ProtoStoga

I want to re-share this camper I posted about back in 2010.  I would still like to know more about it but love what I've seen so far. I see some definite similarities to my own concept of a vardo but I really like to metal sheathing as a modern, low maintenance exterior.  Also, the … Continue reading ProtoStoga

Tiny House for Film Stars

Here is a wonderful tiny home with Clark Gable and Joan Crawford eyeing each other up on the front porch.  It appears to be strapped to a regular flatbed trailer, presumably for delivery to its final destination. There is nothing new under the sun. Found here but the site is sadly defunct now: http://wintechmodularbuildings.co.uk/

Thoughts About Minimalism and Survival

Learning a thing or two from the past...Part 1, 21st century Westerners are not the first to minimalize. There's a lot of recent talk about Minimalism as a social movement and this fits well with my personal philosophy and my interests in preindustrial technology and survival.  Not long ago, minimalism was mostly associated with artists, … Continue reading Thoughts About Minimalism and Survival

Who Says Bigger is Better?

Okay, in some cases maybe.  This cute little combo caught my attention a couple years ago and I'm just getting around to posting it.  A truly minimal teardrop trailer that I suspect can just sleep two with about one suitcase each. I found it labelled “The 1941 Kozy Coach Travel Trailer ” but a search … Continue reading Who Says Bigger is Better?

Tiny House Japan; who knew?

The original link was sent to me by Chris Beneke.  Thanks Chris. TINY HOUSE JAPAN: Some serious innovation at work. I do not read or speak Japanese so I'm at a loss over many details but the photos and videos exhibit a world of real innovation in design and construction.  The builder, Haruhiko Tagami (製作担当 田上晴彦) … Continue reading Tiny House Japan; who knew?

Ana White and Some Truly Brilliant Ideas

Someone recently shared this house with me and I've seen her (Ana White's) work popping up all over the Internet lately.  Ana White uses readily available materials to create some genius storage and living solutions for small homes.  These could easily be applied in many other situations in order to make the most of any … Continue reading Ana White and Some Truly Brilliant Ideas

The Tiny House Movement

Here’s a redux from a conversation held last year.

Preindustrial Craftsmanship

Here’s a recent conversation I had, as best I can recall, of creating disappointment and maybe using the wrong words when describing the Vardo.

A woman in a grocery store parking lot jogs up to the vardo while I’m making a sandwich shouting, “Oh my gosh!  That is so cool!  Wow! Is that a Tiny House like on TV? Can I have a look inside?”

“Yes, of course.  You can look inside.”  So far, it’s progressing just like a hundred other conversations I’ve had over the years.

“Is it like the little TV houses? You know, like on that show?”

“I don’t know the show but it’s actually a little camping caravan.”

“It’s not a Tiny House?  Oh, never mind then,” turning on her heel she walked away without a backward glance.  Then to another gentleman walking towards us she shouts, “It’s nothing.  It’s not like the Tiny House Show”…

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Ravenlore Tiny Home

Tiny Green Cabins has some pretty nice and well thought-out designs. I find their website a little difficult to navigate but their blog has some interesting stuff on it.  I am very much a traditionalist and a form-follows-function kind of guy.  However, I think they have some new and innovative designs as well as some … Continue reading Ravenlore Tiny Home

The Tiny House Movement

Here's a recent conversation I had, as best I can recall, of creating disappointment and maybe using the wrong words when describing the Vardo. A woman in a grocery store parking lot jogs up to the vardo while I'm making a sandwich shouting, "Oh my gosh!  That is so cool!  Wow! Is that a Tiny … Continue reading The Tiny House Movement

Ultra Minimalists, Part 1

Learning a thing or two from the past...Part 1, 21st century americans are not the first to minimalize. This is a lengthy ramble.  So long in fact, that I have broken it into several posts to be trickled out over the coming days, weeks, or months.  Skip on to the fun stuff if you aren't … Continue reading Ultra Minimalists, Part 1

Update to the Little Yellow House

Another update from Kent Griswold's website, The Tiny House Blog.  This is arguably the cutest house in America, built by Ella Jenkins at the the Little Yellow Door website.  Just over a year ago she made the big move into a small space and seems to be doing better than ever. Ella is a posterchild … Continue reading Update to the Little Yellow House

Ella Jenkins Tiny House

Deek has featured another fine home with some great photos.  I particularly like this set as the house doesn't appear to be "staged" but is actually lived in. I can't wait to see more as promised. See the rest of the photos HERE or just cruise the rest of the Relaxshacks site if you have … Continue reading Ella Jenkins Tiny House