To give you an idea of how popular tiny houses are, this video has almost 600,000 hits in just a few months. It never ceases to amaze me how many creative, space-saving ideas people incorporate into tiny homes. This particular home has a Moroccan floor sofa, a cutting board that fits over an alcohol burning cooktop, a grow tower that provides herbs year-round that’s small enough to be brought indoors in the winter, two lofts that include an upstairs office and much more. Also note how many tiny homes like this one are designed for off-grid as well as on-grid hookups. You may not like some of the aesthetics or even want a house this small. That’s okay. I’m posting the best tiny house videos that I can find because they have so many space and money saving ideas.
Most of the homes are real nice, however there are a few duds thrown in.
“If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a luxury tent in the forest, then this may just be the set-up for you! Over the last couple of months we have been flat out finishing the Lotus Belle tent and getting everything ready for me to move in. I’m happy to say that I’m now living in the tent full time, and it’s incredible! The Lotus Belle will be my home while I finish building the Tiny House.”
“Designer Ryan Frank wanted a semi-mobile home for a small plot in a “sensitive area”. He thought about yurts and domes, but settled for an open source design he found online. Often called a “boathouse” or “gothic arch” structure, it was originally developed by a boat builder; it’s centerpiece are the wooden support ribs.
“It’s undeniable that building codes save lives, but something has changed in the past couple decades. Now, thanks to the Internet, the average homeowner has unlimited access to building techniques. We’re experimenting more than ever and often out of step with the rulebooks.
“The challenge of the design of the Cabin Stove was to come up with something that was very compact but also still resembled and functioned like a masonry heater. The design criteria included heating the small space, an efficient and clean fire, utility for cooking, heating water, combining some quick/immediate-release heat with slower retained radiated heat, relative ease of construction, not too expensive, aesthetically pleasing, and being as compact in size as possible. A very interesting process to try to combine all of these together.”