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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…

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

Not only are these sustainably manufactured tiny pre-fab houses 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 this…

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. When we…

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
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Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

Integrating Douglas Fir timber frames and structural insulated panels, FabCab offers universal accessibility in its eco-friendly homes, cabins and accessory dwelling units (ADUs). FabCab’s approach to sustainability is simple — design healthy, efficient environments to accommodate varied lifestyles. Dedicated to desig…

The Fun Box
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The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

The Fun Box is a masterpiece of energy and space saving solutions that translates into it's own brand of decadence. Check out the photos, and don't miss the YouTube video. There seems to be a design trend of trying to out-cool the previously coolest tiny house, and as long as that keeps happening we will keep having g…

Vancouver's first laneway house
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Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

Taking advantage of lanes in the middle of city blocks to increase housing density is but one step Vancouver has taken towards ensuring sustainable urban living. Ths is the first of two stories about the city's green initiatives. Vancouver has been fighting the good fight in a battle against urban sprawl that arguably…

The Fincube tin house
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The Fincube off-grid tiny house

The Fincube tiny house is off-grid, portable and enjoys a 360 degree view of the world. The Fincube is a pre-fab multi-purpose dwelling, it's built to operate off-grid, it's portable, and it's beautiful. It's also made in Italy so would hardly be a "green" choice for a North American dweller, but one can't help but be…

The Hemloft, Joel Allen's secret treehouse near Whistler, BC
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This Cool treehouse near Whistler, BC became a global sensation because it used recycled materials off Craigslist!

With free materials found on Craigslist, Joel Allen built his treehouse, The Hemloft, hidden in plain sight on Crown land. Now that he's shared it with the world, it's going to be hard for him to keep it to himself. Definitely one of the coolest pioneers of the Tiny House Movement in BC Canada, the Hemloft Treehouse i…

Tiny Tack House living room
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The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

Despite being portable, it's almost impossible to think of this traditional looking tiny house as an RV.   Inspired by the Tiny House Movement, Chris and Malissa Tack designed a 140 Square foot home that sits on a 7’ x 20’ trailer bed. This traditional looking home with gable roof and dormers just happens to be mobile…

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
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ARE TINY HOUSES FOR SALE LOCALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR A FIRST HOME?

Tiny House, Big Living, Tiny House Hunters & Tiny House Nation are all big on the affordability of the Tiny home lifestyle - But is that the whole Story? An investigation into buying a Tiny Home on wheels. To buy, or not to buy, a tiny house on wheels? That is the question... I’ve recently been looking at Tiny Homes…