ÖÖD House: Space-Age Meets Scandi Style

Fully bringing in nature while still creating optimal shelter was the impetus for the ÖÖD House. The ÖÖD House has three mirrored walls. Designed by Jaak and Andreas Tiik from Estonia, this unique tiny house nearly disappears into any landscape due to its mirrored walls. The Tiik brothers wanted to design a building that could withstand extreme climates yet still offer amazing views. The interior features a clean Scandinavian style. The ÖÖD House house has these views in spades with floor-to-ceiling windows on three of …

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Tiny Home Frame Kits from Home Depot

Home Depot tiny house frame

One of the largest home improvement stores in the U.S. has also gone tiny. Home Depot sells and delivers tiny home frame kits directly from its website. These homes are also an affordable way to get a head start on a tiny house. The tiny homes by Home Depot come as pre-assembled steel panels. The homes range in size from 150 square feet to nearly 500 square feet. The frames are made from steel and come as pre-assembled steel panels that are architecturally designed and …

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Precious Price’s Backyard Tiny House and Rental Business

One of the best ways to see what it’s like to build and live in a tiny house is to see it directly from the owner’s point of view. One of the best views is coming from a 26-year-old entrepreneur in Atlanta. Precious Price transformed a shed into a tiny house in the backyard of a home she owns in Atlanta, Georgia. She documents all the ups and downs of her tiny house journey on her YouTube channel and she was recently featured on the …

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Amazing DIY Tiny House on Urban Homestead

Sarah and Kevin built an amazing DIY tiny house. It’s located in the backyard of a small home in Portland, Oregon. Their 295-square-foot home offers spacious single-floor living with the help of its 10-foot width. Impressively, Kevin and Sarah captured their love for Victorian houses and farmhouses throughout their design. The rustic charm with practical features for accessibility provides that farm home feel. For instance, the extra deep kitchen counters give them space to have things along the back and still have a full workspace. …

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Airbnb’s Backyard Tiny Homes Come to California

Samara Backyard

The popularity of accessory dwelling units in California due to SB 9 has become a baseline for the rest of the nation. These tiny backyard houses are helping to fill a need in the low housing stock and the rest of the country is taking notice. ADUs on single-family properties are allowed in California due to SB 9. One person who understands the value of adding extra housing is Joe Gebbia. This former co-founder of Airbnb has a new company that is building ADUs in …

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Vika Living Builds $38,000 Tiny Homes for Quick Installation

Vika One by Vika Living

Having a self-contained and plug-and-play home delivered straight to your location is going to be the next phase of housing. When this type of housing is also efficient to build, deliver, and on top of it all, affordable, it’s a winner. The Vika One by Vika Living is a self-contained ADU made of fiberglass. The Vika One by Vika Living is a flexible unit built of structurally insulated panels (SIPS) made of fiberglass and foam. Standard plumbing, electrical, and HVA materials are also used in …

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Best Friends’ Backyard Tiny Home Village

Best friends Becca & Anthony and Kate & Brad created a backyard tiny home village. Together they transformed a barren space into a lush oasis. Using permaculture principles, they developed landscaping to feed native wildlife and the people who live on the property. They were also really intentional about how to utilize their outdoor space to make sure that it provided privacy. Everybody enjoys communal space. But there are also individual spaces like Kate & Brad’s semi-private tiny house deck. It all began with Anthony …

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Efficiently Convert Garages into Affordable Housing

Garage ADU

Rebecca Moller was inspired by the idea of a scalable solution for one of the largest issues facing the nation – affordable workforce housing. She saw a critical need that could not be addressed through traditional means and decided to pivot her real estate career to address the workforce housing shortage, starting in the state of California. Specifically, her passion is to provide the ability by which working-class families and essential workers have the opportunity to live in the communities they serve, as well as …

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Autonomous Pod is the Monetizable Tiny Home Addition You’ve Been Waiting For

Autonomous Pod

Back in 2020, the team of designers and engineers at Autonomous, like the rest of us, were beginning to cope with a new reality—how to live, work, and play in a world rocked by a pandemic. With more and more people working from home, it became clear that home offices would soon become a permanent fixture in many people’s lives, and the demand for private, separate work and play spaces would be higher than ever. Enter the Autonomous Pod, a prefab solution that allows anyone …

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Living on a Danish Allotment Garden

Elise Buch tiny house

In a tiny country with a lack of wide open space, the idea of living in a tiny hut in a garden is taking on a much wider appeal. In fact, some of these little spaces have been around since the 19th Century. Danish allotment gardens sometimes come with a tiny, livable shed. Danish allotment gardens (kolonihave in Danish) were established in the late 1800s as spaces for city dwellers to grown their own vegetables. These gardens originally had small tool or storage sheds. These …

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Palo Alto Backyard Cabin by Forever Redwood

In the past, Forever Redwood primarily built gazebos and garden pavilions. After having a conversation with a gazebo customer about a cabin he wanted to go along with his gazebo purchase, the seed was sparked for the Palo Alto Backyard Cabin. The Palo Alto is made by Forever Redwood, a gazebo company. The Palo Alto Backyard Cabin is a fully insulated cabin with double paned windows. In addition, each of these cabins is a built to order. They contain full windows, skylights, wooden flooring, partitions …

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Janet Thome and Developing Global Building Standards for Tiny Homes

A backyard ADU

Ethan and Janet have decided to pull back the curtain and discuss this subject on his podcast. Janet is the Founder, President, and Treasurer of Tiny House Alliance USA and is currently leading an exploratory initiative to develop new global building standards with ASTM. Janet does a great job of explaining what ASTM International is, what standards are, how they would impact the tiny house building industry, dwellers, DIYers, not just in the United States or North America, This is really an exciting effort that …

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