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Sri Lanka Lakeside Retreat

This house is obviously suited for more warmer climates, but I really like the styling of it.  The top deck is huge and with open sides to allow a cross breeze.  The house overlooks a lake in the Maduru Oya area of Sri Lanka.  The house is made form a shipping container and most of the wood has been reclaimed from weapons boxes!  The total size is 700 square feet, but that included the top deck, so the enclosed house is around 3-400 square feet.

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Charlotte, NC Tiny Houses Meetup

So I have been thinking and thinking about this idea of a meetup for Tiny House people.  I have figured out a few things all of which are free or cheap, this is still in the planning stages.
What I have figured out:

  • Location to host in Charlotte, NC
  • Tour of an off-the-grid container home
  • Tour of first LEED certified Hotel in Charlotte
  • Green / Eco-Friendly expo with a series of talks
  • Possible tour of a micro farm
  • A short list of speakers (not yet approached)

What I still need to button down:

  • A Tubleweed style home brought to Charlotte, NC for tours
  • Print Materials / guides
  • Finalizing the above
  • Volunteers
  • Marketing / Promotion
  • Group to webcast talks and video tours

What can you do to help?

Have a Tiny House?

Want to volunteer?

ECObitat Prefab Modular System

Here is a neat prototype is kinda neat and has recently won a few awards for design.  From the designer:

The ECObitat start from a modular system of 2.44 m x 3,10 m x 12.20 m, scaled from the standard OSB  plate (oriented strand board) of 1.22 m x 2.44 m, defining areas of flexible multipurpose that can be progressively coupled and adequate for transport. Legs telescope from the base ensuring a good adaptability to different types of topographies. The responsible use of recyclable and industrial materials results in a speedy and prompt delivery of manufacturing space modules.
The main materials of the system are:
- Structure in “steel framing”
- Vertical walls and floor in OSB with thermo-acoustic insulation;
- Coverage in metal type sandwich tiles;
- Window in tempered glass;
- Green roof and walls;
- System of reuse of water;
- Use of solar panels for water heating;
- Use of wind power to generate electricity.

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