Bob Hepburn sent me a neat picture of his cabin to use in the Tiny House in a Landscape feature. Here is a little information about it from Bob.
Called “My Father’s Cabin” in Casco, Maine. It’s a 12 x 16 x 15 foot affair with a nice spacious loft and is still a joyous work in progress. Almost done with the insulation — next up is doing the interior paneling and finishing the up the floor. An oil-filled electric radiator keeps the place surprisingly toasty!
Kasey March who does the proofing and editing on the posts here on the Tiny House Blog made this neat find.
Portland, Maine architect Will Winkelman provided this restoration on a 1959 Chevrolet Viking short bus. His client was looking for something flexible and moveable for both wilderness exploration as well as being function and funky for a guest bedroom at home.
To make it funky Winkleman inserted an alternative life into the bus. With beads, dangles, and paisleys, they brought the 60′s lifestyle into the bus.
Using boatbuilding skills they transformed every inch into usable space and using recycled materials for the floor and other parts of the interior they made a beautiful space to live in and enjoy.
Read the full article and see more pictures at Remodelista. Thanks Kasey for sharing this cool space.
Photo Credits: Remodelista
This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape is of a little shanty boat called the Charles Andrew. It is part of a fleet of un-powered houseboats moored in Riggs Cove in Georgetown, Maine. The Charles Andrew can sleep up to five and is accessed by a 16 foot skiff. The skiff can also be used to explore the coves and islands in the area. You can rent this little shanty boat, which the owners say is the embodiment of leisure, peace, and romance. No boating experience is required.
To see interior photos and learn more about renting this boat visit http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393639
This house is designed and built lt by John Hilmer. It has a bell swoop at the bottom and finishes at the top with a beautiful cupola that is utilized to vent the building.
The house is made of hemlock and pine from the woods of Maine and sawn by a local sawyer in Athens, Maine.
Since it is almost only wood and nails the building releases minimal off gases. No harmful glues and plastics are used. The building is built using mostly hand tools so as to lower the carbon footprint of the builders and customer. The walls are sheathed with boards the old-fasioned way so no ply wood is used that contains harmful glue. Continue Reading »