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Archive for July 2010

Brand New Tiny House Video

Here is a great new spot done by Yahoo! on Jay’s Tiny Houses that my friend Mary sent me.  It is much different from the one I have seen and it was very well produced, check it out!

When Ideas Have Sex

This video of Matt Ridley is pretty interesting, a while back I read his book called Genome, which was great! In this video he is showing how human kind has prospered because the exchange of ideas, how we benefit from it.  I couldn’t help but apply this thinking to housing.  The Tiny House Movement is a largely internet-based social/thought movement.  As a cause we have thrived by sharing our ideas about housing, its problems and how Tiny Houses address it.

What do you think?

Micro House Concepts

Today I came upon two micro houses that are still pretty conceptual, not quite ready to live in, I still seeing these types of ideas.

Super-Tramp Mobile Micro House

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UN V 2.0

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Compact Loft Bed

I found this loft bed with an office below it. This certainly isn’t anything new, but what I really did like about it is that it incorporates steps and a little walkway behind it. One think I really don’t like about lofted/bunk beds is that they can be a bit awkward to get into. It certainly was fun to climb a ladder when I was 10, but now I just can’t get that into it. I would think that this is a much better way. The designers have also done a great job with the integration of storage into the stairs and with the different models (a desk and a closet).

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Baby Chicks

So about 2 years ago I started a long term goal of mine: to gradually grow most of my food on my own.  Today I am taking a huge step, I am adding animals!  I just picked up 6 Rhode Island Reds baby chicks!  I have built a coop for them when they get a bit older, but for now here is a quick video in their new home.

I choose this breed of chickens because they are known for laying large eggs frequently, which is what I primarily want them for.  They don’t get broody, generally quieter, aren’t too jumpy.  The other upside is that they do pretty well as a meat chicken in the event that I have to do so.  This is kinda a big step in the process that I am working on and I hope I am doing it right!  Anyway, there is more to come on the chicks in the coming weeks.


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