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I just found out about this new tiny housing documentary called Microtopia thanks to Derek Markham at Treehugger and wanted to tell you about.

It’s a documentary with a different style than we’re used to in the tiny house world in my opinion but it focuses on the fact that most of us live in homes that are too big.

In return this often creates financial problems as well as potential environmental and waste issues. So the documentary gives us inspiring stories and micro homes that might be part of the solution.

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I encourage you to enjoy the free preview/trailer of this micro housing documentary below:

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I had to show you this DIY hand built off grid tiny cabin in Cable, Wisconsin.

There’s something so cool about small cabins like this. And this one has a little bit of a modern touch to it because of the big windows and metal roof.

I also really like the surrounding deck and covered front porch for comfortable outdoor living. That’s a must in a small space. If you’re expecting interior photos unfortunately we’re not invited inside today. But I’ll let you know if we are in the future. :)

Update: Interior tour now available thanks to Desiderio Ruiz and UpNorthRealty.com. Please enjoy and share below.

DIY Hand Built Off Grid Tiny Cabin in Wisconsin

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I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the photo tour of this awesome little cabin below:

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If like me you’ve been wanting to see more tiny house communities come to life you’ll probably really enjoy this post (and the videos below).

Because projects like this can serve as a model for any of us to follow or at least learn from to create more tiny living micro communities around the world.

I like the idea of independent ‘micro’ communities created by relatively small groups of people who exchange labor with each other to keep building costs low.

But if you wanted (or the group wanted) the land could also eventually serve as a learning center, farm, sustainable living learning center, etc.

DIY Micro Tiny House Community in France

I encourage you to learn how a group of friends and fellow carpenters built this micro community using very little money and their own labor in a fairy tale forest setting in France:

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I thought you’d like to know about this Colorado Tiny House for sale.

It’s a really small minimalist cabin built on a 6′x10′ single axle trailer.

You can use it as an off grid micro house or a mortgage-free backyard guest house.

Or you might even be able to find a campsite to park it at and live simply out of it that way.

74 Square Feet Tiny House For Sale

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Learn more including how to buy it (and how much) below:

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I thought you’d enjoy this off grid tiny house that’s right on the beach.

It sort of has that classic Spanish style which I like.

And it’s in an area that’s completely off the grid (surrounded by dunes).

Improvements were made by a team of builders and architect Alejandro Gonzalez.

Since there’s no electric it’s lit by candles and lanterns.

To get here you have to use a 4×4 vehicle to get through the dunes.

About eight blocks away, though, you can find a store with supplies and food.

Off Grid Tiny House on the Beach

I encourage you to enjoy the rest of this fascinating tiny oceanside cottage below:

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Today, this post by Solar Baby was brought to my attention. While she and her husband do not live in a tiny house I would argue that they do live intentionally and having solar power is a big part of their identity. I love that she takes on the myths of solar power systems and shares her insight on what solar power isn’t.

Since I do live in a tiny house which happens to be off the grid, I thought I might chime in on some of her topics here.

It is not camping. I love camping. I go camping frequently. I would say that my experience camping influences my tiny life and vice versa, but they are not the same thing.

Living in our tiny house is not in any way “roughing it.” Some people might argue that it is because of our air pressurized shower and our outdoor kitchen, but I would argue back that these are value judgments. One person’s “roughing it” is another’s luxury. I don’t rough it when I camp either.

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6 course dinner at recent camping trip. Photo by my friend Lamyka.

I encourage you to read more of my thoughts on off the grid living below:

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ProtoHaus Tiny House Project

Ann Holley is a student at Alfred University at the Museum of Fine Arts.

A few short years ago she and her partner Darren Macca decided to build their own tiny house of just 125 square feet.

Off-the-Grid Tiny House

It was originally located on the property of AU and it is completely off the grid.

The house uses solar power for electricity and the refrigerator and oven are powered by propane.

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On the outside it’s 22′ long and it’s 8′ 6″ wide. Inside it’s 17′ and 7′ 6″.

So it’s 125 square feet inside without including the 9′ by 7′ 6″ sleeping loft.

There’s also a front porch where you can sit and relax.

The entire house is built on a trailer so that it’s easy to transport.

Interior Design

When you walk in through the front door there are two closets on each side so that there’s room for your stuff.

Directly above that area there’s an overhead loft space for more storage. There’s also a little window up there.

In the opposite side is the sleeping loft which looks welcoming and open. The dormers give you more space and light.

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