Big Solar for Tiny Houses

SOLAR REPORT Off the Grid in a Tiny House The Cost and Practicality of Solar Power HBosler Modern Tiny House     A Comparison of Energy Sources Before anyone gets all excited about going off the grid and telling the traditional energy companies they are no longer needed, let’s look at a comparison of different…Continue reading Big Solar for Tiny Houses

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Peter’s Tiny House

Peter’s Tiny House is one based on my favorite geometric shape, the square. Although a great part of this square belongs to the outdoors, this tiny house has a substantial feeling of space. The house occupies 469 sq. ft. of enclosed space with 256 sq. ft. of covered patio. The floor plan consists of 3…Continue reading Peter’s Tiny House

The Mid-Century A-Frame

When thinking of the mid-century, one rarely thinks of the A-frame. Yet the A-frame was a familiar notion at the time, mainly as a mountain getaway. Indeed, even to this day, the A-frame’s association with the woods and mountain cabins, strikes people as unusual when seen in other environments. Nevertheless, the A-frame has certain advantages…Continue reading The Mid-Century A-Frame

Modern Prefabricated Houses

 Prefabricated houses with an ultra-modern flair! The subject of prefab houses may seem out of the realm of modern tiny houses, but the designs and the notion of producing a house in a factory is not. The last article on this website, Mobile Home Conversion, featured changing a mobile home into a modern small house.…Continue reading Modern Prefabricated Houses

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Mobile Home Conversion

Mobile homes are a neglected part of the tiny house movement. Or at least, the traditional mobile home. For some reason, even to this day, mobile home manufacturers continue to make mobile homes in their inimitable way; that look like the mobile home that we are used to seeing. Why these manufacturers do not see…Continue reading Mobile Home Conversion

What About a Dome?

What About a Dome?

When examining various types of tiny houses, one usually reads of tiny houses on wheels, diminutive structures made from shed or cabin kits, garage transformations, less on new buildings with a foundation and even yurts. Yet on the subject of modern tiny residences, little is mentioned about the geodesic dome. Indeed, if one cursorily looks…Continue reading What About a Dome?

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Tiny House Building Codes

Those who know me know what a dim outlook I have regarding building codes. Most municipal and local codes have gone far beyond the original intent of community safety. In some places the codes almost amount to a legal “taking” of property in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.…Continue reading Tiny House Building Codes

Modern Small Kitchen Design

The nature of the kitchen in small houses varies as much as the wants and desires of the number of people who have small kitchens. Some people want large appliances for a gourmet experience, some require little space, preferring simplicity and efficiency. The configurations for kitchens in tiny houses are also widely varied with modular…Continue reading Modern Small Kitchen Design

The Round House

The Round House is based on mid-century modern styles, except this time on a more organic and less International flair. A juxtaposition of curved and rectilinear forms, although they might seem in conflict, produces an interesting contrast between the opposing thrusts in the design. Front entrance to the Round House showing the roof over the…Continue reading The Round House

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Patricia’s Tiny House

One of my keen interests in design or architecture is the forms of the mid-century. Modern design lends itself to so many variations that an inexhaustible supply of ideas becomes available. Furthermore, modern design is not only in the realm of commercial and typical residential building, but also in terms of the tiny house movement.…Continue reading Patricia’s Tiny House