Posts Tagged ‘Video’

Living Small | Documentary | 46min

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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Cool documentary on Living Small.  I enjoy these.  I also like learning about the people doing it and finding out why they are doing it.  What drives them.

Living Small is a documentary project exploring the world of tiny houses, living spaces and the people that inhabit them. It intends to examine the movement from a personal, cultural, environmental and economic standpoint. The goal of this project is to inspire new ways of thinking about living space and to challenge the long-held notion that “bigger is better.”

Living Small from DocumentedWorld on Vimeo.

Jay From Four Lights | Getting Away From Stuff

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Tiny House from gotandem on Vimeo.

It’s really hard to get away from the “want of stuff” because stuff makes us happy, right? Well, maybe not. This is a story about a man who decided to be intentional about what he could live without.  This video is from GOTANDEM

Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz | Glass Cabin In The Mountains

Monday, May 12th, 2014

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A year ago, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs to build a cabin in the West Virginia mountains. Today, that gamble seems to have paid off: their cabin sits in the exact spot where they first discussed building it. However, while the interior of the cabin is like almost any other, a mix of old wooden furniture and more modern decorations, the front facade – is anything but.

The west-facing facade is made entirely of window pieces, stitched together; Olson and Horwitz wanted to be able to capture every inch of the sunset, without having to limit their view to the confines of a single window.

Nelson Tiny Homes | V-House Tour | Loved The Raised Floor w/ Storage

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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Love this Canadian Builder on the West Coast. Check out this tour. 230sq ft. I love the raised floor for the living room. The storage ideas are noted. I would like to use something like that in my tiny home.  Such a great builder.  Could you live in one of these?

“V” is for “Versatile”

This tiny house is adorable and efficient. It will work well either as a backyard office or writing studio separate from the house, or as a home for one person who wants to live small.The beauty of this design is its versatility. All specifications can be built to suit.Check out our video below!

Specifications

(Again, all specifications can be built to suit.)Footprint:8’ x 13’ (under 10 m²)
Roof overhang: 16” / 20”
Height: 11’
Sleeping loft: 86” x 49”
Closet: 31” x 26”
Desk/table: 49” x 23”
Water closet: 31″ x 36″

Extras

This house could be finished off nicely by adding a high-efficiency propane furnace, a deck, and some more custom furniture.
Price
Starting at 30,000.

 

Nelson Tiny Houses is a locally-owned, sustainably-produced company that builds superior tiny houses. As builders and designers, we are inspired by the mountains, forests, lakes and culture of this special part of southern British Columbia. As such, we view building tiny houses as a place where science meets art, where trade meets craft, where a shelter becomes a home.

Whether you are an existing homeowner looking to create a guest house, extra bedroom, office or rental opportunity, or new to owning your own home and looking to find a way that just makes sense, you have come to the right place. Tiny houses are bigger than they appear: they are a political movement, they are a work of art, they are a place to call home. Nelson Tiny Houses: Bigger than just a place to live.

 

Ben Builds A Tiny House – Small is Beautiful [Short]

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Ben Builds A Tiny House – Small is Beautiful [Short] from Jeremy Beasley on Vimeo.

 

Excited to watch this film when it’s completed.  Ben in this video inspires me.  I would like to find out more about his story and his home.

Want to see the entire film? thetinyhousefilm.com

Description: This is a short film from the feature tiny house documentary – Small is Beautiful. (Currently in production, visit thetinyhousefilm.com to find out more).

Boneyard Studios | The Minim | Sweet Design | Tied With My 2nd Choice

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

In my search to find the design of the Tiny House that I would like to build… I come across this one.  It matches the style of my #2 choice.  It’s modern and unique.  I wanted to take some time and show you some images and talk about it some more.  The plans for this can be purchased here… but it could be designed myself & with the help to draw up the plans.  To learn more about this home as well as the super cool site it’s built on with some others… click here.

Here is the “Minim”:

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    • Easy pull out floor bed with full mattress (no loft to crawl up, cooler in the summer, simple bed-making).

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    • 60% more window area compared to leading plans
    • No walls to diminish sense of space.

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    • Just a little more space (210 ft2) for full 1-2 person living and entertaining: a 10′ kitchen, a 5′ closet, 8′ sofa/guest bed, dedicated office area, 4′ dining table, comfortable seating for 7, and a 7′ projection screen.
    • Innovative table system that may be raised/lowered/swiveled in 4 floor sockets to function as kitchen island/bar, second desk, coffee table, dining table, and bedside table. (notice the round sockets in the floor that the table can connect to)

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    • Greatly streamlined framing and insulation with standardized SIPs panels (shipped nationwide).
    • Easier finishing: just 3 windows and 1 door to install; no window/door trim work on exterior or interior.

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    • 2-3x insulation levels for better energy efficiency and soundproofing.
    • Health and safety improved with ERV fan systems for improved air quality.
    • Detachable design (house may be undocked from trailer with 15 bolts).
    • Off-grid design for areas without water/sewer/electric hookups.
    • Integrated rain catchment/storage with no visible gutters.

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I really like how the bed comes out.  I love the 10 foot wide counter in the kitchen for two people cooking and how the table can be moved to the different sockets and lowered to make into a coffee table.  It’s a very open design.  Cool little tour and walk through of the home below.

Minim House features off grid rainwater collection system with seamless roof gutters. On board and under trailer tanks may store up to 290 gallons of water. A through-the-wall a/c unit on the back eliminates any unsightly HVAC equipment- only the vent plate is visible.

Minim House features off grid rainwater collection system with seamless roof gutters. On board and under trailer tanks may store up to 290 gallons of water. A through-the-wall a/c unit on the back eliminates any unsightly HVAC equipment- only the vent plate is visible.

Minim House features off grid rainwater collection system with seamless roof gutters. On board and under trailer tanks may store up to 290 gallons of water. A through-the-wall a/c unit on the back eliminates any unsightly HVAC equipment- only the vent plate is visible.

TEDx Asheville | Adam Baker | Sell your crap | Pay your debt |Do what you love

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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In 2008, after the birth of his first child, Baker and his wife decided to sell everything they owned, pay off their consumer debt, and spend a year traveling abroad as a family. They began sharing their journey in early 2009 on the blog Man vs. Debt, now 15000 subscribers strong. In sharing their ups and downs in the areas of personal finance, consumerism, clutter, travel, minimalism, and passionate entrepreneurship, they realized they aren’t alone in a desire to explore and grow.

 

Thanks to Ryan at “The Tiny Life” for sharing this video with me.

Couple Builds Own Tiny House on Wheels in 4 Months for $22,744.06 | Full Tour | Could You Live Tiny?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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This is the 3rd option of what I like.  I’m impressed with the large kitchen.  It’s better to keep looking and find the type that I like.  This one has stairs.  Watch the video.  It’s pretty clever in the design.  While you watch it… what do you think?  They have a great blog with the link below.

http://tinyhousebuild.com/ presents the “hOMe” tour. Our 221 SF (+128SF in lofts) was self designed and built tiny house on a 28′ trailer. Built for $22k ($33k including all cabinets and appliances), our tiny house feels spacious, roomy and totally livable. BEST house we’ve ever lived in! :) During this video we take you through the entire tiny house, showing each nook and cranny and design features that are working so well. Unlike most cottagey tiny houses, hOMe has a clean, modern feel.

Video | Tiny House | Inside The ProtoHaus + Mobile Office Build

Friday, March 7th, 2014

I think I want to “paint out” my Tiny House to an “off-white” colour from finding a picture on Tumblr of a Tiny House that was painted out. I’ve discovered the two people who live in that house in the States and have some other pictures to share of inside their home.

Even though my Tiny House will be about 578 sq feet… this little one is about 125 sq ft on the main floor (not including the loft).

Ann Holley wanted to create an off-grid, transportable tiny house that would be technically an RV, but with an aesthetic that wouldn’t feel like living in an RV. What she created with her partner Darren Macca is a 125-square-foot “stick built” home with a cedar exterior and a refreshing and expanding all-white interior.

The ProtoHaus has proven to be a truly portable home, making several cross country journeys. The couple originally built the home during a summer on her parents’ property in Colorado. They then drove it 1,500 miles to Alfred, New York where they lived in it for a year while Holley was in grad school. Then they drove it back to Colorado where they parked it on a traditional lot in Longmont, Colorado.

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Could you live in a Tiny House? Could you try and live with less and try and have a bigger life?

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Below is a little video taken before all of the finishing touches were added. The cost for this house was $25,000

Video below of inside the ProtoHaus. I find it neat to watch the videos to get a better understanding of what it will be like living in one.  I’m going to use Goodlife Fitness for the “Three S’s”… but there are so many options to consider.

 

For their next project they wanted to create a tiny “flexible space”, something that could function as a guest house or a mobile office. The ProtoStoga just 40 square feet and it’s design is “a hybrid between a Gypsy Vardo, Airstream-esque Trailer, Conestoga Wagon and a Shepherd Hut”. At under 1,500 pounds (the Protohaus is 9,500), Macca can tow it with his 4 cylinder car and often uses it to cut his commute. He leaves it in a park across from his work and instead of commuting home, he camps out in it.

ProtoHaus: http://www.protohaus.moonfruit.com/

The Tiny Tack House | Tiny Living Inspiration | Could You Live Simple To Have More Life?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Came across a blog that my buddy Drew shared with me. Just wanted to share a blog post that they shared that provides a great look inside where they live. Check them out: http://chrisandmalissa.com/

It’s interesting to look inside them from pictures on blog posts to try and get an idea of what it might be like to live inside one. Here is some images and text from them below…__________________________

Here are the newest photos of The Tiny Tack House. You will find both some interior and exterior shots that include new construction. You will notice a second workstation was added opposite the wall mounted iMac. Malissa built a beautiful table out of some old pallets. Now it serves as our outside dining room :) We also added a hummingbird and bird feeder. We have many regular visitors including: American Goldfinch, Chickadee, Quail (who is very vain…he admires his reflection in the grill & lantern), Anna’s Hummingbird, Steller’s Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch & more!

We have been working on a garden near the house as well (photos to come).

Hope you enjoy the new photos!

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