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    carrielbell thanks for setting the record straight!.... Definitely a remarkable difference between the original design and wht happened afterwards

    I SO WANT TO LIVE IN A TREEHOUSE~!!!! Preferably similar to elven land in lord of the rings :D
    That would be so cool!!

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    Here is a tiny house on a small trailer. Only 6' x 10' yet it has a shower, composting toilet, kitchen sink, a bed and room for much more.



    This could be fun to build. Just load it onto a common utility trailer and bug out.
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    People who live in wee homes now have their own movement. It's a bit of a media event, but it's not a fad, argues tiny home builder Stephen Marshall (of Little House on a Trailer). While his 112 square foot caregiver cottage makes great press, he argues the perfect tiny home is 400 sq ft. For most of those in the movement, McMansions have no appeal tiny homes are human-sized.

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    When I was building my relatively small (1800 sq. ft.) three-story house, I completed the first floor and lived there while working on the upper floors. It has about 340 square feet.

    Eventually I moved upstairs and "repurposed" the first floor. I miss my cozy first-floor space, if for no other reason than cleaning it was a breeze (although admittedly I didn't do much cleaning while I was busy building--actually, don't do much now!).

    These tiny houses are very appealing to me.


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    A really inspiring video.



    Here's a better image, taken as a screenshot:

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    A really inspiring video.



    Here's a better image, taken as a screenshot:

    Yes! Very inspiring. She gets to do what she loves to do...
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    I've explored the tiny house channels on youtube, and that is my very favorite one.
    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    A really inspiring video.
    Last edited by Bill Ryan; 21st July 2020 at 21:40. Reason: fixed quote formatting
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    Onawah, I can understand why!!

    I love the modular nature of this tiny house, along with the green sedum roof, the roll-out composting toilet, the mirrors above the kitchen so that it looks more spacious, the two private rooms with the walkway, the undercover outdoor living space...The creativity and innovation is wonderful.

    I've collected hundreds of these videos in my efforts to work out how I could bring all of best of features together to create the ultimate in tiny houses but like any jigsaw puzzle, I am still yet to put all the pieces of the puzzle together, but this video did help.

    What always inspires me greatly is the shared use of the land. It is that unconditional love and support shown by people that inspires me most because they are serving each other to live in the highest truth.
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    I keep coming back to this idea myself. I have a file on designs for small houses. Some are portable, some aren't. The newest one is a fold-out model, 140 square feet of living space. if I had thought of this idea in time, this would have been my reasonable goal, a small bit of land and a teeny tiny home to live in...
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    I built this one and I am happy with it.
    http://ronmauer.net/blog/?page_id=12

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    i am about to move into a 1 bedroom ~700 sqft apartment, that counts right?
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    I don’t live in a tiny house, I am far too claustrophobic and I have very large dogs. But my house is small and run by solar power. I have a huge garden and I cull deer for meat. I sleep out under the stars when the weather permits. I live far in the countryside and do not have neighbors close by and I love it!

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    I was enchanted by this little cottage by the sea. It looks very warm and inviting.


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    Absolutely wonderful! And very inspiring, indeed!

    And very much pertinent to the current discussions about Strategic Relocation.

    But do you realize what you just did, Bill, by bumping this older thread? I now feel the urge to watch episode after episode of this YouTube show!

    This particular episode starts with following words:

    There's a saying in architecture that says:

    You design your first house for an enemy,
    your second house for a friend,
    and your third house for yourself.

    And there really is a lot of truth to that.

    Good design takes time and experience.

    It takes failing a few times before you get things right...

    Well, guess what, I am now ready to plan for my third house!
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    Colonial Cottage Style Tiny House Built For Only $8000
    (Built by the creator of the Yellow Submarine tiny house. This channel always brightens my day when there's a new addition. )

    Colonial Cottage Style Tiny House Built For Only $8000
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    "In this week's video we explore a wonderful colonial cottage style tiny house which has amazingly been built for only NZ$8000 (US $5000). This creative tiny house has been constructed almost entirely out of reclaimed and recycled materials and the end result is a tiny home with some big style!

    Keith and Jen are a wonderfully creative couple. Previously, we explored their submarine tiny house which has also been affordably constructed from reclaimed materials. You can see the video tour here: https://youtu.be/tyrr4T_U5dY

    All throughout, this tiny house has been styled to resemble a turn-of-the-century colonial cottage and is packed full of wonderful historical treasures. This is a great example of what can be done to create a truly affordable tiny house using salvaged materials and a lot of hard work!

    Enjoy the full tour of this stunning tiny home.

    Find out more about this tiny house and others on our website: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com...

    This colonial style tiny house is currently run as a BnB. You can book your stay here: https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/13646016x "

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    This tiny house in Ecuador is very old, and is actually my nearest neighbor. (It's about 400 yds away, taken across the field with a telephoto.)



    But a few miles away, here's one that's newly built:



    There must be tens of thousands of tiny houses in Ecuador (and many other developing countries!) — most of them pretty old. The reason this new one is tiny is likely simply the cost of the materials: something like that could be put up for maybe $1000 or so, with the owner doing it all himself.

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    I don't know about countries like Ecuador, but in the more developed countries where the tiny house movement is trending, the houses are generally being built on a wheeled, moveable platform.
    (Of course, that entails meeting a lot of other requirements in most cases, that they aren't dangerous when taken out on the road, for one thing...)
    But with so much in the world these days being unpredictable, it's good to have a moveable home just in case (of fires, floods, earthquakes, economic downturns, etc.)
    This most recent addition to "Living Big in a Tiny House" is especially inspirational to young people.



    Dream DIY Tiny House With Amazing Kid-Safe Loft
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    "In this weeks episode, we visit a wonderful young family who have built their dream off-the-grid tiny house on wheels. There are so many advantages to DIY building a tiny house beyond just the cost. You get to put your heart, soul and character into a house to truly make it your own and that's exactly what's happened with this home.

    Dan And Julie have built this beautiful home for themselves and their two children. All throughout this build there are many examples of ultra-clever design ideas, including a huge loft net to access the children's bedroom and the ability to create a fully secured kid-safe loft. This really is a fantastic design for a young family!

    In this case, the family worked closely together with a builder to design and construct a lock-up house shell. This is a popular option for DIY builders, as it allows the structural part of the home to be professionally constructed, while still giving them all the freedom to build the interior fit-out by themselves.

    This tiny house is also designed to be completely off-the-grid, allowing the family many options for places to park up their home in the future. "




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    This tiny house in Ecuador is very old, and is actually my nearest neighbor. (It's about 400 yds away, taken across the field with a telephoto.)
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    A Dream Life On The Water In An Amazing House Boat
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    "So many of us aspire to own a home close to the water, and it doesn’t get any closer than this! Inspired by the incredible float homes of British Columbia, this house boat in Auckland, New Zealand is sure to impress.

    Perfectly fitting into a 12 meter marina berth, this floating home (affectionally named Blue Turtle) is wonderfully designed to be open, spacious and fully featured despite its compact size. The home has two bedrooms, a spacious bathroom and enjoys a wonderful open plan kitchen, dining and living space upstairs, all with wrap around decks for amazing indoor / outdoor living.

    Located so close to Auckland City, this house boat has panoramic views across the marina and over towards the city beyond. For Olivia and Ryan, it’s a home which enables them to live a dream lifestyle, close to town and yet in a place where they can feel as though they are on permanent holiday.

    Enjoy the tour of this wonderful home on the water. "



    A Perfect Tiny Home For A Woman And Her Dogs
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    "This week, we meet an inspiring Dutch woman who has built a charming and beautiful tiny home for her and her three dogs in New Zealand. Every now and then you find a home which has been perfectly crafted to meet someones needs and this is one of those places. Matilda’s tiny house on wheels is wonderfully constructed using mainly reclaimed materials and is filled with wonderful artwork and creative flair.

    This is a home which may be tiny, but has a big heart! From the lovely reclaimed rimu timber to all the artwork and native bird features throughout, this is a place which is designed to really make Matilda feel at home. Many of her friends have contributed lovely works of art to add to her home, including a beautiful koru and kōwhai stained glass window which fills the home with colour and light.

    Everything in this home has been designed to ensure that both Matilda and her dogs are comfortable. Matilda even has a second, matching, super tiny house which she and her dogs use as a camper when they away traveling or at dog agility shows, giving her the perfect set-up to match her lifestyle.

    I hope you enjoy the full video tour of this lovely tiny house! "
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    DIY Cob Home in Montana
    Family’s Magical COB HOUSE made w/ Earth, Sand & Straw!
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