Category Archives for "Stick Built"

Tiny Simple House Concept

My friend Michael Janzen of the Tiny House Design and the Tiny Free House has been working on a concept for an easily customized house that most owner-builders could build. He is calling this design the Tiny Simple House and has come up with a concept roughly based on the shotgun houses of old. He […]

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Z-Glass Tumbleweed

Most of Jay Shafer’s designs have the steep 12 x 12 roof pitch and he tends to stay with the more classic look with a porch, etc. Jay Shafer however has one design that moves into the modern spectrum. It is called the Z-Glass house. This home is not one that you would put on […]

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Ross Chapin and Tiny House Communities

A few years ago I was given the chance to visit the Third Street Cottages on Whidbey Island and the opening of the Greenwood Avenue Cottages in Seattle. These communities, by renowned architect Ross Chapin and developer Jim Soules, have become famous for being small, sustainable and community oriented. Chapin calls them pocket neighborhoods. I […]

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