Freedom Yurt Cabins at Tiny House Jamboree

While at the Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colorado I had the opportunity to see first hand the Freedom Yurt Cabins that I covered here on the Tiny House Blog a couple of months ago. You can read the post here.

It was fun to see first hand the quality and build of this unique hard wall yurt. I also had the chance to get to know the father and son team behind this new tiny house option.  Richard Barry is the President and CEO of the company and his son Josh is Co-General Manager and Sales Manager. Continue reading

UrbanCampsiteAmsterdam’s Unusual Sleeping Pods

Unusual ways to go camping seem to be all the rage this summer and UrbanCampsiteAmsterdam may have taken the idea to the most extreme. Not only can you stay inside these unusual structures, but they are also an open-air exhibition open to the public.

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The Attic [Arjen Boerstra]

The installation is located in the Centrumeiland, or Centre Island, an artificial peninsula made of layers of sand. It’s an experimental process for the small country anticipating growth along its waterfront areas. Designer Francis Nijenhuis and economist Annette van Driel saw the area as a wasted opportunity and wanted to show the public a unique way of looking at, and utilizing, space. They commissioned various designers to create 14 mobile structures that will eventually be moved elsewhere. Continue reading

Tiny House Magazine Issue 32

Tiny House Issue 32

Tiny House Jamboree and much much more!

I just returned from the Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colo. To say this was an exciting event is an understatement! The enthusiasm and the number of people interested in seeing tiny houses was almost unbelievable.

There were 10,000 people registered for the event and over 35,000 come. It was a great time to see friends and meet new people.

Over 21 tiny houses were on display and many vendors with related products were there to demonstrate and help you decide what you might need in your future home.

In this issue we’ll give you a small photo tour of the Tiny House Jamboree as well as so many other tiny life stories.

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Tiny House Issue 32 - 2

Part two of Living Off Grid has a wealth of information to help the DIY enthusiast.

Learn how you can build your own teardrop trailer to gain the confidence to take on a bigger project such as a tiny house.

These stories and so much more are in Issue 32 of the Tiny House Magazine.

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Also don’t forget that the Jamboree Special ends on September 3, 2015. Click here for the details. Don’t miss out!

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Hobbit Hole Redux

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After living in various simple structures on a two acre horse pasture for over a decade, (tipi, willow hut, tents, beach shack), I ended up going underground with a Hobbit Hole style tiny house. I liked it so much that I continue to live in it some 15 years later. About 10 years ago I decided to add on a small bedroom to the side of the existing structure. I dug the hole, lined it with plastic and used old pine boards to construct a 7X4 by 4foot high tiny space. But when it came time to connect the two rooms I just couldn’t bring myself to cut the hole into the wall of the Hobbit Hole. Theres just something so wonderful about a round space that i enjoy inhabiting. To cut a hole in it to enter another room seemed at the time like a possible mistake. How do you improve on perfection? So the small square room became a storage unit for my outdoor gear. A small door on the front side allowed access. Continue reading