Tiny Camper

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by Jane Price

I wanted you to know that we are delighted with our Aspen Ambassador mini-pop up camper. We were looking for something that could be easily pulled by our car and not degrade our MPG too much, we found the perfect solution as it is designed to be pulled by a motorcycle (it weighs less than 400 lbs). It can sleep 4, has room for a table inside and it wired for electricity. We have a 1998 model that was made by TrailMaster http://www.trailmasterinc.com/aspen/asphotos.html (they did not produce any in 2014 due to a supplier change though the company says they plan to restart production in the spring of 2015).

While doing my research, I found some very innovative options out there, I liked the TimeOut Deluxe that can also be easily pulled by small cars. http://www.timeouttrailers.org/Pages/TimeOutDELUXE.aspx

These tiny campers are the perfect solution for those who enjoy camping while sleeping off the ground and want to maintain a small footprint.

I love the Tiny House movement and the work you do!

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Madison Tiny House Village for the Homeless

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This last weekend the Occupy Madison organization made another step forward in integrating tiny houses and the homeless in an effort to keep people off the street. The Occupy Madison Inc. organization had a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday for the new Tiny House Village in Madison, WI which has seen a seven percent increase in the homeless population over the last four years.

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Occupy Madison, with help from numerous community groups, has built nine tiny houses, a day resource center, laundry facilities and a community gardening space in the village. The 96 square foot homes are made from reclaimed and recycled materials and include a bed, a toilet, propane heat and solar panels for electricity. Each building costs around $5,000 to build and the money was raised with private donations.

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“Rather than taking people form the streets and putting them in a building, we thought we could work together to create our own structures,” says Luca Clemente, with Occupy Madison for WKOW in Madison. “We don’t give houses to homeless people, we enable people to build their own houses to create their own futures.”

The village is located on county owned land leased for $1 a year to the nonprofit organization that developed it. The developers won approval from the city for their plan with the assistance of a local Unitarian-Universalist congregation. Donations for the current homes came from local business that included Friends of the State Street Family, The Bubbles program, (which provides free laundry services to the homeless), OM Build, Homeless Ministry at Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison Street Pulse (a cooperative homeless newspaper based in Madison WI).

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Photos courtesy of Occupy Madison and Revolution News

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

 

Jenine’s Tiny House for Sale

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I have covered Jenine’s tiny house as she built it in the town of Healdsburg several years ago. At the time we only lived a few miles apart and so I was able to watch her progress over several visits. Jenine’s life has changed and it is time for her to sell her beloved tiny house. Here are the details from Jenine. You can visit her earlier posts here. On a trailer, UpdateOpen House, For Sale “once before”

Have you dreamt of living in a small, mobile, eco-friendly home? This is a one of a kind 8 foot x 16 foot living space on a dual axle flatbed trailer.

Hand-built for maximum energy efficiency with a passive solar design in combination with rigid foam insulation. A light-filled gem with sleeping loft, oak ceilings, fir flooring and kitchenette with old growth redwood siding and a marble counter-top. Includes high end doors and mini-bay window, featuring a petit french door and window. Full trailer hook-ups for electric, propane, and water. Ready to go off-grid with any solar, wind, or hydro power system. Bathroom not included.

PRICE REDUCTION! Only $10,000

Featured in Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter by Lloyd Kahn
Sold As-Is. Must sell ASAP. Cash only.

Call Jenine at (707) 535-9109

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