Tiny House Magazine Issue 11 is out featuring a Zen House built in the Oregon woods, a converted school bus to a family home, a reclaimed floor converted into a table, design inspiration by Andrew Odom, an update on the T@B trailer by Christina Nellemann, and much more.
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by James Kinkaid
I have been working on a tiny house project since June, when I found a 1948 Trotwood camper for sale alongside the highway here in Ohio. I purchased it, complete with original ice box, for $350.00 delivered. I renovated the inside first, then had my neighbor Tim help me drag it out into the woods behind my house. I painted the outside and built deck from reclaimed lumber from the Habitat for Humanity store near me.
I am a teacher, so I got some of my techie kids involved in designing and building off the grid energy technology for the project. They built a pop can heater designed to heat the inside space with passive solar heat, a solar panel to charge a 12 volt battery for lights, an outdoor wood-burner to channel warm air into the camper, a water collection canopy and filtration system, and an outdoor privy. Continue Reading »