Tiny houses -- slideshow

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  1. Warren Camishen says:

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  2. Boring Market says:

    I think it shows class, but it lacks functionality. This reminds me of something people would buy and never really use.

  3. noen says:

    The house pictured is The Single Hauz by Poland’s front architects. BLDG BLOG has an article with more pics.

    Some of the designs do strike me as not very practicable. Floor to ceiling windows on all sides for every room is not my idea of good living.

  4. Antinous says:

    These houses present as much or more living space than is currently enjoyed by most of the world’s population. Living tiny is not really a big deal. And less stuff really does free your mind up. As to the privacy issue, it’s an excellent incentive to stay in shape. We all eventually end up in a box or an urn, so we might as well start downsizing now.

  5. Solo500 says:

    Hey, you might want to check out Tiny Book of Tiny Houses by Lester R. Walker.

    Here is the Amazon link:
    http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Book-Houses-Lester-Walker/dp/0879515104

    Plus, someone must have sent you a link to http://www.apartmenttherapy.com by now…they had a neat contest this year to see what people did with their tiny living spaces.

  6. Takuan says:

    “we all end up in a box or an urn”… how about baked into bricks to build something useful? Like housing?

    If you want to know how to live small and well, visit Japan. They are good at it even when they don’t have to be. Or talk to boat-dwellers.

  7. Wafflecone says:

    The ones mounted above the lake would be ideal for surviving zombie attacks, if the ladders were retractable.

  8. sabik says:

    Hmm, I suspect that these days, el-cheapo housing of this kind means starting with the dimensions – 8′ x 8′ x 40′, the size of a standard shipping container, so you can ship it at standard shipping rates.

    Which is unfortunately just a little too small to be really good, especially once you take off a wall thickness on each side. Still, if you put the front door in the middle of the long wall, you can probably make a half-decent layout.

  9. Antinous says:

    “how about baked into bricks to build something useful? Like housing?”

    Too humanocentric. I’d rather be fed to the wildlife.

  10. janedark says:

    I love the idea of these tiny houses, and really cutting away at the amount of stuff one owns…but are you really finding the majority of the books you want to read for sale for “a few pennies” on Amazon?

    I get lucky with the penny deals sometimes — but it’s not on a regular basis. What are you reading that’s so eminently available for cheap?

  11. Takuan says:

    OK; http://naturalburial.coop/

    Me, I’d rather be served up at a feast for all those wishing to inherit from my estate… a la Petronius

  12. NoneMoreNegative says:

    People that would live in one of these are the holidaygoer market that Das Park Hotel are aiming at:

    http://www.dasparkhotel.net/index.php?lang=EN

    :)

  13. Pasketti says:

    I like the concept of small houses and such, but a lot of the designs I see just aren’t practical. As in, they lack a bathroom. Some even lack a kitchen.

    Sure, you could have a group of small houses sharing a communal bathroom, but at that point, it might be more economical to set it up as a dorm-style single building. This would also keep you out of the weather on those late-night bathroom visits.

  14. Nancy Jane Moore says:

    The Katrina cottage looks like some place one could live. And I’m partial to Jay Shafer’s tiny houses. Small is beautiful, as E.F. Schumacher said years ago. But many of the houses are not very practical for building anywhere except on a vast expanse of your own property — not a very small move.

    I’m in the process of downsizing for a move right now and even throwing out things I’ve carried around for sentimental reasons for 30 years. I’m not ready to unload my books, yet, though.

    Despite that, Cory, I would suggest checking the library before buying even a used copy of a book you’ve given away. It’s really amazing what you can find in a library.

  15. mojo_jojo says:

    i love small living spaces too, but stilts and ladders aint gonna cut it…however if they put one on legs, like an imperial walker or baba yaga’s chicken hut, i’ll buy one tomorrow!

  16. porn for creative souls says:

    Talk about tiny houses!

    Check this house in Canada…think it’s the smallest island as well!

    http://scophy.com/2007/09/10/architecture-mondays-smallest-island/

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