Esther Fredrickson sent this week’s Tiny House in a Landscape. Here is what she says:
We’re currently building a tiny house in Albuquerque, New Mexico (the outside is complete; work on the interior has just begun). The building site is also a field that needs to be flood irrigated. The water came particularly late this year, but it finally came and gave us a good excuse to clean up our construction site.
You can read more about our house at http://kennyandestherstinyhouse.blogspot.com/
Photo Credits: Esther Fredrickson
I designed it to be a no-compromise Tiny House. I wanted to make a Tiny House that avoided many of the issues typically associated with them. I wanted high ceilings, so it has 8-10 foot ceilings throughout. I wanted plenty of space, so I maxed out the dimensions allowed for a trailer and then nearly doubled the square footage by installing a large retractable deck and awning. I wanted plenty of storage, so I installed a closet, 64 cubic feet of storage and a large modular shelving system. I wanted plenty of workspace, so I gave it an 8 foot desk and plenty of outlets. And I wanted it to perform like an ordinary house, so it has heating and cooling, full insulation, standard house wiring, an instant hot water heater and a large kitchen. In addition, I did not want to have to climb into a cramped loft to sleep, so the sofa slides out from under the kitchen and becomes the bed.
What I have created is, what I think, the least compromising Tiny House I’ve seen. I planned on living in it, however, I have moved to New York City and no longer can.
Please check out my listing at http://tinyhouselistings.com/modern-tiny-house-7/
Hari Berzins who with her family of four has been living in a tiny house for some time and who has been writing their story over at the Tiny House Family blog. has just launched her first book. I had the privilege of reading it recently and wanted to let you know about it.
Hari writes in a journalistic style that I really enjoyed and she has a way with words that pulled me in to each day to day experience. Hari shares how the family made the change to tiny house living, the struggles that came along with it and the joys.
This is a book that anyone considering downsizing should read. I have attached an excerpt from her book below so that you can read a little bit of her book.
Something Hard about Living in a Tiny House
It’s a good question, and I get it a lot: “What’s the hardest thing about living in a tiny house?” I’ve said the hardest thing about living in a tiny house is answering that question, but here’s something hard: sleepovers. Not the adult kind, but the kid kind. We had some sleepovers last year in spring, and it wasn’t as hard. I think a lot of it depends on the weather, like so much does when you live in a tiny house. Continue Reading »
Walt Barrett, who has shared several stories about the tiny homes he has built and lived in, sent this photo of a tiny house he forgot he had. I’ll let him tell you more.
I don’t know why I never sent this photo to you a long time ago. This house is located on the lot next to mine overlooking the lake that we live on. It was built in the 1930′s by my late grandparents who are long gone. We purchased this from them in the very early 1950′s. The interior was in very bad shape and it was not insulated so we gutted it right back to the walls and I now use it for my wood working and Inventing shop. It is approximately 14′ X 20′ and I really enjoy working in it in the nice weather.
Have a great day!
Tanner shares a photograph he took recently. I’ll let him tell you more about it.
Love the tiny house blog! I’ve been interested in building one myself for a while now. While I was out working I saw a tiny house in a landscape I thought would be great for the blog. I’m not sure how big it is but I’d guess 100-200 square feet. I’m not sure its exact use either, but it’s likely a studio or retreat of some sort. The house is located in Henrieville, Utah, which is about 20 miles east of Bryce Canyon National Park and within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Have a good one,
I am excited to introduce a new site today called Tiny House News. When I started the Tiny House Blog I was the only one writing about tiny houses in the blog format. In the last few years the internet has come alive with many new blogs about tiny houses and people sharing there stories of building their own tiny houses.
I have wanted to add a feature on the Tiny House Blog that would show off these blogs but have not been able to find anything that did it justice. Recently I discovered a way to create a news type blog that uses the RSS feeds to connect to many of these blogs and I have created a site called Tiny House News. http://tinyhousenews.info/
My goal with this new site is to give you one place to get a snapshot of what is happening daily in the tiny house world. You can quickly scan the page and click on a story you are interested in and you will go directly to that blog or news source.
I currently have the most popular blogs on the site but a neat feature with this site is that you can submit your own blogs RSS feed and I will check it out and then approve it. So please go check out the Tiny House News site and let me know what you think about it below. http://tinyhousenews.info/
Be sure and bookmark the site and check on it daily!