I found this Tiny House recently and liked the look of it, unfortunately I can’t find many real photos of it, but this house is a reality, it has been built. The house is just under 400 square feet, features solar panels, LED lights and a propane fridge. The designer calls this the Pavillion, it comes with everything you see here, including solar panels. It retails for $89,000 (I don’t know if it USD or CAD).
Got an email from Jim and Sid about their tiny houses, here is what they had to say
We recently posted a youtube video of the tiny houses my wife and I have lived in/remodeled in the past 5 years. They range from app. 220 sq. ft-580 sq. ft, plus 2 “watermelons” (fiberglass travel trailers). I also included our 900 sq. ft. home in Trinidad, Co even though it is not tiny, the overall cost (mortgage, taxes, ins, utilities is cheaper than most tiny houses and it’s an 1885 adobe in a really cool town)
After poking around at a link that was sent to me by Lelia I found this interesting house style called a pigeonnier. The word in french has two meanings; A house that pigeons and other game birds are raised in or a low rent apartment, often in a less than desirable part of town. They have a very unique style, but what is uniform to most is they are taller than they are wide and they have gorgeous wooden beams.
I was sent this by one of our reader (thanks Dallas!) and it is an awesome video about a quasi container house that can be deployed post disaster designed by the Japanese.
The Berkley house was built in California for $98,000 at 420 square feet (about $233 a square foot). The house features 6″ walls filled with recycled denim insulation. The house itself is actually a Net-Zero energy house and is powered by a 1.67 Kw solar system. Pair that with energy saving techniques like insulated pipes, efficient appliances etc, this house actually will produce more than it takes to run it.