Humble Homes, Simple Shacks Book Winners - Tiny House Blog

Humble Homes, Simple Shacks Book Winners

Kent, this was tough- ALOT of good contributions, and I tried to keep in mind that while I’ve heard and seen some of the applications before, others might have not. Some tips are “tried n’ true”, but often overlooked by others….I really had to read through the entire thread of almost 120 entries THREE times and take so many things into consideration (my eyes are going to fall out of my head!)- “newness” and creativity, uniqueness, actual potential and logic, and so forth…, this was NOT easy….

The one’s we’ve picked (Kent and Deek) Kent will be contacting the winners today and shipping the books.

So the winners……

Leigh– storage in pull up floor spaces…..I’ve always wanted to do this in a home, and have contemplated it in my Vermont cabin- it just makes alot of sense if done properly, and if insulative factors are still preserved.

Nik– old ladder on the ceiling as a pot rack, or the back of doors as a coat, mitten, etc holder…I own an old ladder that I’m going to make into a wall hung bookshelf.  The ladder can be used to stow/stack containers/items too, if fixed in place (not hung from a chain). I see wooden ladders tossed ALL the time too, so this project is basically free! Same ballpark, but Nik has a cool, door-storage spin on it- and the pot rack, while not a new idea, would make for a great conversation piece.

Photo Credit Dairy House

Alison Joyal. I based this choice on the sheer volume of good, practical tips- one’s that she’s actually applied in her situation/camper. I felt her entry had more than a few tips that people could truly put to use and learn from. Not rocket science, but some really good advice that makes perfect sense- and saves space in not ONE case, but in ten or more.

Again, thanks all! Some of your tips may just be shared, so that many more can learn and benefit from them, in some of the upcoming Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshops I’m teaching- one in Miami (April 14-15), and another in Boston, MA that will soon be announced. Tumbleweed Cambodia is also in the works! No, not really….I’ll also be at the Seattle Tumbleweed and I look forward to meeting some of you out there perhaps.

Thanks again to all who submitted ideas, congrats on winning a copy of “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks“, and we’ll have more copies to give out down the road- and Thanks Kent!

PS- anyone can email me if they want a signed, doodled-on (tiny cabin sketches- each one different) copy of the book. kidcedar at gmail dot com. If you buy an amazon copy and send it my way with a pre-stamped return, I’ll gladly sign it (thereby lowering the value of the book) for you. Not sure why you’d truly want my signature, but a few have asked, and I’d be more than happy to do it.

Also- Both my book and Lloyd Kahn’s have been doing VERY WELL- thank you all, and him and I, when we’ve spoken, both can’t believe how this scene is growing, and how very supportive it is. THANK YOU!


Photo Credit Dornob

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Joan - February 7, 2012 Reply

Are you going to share Allison’s tips? Looking forward to them!

    Cheryl - February 8, 2012 Reply

    Exactly what I wanted to know!

    Cheryl - February 8, 2012 Reply

    Found it. Click the link “alot of good contributions” at the beginning of this post. Alison’s tips are in the comments, scroll down to Feb.5, 4:04 p.m. She does have some good stuff!!

      Joan - February 9, 2012 Reply

      Thank you Cheryl!

Barb - February 8, 2012 Reply

Deek, Haven’t read your book yet. Does it have any ideas for tiny houses for large families? If not, maybe you could write another one. :o)

nancy oliver - February 11, 2012 Reply

Great photo of the ladder/rack & I love the book trailer for Tiny Homes!

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