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Tiny houseboat home

Dominque Brown in Britain built an amazing little floating home for herself by restoring and refurbishing a 70′s narrow boat. It’s 6 feet wide and 30 feet long.

Read about it on Tiny House Blog, where they have lots more photos.

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Tiny off-grid solar cabin in New Mexico

Kevin Stevens explains how he built the cabin in Tiny House Blog.

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984 sq ft modular home

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, all the conveniences and energy efficiency too.

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Shipping container as underground shelter

Final attempt to record building of an underground shelter using a 20 ft. shipping container. For those wondering why I didn’t simply pile dirt over it without pouring a concrete cap first….. These containers are mostly sheet metal. Heavy duty as it is, the roof and sides will push inwards from the weight. Eventually the metal will rust through and you’ll be buried alive. My way will insure it is still there a few hundred years from now. Problem is, you’d better keep an eye on your sump pump. If it goes bad or loses power, you’ll go in one day and find it the whole thing flooded. A surface alarm letting you know the water level is above where it should be isn’t a bad idea. Putting the sump pump on a UPS is also a good thing.

Via Tinyhouseblog

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27 sq meter eco cube home

Constructed from a variety of sustainable materials, the Cube provides everything that a single person (or two friendly people) might need. Within its 27 cubic metres it includes a lounge, with a table and two custom-made chairs, a small double bed (120cm wide), a full-size shower, a kitchen (with energy-efficient fridge, induction hob, re-circulating cooker hood, sink/drainer, combination microwave oven and storage cupboards), a washing machine, and a composting toilet. Lighting is achieved by ultra-efficient LED lights, and the Cube is heated using an Ecodan air-source heat pump, with heat being recovered from extracted air. It has cork flooring and there is two-metre head height throughout.

Via Inhabitat, who notes the cube home produces more energy than it uses via solar panels on the roof and sides

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Tiny homes development in Portland

Major home builder D.R. Horton is building 30 tiny homes on a street corner in Portland. They range in size from 360 to 687 sq feet. Tiny homes are going mainstream!

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Shipping container tiny house

Poteet Architects designed this stunning guest house / office / entertainment area from a shipping container for a back yard in San Antonio. It has a garden roof, bathroom, heating and air conditioning, plus bamboo floors, and more.

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Gypsy Junker. 24 square foot tiny house

Derek Diedricksen built it out of discarded materials and gives a guided tour. Jetson Greene has more.

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Tiny house with sleeping area and bathroom

This tiny house is well-designed and constructed of high-end material. ThincHomes ships it completely assembled. This model is 192 sq ft and sells for $32,000. That’s $166 per ft, which is comparable to upscale prices.

TinyHouseBlog has more.

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Living in a tiny house with a laptop and a rifle

My name is Ryo Chijiiwa. I’m a biologically Japanese, culturally American, Germany-raised, socially liberal, politically independent, gun-totin’, code writin’ dude who likes to chill on his 60 acres of vacant land.

He lives in the woods in the middle of nowhere in a hand-built 180 sq. ft. house (when not in Silicon Vally grinding code.) He blogs about it at Laptop and a Rifle, and has a detailed post on the Tiny House Blog.

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