If you were to ask me why I am excited about living in a Tiny House, I would tell you that the list is so long we’ll have to sit, and chat for a bit, for you to understand how perfectly perfect the idea is, to me. You see, the answer isn’t simple.
Flatshare Fridge Separates Your Roommate's Rotten Food From Yours
If you've ever lived with a roommate who seems to enjoy experimenting with mold in your communal fridge, you can probably appreciate this invention from Austrian design student Stefan Buchberger. The Flatshare Fridge, one of nine finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab 2008 competition, consists of up to four stackable modules on top of a base station. Each module can be further customized with add-ons like bottle openers or a whiteboard. Buchberger said he decided to create Flatshare from…
Our book Shelter (300,000 copies sold) became the focal point for owner-builders (and much of the counterculture) in the ’70s. Now, in the 21st century, we are reactivating this dialog online for people interested in shelter, carpentry, gardening, and the home arts. We hope you will join this new network.
Designing for Small Spaces: 5 Tips from a Tiny Trailer
As a youngster, I begged my parents to get an RV. I was pretty sure that having a car you could sleep and watch TV in would make us the coolest family on the block. As an adult, I am totally taken with this beautiful little trailer. It’s further evidence that living in a (really really) small space doesn’t mean sacrificing style. After the jump, 5 principles for decorating in small spaces, inspired by this little caravan.
This is the tale of a small home being built from one tree that fell nearby during a powerful storm. The tree was perfectly healthy too, no rot, so it was sad to see it taken down by the storm – but Nancy made good use of it. With the help of a logger the tree was cut into lumber right there on the spot and this small 450 square foot cabin was built almost entirely from the tree. Here’s a quote from Michael Litchfield’s Fine Homebuilding article: “Weakened by a gale that had blown all day…