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03/30 A tiny island house for guests

A volatile and expensive rental market is the undoing of many a family who wishes to live on this rural island [Vashon-Maury Island, WA] that 11,000 call home, but the tiny house movement that is sweeping the nation is helping a few combat the problem. Juniper Rogneby, an islander of […]

Design & Construction

03/27 Newly built, energy efficient tiny house up for auction

[This tiny house was part of Hawkeye Community College’s sustainable construction and design program, taught by Benjamin Strickert.] With limited funds, the students wanted to begin using their newfound skills in sustainable design to build a fully functional house — it just had to be much smaller than normal. “We […]

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03/28 Seven Tiny Houses in Ithaca, NY

Karenville features off-the-grid, tiny house living, it harkens to a simpler time before electricity and indoor plumbing. Karenville offers camping in seven tiny houses Karen has built herself. She also lived in two of the structures before building her current tiny log cabin home. The pitch dark nights allow for […]

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03/27 How small is too small? Inside the 28 sq ft, $500-month ‘pod’ in San Francisco

A California man, who constructed a tiny bedroom pod in the living room of his friend’s apartment, is now living in what he calls a cozy ‘box’. Peter Berkowitz, 25, hadn’t imagined that he would be living in a newly constructed pod, but due to San Francisco’s ‘absurdly high housing […]

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03/26 Big hopes for small footprint: New style of housing to be tested in Duluth

The Urban Land Institute defines micro-housing as a unit less than 350 square feet in size with a fully functional kitchen and bathroom. The 28-by-12-foot house Center City recently built with the help of volunteer labor in Duluth’s Central Hillside neighborhood certainly fits that bill. Open the door, and enter […]

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03/26 Student-built 504 sq ft house to be auctioned when completed

People may little notice the small house taking shape on the edge of Southwestern Michigan College, but it represents a new interdisciplinary approach to learning that gives students work experience, officials say. The project is the brainchild of SMC Business and Advanced Technology Dean Stacy Horner. She wanted to find […]

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03/25 Stolen Tiny House Recovered, thanks to Facebook

Nearly a week after their “tiny house” went missing, two local business partners recovered the home with the help of social media. Dr. Agustin Bello of Danville and Eric Williams of Bismarck built the tiny home out of the workshop in Bismarck under their new business: Big E’s R.T. It’s […]