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 »
by Melissa Stewart
The house was built in 1916 as a farm house and is 500 square feet. It seems hard to believe the people that originally owned it farmed all the land around it. Especially since Denver seemed to grow into a big city all around the house.
The original footprint of the house was 413 square feet. The bedroom/ laundry room was an addition probably in the early 40′s sometime after my grandparents had their fourth child. The pantry was converted into a bathroom in the late 40′s and the house originally had an outhouse!
As far as I know, it only had 4 owners…seems every one that lived here loved the cozy feel. I remember coming over to Grandma’s to spend the night as a kid and we could hear the train speed right passed the house. The railroad tracks have been gone a long time now, but Denver built a light rail and my house is within walking distance to two different stations. Continue Reading »
This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape comes from a faithful reader Louise Homstead.
Louise says: “This is a tiny house in Western Massachusetts, USA on a very fine farm (the best milk products in the region!). I love the living roof and the woodsy setting. They also built the shed next to the house – not sure of its use (outhouse?). The house is straw bale and homemade by the farmers.”
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Photo Credit: Louise Homstead
Ben a long time reader who keeps his eyes open for tiny house info and than shares it with me recently sent these great examples of a tiny house.
Ben says, “I found this truly tiny house at the local farm and garden supply. Airy with great views. It even has a loft! But one has to be a grouse to truly appreciate it.”
by Joel Colvos
I’m looking for someone to help work on my tiny house/cabin on our family farm in exchange for being able to live there for free starting in late August. (Located on a farm on the Yellowstone River in Montana.) I put together a tumblr page of the house and farm at http://millersbottom.tumblr.com/ the first photo is a slightly dated photo of ‘the cabana’ which is the house that is available. I will be answering questions this week from this email: firstname.lastname@example.org and more details at http://www.reddit.com/r/TinyHouses/comments/vc2he/work_exchange_live_and_work_in_my_tiny_housecabin/
Maybe this is just the opportunity you have been looking for. Please contact Joel if this sounds good to you.
On a lot in back of a former motel, there is a farm. And on that farm there are some tiny offices…okay…I won’t sing “E-I-E-I-O”, but the structures being built on the Urban Roots Farm in Reno, Nev. are worth tooting a few horns about. Urban Roots is currently being created as an educational farm and community center where schools, children and families can learn about gardening, alternative building techniques and the natural areas of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Range. The farm sits on a 3/4 acre plot that was donated by Kelly Rae and Pam Haberman of HabeRae Homes (which the Tiny House Blog profiled a few years ago). Kelly and Pam also designed two tiny structures to be used as offices for the Urban Roots staff.
Kelly is unofficially calling the two building designs ModPods. She and Pam were inspired by some similar structures they came across while traveling by motorcycle on Orcas Island, Wash.
“I nearly went off the road on my bike when I saw these tiny houses,” Kelly said. Continue Reading »