“Long before Wes Modes began planning a journey down the Mississippi, he started building a traditional barge-bottom houseboat in a California backyard out of rustic reclaimed materials (e.g. old fences and chicken coops). Once his shantyboat was complete he hatched a plan to transport it across the country from Santa Cruz to Minnesota to begin a “Huck-Finn style” journey down the iconic American river.
“Imagine having the opportunity to renovate a wonderfully unique building and turn it into your dream home. When Daigo came across an abandoned small home in rural Japan which previously had been used to grow silk worms, that’s exactly what he did. The home takes full advantage of the original traditional Japanese construction materials, yet is styled with an minimalist, modern edge.”
The bad economy and lack of decent jobs is driving many people to seek low cost housing and living alternatives. This includes hitting the road in campers, RVs and camper vans to avoid high rent in the rat race. The video shows a simple yet very practical tiny home on wheels that was built in less than a month for only $600-$700 with mostly salvaged materials. Anyone in construction could save up scraps from jobs and build this camper almost for free.
“A compact stone barn in the Irish countryside is now a sumptuous holiday cottage perfect for romantic escapes. The current owner converted the barn, now named Crows’ Hermitage. It is located behind his house in the hamlet of Ardcath, less than an hour’s drive north of Dublin.”
This is my favorite tiny house so far from Relax Shack.com “Derek “Deek” Diedricksen (HGTV’s “Tiny House Builders” and “The Micromen”), tours a rustic, country cabin/tiny house located on a 5 acre organic homestead in beautiful Argyle, NY. This home, built and designed with the help of Victoria Cantwell, can be rented by the night through airbnb.com by searching for “Charming Rustic Cabin in Argyle”.
“In this video we cover the construction process and relocation of one of our favorite houses..The Homesteader! Enjoy, follow us on facebook and let us know what you think!”