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Family Sells Their 3-Bedroom House and Move into Amazing House Truck

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Many people would be really apprehensive when it comes to the idea of moving into a small space with a young family. The challenges such as lack of space and privacy are obvious. Perhaps what’s not so clear though, is the benefits. Josh, Naomi and Kilaian took the plunge, selling their three-bedroom home in Christchurch in order to purchase a house truck where they now all live together full time. 

When it comes to House Trucks, this home is pretty large and very child friendly. At 11 meters (36 ft.) and weighing close to 20 tonnes, this home on wheels isn’t one that is perfectly suited for a grand family road-trip — although the family haven’t entirely ruled that out yet either. This home is beautifully constructed, with exceptional woodwork everywhere you look giving the house a rustic charm and warmth. When the gorgeous design isn’t enough on it’s own to keep you warm though, there is a lovely wood stove which sits in the centre of the living room.

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Layout of Pages on Last Home in Our Book, Small Homes

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Staircase between the two units, in the backyard. Photo by Lloyd Kahn

Just did layout of the last home in our next book, Small Homes: The Right Size. It’s a two-family home converted to a duplex in San Francisco. Downstairs is Jay Nelson, his wife Rachel Kaye, and their daughter Romy; upstairs is Dalia Burde — all three are artists (probably Romy too).

This is what’s called a tenants-in-common agreement, where two parties buy a home together. Listen up, people looking for homes in cities, here’s a way to cut costs in half, with the important prerequisite that you’re compatible (and remain so) with each other.

Want to get it done!

Next we’re working on the front matter and back matter, as well as the all-important, the big kahuna — the cover. We’re probably changing from a single home on the cover to a collage of 14 photos. I’m going to put up our cover choices here for general feedback pretty soon.

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Tiny Vintage Cabin for Sale in the Colorado Mountains

extThis is a tiny vintage cabin in the Colorado mountains. It’s for sale (asking $175,000) and located in Ward, Colorado.

Highlights

  • 585 sq. ft.
  • Views of Indian Peaks
  • One bedroom
  • Deck
  • Propane heat
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Propane lanterns
  • Off-the-grid
  • Furniture included
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65 sq. ft. Apartments in Shanghai Sell for $135,000

Skyrocketing housing prices have Chinese buying increasingly tiny living spaces. Nine apartments in Shenzhen, in southern China’s Guangdong province, measuring around 6 square meters each were all sold in a single morning, Guangzhou Daily reported Sunday.

Each tiny home is equipped with a bed that folds into the closet to make the most of the limited space available. And the new homeowners will receive an extra 6 square meters free of charge in the form of a kitchen-cum-bathroom setup. The homes sold for an average price of 150,000 yuan ($22,500) per square meter.

  • 6 sq. meters = 65 sq. ft.
  • $22,500 per sq. meter = $135,000
  • 5.73 sq. meters to 7.48 square meters = 62 sq. ft. to 81 sq. ft.
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Adventurous Couple Build Brilliant Tiny House on Wheels



adventurous-tiny-house-9-of-9Oli and Holly are a couple who aren’t afraid to break the norms. When they made the decision to build a Tiny House on wheels, this couple constructed a home that would truly suit them and their personalities. It’s filled with quirky, unique features and clever spatial design. The Tiny House is roughly 3 × 7 meters (23 × 10 ft.) and is joined to a removable deck to create brilliant indoor-outdoor flow and a space which allows the couple to enjoy the wonderful views from their land. Inside the home is spacious, modern and light with lots of north-facing windows. The lounge area looks out onto the deck and has a custom-built sofa with lots of storage, enough for the couple to keep all their camping and hiking gear.

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Kalamazoo’s First Tiny House May Change Housing Laws

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The City of Kalamazoo is considering changing its housing laws to accommodate tiny houses. These homes are often less than 400 sq. feet and use things like built-in tables to maximize space. Recent reality TV shows and documentaries have made living small seem chic. Some say tiny houses could be a more affordable option for people living on a small income. Ben Brown is excited as he shows me around his future home in Kalamazoo’s Eastside neighborhood. He says it fits well within his budget. “I know I can not only pay it off, I can have savings — and it doesn’t have to look like a shack. It can actually be palatial, a castle, a palace,” he says.

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