Kalakala’s Walk of Hope Tour Seeks Tiny House

The Kalakala’s Walk of HOPE tour is seeking a tiny home concept to be towed behind our bus as shown at the bottom of www.kalakala.org main home page and below. Please contact Steve Rodrigues email:olympicforum2000@usa.net or cell 206-234-2045. Seeking new or used for a lease, sale, or lease-sale option. Price and terms negotiable. … Read more

Pennypincher Barns Update

Last year I introduced you to the Pennypincher Barn Company that was just moving into the production of tiny cabins and buildings. Anne recently contacted me to let me know about their newly redesigned website and to let me know about a new product they are offering. She also mentioned that the company has experienced huge growth of interest and buyers in the tiny house construction over the last year.

Pennypincher is introducing their own pre-cut timber frame buildings. One is featured in this post and the details follow below.


Nearly complete! Our buildings are designed to accept most types of siding and the cedar lap siding came from a local mill. Pennypincher’s rustic wood windows fit neatly in the dormers. Glass door blanks are installed both fixed and operable to create a wall of windows.

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Gypsy Wagon Design and Build Seminars

Last year I let you know about a coveted workshop offered up in Port Townsend, Washington on Gypsy Wagon design and builds. Jim Tolpin contacted me the other day to give me the schedule for the 2010 year.

Jim says, “We’ve shortened the seminars to three days to focus on design development and to make the class more affordable.” The price is $295 for the three day seminar and limited to 25 students at each of the seminars offered. Register Here.

Students helping to steam bend a wagon hoop around a form.

In this three day weekend we will begin by exploring in depth how the late 19th century, English-made “Living Wagons” (called “Vardos” by the Gypsies)—were designed, built and used.

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Sing RV Cottage for Sale

Peter Sing the designer of the Sing Panel is selling an 8×14 cottage on wheels and is asking $9,800 for you to take it home.

This little cottage weighs in at less than 2700 pounds so can be towed easily. The cottage is ready for you to use as is for an office or spare bedroom, or a kitchen and bathroom could be added and you could have a perfect little cottage getaway or even live in it full time.


The Sing RV cottage is built using the Sing honeycomb product designed by Sing.

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Belmar Cottages

Guest post by Laurie Kazimir My husband, Christian and I love building beach homes and have been building and selling them for the past 5 years on the Olympic Peninsula, way out here on the edge of the country in the state of Washington. We are probably one the most … Read more

Rolling Huts

When I first saw these huts on wheels, they looked a bit like an alien vehicle from Star Wars. The more I looked at them though, the more I fell in love with these sleek little houses. Designed as a modern alternative to camping by Tom Kundig of Olson Sundberg Kundig … Read more


“We aren’t building big, we are dreaming big and dreaming innovation.” Mokihana and Pete have recently finished their beautiful VardoForTwo and are living in the woods of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington with their cat, Jots. Mokihana suffers from multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), an illness that makes her very sensitive … Read more