Burlington Microhome

Moonlight in Vermont? Sunlight might be better for this tiny solar powered home built by Alex Carver and Christopher North of Northern Timbers in Vermont. The Burlington Microhome is a 100 square-foot modular house that is off-grid and ready for additional modules to be added to it if needed.

Northern Timbers built the microhome with design help from landscape architect and metal artist H. Keith Wagner.


Much of Northern Timbers’ work reinterprets the traditional Vermont vernacular by introducing new applications of diverse materials into the residential setting, resulting in homes with a practical yet creative aesthetic. The exterior steel of the building will weather in the extreme climate, giving extra character to the place.


Their design meets the challenges of a northern climate while creating a modern, energy efficient tiny home. Their company has achieved LEED Gold certification, while two other homes they built were awarded American Institute of Architecture awards for Excellence in Architecture.

Northern Timbers devotes personal attention to each stage of the job from planning to completion, working closely with homeowners and architects to achieve custom homes that reflect the unique tastes of the owner yet remain within the reach of modest budgets.

The Burlington microhome has also been featured on the Jetson Green blog and the Simpler Living blog of the Times Union of Albany, NY.



By Christina Nellemann for the (Tiny House Blog)

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Brand - November 2, 2009 Reply

You might want to check out their Sauna House out by the pond. Might qualify as a tiny house in a landscape… even if it’s a hothouse. 😉

ej - November 2, 2009 Reply

why haven’t you mentioned the interesting stuff you have been posting over @tumbkeweed?

liz goertz - November 3, 2009 Reply

Nice looking, but I would like more details. For example, where is the bath room? Or clothes storage? and why is the roof designed that way?

Christina Nellemann - November 4, 2009 Reply

Hi Liz. I have contacted Northern Timbers for more information since their website is still waiting for additional information on the microhome. Stay tuned and we will do an update when the information becomes available.

    Benjamin - December 13, 2010 Reply

    Still staying tuned……..

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