Affordable Green Tiny Houses are Here inc Prefab Kit Homes

Here's where to find inspiration for tiny houses, with a preference for sustainable green built & high efficiency tiny homes on foundations rather than wheels. If interested in a modern green prefab Tiny House kit that's Zero Energy, LEED or Passive House ready, see here - or for a more traditional loft style prefabricated green Tiny Home that's also LEED, Zero Energy or Passive House ready, see here.

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
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Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

We have mixed views on homes built from shipping containers, but there's no denying that their architectural style can be appealing, here's one Tiny House example we found that seems to work well in a warm climate… We already have an article about whether shipping container homes are good or bad? But that was more in…

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
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Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

Architect-Designed Modern & Minimalist homes always attract attention - especially ones that are super efficient, stunningly beautiful and that ooze quality - But Le Refuge is all that and more - It's Affordable too… The tiny house movement is on the far end of the scale of a very encouraging and growing trend towards…

Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
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Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

Tiny Houses – Washington State Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages & minimum building codes for their construction… WA Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages: Tiny houses, also colloquially referred to as tiny homes, are both an increasingly attractive and affordable housing option as well as a trending alterna…

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
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Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

Are you wondering how to build a Tiny House for living in cold climates? How much insulation does a tiny house need? See plans for the best tiny house on wheels that we've ever seen… Are tiny houses a good investment? That depends on how you want to live and how well they are built. Small homes are more affordable an…

Ottawa Coach Houses with prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here
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Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes & high-end tiny house kits

Tiny houses, accessory dwelling units, coach homes; whatever you like to call them, we will soon see more of 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 Ho…

Mobile tiny house
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Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

The Tiny House Movement is an inspiring green home trend, but are tiny houses on wheels green? Find out more about Tiny House Living in cold climates and whether they are a good or bad idea… Are Tiny Houses Worth it? Are Tiny houses a good investment? That depends on your lifestyle and how well you build them. Here ar…

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 tin…

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 unveile…

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 hot t…

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 has…

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 lo…