Tiny House in a Landscape

This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape features a cargo container designed home called the Port-a-Bach. The Port-a-Bach prototype was built in Hangzhou, China and shipped to New Zealand. It is now part of the permanent collection of Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth.

Designed to be a holiday home it is built by Atelierworkshop it is portable, secure, has a high-level finish, designed to be environmentaly clean, comparatively inexpensive, and comfortably sleeps two adults and two children.

It has the potential to be a comfortable tiny house alternative if you choose.

port-a-bach

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Hartman Kable’s Container Home

by Derek (Deek) Diedricksen

Hey Kent, thought you and your readers might enjoy a really cool Container Home Tour that Christopher Smith (“Tiny: The Movie”) and I put together when I was out in Seattle for the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company Workshop that I was a guest speaker at. Hartman Kable’s (http://kabledesignbuild.com/) surf shack has been featured in Readymade Magazine, and elsewhere, in the past, but this is its first real video walk through. The place is pretty clever, as you’ll see!

And….here’s an episode of OFFBEAT SPACES that was just released- a partial tour of my backyard workshop, where we’ll also be holding my “Tiny House Building (Hands-On) Workshop” here in Stoughton, MA on November 2-4. More details at www.relaxshacks.com.

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surf shack

St. Croix Expat Home

Not that I’m looking to move to a tropical island anytime soon, but when winter comes along…sometimes it’s nice to dream about becoming an expat in paradise. Instead of dreaming, this is what Nate Olive of Atlanta did. After a few life changes, he moved to the beautiful island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, met an equally beautiful woman and opened up a sustainable farm and restaurant.

Nate and his wife, Shelly, also live in an interesting small home they’ve dubbed the Cozy Shack. In this episode of Ex-Pats by the Reserve Channel, the host mostly discusses Nate’s reason for becoming an expat, but the location and Nate’s home really caught my attention. Continue reading