This kitchen popped up randomly in a search engine image search of skoolies (buses converted into tiny houses). I was immediately impressed with this extremely beautiful kitchen, and was very surprised to learn that it was built with reclaimed barnwood. It’s incredible that free, salvaged/recycled materials can be turned into a kitchen that looks so great.
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.
A quick tour of where I live and a chat about how I do it! I cover solar power, heating, cooking, growing food, using rain water and more.
This small construction company is just down the street from us. I’ve driven past it countless times and it suddenly dawned on me to do a blog post about this business. This appears to be the owner’s home. They build small houses similar to this one using a combination of recycled wood, slab wood and wavy edge siding, along with wood poles and curved branches from the forest. These materials create an interesting, natural rustic look that many find appealing.
Tour of our finished homestead. The forest garden is now a lush haven for humans and native wildlife. Our banana plants are around 9’-16’ high and producing nicely.
After a long delay, I’m posting another video about our homestead and forest garden. Everything is pretty much finished except small odds and ends. In summary, the project is a major success on many levels – personally, affordability goals, improved health from working in the garden and eating better, and just plain fun and rewarding. It’s great being in nature. It’s definitely been one of the best projects of my life.
We’ve featured several Tiny Texas Houses projects here on our blog. Some readers may be interested in building their own recycled homes and so I thought we’d take a look at their educational materials. Here is the product description of the 4 DVD instructional set from Tiny Texas Houses.