The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company sells minuscule prefab dwellings with themed appearances -- New England manor, Gypsy caravan, artsy mid-century modern, etc. They're small enough to put up without a permit in most jurisdictions, but large enough to live (humbly) in them.
Craig sez, "Thought I'd mention an article I wrote about Tumbleweed
and some other tiny house companies that was published in the Chicago Tribune, Providence Journal, Arizona Republic, and some other papers. There's a woman who's building them as temporary homes for people whose houses were destroyed during Katrina."
Jeff sez, "looks like they sell plans, not houses; and make extravagant copyright demands:"
All of the designs are copyright of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. A full set of plans must be purchased for each structure built. The construction of any design from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company without a purchased set of plans for that particular project is a violation of federal copyright law.
This gadget does exactly as promised: it looks like a thumbdrive (sort of) and fries the circuitry of any computer it’s plugged into. It’s made from camera flash parts, is charged with a standard AA battery, and delivers a 300V zap of DC destruction to the port for all your USB-murdering needs. Note that this […]
The Cobham catalog, exposed by The Intercept, features countless pages of surveillance gadgets sold to U.S. police to spy on American citizens: tiny black boxes with a big interest in you. In the creepily bland feature lists and nerdy product names is a whisper of a dark future; perhaps darker than anyone can imagine.
This image depicts the most commonly-found stylesheet colors on the web’s top sites—Paul Hebert did an amazing amount of analysis and this is just one of the intriguing visualizations he came up with. Most of these are obvious staples, especially HTML red and blue, though it’s interesting how far the blue “cluster” is from the […]
The Pocket Tripod PRO had massive Kickstarter success in 2013, raising almost $85,000 in a single month. But this isn’t just another case of pre-release product hype. This ingenious little device folds out from a credit-card-shaped plastic slab into a sturdy stand with a surprisingly wide range of motion. In portrait orientation, your phone slides […]
Loot Crate is a totally different kind of subscription service that mails subscribers monthly boxes filled with curated geek, pop culture, and gamer paraphernalia. Its cult following awaits a box every month filled with everything from bobble heads to T-shirts to special edition collectibles. But nothing gets Loot Crate fans as excited as the limited […]
The ARMOR-X Mini Flexible Phone Tripod is a smartphone tripod that is designed with flexible legs to rest on virtually any type of surface. Other tripods have proved useless unless I conveniently have a flat surface in front of me, which is why this particular tripod was appealing enough to try out. The ARMOR-X is compact and easy […]