Many of you read a week or two ago about REBURBIA, a contests about revising the way we live in suburbia. Many of you understand that we need to relocalize in order to sustain ourselves. The day of the 1400 mile salad needs to come to an end. Anyway, the contest has announced its top 20 submissions and you can vote on them. Check it out here
So I found this and wrote up the post, then as I ventured out to find tomorrow’s post, I discovered everyone and their brother also had posted it! So today you get two posts!
I found this office space over at Lifehacker, great website if you have never been. While this isn’t a Tiny House, the concept can easily be adapted to a tiny house. With a green roof and a killer view this would be a great basis for a Tiny House. He already has a futon in the space, ad a bath and kitchen area and you are good to go!
I stumbled across this from our friends over at Materialicious, It’s a “Log Home” haha get it? Ba-Da-Psssh – Clicky Okay corny jokes aside, the aesthetic of this is a really interesting collision of rustic extreme meats modern extreme. With all walls except the one being entirely made of logs, I love the look!
It also brings about an interesting point. Many of us want to take our tiny homes to a wilderness setting, an area that is untouched, that hasn’t been ruined by McMansions. With the logs being on most of the sides, the house can easily blend into the natural surrounds. This idea is interesting because you are minimizing the impact, not as we normally think of it as in renewable resources or recycled products, but in terms of Nature’s aesthetics. You are essentially able to keep what we find so great about a forest intact even with placing a house in it.
The Designers website is in French, but here is what it roughly says when I ran it through a translator:
Flake House, house wandering with the road gauge, is conceived to equip the places where it fails and to thus transpose them in strange vision. A “madness” which Marie skilfully “low tech” and “high tech”. The treatment of this poetic shelter is connected more with one object found than with an artifact. The madness is presented in the form of a cast solid building, monomatière (natural wood) broken in her center. This definite irregular break the sequence of entry and delimits space serving as been useful space. The interior treatment of the madness contrasts with the irregularity of the made exterior facade of logs. This space is punctuated random openings arranged between the logs of the walls.
As I make my way to a Tiny Life, I have recently started a garden to grow my own vegetables. To be honest I rather suck at it but Things are growing and I have been able to make about a metric ton of pesto so far. Today I found these really neat ideas for how to maximize space and grow food also.