Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on April 19th, 2014. 8 Comments

This week I thought I would share a tiny house in a landscape that I was lucky to visit last weekend at a workshop in Tennessee. I attended one of Deek’s workshops held at Tiny Happy Homes sometimes know as Tennessee Tiny Homes and owned by Joe Everson.

This little home is approximately 12 x 18 and built on a foundation. Joe’s sister and daughter live in it. It is one of several tiny/small homes located on the property where Joe builds and sells tiny houses.

Many of you want interior photos of the Tiny House in a Landscape photos and this time since I was there I was able to get a few and I have included them. You can see more of Joe’s work if you are on Facebook by clicking this link.

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Steve’s Thailand Dome

by Christina Nellemann on March 24th, 2014. 31 Comments

Steve Areen, a world traveler who has been visiting remote locations around the world, decided to put down a few roots in northeast Thailand. These roots grew into one of the most beautiful dome homes you may ever see. This work of art (that only cost $9,000 to build) sits in the middle of a mango farm that belongs to Steve’s friend Hajjar Gibran.

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Hajjar had already been building dome homes at his retreat center on the farm and taught Steve how to build this cement block and clay brick home that uses local materials and lets in light and fresh air. Hajjar’s son, Lao, helped build the home with his masonry skills and the dome was completed in just over six weeks. Steve added his own details with the handmade front door, pond, upstairs hammock platform and the stonework and landscaping. Some of the most beautiful features of this home is the shower/greenhouse from local river stones and the natural bamboo sink faucet.

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The home’s large, round windows are screened against insects and act as curved seating areas, and when Steve heads off to travel again, he seals up the round windows with rat proof inserts. A handmade wooden staircase ascends to the roof where a steel rod and palm frond covered hammock platform offers fresh air and views, and screened skylights on the domes let in even more light. Continue Reading »

March 24th, 2014and filed in Dome
Tags: beautiful, brick, clay, Dome, farm, home, Retreat, small, Thailand, tiny, tropical
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hOMe Video Tour

by Kent Griswold on February 11th, 2014. 46 Comments

Last week Gabriella Morrison introduced you to their new hOMe. A tiny house on wheels. Gabriella sent me the note below and I wanted to give you this update.

Thank you so much for all of your interest and positive comments about hOMe! The response has been so amazing that we have created a walk through video tour by request. In it we show all the details and nooks/crannies that make up hOMe.

You can follow the Morrison’s blog at www.TinyHouseBuild.com

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NOMAD Micro Home

by Christina Nellemann on December 9th, 2013. 16 Comments

This stylish and energy efficient 10×10 foot micro home from NOMAD in British Columbia comes as a flat-pack micro cottage that can be assembled in just a few days. The NOMAD can also be customized to include a wet bath and appliances or no bathroom or appliances at all if you want to save some money. No matter what you choose, this cottage will still run you under $30,000.

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The micro home was designed and developed by Ian Lorne Kent who has been designing family and commercial developments for more than 35 years. His dream with the NOMAD was to create an efficient and cozy home with a minimal impact on space and the environment. He also wanted it to feel open and airy with the use of large windows. The NOMAD Live version includes a kitchen with a propane stove, fridge and sink next to a small living area and a bathroom. His innovative staircase curves around the kitchen and leads to a loft bed and closet area that floats above the main room. The NOMAD Space includes the same space but without a bathroom or appliances. The Live is $28,000 and the Space is $25,000 and both versions are designed to be on-or off-grid.

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Both electrical (12V) and plumbing systems come with the delivered materials. The entire structure is built with metal structural insulated panels with an R-12 rating and a roof and floor with an R-24 rating. The exterior is galvanized metal siding and the interior walls are pre-finished metal panels. Add-ons include stair drawers for extra storage, a surrounding deck, a sliding sun shade and solar power, gray water and rain water collection systems. The NOMAD can be shipped worldwide and can be assembled or disassembled by two people with some handyman skills.

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Photos by NOMAD Micro Home