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.
As I’ve been saying repeatedly, most of the ideas for tiny houses apply to building small DIY homes out of natural materials such as earthbags, straw bales, etc. Tiny houses and small homes in general share much in common, and therefore it’s very much worth the time and effort to learn about what’s going on in both types of housing movements. With that in mind I’ve compiled notes of some important concepts that were covered in the recent 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.
I just saw on Lloyd Kahn’s blog that he’s working on a new book. His other Shelter Publications are excellent. Lloyd Kahn is the editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, an independent California publisher. Shelter Publications specializes in books on building and architecture, as well as health and fitness. Lloyd’s latest book is Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water. For more info, see: www.shelterpub.com
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