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The website Cheap Old Houses has created a buzz among the Instagram crowd for its postings of old homes for sale around the world for under $100,000. Did you know there is a similar site that features old, tiny houses? CIRCA is a marketplace for historic homes for sale, including smaller homes. CIRCA is an … Read moreContinue reading
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg wants to spend 30 million to jumpstart the rapid production of tiny homes. He sees tiny housing as an opportunity to quickly and more affordable address dire housing shortages, sky-rocketing costs, and the expansive homeless population. “My hope is that with a little bit of financial incentive, hopefully less than $100,000 … Read moreContinue reading
Stone buildings in hot climates have always made the most sense. Stone is not only readily available in most landscapes, but the thick walls maintain both thermal mass and keep the interior cool. What better way to keep your Italian wine in perfect condition? Trulli are dome-shaped homes in the Italian region of Apulia. That … Read moreContinue reading
Last week, Virginia became the seventh state to adopt the International Residential Code Appendix Q for tiny houses. It passed with zero opposition. Surprisingly, this is a complete turnaround from just a few years ago when the state-building department shut down any tiny house building code discussion. “Our proposal for inclusion of Appendix Q for … Read moreContinue reading
Last month Massachusetts officially became the sixth state to fully adopt the Appendix Q. It joins California, Idaho, Maine, Oregon, Georgia. That is to say, these are the first states to adopt this groundbreaking International Residential Code optional guidelines. It provides a model building standard for houses 400 square feet and under, addressing small space … Read moreContinue reading