Posts Tagged Reclaimed

Oakland Tiny House

I have been mulling over a lot of Tiny House design ideas as of late and I keep finding myself being drawn to shed roof styles.  It is something about the look of it and the ironic thing, its about the simplest to build.  Today I found a neat tiny house over at Tiny House Listings that is on a trailer (hard to see) but has a shed roof style.

Owner/artist designed and built tiny house in Oakland CA. 120 sq. feet with sleeping loft and all custom built in furniture. Salvaged hardwood maple floor (from an old roller skating rink) and salvaged redwood ship lapped siding. Fully insulated with 120v electrical, on demand hot water heater, outdoor shower, Dickinson propane heater, two burner gas range and hard maple countertops. Every component is hand made with premium hardwoods. I’ve been living in it for a year and have loved every minute of it.

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This Old Boat

Today we have an interesting post of an old boat that has been reclaimed into a floating house.  This Old Boat is a project by John Kolsun and he has posted some photos at our Facebook Page.  To see more photos click the image, while you are on The Tiny Life’s Facebook page, help us out and “like” us if you haven’t already!  John states:

I know my project will have to be different from others. Up until this point I have not given any thought of recycling, reusing, reclaiming, and repurposing building materials to create my project. Cutting cost is a necessity, I’ll seek out and acquire building materials from current construction projects, soon-to-be demolished homes, and people’s “junk piles.” Yup, for the project to move forward I would have to scavenge old doors, windows, fixtures, etc.

 

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Reclaimed Space

Found this great Tiny House of 400 Square Feet.  It was once slated to be demolished but Reclaimed Space, a company that deal exclusively in reclaimed construction, saw its potential.  I still can’t get over how gorgeous these floors and the colors and materials all mix so well.

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It starts with where we get our materials. By reclaiming wood  and metal from old barn and homes we are able to preserve their embodied energy; the energy required to cultivate and  mill or form all this wood and metal. It preserves landfill  space and relieves us all of unsightly and potentially  dangerous old structures.

Preserving the embodied energy of these materials prevents the carbon emissions from acquiring and using virgin material. And by prefabricating our homes we drastically reduce the emissions from the constant trips required by a site-built home. Building in our quality controlled production facility we are able to reduce the amount of construction waste of each home by 95%.

Better design means more efficient use of space. With open and inviting floor plans our homes are more efficient and offer greater utility. Our abilitye to build smaller spacious spaces, use less materials and offer homes with smaller physical and figurative footprints. Additionally, Reclaimed Space are built modularly, which offer a wide array of configuration and possibilites, even the ability for future adaptive additions. Should you want to move or add to your home, your changing   are considered in the original design, which preventing material waste and saves time and money.

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