This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape is a little unusual. Normally, this feature tends to cover homes in a country setting and and not a cityscape.
Manifest Destiny by Jenny Chapmand and Mark A. Reigelman 11 is an art installation. The wooden cabin is affixed precariously to the side of a building in downtown San Francisco. The cabin will be displayed until October 31, 2012 and is located at 446 Bush Street. You can learn more by following a couple of these links.
Photo via Chapman/Reigelman
This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape was taken by my friend Steve Reeves who blogs part time about Compact Yachts http://compactyachts.com/. I had the privilege of joining Steve on a San Francisco Bay cruise last year in his boat the Kokomo.
Steve was recently at the Bay again and spotted this cute (tiny) house in the Berkeley Marina. He thought of the Tiny House Blog and this feature when he saw it so he snapped a picture to share.
Thanks Steve for this great picture, maybe next time you can get a personal tour of the home and get some interior photos too!
My internet has been down all morning and it just came back up. Here is a video that is making the rounds and several of you have asked me to post it on the Tiny House Blog. Gregory Kloehn likes building unique items and recently decided to create a high end home in a standard dumpster. In this video he gives you a tour of his design and shares his thoughts on why he designed it the way he did. If you would like to view this home and you live in the San Francisco Bay Area of California you can view it at the San Francisco Fringe Festival through September 18. This is a unique take on a livable structure.
Hello tiny-house aficionados! I am a reporter with KALW, a public radio station in San Francisco. (We’re an affiliate of NPR and BBC.) I’m preparing a story on tiny-houses for ‘Crosscurrents,’ our local news shows, and am looking to interview Bay Area tiny-house residents.
If you live in the Bay Area and have chosen to live in a tiny-house for environmentalist reasons, or if you’re living in a tiny-house because of financial hardship, I’d like to talk to you. I can travel to wherever you live, at your convenience — and you’ll be free to remain anonymous (we can invent a pseudonym for you). Please get in touch if you’re interested in being interviewed — and thanks so much for reading!
If you love houseboats or floating homes, you may want to make a walking tour of the famous Sausalito Floating Homes part of your next trip to the San Francisco Bay area. I thought I would profile these particular floating homes because the community is maintained by homeowners and individuals rather than city officials. This makes this waterside neighborhood unique in that the designs of these homes, that are docked in Richardson Bay, are up to the owners.
The famous Sausalito floating homes community has a history that stretches over a century. During the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s improvised floating homes made from scrap wood, old tugboats, elegant ships and even old Pullman cars were built by professional artists, and since the dock areas were so small, most of the floating homes stayed small. Some of these homes are now offered as vacation rentals and there are usually a few for sale. Some of the homes have names including the Taj Mahal, the Train Wreck and the Pirate. Continue Reading »