I was sent this neat video from a reader (Thanks Maria!) of a Tokyo Apartment. I often look to what Asia and Europe are doing in terms of living space because they have been living in such small spaces for a very long time. Americans are pretty new to the game, or at least we have moved away from it.
This funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he’s built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive.
Here is a great video of Bill Gates talking at TED 2010 where he looks critically at getting to a Co2 output of zero.
So recently things have blown up with the Yahoo video, but PBS also posted a video. Talking about the motivations, construction and counter-consumer culture trend this video hits the nail on the head. I first found this through Michael over at Tiny House Design and Tammy over at Rowdy Kittens both really good blogs.
I wonder if the Tiny House Movement is gaining traction? Are people rethinking normal, is bigger better?
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?