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Salvaged tiny homestudios: tin can siding, paper bag wallpaper
 
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On a standard-sized lot in Portland, Oregon, self-taught builders Jeff and Brad built two tiny cottages using mostly salvaged materials. Each home is 364 square feet and with gabled roofs and front porches match the Victorian and Craftsman homes of the neighborhood, until you look closely. Tomato sauce cans from the local pizza shop became siding. A neighbor's old chimney became brick foundation. A porch swing was crafted from a Dairy Queen bench. Window boxes from salvaged vent hoods. Rain chains from olive oil cans. Inside, wallpaper is old flour sacks and paper shopping bags (with their labels exposed). Terra-cotta roof tiles are sconces for lights. Phoenix lives in one of the cottages with her 20-something son Christopher. They share the 364 square feet comfortably, even managing to fit in space for Phoenix's yoga practice and her sons' art studio (in sitting-room only loft). Despite the at times cramped quarters, Phoenix feels much more comfortable here than in her previous home that was nearly 10 times the size. Portland Garden Cottages: http://portlandgardencottages.com/Portland-Garden-Cottages Christopher's portraiture/caricature: GotYourFace.com Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/salvaged-tiny-homestudio-tin-can-sides-paper-bag-wallpaper/
Views: 1047673 Kirsten Dirksen
A Dream Tree House near Fargo, ND- Pete Nelson Tiny House in A Tree
 
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Derek "Deek" Diedricksen (author of the upcoming book "Microshelters") and author of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks", with his brother Dustin (both from the HGTV series "Tiny House Builders") tour a tree house just outside Fargo, ND that was designed by Pete Nelson long before his Tree House Masters show. This tour video was shot whie Deek and Dustin were teaching one of their Relaxshacks.com Tiny House Building workshops downtown at the Ecce Gallery during the Misfit Conference in '15. In this tour of a tiny house in a tree, Deek shows us the various amenities this high end treehouse on an island (Oxbox- reconnected) has- from running water, to a nautical transforming bed area, wraparound kitchen, and even a little grill deck.
Views: 65492 relaxshacksDOTcom
Backyard aquaponics: DIY system to farm fish with vegetables
 
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Rob Torcellini bought a $700 greenhouse kit to grow more vegetables in his backyard. Then he added fish to get rid of a mosquito problem and before long he was a committed aquaponic gardener. Now his 10 by 12 foot greenhouse is filled with not only vegetables, but fish. And the best part is: the poo from that fish is what fertilizes his garden. Aquaponics combines fish farming (aquaculture) with the practice of raising plants in water (hydroponics). It's organic by definition: instead of using chemical fertilizers, plants are fertilized by the fish poo (and pesticides/herbicides can't be introduced to kill pests because they could harm the fish). Since the plants don't need dirt, aquaponics allows gardeners to produce more food in less space. And in addition to the vegetables they can grow, most aquaponics gardeners cultivate edible fish as well. In this video, Rob shows us the aquaponics greenhouse in his Connecticut backyard, that he built mostly from scavenged parts, as well as his DIY indoor system where he's growing lettuce under a grow light. Bigelow Brook Farm: www.bigelowbrook.com Original story on faircompanies: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/backyard-aquaponics-diy-system-to-raise-fish-with-veggies/
Views: 2075845 Kirsten Dirksen
TreeHouse Point | a Wanderfoot Adventure in the Pacific Northwest
 
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http://Wanderfoot.com | Wanderfoot | A Digital Adventure and Travel Magazine TreeHouse Point | Just 30 minutes from Seattle, peace and tranquility and nature welcome you to enjoy a unique overnight experience! Located in a beautiful forest beside the Raging River, TreeHouse Point offers overnight lodging, accommodations for meetings, weddings, and a special concert series... in the trees! (They even have an elopement package!) Turn off the technology, escape from everyday stress, and come enjoy the rejuvenating powers of the forest in the Pacific Northwest. Read more and catch the photos on our website: http://wanderfoot.com/treehouse-point/
Views: 45178 Wanderfoot
Wyoming students make custom micro-campers to live & sell
 
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As students from the University of Wyoming at Laramie, they wanted to experience the outdoors while avoiding big expenditures, so they decided to build their own micro-camper. When people started “offering them money for it” at gas stations, they decided to go into business. With Hansen Adventure Works, they built and sold 42 campers in the first 18 months thanks to extremely competitive pricing. The most popular models are the 5-by-8-foot, $3,000 Horsetooth and the $2,500 Armadillo, a 4-by-6-foot ultra-tiny home. They also build a $2,500 truck topper. While most models usually have a convertible couch bed, they can be customized to include transforming furniture like a table that drops down from the ceiling or a “kitchen” that becomes a child’s bed. Since filming the video, Zach and Tessa sold their company and built a tiny home to live in full time. https://faircompanies.com/videos/wyoming-students-make-custom-micro-campers-to-live-sell/
Views: 693684 Kirsten Dirksen
The Coolest Treehouses In The World
 
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These amazing treehouse structures are way beyond the norm, sometimes mixing art or luxury with the beauty of nature. Strictly speaking, a treehouse is a structure built entirely among the branches of a tree but we've been less strict because these are awesome! Subscribe for more! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedSubscribe ◄ Stay updated ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedFacebook https://twitter.com/BeAmazedVideos https://instagram.com/BeAmazedVideos◄ Get in touch or join the team: http://goo.gl/forms/2lOZyOeL3N Intro Credit: http://linkbun.ch/04aqi Music credit: "Jarvic 8" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Views: 695280 BE AMAZED
Off Grid Cabin Year 5: Regrets!
 
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We are into our 5th year at the off-grid cabin. It is time to reflect on things that could have been done better with our original build. I also give helpful recommendations for you if you are considering building an off-grid cabin. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWildYam/ Instagram: llthewildyamll Twitter:@jenthewildyam Website: www.thewildyam.ca Intro Sound: http://www.orangefreesounds.com/whippoorwill-sound/ Music: www.bensound.com
Views: 635235 TheWildYam
Mechanical lean cottage morphs sliding skin with use/seasons
 
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When his mother began talking about putting a prefab in her backyard, Caspar Schols- a physicist by training- was working at a tech firm, but had always loved architecture and asked if he could design her something special. Wanting to create a home that you could change as easily as you change your clothes, Schols built the home in a series of shells on a wooden platform. The outer layer is insulated wood panels that slide open to reveal a glass greenhouse pavilion for hanging out or entertaining on colder days. The glass shell can also be rolled back to create an open-air dining, lounging or performance space. With more rolling, one can create other configurations, like the dinner party mode (wood in the middle, glass on the outside to create a covered space to fit a long table and 30 guests). With no architecture training (at the time), Schols spent 8 months building the structure himself (with occasional help from family and friends). He set each shell on 8 small wheels which fit into tracks in a wooden platform. Into the floor he built-in pop-up beds and cabinets to hide outlets and he even had plans for a pop-out bathtub. Though after his mother and guests slept on the pop-up beds a few times they deemed them uncomfortable and he replaced them with furniture from the neighbor (who just happens to be designer Piet Hein Eek). Caspar Schols: https://caspar-schols.divisare.pro/ Furniture: https://pietheineek.nl/en/ Photos: http://jorritphoto.com/ Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/mechanical-light-cottage-morphs-sliding-skin-with-use-seasons/
Views: 363939 Kirsten Dirksen
Another Overnight in the UltraLight Backpacking Hot Tent and Hammock Hot Shelter
 
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Compared to traditional Hot Tent Winter Camping and Wood Stove. This was an overnight to enjoy the UltraLight Backpacking Hot Tent and Hammock Hot Shelter, using the Titanium Wood Stove from Seek Outside, after all the previous test setups. Slept directly on the snow using an Exped Downmat 7 LW - it was completely warm and comfortable. Rehydrated some Triple Berry Granola and Mac n Cheese. Cooper Backpacking Cocker Spaniel.
Views: 1537811 Wawhiker
Debt-free boat tiny home for family of 3 on Portland island
 
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Jane and Tony had lived on a sailboat when they were child-free and loved it, so when their landlord raised the rent on their 960-square-foot apartment by 19%, they decided they wanted to avoid payments and they started thinking about boats again. Though this time it would be with their 5-year-old daughter.  When they started looking at boats on craigslist they found a lot on offer. After looking at over 40 boats, they settled on a 43-foot Chris Craft Corinthian for just $14,000. After the initial investment in their 46-year-old boat (it needed some work), they pay less than $400 per month in slip fees which includes the mooring, as well as electricity and water. They're hooked up to the Internet and have cable tv. The only convenience they're missing is a flush toilet (they use an electric one which has to be pumped out). Jane and Tony say that their families don't fully understand their choice to make a boat their home, but for the couple they wouldn't feel right living any other way. Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/debt-free-tiny-boat-home-for-family-3-on-portland-island/ A postscript from Jane: "About a month after this was filmed, we were motoring on the river and split a seam. Our boat sank, taking with it everything we owned. Thank God none of us were hurt, but it did put us in the scary position of being homeless."
Views: 1557106 Kirsten Dirksen
Goat Leap Treehouse | Ultimate Treehouses
 
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This treehouse took three years to build! | For more Ultimate Treehouses, visit http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/treehouse-masters/#mkcpgn=ytapl1 Subscribe to Animal Planet! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=animalplanettv See more Ultimate Treehouses! | http://bit.ly/UltimateTreehouseVids Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalPlanet https://www.facebook.com/treehousemasters Follow Animal Planet on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnimalPlanet Check out the Animalist App! | http://anmlst.co/1dILpRb
Views: 269634 Animal Planet
Slabtown Customs new tiny house cabin The Gwenny Kay
 
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New custom tiny house built in a cabin style, its a 10 x 24, full bath and kitchen, two lofts, fully insulated, wired and plumbed like a site built house with rv type hook ups. We build a variety of sizes and layouts and will customize to your needs and specs. This unit as pictured at time of listing is $22,500 We also do "dried-in" units that are shells finished on the exterior including all trim, windows and doors with all interior work to be done by the buyer, this particular unit in a drie-in version would be $9,750 If you have any questions, ideas or thoughts please feel free to email ozarksbest@yahoo.com or call me directly at 870-213-5310 Thanks for viewing
Views: 743891 Scott Stewart
Tall law student, tiny house: bachelor builds dorm on wheels
 
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When Joel Fleck moved home after college, he wanted his own place, but he didn’t want to pay the steep Sonoma County rents, so he decided to build his own tiny home on a trailer. Inspired by wee house pioneer Jay Shafer (also from Sebastopol), Fleck bought an abandoned trailer from a neighbor for $300 and began building without plans. To make up for his lack of construction experience he “over-engineered” the build, though the entire build cost him just $25,000. He found a lot of salvaged material and this didn’t include the cost of his labor of two years. Many of the details are custom hacks, like the swinging ladder up to his loft crafted from steel cables, chunks of 2 by 4s and “in order to eliminate the swaying I made it so it clips into the floor on these little airline clips”. Fleck is 6’4” so much of the home was custom-built for him. He gave himself just an inch or so clearance in his kitchen and a few inches while sitting in his lofted bedroom. His bathroom is a tighter fit: the shower is just 6’2” so he had to build a special box above it to fit his head. Fleck doesn’t see his 150-square-foot home as a sacrifice, but a right-sized home and study space. Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/tall-law-student-tiny-house-bachelor-builds-dorm-on-wheels/
Views: 1523977 Kirsten Dirksen
Building a Magical Dream Treehouse in Less Than a Month
 
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In Maine, Pete takes you behind-the-scenes to reveal the masterful architectural details and woodcraft in a treehouse inspired by the fantastical castles of a famous children's book series. Full Episodes Streaming on Animal Planet GO and Online at: https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/treehouse-masters/ Subscribe to Animal Planet: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=animalplanettv Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/treehousemasters https://www.facebook.com/AnimalPlanet Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnimalPlanet
Views: 115233 Animal Planet
Tentsile tree tents: floating treehouses mimic spider webs
 
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Treehouse architect Alex Shirley-Smith wanted to create a portable treehouse, a kind of ready-made, floating shelter that could be assembled in any backyard, wood or even city streets. In 2010 Shirley-Smith released several tree tent prototypes inspired by spiders' webs. "A spider always uses three anchoring points and the web finds its own position in space that's a circle in between any of those 3 points. So as long as you've got 3 anchoring points this tent will find its own central position to create its own shape inside that triangle. The whole thing is sort of taken from spider's web technology or you know, what exists in nature. Biomicmicry." After refining 11 prototypes, Shirley-Smith and partner Kirk Kirchev finally released a production model tree tent- the Tentsile Stingray. Using just 3 tree straps, 2 poles and one fly sheet, the Stingray will shelter up to 4 people in mid-air. It takes about 10 minutes to set-up and a few minutes to take down. And best of all, it is one size fits all. The tent can be used as a camping alternative- to keep you comfortably suspended above any animals, bugs or uncomfortable rocks-, but the design could also prove the basis for a new type of eco-village. Kirchev dreams of one day creating a community of (much larger) tensile structures where portable villages could be mounted and disassembled in a day, leaving little impact on the forest floor. Tentsile: http://www.tentsile.com/ Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/tentsile-tree-tents-floating-treehouses-mimic-spider-webs/
Views: 2821265 Kirsten Dirksen
Life In The Trees With The Treehouse Masters
 
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Who wouldn't want to live in an amazing home in the trees? The Treehouse Masters have risen to international fame for their incredible homes nestled amongst the trees. In this episode, we travel to Seattle, Washington to meet Nelson Treehouse and Supply, and visit one of their outstanding treehouse creations. If you're interested in learning more about treehouse building, be sure to check out the Nelson Treehouse Supply website and youtube channel which have some fantastic resources for DIY treehouse building. https://www.nelsontreehouseandsupply.com/ Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/treehouse-masters-treehouse/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on Tiny Houses, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2017 Zyia Pictures Ltd
Swedish-inspired backyard cottage works as secluded oasis home
 
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Su Pang loves travel and traditional Swedish cottages. In 2013, she had a little-used 5000-square-foot backyard subject to relaxed building codes, so she began designing a Scandinavian-inspired cottage that would give her the freedom to live mortgage-free. Working around decades-old redwood and walnut trees, Su and her architect built an L-shaped 500-square-foot home (700-sq-ft, including the loft) that feels like a leafy, quiet oasis in the middle of urban Oakland. Despite having to swap the customary wood for red corrugated metal siding, the home pays homage to the Swedish originals and everything has been touched by Su’s design aesthetic. Plywood walls and floors kept the costs down. The shower was lined with leftover siding which with its skylight covered with walnut branches gives it an indoor/outdoor feel. Su recycled an old bathtub to create an outdoor bathing experience on the back deck. Su Pang graphic design: https://www.somethingsaboutsu.com/
Views: 406920 Kirsten Dirksen
WA maker turns skoolie, short-bus & container into family home
 
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Seven years ago, Jeremy and Mira Thompson quit their jobs and sold their suburban home to hit the road in a short-bus they’d converted into a mobile home. After a year on the road, they’d gone through their savings and were thinking about starting a family. Now living on family property in rural Washington they bought a full-sized school bus at auction. This time they stripped away the metal behind the cab and embedded a wooden cottage inside their new vehicle. Jeremy used his experience as an auto body mechanic and recent education in architectural drafting to design their conversions. He had also turned his carpentry into paid work and needed a workshop. After finding a very affordable container - one that had been tagged as scrap-, Jeremy began to convert it into a wooden clad (on 3 sides) office with a green roof. Thompson Creative: https://www.facebook.com/theVonThompsonCreative/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WKX3qBnZ7aDgxl6lDKl6w Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/wa-maker-turns-skoolie-short-bus-container-into-home-office/
Views: 3378404 Kirsten Dirksen
Yuichi's slim treehouse sways as a nest in Japanese cypress
 
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When builder/craftsman Yuichi Takeuchi was asked by a friend to build a treehouse as a second residence in Fujiyoshida- an area near the base of Mount Fuji and popular for vacation residences- Takeuchi set to work searching the trees and looking for a place to rent. He finally found a friend who was willing to lease some land (for a decade) in the backyard of his woodworking workshop. Takeuchi then invited friends/coworkers to camp out with him and brainstorm at the site. “I’m not a professional architect… I don’t really design things I just enjoy what’s happening next. And this was designed by many of us just staying in this little house [the workshop floor] and sleep together, eat together and drink together and just keep talking about design and how we want so this was happening on the location.” Together Takeuchi and friends of Tree Heads & Co. began constructing a tiny cabin (“about 4 and a half tatami mats”) perched 20 feet high on two young trees. It’s constructed from Japanese cypress, mostly from trees felled by Takeuchi within a couple miles of the property. The tiny elevated home is furnished with just a carpet- the part-time residents roll out sleeping bags at night- and a kitchen of rice cooker and camping stove. Tree Heads & Co http://www.treeheads.com Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/yuichis-slim-treehouse-sways-as-a-nest-in-japanese-cypress/
Views: 118582 Kirsten Dirksen
Off-Grid Artisan Tiny House Built To Escape Wildfires
 
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Ryan was fortunate. With his last 28ft tiny house on wheels he managed to pull it just out of the way of the wildfires which swept through California in 2017. That experience really got him thinking about the design of his home though and he decided to build something more compact which was more easily moved. Support our show: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig His first tiny house on wheels was an absolute dream. You can see a full video tour of that home here: https://youtu.be/XA5gF2FdNlY It's quite common for people to build smaller when they construct a second tiny house. The smaller the home, the easier they are to tow and the easier they are to find parking spaces for. Read More: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/off-grid-artisan-tiny-house/ Just like his first tiny house on wheels, this one is exceptionally well constructed. Every inch of this home is a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainable sourcing of materials, making this build a true artesian eco tiny home. Ryan is a builder of stunning custom tiny homes. You can visit his website and see more of his work here: https://www.humblehandcraft.com/ Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud Editing: Rasa Pescud 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd
Tiny cabins in VA's woods to slow down & resync inner clock
 
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Is the "simple cabin" the ideal vessel for disconnecting from modern life? Friends Jon Staff and Pete Davis have placed dozens of tiny houses on wheels in the woods within driving distance of Boston, New York City and Washington DC. “The cabin”, explains Staff, “reminds us of a time when we didn’t have to respond to something within an hour, let alone 24 hours, when we didn’t have to do conference calls on our vacations.” Believing that context is everything, the Getaway founders don’t offer, and actively discourage, too much activity (there’s no kayaking, swimming, skiing). Instead, they offer a cell phone lockbox, acres of nature, tips for “forest bathing”, wildflower scouting and campfire making. “We are actually trying to regain the idea of boredom,” proselytizes Staff, “And what happens when you push through that. There’s research that shows if you push through that magical things happen.” Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/tiny-cabins-in-vas-woods-to-slow-down-resync-inner-clock/
Views: 439823 Kirsten Dirksen
Tree house project 1
 
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Slow & steady build of an amateur tree house in backyard. Started in early 2014, finished it in about 6 months. It's about 8' by 8' plus a small porch/deck.
Views: 671006 Ricardo's Workshop
Shipping containers recycled into affordable, accessible Utah home
 
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Real estate broker Jeff White dreamed of transforming used shipping containers into affordable housing. Laughed at by the first architects he approached, he began to work on his concept using a 40-foot-long, 9-foot-6-inches-tall and 8-foot-wide container in the driveway of his Salt Lake City (Utah) home. Being "busted" by a city inspector became the needed publicity for his project and soon after the Salt Lake's mayor was behind him and helped to ease the permits and inspections process. After two years of transformation (including plans, groundwork and permits), what began as two forty-foot high cube containers is now a light and airy 672-square-foot house. It's not dirt cheap- the Sarah House (named for a San Francisco homeless woman whose makeshift home inspired White) is currently on the market for $135,000 (and only to low-income buyers)-, but that price includes a lot of hidden costs. "I spent 40 thousand dollars for the lot and then the infrastructure underneath it, getting the sewer, water lines, probably an additional 25 thousand dollars. So you can see where I'm at, the house is still coming in at 55 to 60 thousand dollars." White thinks with time and economies of scale, he can bring the costs down. Sarah House: http://crossroadsurbancenter.org/projects/sarah-house Filmed by Johnny Sanphillippo -- more of his stories about urbanism, adaptation & resilience: http://granolashotgun.com/ Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/shipping-containers-recycled-into-affordable-salt-lake-home/
Views: 4445408 Kirsten Dirksen
Custom 30 Foot Tiny House by Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses
 
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Walk through tour of a custom 30 foot tiny house on a trailer for a family living in the Texas Hill Country.More info at http://rockymountaintinyhouses.com/custom-30-foot-house/
Views: 681094 Greg Parham
Boatmaker blends math & craft in his hanging treehouse spheres
 
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Ever since seeing Jacques Cousteau emerge from a globular bathyscaphe, Tom Chudleigh has been fascinated by spheres. A few decades ago he designed a orb-shaped houseboat and began building a prototype, only to decide it would work better hung in a tree. After a successful summer sleeping in the dangling globe as on-site housing for a construction job, Chudleigh began to rent it to out for overnight stays. Today, he has four suspended spheres at his Free Spirit Resort on Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada) where guests can spend a night or two swaying in the forest, 15 feet off the ground. Each sphere is suspended between three trees (with three nearly vertical ropes) and accessed by a spiral staircase. With whimsical names like Eryn, Eve, Luna and Melody, the tree bubbles have been compared to Ewok and Hobbit housing and are booked months in advance. It took him about 2000 hours just to create the wooden shell for his first build, Eve. He has since switched to fiberglass construction which takes about a week to create. Before devoting his time to spherical construction Chudleigh built and lived on sailboats and even learned to do his own metal forging while building a boat in a remote town near the Alaska border. He applied his diverse crafting experience to his sphere construction creating custom four-latch, curved oblong doors and forging double-articulated window latches. Chudleigh continues to build and sell spheres to treehouse fans around the world. Chudleigh’s designs were inspired by nature. “The spherical nut shape is certainly well adapted to life in the forest,” he explains on the website. “The suspension concept also reflects biomimicry. The network or web of ropes used to tether the sphere vertically and laterally function much like a spider web… The supporting web also mirrors our connectedness to our eco-system.” http://freespiritspheres.com/about-the-spheres/ Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/how-a-boatmaker-blended-math-craft-in-his-round-treehouses/
Views: 413872 Kirsten Dirksen
Old Denver city bus transformed as young family's comfy home
 
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Facing an unaffordable housing market, Scott and Emily bought a retired Denver city bus at auction and rebuilt it as a spacious home for themselves and children. With no building experience, they relied on help from family and online resources. They designed DIY transforming furniture to make the “rooms” serve double duty. Using a kit, Emily and her father built a murphy bed so the largest room in the bus can transform from kids’ play room to master bedroom. Scott and Emily hacked IKEA beds to create “living room” couches that transform into a large guest bed. Since Scott works from home, the back of the bus serves as kids’ bedroom (with one lofted bed) as well as home office. The couple had already downsized their stuff before buying the bus when they spent a year living out of 36 liter backpacks. The bus was an upgrade, though they continue to live with tiny wardrobes and fairly limited belongings. Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/old-denver-city-bus-transformed-as-young-familys-comfy-home/
Views: 1589027 Kirsten Dirksen
A Treehouse Without a Tree
 
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Sometimes trees are hard to come by in San Antonio, Texas, so Attie Jonker had to get creative when he built this treeless treehouse. | For more Treehouse Masters, visit http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/treehouse-masters/#mkcpgn=ytapl1 Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/TreehouseMastersFullEps Subscribe to Animal Planet: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=animalplanettv Watch more videos: Check out time-lapse videos of all the treehouse builds: http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/treehouse-masters/videos/timelapses.htm/#mkcpgn=ytapl1 Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalPlanet https://www.facebook.com/treehousemasters Follow Animal Planet on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnimalPlanet Check out the Animalist App: http://anmlst.co/1dILpRb
Views: 86961 Animal Planet
Idaho modern oldtimer builds underground & solar $50 houses
 
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Mike Oehler lived for over 30 years in an underground home that he built for $50 (and expanded for $500) on his land in Northern Idaho near the Canadian border. Now in his seventies his arthritis keeps him from hiking up to his home, but he continues to “write and proselytize” In 1968 like thousands of other San Franciscans hoping to go “back to the land”, Oehler bought property and began to build a homestead. After spending a winter freezing in a small cabin, he designed a home that would use the earth as insulation. With his first attempt he fell into the easy errors of what he calls a “first thought house”: a hole cut into a hillside with south-facing windows. Gradually he began to innovate with subterranean design, creating better ways for letting light in: among them “the Hollywood Wing”, “the Royer foyer”, gables and most-importantly the “uphill patio” (which also provides space for an earth-sheltered greenhouse). He also created an inexpensive, low-tech approach to basic design with what he calls PSP or Post/shoring/polyethlene. Mike Oehler's "$50 & Up Underground House Book": http://www.undergroundhousing.com/
Views: 3440801 Kirsten Dirksen
Zen forest house: 11K, handcrafted, small home in Oregon
 
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Brian Schulz wanted to see "how small of a house I could make feel big". Inspired by the traditional Japanese minka homes that rely on local materials and steeply sloped roofs to create affordable, open structures, Schulz created a home using materials salvaged or sourced from within 10 miles of his home. The result is a 14-by-16-foot home iin tune with its surroundings that cost only 11,000 dollars - mostly for concrete, shakes and insulation-, along with about a year and half of Schulz's spare time. Much of the wood Schulz collected from the bay while kayaking (he teaches traditional wood kayak-building for a living) and then he milled it himself on-site. Corner posts were blowdown trees from a friend's forest. Kitchen counters were milled from a fallen tree he'd held onto for 8 years. Stair railing is alder poles cut from beside the house. The 3 tables in the home were cut from cedar found on the beach and constructed in 2 hours. He laid flooring using low-grade reject fir, created trim using miscellaneous scrapwood and bought all the home's windows for $40 from the local dump (the french doors came from craigslist). More info (+ bathroom photos): http://capefalconkayak.com/japanesehouse.html Other videos with Brian: -- Off-grid, handcrafted life on Oregon farm & workshop http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/off-grid-handcrafted-life-on-oregon-farm-workshop/ -- Converted toolshed as uncluttered tiny home on Oregon farm http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/converted-toolshed-as-uncluttered-tiny-home-on-oregon-farm/ Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/zen-forest-house-11k-handcrafted-small-home-in-oregon/
Views: 1668334 Kirsten Dirksen
Converted toolshed as  uncluttered tiny home on Oregon farm
 
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Instead of building a big house on his Oregon farm, Brian Schulz has built, or renovated 5, tiny structures (see our videoOff-grid, handcrafted life on Oregon farm workshop to see the spaces he shares with others, including a solar bathhouse).  When his 14-by-16-foot salvaged log home (see Zen forest house: handcrafted, 11K, small home in Oregon) started to feel too big, he renovated an old shed on the property, turning it into a tiny home for he and his fiancé. There is no closet in the 8 by 10 space because Schulz believes closets just invite clutter. Instead he built a few open shelves for clothes and books and the couple uses the space under the bed for anything else (camping gear, dirty clothes). Brian's kayak build classes: http://capefalconkayak.com/ Brian's off-grid farm (& bathhouse): http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/off-grid-handcrafted-life-on-oregon-farm-workshop/ Brian's zen forest house: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/zen-forest-house-11k-handcrafted-small-home-in-oregon/ Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/converted-toolshed-as-uncluttered-tiny-home-on-oregon-farm/
Views: 440532 Kirsten Dirksen
Design and  Build Your Own Tree House
 
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Designer and artist David Parfitt takes you on a 4 week journey on how to design and build your very own tree house. http://www.my-garden-school.com/course/design-and-build-your-own-treehouse/ In this course you will be given a creative insight into how to build extraordinary treehouses. It covers the technology and principles needed to design a treehouse that meets your needs, along with ideas and practical skills that will enable you to build your own treehouse. You will also be given ways to approach most of the situations that you are likely to meet in a planning a treehouse and inventive ways of solving the problems associated with this fascinating activity. During this course I will give you all the information that you will need to make a basic treehouse, one that will be adaptable enough for your tree to make its own, and for you to elaborate on to make a glorious treehouse. I will also offer suggestions on creative ways of customising your structure. We will cover design considerations, making platforms for the three basic types of tree, materials and fastenings and safety issues
Views: 365583 Learning with experts
Airline exec builds observation tower treehouse as tiny home
 
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Fred Reid has reached the top of his industry- he's been president of Delta Airlines, CEO of Virgin America, president and CEO of Lufthansa and today he's president of Flexjet-, but often when he's not working he escapes to his secret place: a tiny house on stilts. His hermitage is a small cabin three stories above the ground. It's not exactly a treehouse since it's not attached to any tree, but it's tucked so tightly between the redwoods it appears a part of the grove. To design the elevated home- permitted as an observation tower- he called upon Scott Constable of Wowhaus who crafted a refuge with only the "luxury of the essential". The House of Tree- as Reid has dubbed it- doesn't have plumbing or electricity, instead he relies on kerosene, bottled water and a camping stove. "Though not technically a 'tree house' because it makes no connection to any tree, the elevated cabin," explains Constable on his Deep Craft blog, "has all of the hallmarks of one: 360 degree views through the trees, rustic accommodations, no utilities, and a feeling of being apart from everything but closer to nature." In this video we visit Reid's West Sonoma "spiritual sanctuary" where Constable takes us for a tour inside the second growth redwood grove and up above in the roughly 200 square foot rustic, crafted home. More info on original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/airline-exec-builds-observation-tower-treehouse-as-tiny-home/
Views: 181794 Kirsten Dirksen
Retiree’s Victorian Tiny House, 19th Century Living w/ Modern Twist
 
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Historian and tiny house advocate, Shorty Robbins, built a Victorian-era cottage on wheels. It provides a window in the past, a darling living history example. Shorty’s now full-time tiny home, “Nawaka,” is an excellent tool for her favorite pastime, historical re-enactments. ✨ While it highlights 19th century Florida pioneer cabin life, it is full of cleverly tucked away modern conveniences, like A/C, a solar generator and a TV. The most ingenious (and historically accurate!) feature is Shorty’s piano bed! Shorty is a founding member of the Golden Teacup Society, a group of woman reenactors who were interested in the accurate portrayal of civilian women during the 1860-1865 America Civil War period: https://goldteacup.wordpress.com 🏡More on Shorty’s Tiny House Life: https://facebook.com/shortystinyhousebuildandbeyond https://instagram.com/shortys_tiny_house_nawaka ******************************************************************************************** New to our Channel? Welcome! We are Alexis and Christian, the creators behind Tiny House Expedition. 🚚🏡💨 After falling in love and building our 130 sq ft tiny house on wheels, we hit the road to explore the tiny house movement. ❤ Join us as we create community, appreciate experiences over things, advocate for the movement, share tiny living stories/tours and resources: 👉🏡Tuesdays: LIVE tiny living chats at 3:30pm EST👈 👉 Thursdays: NEW tiny house videos at 3pm EST🏡✨ 🚚🏠💨Connect with Alexis & Christian and follow our tiny house travels: 👉 https://instagram.com/tiny_house_expedition https://facebook.com/TinyHouseExpedition https://tinyhouseexpedition.com 👉 Subscribe to Tiny House Expedition Here: http://youtube.com/tinyhouseexpedition1 ****************************************************************************************Our Gear: ~CAMERAS~ DJI Phantom 4 Drone KIT: http://amzn.to/2DSwt48 Drone Wheeled Case: http://amzn.to/2BNL7HX DJI Osmo 2 Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer Bundle: https://amzn.to/2DoKry7 Apple iPhone 7 128 GB: http://amzn.to/2BLn64u Canon 5D Mark iii: http://amzn.to/2BMHbag ~LENS~ ROKINON CINE Cinema Lens Kit - 50mm + 35mm + 85mm + 24mm for Canon EF: https://amzn.to/2SP5qxh Rokinon Cinema Lens 85mm t/1.5 Lens for Canon: https://amzn.to/2EUsNBH Rokinon Cinema Lens 35mm T1.5 Wide Angle Cine Lens for Canon: https://amzn.to/2IWNlOb Rokinon Cinema Lens 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift Fixed Lens for Canon: https://amzn.to/2tVgoqQ ~TRIPODS~ Manfrotto Mini Tripod: https://amzn.to/2JP5ZEk JOBY GorillaPod Tripod: https://www.amazon.com/GorillaPod-Ballhead-Bundle-Flexible-Camera/dp/B003II3FD0 Manfrotto Lightweight Fluid Tripod: https://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-MVK500AM-Lightweight-System-Spreader/dp/B00CL9CHNQ Manfrotto Aluminum Video Monopod: https://amzn.to/2UlOvUp ~SOUND~ Zoom H1n Handy Recorder with Accessory Pack: https://amzn.to/2tXdTEK Rode Wireless Mic System: https://amzn.to/2SLctag ~LIGHTS~ Dracast Camera LED Light w/Battery Charger: https://amzn.to/2IXyHpS ~STORAGE~ SanDisk Extreme PRO Flash Memory Card, 64GB-95MB: https://amzn.to/2EJ7D8w SanDisk 32GB MicroSD Card: https://amzn.to/2ELuyQF SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card: https://amzn.to/2XKn0Gd G-DRIVE Thunderbolt Portable Hard Drive 4TB: https://amzn.to/2tUWLQ0 G-DRIVE Thunderbolt Portable Hard Drive 1TB: https://amzn.to/2H5LMeW DISCLAIMER: This description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on the Amazon product links, we’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 216347 Tiny House Expedition
Colorado portable tiny house + Airstream-ish portable office
 
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Ann Holley wanted to create an off-grid, transportable tiny house that would be technically an RV, but with an aesthetic that wouldn't feel like living in an RV. What she created with her partner Darren Macca is a 125-square-foot "stick built" home with a cedar exterior and a refreshing and expanding all-white interior. The ProtoHaus has proven to be a truly portable home, making several cross country journeys. The couple originally built the home during a summer on her parents' property in Colorado. They then drove it 1,500 miles to Alfred, New York where they lived in it for a year while Holley was in grad school. Then they drove it back to Colorado where they parked it on a traditional lot in Longmont, Colorado. For their next project they wanted to create a tiny "flexible space", something that could function as a guest house or a mobile office. The ProtoStoga just 40 square feet and it's design is "a hybrid between a Gypsy Vardo, Airstream-esque Trailer, Conestoga Wagon and a Shepherd Hut". At under 1,500 pounds (the Protohaus is 9,500), Macca can tow it with his 4 cylinder car and often uses it to cut his commute. He leaves it in a park across from his work and instead of commuting home, he camps out in it. ProtoHaus: http://www.protohaus.moonfruit.com/ Filmed by Johnny Sanphillippo -- more of his stories about urbanism, adaptation & resilience: http://granolashotgun.com/ Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/colorado-portable-tiny-house-airstream-ish-portablefice/
Views: 772631 Kirsten Dirksen
Fully LEGAL 252 Sq. Foot Tiny House in Massachusetts (Cabin-Small Home)
 
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Check out Deek's Book on Shelter and Cabin Concepts HERE... http://www.amazon.com/Humble-Simple-C... Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, HGTV/DIY Network host/designer, and host of "Tiny Yellow House", heads out to Royalston, MA to hang with Chris Haynes (who has formerly been a guest speaker at Deek's Hands-On Building And Design Workshops (his next- April 11-13, in Wilmington, NC)). Chris' house, a mere 252 square feet, is fully permitted, inspected, and legal- not to mention solar! Based off of the "Bodega" plans from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company (www.tumbleweedhouses.com), Chris made a few alterations to suite his needs, and tastes, and so as to conform to a few codes locals to Massachusetts.
Views: 1801375 relaxshacksDOTcom
Shipping container family home: building blocks in Redwoods
 
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Shipping container playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMRx8kgwkvhJ7C_htu4x5i_-rCYapdlDC Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt wanted a modern cabin that wouldn't disrupt the Redwoods on their property. First they considered prefabs, but quickly realized they wouldn't fit up the narrow road to their land in the Santa Cruz mountains. So they convinced their friend, architect David Fenster, to design them a home made from shipping containers. Built from recycled cargo containers hand-picked from the Port of Oakland, Six Oaks was built around the footprint of the land. The containers were building blocks that were cut and stacked to fit between Redwoods along a steep grade. While the home was assembled in 6 hours, it took nearly a year to finish the interior since so much of it was custom. The unique materials meant some unique requirements: instead of carpenters, they used welders; a commercial roofer had to be hired, etc. Acoording to Connie, it wasn't "the cheapest way to build", but It cost about $50 per square foot less than a more conventional custom home. They didn't aim to build an extreme home, but the couple feel confident their home will hold up well under extreme conditions- i.e. falling trees, forest fires. Connie jokes that if a tree does fall on the home, "it will get a little dent and we'll call the auto body shop to fix the house". David Fenster, MODULUS architects http://www.modulus.com/modulus.html *Thanks to Connie and NorCal Construction for the construction time lapse: http://www.norcalconstruction.com/ Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/shipping-container-family-home-in-redwoods-adapted-to-site/
Views: 3149720 Kirsten Dirksen
This Could Be the Perfect Size for a Tiny House!  Full Tour & Interview
 
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What do you think of this 480 square foot tiny house? Full tour and interview with Maxime, who built and lives in the house with his girlfriend. We asked Maxime why he chose to build a house this size, how he found a legal place to put it, and what it's like now that he's lived in the house for over a year. We love that Maxime's house has low energy needs because it's a small home with a passive solar design, extra insulation, triple glazed windows, and in-floor radiant heating. He has a well for fresh water, a septic system for waste water, and he's hooked up to a municipal power grid. He says that with his design and low energy needs, it wasn't necessary to invest in solar, although that's not always the case with every home. We love tiny homes on wheels, but we also love that this one is just a bit bigger and by being on a foundation, helps eliminate some of the issues with tiny houses on trailers, notably, the plumbing issue. Drain pipes and water intakes are less likely to freeze in our cold Canadian winters. This house seems like a very sustainable, long-term housing solution for single people or couples who don't need tons of extra space. Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- COMMENTS ------------------------------------------------------------- We want our channel and our comments section to be an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome to watch and to contribute. For this reason, comments that are inappropriate or hateful will be reported and/or deleted. Please discuss and debate with respect, and report inappropriate or hateful comments directly to YouTube. ------------------------------------------------------------- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ------------------------------------------------------------- A very special thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UC8EQAfueDGNeqb1ALm0LjHA&tab=2 ------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSORS ------------------------------------------------------------- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in our video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------- Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Yves Neron https://www.instagram.com/yves.neron/ and Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives
Views: 1318746 Exploring Alternatives
Amazing Off-The-Grid Tiny House Has Absolutely Everything!
 
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This tiny house is ready for anything! Completely off the grid, this tiny home on wheels generates it's own solar power, collects rain water, uses solar water heating and even generates it's own bio gas for cooking. Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Paul and Annett had been living the city life, in an apartment in Sydney, Australia. A desire to lower their impact on the earth and live closer to nature lead them to designing and building their own eco-friendly tiny house powered by renewable energies and moving onto a remote property outside of Byron Bay. Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/amazing-off-grid-tiny-house-has-everything/ Follow Their Journey: https://www.livingtinyandgreen.com Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd
Tiny houses' polymath: tinker, lyricist, carpenter, cartoonist
 
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Derek Diedricksen has loved tiny homes since he read Lester Walker’s “Tiny Tiny Houses” as a ten year old. It was the same year he built his first “non-fort tiny house” (complete with insulation, electricity, bunk beds), mowing lawns to raise the money for the two-by-fours. [ His book "Microshelters": http://www.amazon.com/Microshelters-Creative-Cabins-Houses-Structures/dp/1612123538/ ] Nearly three decades later and he’s still building and has turned his childhood passion into a career. He runs one of the original tiny house blogs (relaxshacks.com), has authored a graphic novel/ DIY instruction manual "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts", hosts tiny house building workshops (his next is Nov 22-23 in Carolina Beach, NC), builds tiny shelters/treehouses for clients and even raps about the genre (e.g. in his music video Lollipop Fort of Death). Deek's site: relaxshacks.com His videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/relaxshacksDOTcom
Views: 849184 Kirsten Dirksen
One Man's Dream Tiny House You Have To See
 
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This dream tiny house is one that you have to see. This amazing small home is a unique combination of industrial and whimsical styles and is largely made from reclaimed and recycled materials, resulting in an incredibly spacious and luxurious home. Even more incredible is the story of this home's construction and its builder. If you enjoy our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig The entire tiny house was constructed as a DIY build by owner Matt, who before this project had very little experience building. His completion of this home stands as a testimony of just what can be accomplished if you push through the hard times and keep working towards your goals. Read more about Matt’s story here: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/mans-dream-tiny-house-you-have-to-see/ Thanks to the DIY nature of the build and the use of many reclaimed materials, this dream home was also built for an astoundingly low price! All throughout this home, there are artistic and high quality features which make every corner of the tiny home stand out. I hope you enjoy the full video tour of this very special tiny house on wheels. To find out more about Matt, his music and his tiny house adventures, be sure to follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecoastalclassic/ and Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUSLJhd4rAOagkCNW_QY7SQ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tinyhousenz Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video by Bryce Langston: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud Editing: Rasa Pescud 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2019 Zyia Pictures Ltd
Uni Grad's $US12,000 Eco Tiny House
 
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After graduating from university, this entrepreneurial young couple kick started their next phase of life by building an incredible eco tiny house together! Support our show: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Unbelievably, Sam and Simone managed to construct this tiny house as a DIY project for only AU$17,000 which works out to be just over US$12,000. In this video, we discuss how they were able to construct their tiny house for such an affordable price and tips for building tiny houses for less. Especially in a country like Australia, where the material cost of building can be very high! Read More: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/uni-grads-12000-eco-tiny-house/ As students of wildlife and environmental sciences, the couple now have plans to regenerate the property where the tiny house is parked. They are also using the tiny house as a base to launch a new online business. I hope you enjoy this full video tour of this stunning tiny home. Check out Jungle Alley on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/junglealley/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud Editing: Rasa Pescud 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd
The Best Tree House Ever
 
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http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/20845319/list/A-Magical-Tree-House-Lights-Up-for-Christmas Jeri Wakefield always wanted a special getaway as a little girl. When she became a grandmother she decided to give her grandkids the memories she always wanted as a little girl. This incredible tree house is a story of love, family and finding a home for things other people no longer value. Architect James Curvan shares some of the secrets of how he built this amazing tree house. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/20845319/list/A-Magical-Tree-House-Lights-Up-for-Christmas
Views: 2564587 HouzzTV
Tiny house for under $5000
 
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Tiny house build from Aug. 2012 to Aug 2013, I did this all by myself, while working part-time. This tiny house only cost me $5000, I reused lots of things and found free stuff from craigslist. We are a family of 4, soon to be 5 and are living in a tiny house with kids. Living in a tiny house has given us financial freedom, and the ability to enjoy our kids more. We have reduced our cost of living greatly, reduced our energy consumption and uncluttered our lives!
Views: 2346529 marrieddragoon
Cozy Log Cabin- How I built it for less than $500.
 
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This simple, but cozy bush cabin was constructed in my spare time, and was completed in 8 months. My youth group, and several people from my church were a huge help. I wouldn't have been able to complete it in time without them. I am aware that 8 months isn't necessarily a fast building time, but keep in mind: this cabin is somewhat isolated, no machinery was used, all the logs and materials had to be carried on our shoulders, I often worked alone and in at least 3 feet of snow, I built this in my spare time when I wasn't working 50+ hours at my jobs, or spending time with my family. And any construction project takes longer when it's out in the bush. Some people have noticed that I have a gas can in the corner of the cabin next to the stove. Obviously it is dangerous to keep a gas can near a running stove. The only reason why the gas can is there, is because I temporarily put it there for filming. The stove was off, and as soon as I was done filming, I returned the gas can back to where it belonged; outside. Of course there are things that I can, and could have done, to make sure this cabin lasts 100+ years: 1- The logs could have been debarked before I used them. 2- In the future I can jack the cabin up and put it on footings so that the logs will be kept off the ground. 3- In the future I can put a metal roof on, to replace the tarp. So why didn't I just do the above 3 things right away? I was under a strict time & budget constraint. I only had $500 and I had exactly 8 months to complete the cabin (it's a long story). Although I had a lot of people who helped on various occasions, I worked alone most of the time, often in temperatures of -30, with only a chainsaw, an axe, and my arms. Although I had to take a couple of shortcuts (because of my constraints), I do not regret any decision I made in the cabin's construction. If I chose to build the cabin exactly the way I wanted it to be built, I wouldn't have been able to build it at all. In the future, I plan to build a bigger log home. And when I do, I will be sure to take the time to build the cabin exactly the way it needs to be built. The cabin cost only $500 to build. Most the the money went into the lumber that I put into the roof. As for the items that were donated, all of them were scrap to begin with. That means the donated items were worth $0, and they only took on value when I was able to make use of them. - The stove was donated because I had a friend who had it sitting in his scrap pile and he knew I could probably use it. - A farmer friend I knew told me that he had a bunch of thrown-out windows in a garbage pile in his back field. He said that if I could dig them out of the snow, I could have them. - The door was a coffee table that another friend made, but he was going to throw it out because the varnish didn't go on properly. So I took it off his hands. My point is, that even though the above items were donated, they were salvaged items that were going to be thrown out anyway. This is another reason why I was able to keep my costs down. Because I was able to take other people's garbage, and make them into something useful. I was given permission to build this cabin on a privately owned bush lot. Cabin details: - I have no previous experience in construction, only a passion to learn and build. - The cabin is 10'x10'. While the roof section is 11'x16' - It has 52 logs, approximately 25 inches in circumference at the base. I left them with the bark on. - It only cost me $15 worth of gas, and $30 worth of oil to build the entire cabin with my chainsaw. - The floor is set on 9 patio stones, with 2"x4"s for support, and 2.25" thick rough-cut Poplar floor boards on top. - I made square notches in the logs, which I found to be a sturdy way to fit the logs together. - We didn't use any machinery (except for a chainsaw). Just good ol' fashioned man power. - I used a heavy-duty tarp to cover the roof. - To fill the gaps between the logs I used brown-coloured insulation. Not the best way to fill the gaps, but it's certainly cheap, quick, and efficient. - Since the cabin is small, I didn't place it on any footings. The logs are sitting directly on the level ground. I'll see in the years to come, how well the cabin holds up. But it's already lasted through a whole winter and spring without any problems.
Views: 4291102 The Outsider
Back To Nature Living In A Beautiful Tiny House Tent
 
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This young family are doing things a bit differently! They gave up their city lives in Southern California to live a debt free and simple life, close to nature in a beautiful tiny house tent in New Mexico! Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Their home is by no means a normal tent, but more like a tiny house cabin with canvas exterior. Certainly, this home is glamping taken to the extreme! This unique and beautifully crafted home provides all the shelter the family needs while allowing them to truly live more connected to the natural world and the beautiful gardens surrounding their house tent. Read More: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/back-to-nature-tent-living/ Tent living is not without it's challenges, but for this family the benefits greatly outweigh the disadvantages. It's allowed them to deeply connect, live a more simple, debt free and rewarding lifestyle and most importantly grow together as a family, with love and quality time being a corner stone of each day. You can visit the Den For Our Cubs website at: https://denforourcubs.wordpress.com/ And follow the family's adventures on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DENFOROURCUBS/ Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud Editing: Rasa Pescud 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd
DIY home for less than $3500
 
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In a town where the median home price is over half a million dollars, Jenine Alexander decided to build her own. Using resources like the tiny house blogs and the 1950 bestselling DIY book "Your Dream Home: How to Build It for Less Than $3,500" (a gift from a friend), Jenine spent less than $3,500 on her home. In fact, she used nearly only materials recovered from the dump or found on craigslist and the only things she paid for were a used trailer and fasteners (nails, screws, hinges, etc). She built it on wheels not just to get around minimum size standards, but mostly because she couldn't afford land in her hometown of Healdsburg, California. More info in original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/diy-home-for-less-than-3500/ Jenine's blog: http://www.forgeahead.org/Productions/Home.html
Views: 2646847 Kirsten Dirksen
Our Urban Tiny House In New Zealand
 
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After so many years in the works, I’m so excited to finally be able to share a tour of our very own tiny house on wheels in New Zealand. I started this project almost 5 years ago now, and it’s wonderful to now be able to share the finished home with you. For those of you who have been following my journey since the very beginning, you’ve been waiting a long time for this one! If you enjoy our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig At roughly 15 square meters (160 square feet) this tiny home is completely off the grid, generating all of its power from the sun and collecting rain water. It’s designed to fit into the dimensions for legal travel on New Zealand’s roads To find out more about the details and construction of this tiny house, be sure to visit our website: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/the-seed-of-life-tiny-house/ Currently parked up in an urban driveway, this home is designed to be simple, affordable and easily relocated, as what first attracted me to the idea of tiny homes was the concept of being able to own a home without owning the land that it sits on. While the home may be simple, it’s everything that we need! I hope you enjoy the full tour. Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tinyhousenz Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video by Bryce Langston: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud Editing: Rasa Pescud 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2019 Zyia Pictures Ltd
Tiny house/cabin in the trees-The fern forest treehouse- (Relaxshacks.com/treefort
 
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Views: 219017 relaxshacksDOTcom
World's largest treehouse? 7 trees support 1800 sq ft home
 
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Michael Garnier has helped pioneer the craft of modern treehouse construction. His Garnier limb -invented in collaboration with other enthusiasts as an open source project- holds up to 8,000 pounds and allows treehouse builders to create stronger, more durable dwellings in the trees. When Garnier, who owns a treehouse resort with 9 elevated dwellings, decided to build his own home for himself and his wife Peggy, it had to also be nestled in the branches. While his B&B cabins in the air are closer to 100 square feet, for his own home he decided to go big. His home is 1800 square feet on three floors. He calls it the world's largest treehouse (not a fact, though he challenges anyone to prove him wrong). He selected a spot in the middle of a grove of White Oak trees and used 7 trees to support the weight of his home (the largest one in the middle of the home is no longer living, but he manufactured a root system for it so it would still support the weight of a living tree). In this video, Garnier takes us for a tour of his "trees house" and explains how a home like his does less damage to the grove of trees than if he'd built a conventional house there. Original story: http://www.faircompanies.com/videos/view/worlds-largest-treehouse-7-trees-support-1800-sq-ft-home/
Views: 253007 Kirsten Dirksen
Backyard aquaponics as self-sustained farm in (sub)urban LA
 
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Scott Henley wanted to prove he could turn the backyard of his modest Pasadena (Los Angeles) home into a working farm. To turn his 8000-square-foot backyard into a productive farm, Henley turned to aquaponics- a combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics: "This is a very efficient way to grow things in a small space. And it also produces a protein source." He farms tilapia because they breed fast. The fish waste is broken down in the water by naturally-occurring bacteria into nitrate. The plants take up the nitrates as food and the now-cleaned water is fed back to the fish and the process begins again. The only inputs are sunlight and fish food. It's an inherently organic system because any pesticides would upset the natural balance of the small ecosystem. After less tha 2 years in operation (he started in the summer of 2012), he- through Whisper Farms- now sells enough produce to restaurants, CSAs and at the local (Altadena) farmer's market- to cover all costs and produce a small profit. His "experiment" is still not productive enough to create a salary, but he hopes that will change once he's able to sell his fish and create more of a cooperative setup with other farms (to reduce the permitting costs for selling at farmers' markets). Whisper Farms: http://altadenafarmersmarket.com/?vendor=whisper-farms Filmed by Johnny Sanphillippo -- more of his stories about urbanism, adaptation & resilience: http://granolashotgun.com/ Original video: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/backyard-aquaponics-as-self-sustained-farm-in-suburban-la/
Views: 847419 Kirsten Dirksen