Tiny House, Tiny Living, The Tiny Life.

Posts Tagged Tiny Apartment

Big Jump

So recently with the posting of Yahoo!’s Tiny House Video (see my post on it here) we have had a huge explosion of traffic, we are up around 300% and busted all sorts of records!  Since we have so many new folks I always like to take a moment to say “Hello!”.  My name is Ryan Mitchell and I run TheTinyLife.com, to find out more about me and this site check out this post which is a more in depth introduction to the website.

With many people who are new to Tiny Houses they have many questions, some are just intrigued by the idea that there are literally 10’s of thousands of people today who are making their way to living in 100-200 square feet.  For some this concept of down sizing the space you live in is the answer you have been looking for.  Whether it is for financial reasons, environmental reasons, practicality Tiny House seem to resonate with a wide variety of people.  If you want to get a better gist of what the Tiny House Movement is all about I suggest you check out this post here.

We all know and love Jay’s Tiny Houses, his approach has been instrumental in the Tiny House Movement, To show you some variety of Tiny Houses here are few of my favorites:

CLICK IMAGES TO SEE MORE ABOUT THEM

Info Here

Info Here

Info Here

Of Course we have Jay’s Houses, here are some videos of it:

Here are some suggested readings on my site are:
-Be Weird: here
-Seeing Is Beliving: here
-Organizing small spaces: here
-A Dialouge of Hope: here
-The Jones: here
-Difference between mobile home and Tiny House: here

Julie’s Cozy House

I wish I could find some exterior shots to this house, but as of now, no luck.  This Tiny House sits pretty at 410 square feet.  It really is just a big open area that has very well defined spaces by the use of colors and built in elements to separate areas by function.  One downside I see is the need for a bit more storage, but their might be some hidden somewhere. This little house is located in Portland Oregon.

Via

Mobile Box

With our industrial age ended and the market slumping so bad, we again find ourselves with a good bit of surplus of commercial space.  This space is characterized by larger open space, exposed rafters, concrete floors and cheap for its size.  So with this growing surplus as companies shutting their doors.   This is a cube that is designed to be deployed into a space such as this.  With a full bath, kitchen and large closet it has all you need.  Now the designer states that multiple of these can be deployed in one space.  So I what I do wonder is about the privacy with several of these.

Via

Pavilion

So this tiny structure isn’t quite a house, but I liked it enough and it had enough potential to be one that I decided to go for it.  This is located in Madrid as an exhibit, with its whimsical 100 port windows it has a certain charm to it.  The body is constructed with glass fiber reinforced polyester its pretty light for its strength and size.  This combination of materials also means it is inherently waterproof, severing as vapor barrier and structure in one.  Some of the design of the interior could follow that of the German concert pipe house seen at the bottom of this post.

Via

Sandwich House

So this is an interesting house, it is pretty tall and voluminous, but in terms of actual habital space it is still pretty small, it has 3 levels but floors 2 and 3 are rather small.  I still don’t quite understand why in many of the Japanese houses I have blog, they all had giant windows  in the bathroom where anyone could look into, but maybe it’s a cultural thing.  Regardless this house a house within it, looking almost like a mini log cabin, it creates and interesting visual element and connects the second and third floor.  I couldn’t figure out what the exact square footage it is.

Via

Page 6 « First...34567