This 150 square foot student’s apartment was built in the attic. I don’t have too much information on this one because the architect, Sylvie Cahen doesn’t have too much on her website, plus I am terrible at French. The apartment was commissioned by a student and the house fits her quite well. Though the apartment wouldn’t be good for anyone over 6 feet, it looks quite open for being so small.
One of my biggest hobbies is board gaming, there are times that I game a few nights a week. I came to really love board gaming because of the personal interaction. I haven’t used my xbox in about 4 years because with the advent of online gaming, you never have to gather as a group anymore, it wasn’t as fun anymore because it really lacked social interaction. With boardgames you get to sit across the table from friends, joke, laugh, and maybe even have some lighthearted smack talk.
So here is my top ten boardgames for a tiny house that also happen to be really small so you can fit them in any little nook in your tiny house.
The scene is set, you are stuck on a lifeboat after having to abandon ship, but supplies are running low and tensions are high! Each person is dealt the identity of a person they hate and another of a person they love. The name of the game is to stay alive, while you save your true love, but ensure your enemy finds their way out of the boat and into the treacherous waters. Buy it here
It’s the French Revolution and the nobles are having a hard time of it. They are lined up for their turn at the guillotine, the noble at the front of the line is next. Each noble is worth a certain number of points, so its up to you to get the most points possible. Sway the order of the line in your favor with bribes, tricks and other tom foolery. Buy it here
Think of deadliest catch in a card game, that’s what Fleet is. You are a fishing entrepreneur pitted against your rival fishermen and fisherwomen. Bid for fishing licenses at auction, launch boats and hire captains as you build your fishing empire on the northern sea. Buy it here
This is a great quick dice game that brings a lot of drama and a fun theme of zombies. Who doesn’t like zombies? The dice have three symbols: Brains if the zombies get you, a shotgun shot if you take one out, and feet if you end up fleeing. The trick is to get as many zombies as possible before they get you. If the zombies get you three times, you loose you points, if you play it too safe, you’ll be left behind. Super simple, small, inexpensive and fun. Buy it here
You are in an old western town and it’s about to go down. The sheriff in town tries to keep the peace, but there are people gunning for him. In this game you are either the sheriff, deputies, outlaws or the renegade. The problem is, no one knows who is who. So in this game of six shooters, you battle it out with others, play hot potato with a lit powder keg and to restore health?… Why you drink beer of course to shore up your hit points. Buy it here
You and your Dwarven brethren are digging for gold deep in the mines. All a sudden things start to happen that are beyond chance, its become aparent that there is someone in your group that is trying to foil the group’s plans and make off with the gold themselves. Broken pick axes, extinguished lanterns and much more befall each other as you try to figure out who is the Saboteur, all while racing to the gold before time runs out. Buy it here
7. For Sale
The real estate market is a tough one and you as the new guy in town need to make a name for yourself as you buy and flip properties. In this game you’ll learn how to bluff your way to victory as you climb the real estate ladder. This is a great simple, but really fun game for kids because they can learn to count, but this is fun enough for adults too. Buy it here
This is a really great party game that has a ton of interaction and will leave you laughing for sure. Your guide is the story teller of Miller’s Hollow. He shares the tale of a werewolf that comes in the night to choose it’s next victim. Everyone has a secret identity and you have to find the werewolf before he gets you, but stave of accusations as less scrupulous characters try to divert attention away from themselves and on to you! Buy it here
This is a very popular game among gamers where you choose a role to play in the city and you build your empire. Each game round players secretly take the roles of either the King, Magician, Architect, Assassin, Thief, Bishop, General, or Merchant and seek to use the powers of such offices in their efforts to win the game. Buy it here
After safely returning from a treacherous quest you and your compatriots settle down in a pub to tell the stories of your perilous journey. At the pub you play Three Dragon Ante, where you bid on dragons to dominate your opponents. From the people of D&D, but you’d never know if you hadn’t been told. A fun quick card game. Buy it here
What are your favorite board games that don’t take up a lot of room?
Recently I was emailed this post and beam cabin by one of our readers, thanks Greg!, that is located in BC Canada. The Cabin is actually for sale right now, but its very stunning! Their website is here The cabin is 16′x20′ on main floor and 9′x16′ loft on 2.3 acre lot. Built in 2010 by Pioneer Log Homes Craftsmen.
Alright, the time has come, we’re getting down to the wire, my email box has been flooded with excited emails for the upcoming conference. Today, 9/30, is the last day to get your early bird tickets, after today they will go up to regular price.
Get your tickets and all the info here: tinyhouseconference.com
Also here are some of the common questions we have been getting:
Q: Where & When is the conference
A: The conference will be in Charlotte, NC April 5th & 6th, 2014
Q: What will happen at the conference?
A: We have 12 tiny house experts that will teach you everything from building to living in a tiny house, plus a ton of tiny houses to tour in person, plus so much more! Our schedule
Q: How much are tickets?
A: $250 for early bird, $300 for regular
Q: Where will I stay? Are there campsites? hotels?
A: We are holding our event a McDowell Nature preserve, they have 60 campsites and there are 3 hotels within 5 minutes drive. Reserve your site today, details here
Q: I can’t afford tickets, can I volunteer?
A: Yes, we have 15 “pay what you can” volunteer tickets. These are reserved for those who truly can’t afford full price, they pay what they can afford and then volunteer their time to make up for the rest. More info here We also have a carpool forum.
Get your tickets and all the info here: tinyhouseconference.com
Things are really gearing up for the Tiny House Conference, in a short time people will be converging from all over! Today I wanted to let you know about an exciting announcement. Lina Menard will be joining us at the conference as one of our expert speakers. We are very excited to have her!
Come meet Lina and Many others! Early bird tickets end on the 1st of Oct.
Lina is a tiny house designer, builder, blogger, dweller, and advocate. She keeps a blog called This Is The Little Life, featuring vignettes about simple living in small spaces. Lina holds a Sustainable Building & Design Certification from Yestermorrow, a Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning from Portland State University, and certificates in Urban Design and Sustainable Building Advising. Lina has been featured in the Portland Tribune, OR Magazine, Vermont Public Radio, and Portlandia.