Living Big In A Tiny House
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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I’ve just received a message that many of you may be interested in participating: (below is the information provided in this message and Windermere Sun is not responsible for any part of the design nor construction of the future design. Windermere Sun only functions as a sharer of this message.)
Just a quick note to let you know that for those of you who are handy or would be interested in building your own Tiny House, Ryan Mitchell (Tiny House’s best selling author) is giving away a free copy of planning for Tiny House + One-on-One Design Consult in about 5 days. The giveaway time zone is EDT. The design/plan is valued at $199. Ryan Mitchell promised that one person will win a free copy of Planning Your Tiny House AND get a free One On One Design Review with tiny house’s best selling author Ryan Mitchell. After you’ve come up with your first design using the guide Ryan Mitchell will hop on skype to review your design with you, talk out various ideas, answer all your tiny house question and help you get closer to living tiny! One winner will be choose at random, terms and conditions apply.
I’ve also taken the liberty to provide quite a few videos of different builders of tiny houses for your viewing pleasures in this post.
If you’re interested in participating in this drawing, then go to: https://kingsumo.com/g/goy0wn/tiny-house-design-bundle
To find out who Ryan Mitchell is, click HERE.
To find out more about The Tiny Life or Tiny House Building Codes, click HERE.
If you really have no idea what Tiny House or tiny house movement is all about, then please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
The tiny house movement (also known as the “small house movement”) is a description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. There is currently no set definition as to what constitutes as a tiny house; however, a residential structure under 500 square feet (46 m2) is generally accepted to be a tiny home. The tiny house movement promotes financial prudence, eco-friendly choices, shared community experiences, and a shift in consumerism-driven mindsets.
Below, I’d like to share with you some of the wonderful design ideas from various Tiny House owners:
In the United States, the average size of new single family homes grew from 1,780 square feet (165 m2) in 1978 to 2,479 square feet (230.3 m2) in 2007, and to 2,662 square feet (247.3 m2) in 2013, despite a decrease in the size of the average family. Reasons for this include increased material wealth and prestige of individuals with high incomes. The small house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet (93 m2). Frequently, the distinction is made between small (between 400 square feet (37 m2) and 1,000 square feet (93 m2)), and tiny houses (less than 400 square feet (37 m2)), with some as small as 80 square feet (7.4 m2). Sarah Susanka has been credited with starting the recent countermovement toward smaller houses when she published The Not So Big House (1997). Earlier pioneers include Lloyd Kahn, author of Shelter (1973) and Lester Walker, author of Tiny Houses (1987). Henry David Thoreau and the publication of his book Walden is also quoted as early inspiration.
Small and tiny houses have received increasing media coverage including a serial television show, Tiny House Nation, in 2014 and Tiny House Hunters. The possibility of building one’s own home has fueled the movement, particularly for tiny houses on wheels. Tiny houses on wheels are often compared to RVs. However, tiny houses are built to last as long as traditional homes, use traditional building techniques and materials, and are aesthetically similar to larger homes.
Some companies have put into motion plans to create tiny home developments.
While the movement is most active in America, interest in tiny homes has been revived in other developed countries, as well. For example:
- In Japan, where space is at a premium, Takaharu Tezuka built the House to Catch the Sky in Tokyo, a 925-square-foot (85.9 m2) home for four.
- In Barcelona, Spain, Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores presented the 300-square-foot (28 m2) House in a Suitcase.
- In Britain, Abito created intelligent living spaces apartments of 353 square feet (32.8 m2) in Manchester; Tiny House Scotland has created the Nesthouse – a 23 m² (250 sq ft) modular moveable small eco-house to explore the possibilities of sustainable small-scale living in a highly insulated timber framed structure with some Passivhaus principles ensuring very low energy usage. These houses cost 155,000 euros
- In Germany the community of Vauban created 5000 households in an old military base in Freiburg. The planned density of the building on that area is of 50 dwelling units per acre.
- In Germany, British architect Richard Horden and the Technical University of Munich developed the Micro Compact Home (M-CH), a high end small (76-square-foot (7.1 m2)) cube, designed for 1–2 persons, with functional spaces for cooking, hygiene, dining/working, and sleeping.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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