acquisition
  • Bringing Tiny Ones into a Tiny House
  • Inherit the Kingdom
  • The Bunkhouse
  • Take Chances
  • Tiny Bus Collective
  • …and much more

Head on over to the Tiny House Magazine to purchase, also don’t forget to check out the blog.

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Forest Cabin Built from Salvaged Materials



For a student without a lot of money, the idea of being able to avoid rent by building a cabin in the woods may sound like a far-fetched dream, yet for a young Jacob Witzling it was the perfect solution. Earlier, we visited some of Jacob’s incredible cabin projects where he lived later in life but in this feature we go all the way back to where it began; a beautiful and secluded woodland cabin that Jacob constructed for an insane figure of only $800 and which he lived in during his college years in Olympia, Washington…

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Six Lighthouses the Government Is Selling for Nearly Nothing

The lovely Poe Reef Lighthouse is located in Lake Huron at the east end of South Channel between Bois Blanc Island and the mainland of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, about 6 miles east of Cheboygan. It is not named after the Poe we all probably think of at first, but rather, Orlando M. Poe, a lighthouse chief engineer. The Poe Reef Lighthouse went into service on August 15, 1929 and is comprised of a 71-foot tall white square tower on a concrete crib. Starting bids begin at $10,000.

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