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Ecomatic – Sink Dishwasher

So one thing that I have often wondered about living in a Tiny House is if I will miss a dishwasher.  Now it is not for the reasons you think.  While convenience is a nice plus, the big thing for me is that it uses such hot water to clean, helps sterilize.  I am a bit of a germ freak when it comes to the kitchen, especially with raw meat.  Today I found what looks like to be a possibility from Electrolux.  This is a sink and dishwasher in one.  While it only has a limited capacity, it will certainly help out.  It also uses some green technologies to help reduce water consumption and power consumption.

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Life Edited

The founder of TreeHugger.com has launched a new program where he has purchased a 420 square foot apartment and is taking ideas on how to design the space.  The winner gets their plan implemented and $70,000!  He just put out this very good video about the project and downsizing.

With some design and technology magic, we think 420 square feet can allow for working at home, space for 2 guests to stay over, a sit-down dinner for 12, lounge space for 8, and maybe even a steam room.

To find the best designs, Graham created Life Edited with Mutopo and Jovoto as an open challenge to design an ultra low footprint space. We’re inviting people to propose, discuss and evaluate designs with the goal of inspiring people to consider small living spaces.

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Wooden Mat To Stool

This is a pretty neat idea, I have noted before that I often struggle with how to have extra seating for when friends are over.  Here is an interesting idea that as a mat, takes little space.

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Reader’s Renderings

So recently two readers of TheTinyLife.com and our Facebook Page have posted some drawing they made on google sketchup.  I thought they were pretty good and I thought I’d share.  If you all ever have drawings, photos, stories, videos etc.   Shoot me an email  ryan112ryan [at]yahoo.com

I’ve been messing around with Sketchup for the last few months. I have a few ideas down. It’d be great to have some feed back. I have plenty more photos in my profile any and all ideas welcome.

-Stephen Smith

Now in production, 216 sq ft Tiny House. Two configurations: “A” module is bed/bath, “B” module is cooking/living. Modules are constructed from panels, bolted together on-site; may be disassembled and moved later.

-Bryan Jenkins

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5 Hideaway Bed Videos

When I was looking around for videos I noticed that for some reason, videos of hide away beds includes techno music, but none the less, these are pretty neat!

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