Hobbitat Spaces

Bill Thomas of Hobbitat Spaces in Maryland developed a passion for small spaces after 30 years of working in the historic restoration and custom home business. With the change in the housing market came a change in his focus of building and he began to develop small, custom homes that … Read more

Yellowstone River Lodge Cabins

The Yellowstone River Lodge is a beautiful bed and breakfast located near the town of Billings, Montana. While the lodge itself is a larger home, tucked behind it are three small guest cabins designed by Josh Sayer, the son of lodge owners Jan and Dan Sayer. The small modern and … Read more

Showcase Sheds Tiny House

Many portable building manufacturers are extending their services by designing and building tiny affordable houses with their current equipment and experienced carpenters. One such company is actually a broker and dealer of the largest selection of portable buildings in the NW Arkansas, SW Missouri and NE Oklahoma area. Showcase Sheds & More … Read more

Costa Rica Small Houses

Costa Rica Cabana

Over the Christmas Holidays my wife and two adult children took our family vacation. We headed south to the warmth of Costa Rica. This was our first visit there and we learned a lot about the weather and local customs during our two week stay in the country. Of course … Read more

Norwegian Koie (Little Cabin)

Even if you don’t plan on making a back country trip to Norway any time soon, these tiny cabins may give you a few ideas on how to create a tiny house that melds nearly seamlessly with its natural surroundings. Koiene (pronounced koi-eh-n) are a system of tiny, convenient cabins … Read more

Hummingbird Tiny Spaces

Hummingbird Tiny Space

by Will Yount That moment of enlightenment. You know, that moment when you realized that these tiny house things were pretty darn cool. Personally, I think it goes way back to the days of tree houses and forts. For the most part I think it has become a new way … Read more

Tiny House in a Landscape

tourist cabins

Dan Kitchen says: I believe Shorpy has been used here in the past, but I just saw this today just after reading your blog and thought it was appropriate. I call it Overnight Parking in 1936. Photographed in March 1936, somewhere in Georgia. “Tourist cabins.” Medium-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans … Read more

Tiny Vastu Cabin

Vastu Cabin

by Christian Hoffmann In my gap year between high school and college, my father and I built a 520 square ft cottage for me to live in. Although I loved the cottage, it didn’t take long for me to discover that 520 sq ft was far too much space for … Read more

Tiny House in a Landscape

cabins in Iceland

This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape is of some cabins in Iceland and was photographed by David duChemin. David shares wall paper photographs and made this one available for his readers during the month of April. I contacted David and he is allowing me to share his photo on … Read more

Livin’ Large, Living Tiny

Guest Post by R Blank (this is a repost from his original blog)

My wife and I have now been living tiny for several months. For those who don’t know, tiny homes (living units under roughly 200sq’) have become increasingly popular in the past couple of years. When we researched many options for different types of tiny homes, we found a lot of information — but very few first-person accounts of the experience.

And, after all, that’s what tiny living actually involves — a fundamental shift in thinking about consumption and space utilization — the rest (what type of tiny home, whether its mobile, how its built, etc) is all just details.

Our Shipping Container from LEED Cabins, in Place, with the Completed Porch and Privacy Fence

Given the increasing popularity of tiny homes I thought it might be valuable to someone out there considering the same to read some of my thoughts on what this experience has been like for us.

In our case, this isn’t a tiny home, so much as a my home-office. But we decided to place this small office structure on the land first, before building our home. Our land is 30 miles away from the nearest town (where ‘town’ is quite loosely defined; we’re literally 20 miles away from the nearest service at all, which is our post office), which makes development quite challenging. So we started small, so we could establish a base of operations without too much trouble (that it took us a year to even get this far, is an entirely separate story).

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Bighorn Canyon Original Cabins

by JT My friend and I rode our motorcycles over to the Bighorn Canyon in the Pryor Mountain Range near Lovell, Wyoming. While we were there we took these pictures of these original cabins. To get to these cabins you need to take Rt 14 A over the Bighorn Mountain … Read more

Daniel Sokol’s Container Cabins

Guest Post by Daniel Sokol

I started my container business because I wanted one for myself. My goal was a practical, well designed, cost-effective living space. Being an interior contractor, I had the skills for the finish work but never worked with a shipping container.

Everything I saw online was either an extremely expensive “one off unit” or renderings of proposed containers. My research didn’t yield enough useful construction information so I learned as I went along and made a lot of mistakes. The learning curve was a wonderful experience and, after building several containers, am still learning and experimenting with different components and designs.

A shipping container, used as the primary construction unit, has almost unlimited possibilities for any living environment (desert, mountains, forests, etc.) Although the
housing industry is in a major transition – along with our country – I believe there is a future for small, energy efficient, well designed living.

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