Is there something in the water that keeps affordable, attractive, and simple constructs from crossing over to the United States from the United Kingdom? There seem to be a host of products available in the UK that simply are not available in the US. The log cabin series from Natural Gardener Company seems to fall…

Over the past few years several designs approaches and building techniques have emerged in the tiny house and small house world including the flat pack house, the digitally printed house, and the single tool tiny house. It seems as if only the SIP house has gained any market share or popularity amongst builders. That may…

There is no doubt that their is a continued housing problem in America. It isn’t necessarily that housing isn’t available or that financing isn’t available. The problem is that the size of homes is growing larger than families need, the costs are going up exponentially (and this is based on a number of factors), and…

We all know YouTube is like going down the rabbit hole in Alice In Wonderland. You are looking for a particular video. You find it of course but YouTube recommends a number of videos on the right side of the page. They have some common denominator but that can often be difficult to source. Click…

Marcus Sisk is for all intensive purposes, a normal guy. Sure he traveled to Taos, New Mexico in 2012 to study with famed Earthship architect, Michael Reynolds, and his crew. And yes he returning to TN, emptied his savings and began construction of Middle Tennessee’s first Simple Survival Earthship. But what young man doesn’t do those…

Through the past year or two it has become increasingly hard to find tiny house rentals on smaller, non-corporate sites. Sure there have been some decent attempts a time or two but somehow they just fall short or lose appeal due to a lack of development or true interest. It seems we are all just…

Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. Katrina caused severe destruction along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge and levee failure. Over fifty breaches in New Orleans’s hurricane surge protection alone…

I never gave much thought to domes before. I have seen them in cities across the world and in photos of places I’ve never traveled. From coberls to cloisters, onion to oval, domes are everywhere. Put most of us know them as public buildings with political or religious purpose including these, considered the top 5…

It’s been proven over and over again since 2013 that videos sell. Between the motion, the brevity, and the ability to “feel like your there”, video picks up where still photos leave off, and then some! The number of tiny house video tours has increased three-fold in the last year alone and there is hardly…

Housing in America is a problem on a number of levels: Expensive Damaging to the environment Wasteful in regards to space Hard to find Unattractive This could not be more evident than in our urban and metropolitan centers. While there are some incredibly beautiful and endearing historic neighborhoods and there are thoughtful, contemporary areas, the…

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