“I recently had the chance to visit Jeremy’s completely off-grid tiny house in eastern, North Carolina. The first thing that struck me about his tiny home is the simplicity of it while also maintaining a very nice aesthetic. His water comes from a pitcher pump inside the home that is filtered before use. His energy comes from a simple solar that meets all of his needs. His tiny house is basically everything he needs and nothing he doesn’t. He even grows much of his food, coming pretty darn close to self-sufficiency. One more word that’s never mentioned around Jeremy’s home, for obvious reasons is “mortgage.”
Best, Must See Video from the 2017 Tiny House Summit
Brad Kittel from Pure Salvage Living.com and Tiny Texas Houses just blew me away with what was to me, beyond doubt, the best video from the 2017 Tiny House Summit. The hour long video actually gave me goose bumps. As I was watching I kept saying things like “slam dunk, slam dunk” as Brad eloquently explained his salvage tiny house solution to solve the web of problems facing our world today -– homelessness/ lack of affordable housing, unemployment, lack of decent paying jobs and job training, environmental degradation, lack of community, respect for elders and future generations, health problems from ‘sick housing syndrome’ and more.
School Teacher Builds Tiny House Using 80% Salvage
“Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, on his west coast book tour for “Microshelters”, stayed in a different tiny house on every single night of his speaking tour and filmed EACH and EVERY house he stayed in. This, the “Alberta Modern Tiny House” was built by a school teacher for $17,000 in the Portland, Oregon area on weekends and summers, and used (he estimates) 80% recycled building materials. This tiny house has a full kitchen, bathroom, loft, and a spacious and naturally lit mini-living room.”
Living in a recycled house
“Ut shows us how she constructed her house from recycled material.”
Refrigerated Box Converted into Tiny Cabin
“Tim Creek and his family bought a Refrigerated box that was rusting away in a field and had bigger dreams for it. They converted it into their family cabin!”
Asturian hórreo: old granary on pillars as tiny summer cabin
“In Northern Spain, small farmers have stored their crops in “hórreos”- a granary raised on pillars – since the 13th century. Mainly found in regions like Asturias and Galicia, this construction is now part of the architectural heritage and is protected by the government. Many homeowners have restored these elevated structures for storage, parking (underneath) or even as tiny cabins.