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The best tiny house we've seen so far

DIY tiny houses move to the next level as an architecture student introduces digital design and fabrication into the mix.… Ben Hayward is a Carleton University Architecture grad student who has broken the typical mold of tiny houses, and designed something that in our opinion takes a big step closer to achieving one...

Ottawa Coach House
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Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes

Tiny houses, accessory dwelling units, coach homes; whatever you like to call them, we will soon see them popping up in Ottawa back yards.… In the fall of 2015, the City of Ottawa conducted a public-consultation survey to gauge interest in a change of bylaws to allow secondary dwellings (Coach Houses or Tiny Houses)...

Mobile tiny house
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Definitely an inspiring housing trend but tiny houses may be a bad idea in some cases.

Compact housing is a great trend but there are tiny house issues that should be considered before you commit to life in one.… Some things to think about before you join the Tiny House Movement and commit to life in an extremely small space.  We have featured a number of tiny houses on our pages over the past few ...

Shipping container home
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Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

Living in a recycled shipping container house is not all its cracked up to be. Here is a look at the ups and downs of this housing trend.… Shipping container houses are gaining popularity globally and are seductively attractive with their modern looking lines, colours and shape. Like many great ideas, the re-use of ...

The Fiction Factory Wikkelhouse tiny house made of carboard
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Wikkelhouse: A tiny house made of cardboard

The Cardboard Wikkelhouse from Fiction Factory falls under our 'too cool not to share' category.… Seriously, no pun intended - it's just hard not to describe the cardboard Wikkelhouse as anything other than an extreme case of thinking outside of the box. It's like there is some kind of one-upmanship going on in the ...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
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The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

The fully off-grid Ecocapsule has its own micro-power generation and rainwater treatment system.… We saw this on Off Grid Quest and found it was begging to be shared... If your fantasy is to live totally off the grid anywhere around the world, that dream just got one step closer to reality. Nice Architects just unve...

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
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Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

With a hot tub, personal chairlift and the mountainous playground in his back yard, snowboarding pioneer Mike Basich re-defines what a truly rich life looks like.… Snowboarding pioneer and photographer Mike Basich built himself an epic Tiny off-grid cabin. Without a bedroom or bathroom per se, but equipped with a ho...

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
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DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

Built largely with reclaimed and salvaged materials, Jenine Alexander built this beautiful tiny home for less than $3,500… Using materials found on Craigslist and salvaged from the landfill, Jenine Alexander built herself this super affordable Tiny House. Since first building this sweet little home on wheels, she ha...

The Otis mobile tiny house
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The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

With independent power and water supply, 70 square feet and a set of wheels, Otis is ready to hit the road.… Three years ago, professor Lucas Brown’s students in Green Mountain College’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) class built a custom-designed tiny house, a 96-square-foot structure with a sleeping...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
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NOMAD Micro Home launches crowd funding campaign, takes green building world by storm.

Not only are these sustainably manufactured tiny pre-fab homes affordable, they're ready to go off grid and look good doing it.… With write-ups in Gizmag, Inhabitat, Tiny House Design, FastCoExist and well, too many other places to recount, one could say it's clear that the green building world is enamoured with thi...

The Archipod
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Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

The Archipod: Beautiful, Functional & Environmentally Sound.… I'm sure we can all agree that as the cost and inconvenience of commuting to work continues to escalate, the advances in networking technology are making the possibility of working from home a viable alternative to schlepping ourselves to the office. W...

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