In the early 1970s, Ralph Tait had an idea. So he went into his garage in Bend, Oregon and began tinkering. Several weeks and a few blisters later, he emerged with a revolutionary design for the first A-frame pop-up camper.
Alejandro Herrera was commuting two hours each way into Mexico City for architecture school when he turned a vacant rooftop into a tiny home in the city center. In the heart of the very desirable Roma Norte district his new home measured just 42 square meters (450 square feet), but it opened to a garden terrace of the same size.
Jack Dody of Abundaculture.org takes us on a tour of his self-built tiny guest house. Jack built the house himself for about $7,000. It is about 240 square feet and includes passive solar design, rainwater collection, a complete bathroom with running water and a composting toilet, 12V solar power, and a woodstove for the coldest nights.
Sustainable Housing and Community for Veterans in Need. These homes will be made with large bales of compressed recycled tires.
2017 has been an amazing year. We have travelled all over the globe filming seeking out great examples of small space design. There were so many amazing homes to choose from that it was hard to create a top 5 list. That being said, I think there were some really stand-out designs, and so these are my 5 favourite tiny house tours of 2017.
Mark and Nives left Philadelphia to create a traveling media production company while living in an adventure travel trailer.