Alex’s Hovel

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Alex lives in Northern Illinois and is building a hovel tiny house. The Hovel is a 481 cubic foot house, built from local stone and some salvaged materials. It is a very unique structure and I’m looking forward to seeing Alex complete it.

Alex is trying to raise some funds to get the hovel winterized and has set up a Facebook Fan Page to share more info on his progress. Here is what Alex has to say about his project:

Hello Brethren! Finally, I’ve made a page for the Hovel. I haven’t worked on it since July, due to unforeseen problems (income). I figured the approximate cost for materials needed to finish the project before the rain and snow come down. Thus, I can move in and light the First Fire! I would need $500 +/- for materials. I have included the list on my photo-compilation. I will be elated by any support. As work progresses on the project, I will upload new photos of it. Thank you!! Also, heres a link, if you wish to help fund The Hovel. Any amount help, and all funds will go towards materials. ~~Alex G.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hovel/591628344281315

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Kottage RV Shipping Container Home

For anyone who can’t decide on a park model home or a shipping container home, Kottage RV of Canada has combined the two into one compact hybrid made of solid steel—with all the comforts of a park model. Kottage RV offers these fully customizable units for several functions including remote living and working, temporary offices, clinical and institutional uses and as workshops and recreational buildings.

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The individual units range from 160 square feet to 538 square feet and include slideouts like a traditional RV or park model home. They also include solid steel walls and exterior and 2 inch spray foam (R14) in the walls, roof and floor. The doors are solid metal and the windows are argon filled vinyl frame. Exterior features include a Corten steel roof and various color choices, interior features include an 8’6″ ceiling, custom cabinetry, vinyl flooring, electric fridge, gas stove and microwave and a standard size tub and shower as well as a toilet. Each model is built with recycled materials and green building procedures and can be off-grid if necessary.

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Kottage RV offers a 15-year warranty and a 5-year “no leak” warranty, and the homes are rated for four seasons and are fully winterized with all plumbing lines located inside the unit. They can also be renovated when necessary. The one-bedroom model costs around $60,000 and a three bedroom unit is closer to $90,000, but each unit is built to order and delivered to your property.

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By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

Tiny House in a Landscape

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A tiny home on a tiny island is this week’s Tiny House in a Landscape feature. Norm Thomson took this photo and says that it resides on a tiny island on a small (almost tiny) lake.

As you can see it covers about a third of the island, and the island itself is extremely small. Norm says that I guess you could call this “Tiny House in a Waterscape.”

Thanks for sharing Norm and if you have a photo you would like to submit please send it to tinyhouseblog (at) gmail.com.

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