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Yowbarb - SURVIVING the CHANGES => Surviving in Place => Topic started by: R.R. Book on February 05, 2019, 05:45:00 AM

Title: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on February 05, 2019, 05:45:00 AM
Here is one built from 3 shipping containers connected together.  They cleverly used the connecting passageways for closet and laundry space:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTa9cqioRDY

(https://siamagazin.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/rgeherh-min.jpg)
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on February 05, 2019, 05:48:25 AM
Here's a "tiny home" made from salvage materials, with nice woodworking on the inside:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/0MyGC_6Cma0/maxresdefault.jpg

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/0MyGC_6Cma0/maxresdefault.jpg)

(https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/TINY-HOUSE-WITH-RECYCLED-MATERIALS-5-of-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: ilinda on February 05, 2019, 05:52:52 AM
So much more appealing that a huge and conventional home!
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on February 05, 2019, 06:33:04 AM
Here's a houseboat or floating cabin on a large pond.  The owners created an open floor plan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iTWPPO_D7o

(https://siamagazin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/32t23t-min.jpg)

Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on March 04, 2019, 10:31:21 AM
(https://imgs.6sqft.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/22110220/catskills-container-cabin-4.jpg)

Tiny homes made from shipping containers in the Catskill Mountains are being rented out for $165 per night to tourists. 

Idea: How about instead owning one to live in, and another one to rent out?

(https://imgs.6sqft.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/22110215/catskills-container-cabin-2.jpg)

(https://imgs.6sqft.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/22110237/catskills-container-cabin-11.jpg)

(https://imgs.6sqft.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/22110300/catskills-container-cabin-20.jpg)

(https://imgs.6sqft.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/22110230/catskills-container-cabin-8.jpg)

https://www.6sqft.com/go-off-the-grid-in-a-catskills-shipping-container-for-165-a-night/
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: ilinda on March 04, 2019, 02:45:07 PM
Adorable!
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on March 24, 2019, 08:53:33 AM
While the above tiny homes may have cost in the tens of thousands of dollars, this one cost nothing, with the exception of twine and hand tools.  It was built entirely without power tools, using locally sourced materials in the wild.

If desired, small livestock could even be kept in the lower enclosure:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/n3_nLqFsAIQ/maxresdefault.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3_nLqFsAIQ
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: ilinda on March 24, 2019, 04:16:44 PM
Truly adorable and looks so inviting!
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on April 09, 2019, 12:25:43 PM
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, some in Puerto Rico are now building storm-friendlier homes out of garbage, called Earthships.  The buildings are said to be 100% hurricane and earthquake-resistant:

(https://accuweather.brightspotcdn.com/13/92/6ae9bc4e44d093927587688054fb/img-3715.jpg)
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/earthships-make-a-big-landing-in-puerto-rico/70007877

Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on April 13, 2019, 06:42:22 PM
Here's a tiny cabin homestead in Missouri:

(https://siamagazin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/qwgqwg-min.jpg)

(https://blog.shelterpub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/off-grid-cabin-2.jpg)

(https://yt3.ggpht.com/_my38mK7pZjz67Ie-nvJyZLD2lOZabMagPLjMyGlw2X05wsB3gNpZrGXxwmHJp8wapybm-W9Pg=w640-fcrop64=1,32b75a57cd48a5a8-nd-c0xffffffff-rj-k-no)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paYRlrIgT20 (the tiny cabin tour)

https://www.youtube.com/user/growinginfaithfarm/videos (the Doug & Stacey homesteading channel)
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: ilinda on April 13, 2019, 08:01:10 PM
Watched the tiny home tour and was really impressed with their work ethic, industry, etc.  Their setup is really beautiful and they obviously put a lot of thought into the development of their homestead.
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: Yowbarb on April 13, 2019, 10:38:28 PM
I love all those...
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on May 22, 2019, 04:01:43 PM
Here's an amazing young family of 7 (2 parents and 5 daughters) living completely off the grid in Northern Canada, in a cabin which they built themselves.  I love how simple their set-up is, yet it meets all of their needs year 'round:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Pe_u_4q5M

Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: ilinda on May 27, 2019, 07:32:50 PM
And love the simplicity of their living arrangements.  Beautiful example of "small is beautiful".
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on June 19, 2019, 04:49:36 AM
The designers of this tiny home created an open, airy garden design inside, using a lot of "cottage chic" distressed whites in their scheme:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/fGPlKJQBkLo/maxresdefault.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGPlKJQBkLo
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on June 19, 2019, 05:13:06 AM
This one was featured in Country Living magazine:

The only concern is whether comfort is sacrificed for beauty in the interior.  Would a grown man be able to stretch out and get a little messy here in his own personal non-designer space, for example?  Isn't that what we call "home?"

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/clv.h-cdn.co/assets/16/09/clx040116wellkorff_01_3.jpg?crop=1.0xw:1xh;center,top&resize=980:*)

https://www.countryliving.com/home-design/house-tours/g3091/california-cottage-small-space-decorating-ideas/
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on June 19, 2019, 05:45:12 AM
Same periodical:

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/quaint-little-cabin-exterior-1118-1546895497.jpg?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&resize=980:*)

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/quaint-little-cabin-living-room-1118-1546895577.jpg?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&resize=980:*)

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/quaint-little-cabin-kitchen-1118-1546896362.jpg?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&resize=980:*)

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/quaint-little-cabin-bedroom-1118-1546896507.jpg?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&resize=980:*)
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on August 06, 2019, 05:28:16 AM
Here's a tiny house on wheels with a distinctive Victorian flair:

(https://siamagazin.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/23t23t-min-1-2.jpg)

(https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TINY-HERITAGE-TINY-HOUSE-5-of-10.jpg)

(https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TINY-HERITAGE-TINY-HOUSE-4-of-10.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqjRcQabs_c
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on August 06, 2019, 05:42:52 AM
This is one of my faves so far:

https://www.outsideonline.com/sundays-get-social

(https://www.outsideonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/width_1200/public/migrated-images_parent/migrated-images_68/tiny-house-decorating_h.jpg?itok=FoUe4xBp)

(https://www.outsideonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/img_850-width_flex-height/public/migrated-images_parent/migrated-images_93/tiny-house-library_fe.jpg?itok=w2GkXFcT)

(https://www.outsideonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/img_850-width_flex-height/public/migrated-images_parent/migrated-images_93/tiny-house-kitchen_fe.jpg?itok=kqpPypB6)
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on August 06, 2019, 05:55:11 AM
Here's a sweet cabin with almost 500 square feet for under $35,000 on Amazon (but the fine print in the Q and A says appliances, etc. are not included in the price):

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/vader-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/1554313833-61IpocWXP2L.jpg?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&resize=768:*)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M8R8GH2/?linkCode=xm2
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: ilinda on August 06, 2019, 05:18:37 PM
Every one of them is irresistible!  No matter how small, they still appear quite comfortable.
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on December 19, 2019, 06:38:49 AM
Here's a tiny home built out of two stacked shipping containers, with a wonderful upper-level deck extending off of the bedroom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZURIKHf6Es

https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/couple-build-amazing-shipping-container-home-for-debt-free-living/

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EZURIKHf6Es/maxresdefault.jpg)

(https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/AMAZING-TINY-SHIPPING-CONTAINER-HOME-8-of-10.jpg)
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on December 19, 2019, 06:49:49 AM
Here's an old salvaged railway car transformed into a home.  Kind of reminds me of The Boxcar Children.  The open loft atrium makes it anything but claustrophobic, and the art deco bathroom is exquisite.  Cost was under $30,000:

https://siamagazin.com/a-ww2-railway-train-car-transformed-into-amazing-tiny-house/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGMbR_idxhQ

(https://siamagazin.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/vdssdv-min.jpg)
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on December 19, 2019, 07:19:08 AM
This one in New Mexico, very back-to-nature-feeling, is part-cabin and part-tent, and provides a magical place for the family's children to grow up:

https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/back-to-nature-tent-living/

http://www.housestiny.com/back-to-nature-living-in-a-beautiful-tiny-house-tent-revisited/

(https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/TINY-TENT-HOME-9-of-11.jpg)

(https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/TINY-HOUSE-TENT-7_.jpg)
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: ilinda on December 19, 2019, 11:46:19 AM
All are so cozy looking!
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on April 05, 2020, 11:55:00 AM
This one may be too small for long-term living for a whole family, but what a great getaway in a pinch, and difficult for others to reach easily:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/U908K7lMXpk/hqdefault.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U908K7lMXpk
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: ilinda on April 06, 2020, 07:58:48 PM
Too cute!  Looks so cozy, but agree it might be a bit too tiny for more than a day, or more than 1 or 2 people.  But could it be made taller and have a loft?   But maybe that wouild look more like a lighthouse!
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on May 03, 2020, 06:40:17 AM
Here's another modified tent-style home, built on a private island in Scandinavia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir-s8KRN97Q

(https://siamagazin.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/43h54tryh-min.jpg)
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: ilinda on May 03, 2020, 09:41:09 AM
Gorgeous setting but interestingly he did comment on the loneliness at times.  OTOH, he does go to town 1-2X/week, so that affords him a bit of socializing.
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on May 04, 2020, 06:26:59 AM
I noticed that he had set a limit for himself of one year in isolation in that spot, and then he planned to move around a bit, which could entail meeting more people.
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: R.R. Book on May 10, 2020, 12:46:22 PM
Here's a houseboat in Canada that the owner built himself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-71kVK5HcA

(https://siamagazin.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/234567-min.jpg)
Title: Re: Beautiful "tiny homes" on a shoestring budget
Post by: ilinda on May 10, 2020, 07:39:11 PM
Great looking setup.  That guy has put much more thought (than most) into the fact that "we all live downstream".  The interior is especially appealing, as it appears really roomy.  The dimensions he stated mean that it is larger than it appears in the video.  Very impressive!