My friend Jenine Alexander who just happens to live in the same town as I do is selling her tiny home. A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to watch Jenine build this unique home. Janine’s home is built mainly of reclaimed wood and other materials. You can view a post on the beginning of her build here. An update on the tiny house by clicking here, an open house here, and several videos at this link.
Jenine’s life has changed and she is needing to raise funds for a business she and her partner are going into. Jenine hopes to build another tiny home at some later time but for now needs to part with her tiny home. Here is the information on the house. I have also posted a few pictures and a video so you see it here.
Tiny House For Sale
- Jenine Alexander Original
- Rigid Foam Insulation – Two Sleeping Lofts
- Price 25k – 40k (She is willing to work out a deal with you)
- Email Me – Serious Inquires Only
Kirsten Dirksen from faircompanies.com recently put up a new story about Lulu’s shipping container home. She did an excellent job of video taping Lulu’s story and sharing her home.
This story means more to me because I met Lulu early on when she and Jenine Alexander were building her shipping container home at it original location. It was fun to meet her and her daughter and she and Jenine had fun showing off their work. Jenine Alexander has also been featured on faircompanies.com with her tiny house build.
Lulu is a single mom who’d gone back to school and didn’t have the time or interest in working full-time to pay for rent. So when she had to move out of her more conventional home, she decided to move herself and her daughter into a shipping container.
“I think I’m a little claustrophobic, so the storage container was a little daunting, but I got the container for free.”
With no building experience, Lulu spent just one month cutting windows and a door and installing insulation and a basic kitchen (complete with propane-powered camp stove and on-demand water heater). Then she and her daughter moved into the 8 X 20 sq ft home, fitting a bed, couch, bookshelf, and kitchen cabinets into the 160 sq ft box.
Read her complete story at the faircompanies website.
I have attached a photo gallery of part of the container build below the the movie.
Recently I showed you Jenine and Amy’s Open House and also a couple of posts about the construction of Jenine’s home and one on their new modern home. Good News! Jenine and Amy found a buyer for their new home and Jenine is off to New York for a semester of art school and sculpturing.
Jenine let me know about these three great video interviews she had with a website called faircompanies.com and I wanted you to see them and share them with your friends. They speak for themselves so spend a few minutes and watch them today.
Jenine Alexander built her own home using reclaimed materials she found at the dump or off craigslist. Total cost: the price of a used trailer and some fasteners.
Her tiny home on wheels was such a success she decided to build a second one, this time for sale, with fellow tradeswoman Amy Hutto.
Sunday I spent four hours at Jenine Alexander’s and Amy Huto’s Forge Ahead open house here in Healdsburg, California. I had a lot of fun getting to know a bunch of local tiny house enthusiasts that I had not met before.
I enjoyed visiting with Louise who was not a local and had come all the way from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Mark from an eco-village lives in a park model home, a friend of Jenine’s and her daughter live in a converted 20 foot storage container that Jenine helped her convert. Amanda, just bought a teardrop trailer and is planning to spend six months crossing the country starting in September. Just to name a few.
It was really neat to see the contrast of designs, between the modern lines and open concept and the 70′s hippie/cabin style of Jenine’s home. I loved the light and openness of the modern home but found that we tended to stay longer and socialize in Jenine’s more rustic house. Maybe because hers is lived in and felt more like home. Continue Reading »
Jenine Alexander my friend and nearby neighbor in Healdsburg, CA is building her second home with the help of a friend, Amy Hutto. I had the chance to stop by the other day and see the progress and it is coming along really well. They are offering it for sale and it will be ready by mid August and here is what Jenine has to say about the home.
Have you dreamed of living in a small, mobile, eco-friendly home? Our team is currently working on a 8’ x 16’ living space on a dual axle flatbed trailer. For sale, ready in August 2010 for $25K.
We build for maximum energy efficiency with a passive solar design in combination with denim-cotton UltraTouch insulation. A light-filled gem with upper and lower sleeping lofts, Ponderosa pine ceilings, bamboo flooring, and a kitchenette with marble counter-tops. Includes high end doors and windows, featuring a 6’ glass slider and bay window. Full trailer hook-ups for electric, propane, and water. Ready to go off-grid with any solar, wind, or hydro power system. Bathroom not included but available upon request. Continue Reading »
Last week I stopped by to see Jenine’s tiny house and take a few pictures as she is making progress on her home and has started to sleep and cook in it. As you can see in the pictures she is still very much in the construction mode but is making lots of progress. Be sure and visit the original post here and stay up to date with Jenine’s project on her blog. She has some nicer pictures as I caught her in working mode when I stopped by.
Jenine’s home is not your standard structure and has its own personality. She has designed a roof above the loft that lifts up to let the outdoors in and plans to use the loft as her workspace for many of her artistic projects.
Her original plan was to have her work area be where her bed is now but has found it easier to sleep on the ground floor and has been using the shelf above her bed as a place for her computer so she can write, etc. while on the ground floor. Continue Reading »