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.
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Here is a pretty interesting travel trailer, while it is pretty expensive (originally posted on the blog “Born Rich”), but the design concepts are neat and could be re-created. One feature I really like is the bathroom. The shower stall folds out around the person. The floor has a drain and when not in use, the stall folds flat against the wall, clearing up the bathroom area to create a open feel.
What many of you might not know is that there is a growing subset of Tiny House folks that see these houses as a solution to homelessness. I covered one group based out of Atlanta called The Mad Housers, a group that make modular Tiny Houses that they setup in a few hours. They do this all for free.
Here is another group that is taking on this challenge with design of Tiny Houses:
Fresno architect Arthur Dyson says he has the solution to the city’s homeless problem: villages of tiny homes built with recycled materials and surrounded by fruit trees.
The first structures — some measuring only 80 square feet — are already under construction on the Fresno State campus, where Dyson has been working with students in a construction management class to develop concepts.
But the structures won’t become living spaces for the homeless unless city officials can find a suitable spot for them.
Gregory Barfield, Fresno’s homeless prevention and policy manager, said the city is ready to assist Dyson with the project, including finding a site.
No finished house photos yet….
Here is a 8 foot by 40 foot container home located in texts. Designed by Jim Poteet to be living space plus a garden storage area on one end, the entire thing is surrounded by well manicured gardens.
So I saw this today and it had such character and the reuse and re purposing of these materials is so neat I had to share. As most of us know, wine is often fermented in wooden barrels. Typically these barrels are oak, often from french oak trees, but what I didn’t realize is that they only last about 10 years and cost around $1000 a barrel! So this company takes the barrels which are often sold for rather cheap, straightens them out, mills then and the installs as wood flooring.