Earth Mum » Tiny Houses http://earthmum.org Sustainable Living Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:26:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 California is Building Tiny Homes http://earthmum.org/california-building-tiny-homes/ http://earthmum.org/california-building-tiny-homes/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:12:56 +0000 http://earthmum.org/?p=282 I continue to hear more and more about people who are interested in building a tiny house! I can understand this happening in California because it’s so expensive to live, but why would we want to do this at a global level? Maybe it’s people are starting to see that building construction of any type […]

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I continue to hear more and more about people who are interested in building a tiny house!

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I can understand this happening in California because it’s so expensive to live, but why would we want to do this at a global level? Maybe it’s people are starting to see that building construction of any type creates from what I heard over 75% of our pollutions and we has are becoming more aware of the damages it can cause, or is it just about economics and its cheaper living. It’s also very attractive because you don’t need any building permits and you can set a small home down on a piece of land and move it at will since they are usually made on trailers, now that’s sounds interesting to most I’m sure. I also see up to about $30,000 to build a small home, which in same states this could be a huge down payment on a real house. I think this is too much money to attain a or build a tiny home, but I’m sure there has to be benefits to it since these people have gone out of their way to do just that – build a tiny home to live in.

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In today's day and age it's pretty much become a standard practice to equate dream homes with McMansions and sprawling estates. However, one California couple's dream home suggests an alternative to this dream -- both in size and in price tag.

For just $30,000, 31-year-old web designer Alek Lisefski built a tiny house for himself and his girlfriend Anjali on an 8-by-12 foot flatbed trailer. (The cost includes money spent on the trailer, tools, supplies and appliances.) And the best part? Not only does it have plenty of room for their dog, Anya, but it's portable as well so Lisefski could avoid the minimum square footage requirements most municipalities have for permanent structures.

Currently stationed in the backyard of a house in Sebastopol, Calif. that the homeowners listed on Craigslist, Lisefski's home took about a year to build and was dubbed "The Tiny Project." While the couple does do some yard work as a form of minor payment, they at least have access to the city’s water supply and have achieved their goal of living a more sustainable, somewhat minimalist lifestyle.

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"While living in a such a small house, my space, and in turn each area of my life, will be simpler, less chaotic, and free from all but what is essential," he noted on the introduction of his blog.

He continued by saying that it all sounds "really great" to him -- and while it's certainly not a lifestyle for everyone's taste, at least it looks "really great" to others.

source: Huffington Post

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Build a Tiny House Here To Stay!

For whatever the reasons are, it’s a huge trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all, as a matter of fact the actual building small houses trend continue to advance to unprecedented highs in just a short time. Tiny homes or building small houses are here to stay and there is no stopping the movement, you could see one next door to you soon. Some might not see the advantages while some are taking it to the next level. Get ready for the next housing boom near you, the tiny homes and the people who are chasing the new American dream!

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The Tiny House Movement http://earthmum.org/the-tiny-house-movement/ http://earthmum.org/the-tiny-house-movement/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:18:33 +0000 http://earthmum.org/?p=201 Much smaller houses are cheaper compared to bigger ones in regards to taxes and building, heating, upkeep, and repair service expenses. Aside from setting you back much less, small residences could motivate a much less messy and less complex lifestyle and lower environmental effects for their citizens. The common size of a small home seldom […]

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Much smaller houses are cheaper compared to bigger ones in regards to taxes and building, heating, upkeep, and repair service expenses. Aside from setting you back much less, small residences could motivate a much less messy and less complex lifestyle and lower environmental effects for their citizens. The common size of a small home seldom goes beyond 500 square feet (46m).

The typical small house on tires is usually much less than 8ft by 20ft, with livable area amounting to 120 square feet or less, for ease of towing and to excuse it from the demand for a building permit.If any individual is interested in developing their own home for financial reasons, greenhouse emission issues, or simply for fun I extremely suggest doing your research first.

Tiny homes on wheels were made popular by Jay Shafer and Gregory Johnson, which with each other started the Little Residence Culture in 200 Shafer made a tiny house for Johnson to reside in, and then Shafer took place to provide the very first plans for tiny homes on tires, initially founding Tumbleweed Tiny Residence Firm, then Four Lights Tiny Residence Firm (September 6, 2012).

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In 2008 the business reported selling only one residence each year, though this had raised five fold up in 200 since 2011, the company mentioned constructing "a few houses" every year. [this quote needs a citation] Most of your houses built to its designs are built by clients making use of Tumbleweed's plans.

In 2012 Jay Shafer left the firm to his company partner and established 4 Lighting Tiny Residence Firm. Tiny and small residences have received increasing media insurance coverage consisting of a television program, Tiny Residence Nation, coming July 7, 201 The possibility of building one's own house has actually sustained the activity, especially for little homes on tires.

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Tiny residences on wheels are similar to RVs, however built to last as long as typical homes. However, unlike standard homes, tiny residences on wheels do not require structure licenses. This increase in popularity of little houses, and specifically the rapid rise in the variety of both amateur and expert contractors, has caused issues regarding safety amongst tiny home experts. In 2013, a Tiny Home Company Partnership was developed to address honest and security concerns. In addition, numerous experts hold workshops across the country to show tiny home fanatics to construct their own residences safely.

So get on the Tiny House trend and if you want to build one just do it, whats stopping you from being one of the proud owners of a Tiny House or Tiny Home or... Tiny Home on Wheels?

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