Month: February 2015

Rethinking Tiny Communities?Pera and Jay Austin say…

Rethinking Tiny Communities?

Pera and Jay Austin say they’re seeking a new spot for that dream of an urban tiny house community. 

Pera is also rethinking what she really wants. “I’m not going to try and plan for what this house is gonna be in 10 years — I might not have it,” she says. “Maybe I’ll sell it – I could easily see it being on a piece of property that I have for, like, a little retreat area,” perhaps even somewhere less urban, she says.

Listen here via npr / Related: boneyardstudios.org

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Backyard Room | Bill McCorkell + David Martin…to design…

Backyard Room | Bill McCorkell + David Martin

…to design and construct sustainable garden studios that recognise innovation, passive solar principles, energy savings and the environment.

In most cases our garden rooms require no permit and cause minimal disruption, are designed and built in six weeks, and are installed on site in under five days. 

Bill McCorkell via The Meander Journal 

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In Portlandia: Episode 8: House for Sale, Fred and Carrie adjust…

In Portlandia: Episode 8: House for Sale, Fred and Carrie adjust to live in a tiny house, shot at Caravan-The Tiny House Hotel in Northeast Portland’s Alberta neighborhood.

This is the bathroom and a home office,” he explains, his elbows resting on a narrow desk. You can see Brownstein, except for her arm reaching over the desk caddy. “Can you hand me the shower gel please?” she asks.

Janet Eastman | Oregon Live

portlandia BRING IT!

related: previous indie portlandia tiny house humor

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PURSUIT | via CCAD + TURNTo mock up the Pursuit, the build team…

PURSUIT | via CCAD + TURN

To mock up the Pursuit, the build team erected an open-ended wood frame in Grant Lab. They made cardboard components for the kitchen, bath, bedroom, and office. The team imagined a young person, perhaps a freelance photographer or designer, living in the Airstream and hosting client meetings there.

During the recession, one-third of all RV dealers and manufacturers in the U.S. closed their doors. Today, the RV trade is slowly coming back, thanks to younger buyers. Research shows that the average age of a RV buyer has fallen from 55 to 42, according to Greg Gerber of RV Daily Report. Millennials, or people born between 1980 and 2005, are also predicted to become a key segment of the market.

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Guillaume & Jenna | tHGJ We took a pit stop in Pensacola,…

Guillaume & Jenna | tHGJ

We took a pit stop in Pensacola, where my uncle owns twenty acres that he uses for hunting and recreation. Guillaume and I used it for parking, and, for the first time, we got a taste of what it would feel like to park on private land.

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