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Here is what’s going on in the world of tiny houses, simplicity, and green energy this week.

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So here’s my tiny house. It’s a 1995 Intervec Falcon 190 Class B RV.

Lately I have been calling it our guest house because it’s parked outside of our 500 square foot apartment–interior pics coming soon!

It’s a micro efficiency on wheels. It has a couch that converts into a small bed. A loft sleeping area up top with very little head room.

A little kitchenette with a refrigerator, cook stove, sink, and cabinets.

And a little shower and toilet in the rear.

Note: This has since been sold.

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build-a-house-for-20-grand-new-cover-2Tumbleweed houses has announced they will be including their NEW Popomo tiny house plans FREE when you order The Small House Book for $36.95, making it a great value for the money.


The Popomo is a 172 square foot house built on a 20 foot long flatbed trailer which classifies it is a recreational vehicle.  It is a single story house so there is no loft.  It is 8′ 6″ wide.  The roof is designed to be at a slope (although it seems flat) so the rainwater would roll off the back end of the house.

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This new adventurer camper by Mercedes Benz is the ultimate in off road recreational vehicles. It’s portal axles give it plenty of ground clearance, making sure that all four wheels have contact to the road (whatever the road may be!).

The axle is able to flex over 30 degrees. This vehicle can effortlessly take on just about anything in it’s pass (within reason).

The air intake pipe makes it ready for traveling through reasonable depths of water.

It also has a built in system to change any of your tires’ air pressure right from the driver’s seat. This is used to improve traction on different terrains.

In addition, the Unimog packs a 7 ton front winch to get itself (most likely others) out of any trouble.  Surprisingly for me it has a 4 cylinder 4249-cc diesel engine that produces 218 horse power.  Maybe this engine results in decent gas mileage but even if it doesn’t, it comes with a 76 gallon fuel tank (plus a 5 gallon reserve) to ease worries.

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I ran into this really cool urban house boat the other day. Here’s a little bit about the company right from their website…

Urban Houseboats Inc. (UHI) was created in 2007 by its partnering founders – Sean Conner and Rodney Hanscomb. Their desire was to design and manufacture a live aboard vessel that provided high end styling and mobility, with the feeling of home. UHI is now filling a void in a market that is not being met by any other manufacturer in the boating or housing industry.

As opposed to floating homes, Urban Houseboats are motorized and mobile. They are an alternative in the liveaboard market (floating homes and yachts) which can be limiting in the number available, high upfront prices, and ongoing cost of maintenance. Urban Houseboats provide the same rich lifestyle and million dollar views, but at a greatly reduced cost.

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I found this small kitchen to be so unique so I wanted to share it with you guys.  I ran into it in one of Ikea’s new websites Ikea Family Live which feature a new design idea every week.

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