Tiny House Magazine Issue 18

Issue 18 of the Tiny House Magazine has just been published. In this issue, Chris Aune takes us on a video tour of his converted garage in California.

Kriste Wolfe builds a unique treehouse on the big island of Hawaii.

Gabriella Morrison gives us a lesson on the different types of insulation used in tiny house construction.

Craig Dorsey converts an Airstream trailer into a unique cabin called the Adirondack Airstream.

Sicily Kolbeck shares how to budget for a building a tiny home and the common cents practices that make it happen.

Andrew Odom shows you how to pick out the correct tow vehicle for your tiny home and wade through all the different options out there.

Joshua Becker gives size good reason to embrace the minimalistic lifestyle. Check out these great stories and much more…

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Tiny House in a Landscape

This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape was sent in by Maddy from Vancouver, BC while visiting the Hawaiian Islands. Maddy was blown away by the diversity of biomes and landscapes.

This little house was located in a field off of the Kohala 250 highway on Maddy’s way to the Mauna Kea observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The windows are reflecting the sunset behind her.

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Micro-Mini Hawaiian Style House

Guest Post by Douglas Burch

Attached are pics of my micro-mini Hawaiian style house. I built it and incurred only $6,600 debt on top of the $3,600 income I received over a ten week period. That included my cutting paths through the jungle for survey, getting a D9 bulldozer to do the site preparation ($2,100) materials and $400 outside labor by the invaluable Robbie Villanueva who basically tore up my plans and became the architectural consultant that defined the house.

The post and pier construction keeps the house up off the ground (300 inches of rain per year) and doubles the floor space by making a utility space underneath (5 feet 2 inches but we should have made it 6 feed or more!) and allows the house to “walk” during the frequent quakes. In Hawaii posts for awnings and porches are never attached to the slab so the whole thing doesn’t tear itself to pieces when the wave passes through the ground. The overhand is 2 feet to keep rain off the walls and provides 288 square foot of rain collection for a catchment water system.

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