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I’m excited to share with you Monarch Tiny Homes new offering, the Half/Half model.

The idea is they will build the structure and leave the inside empty and open to the creativity of the buyer. It’s considerably less expensive, at $22,000, compared to their Twenty-Footer model.

Just like the Twenty-Footer, the Half/Half model comes with SIPs walls and roof, Newtechwood lifetime recycled siding, windows, door, and all of the utility lines roughed in. Water, sewer, power, and gas lines are pre-installed.

“We build the first half” means the heavy lifting is done. “You finish the second half” means creative, custom interior design is in your hands.Monarch Tiny Homes

Monarch Tiny Homes Half/Half Model

Monarch Tiny Homes Half/Half Model

Images © Monarch Tiny Homes

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I thought you might enjoy an updated tour of Art’s SIP tiny house on wheels so you can learn more about how he lives tiny. Art actually parks and lives behind his rock climbing business. Pretty cool, right?

If you’ve been a reader for a long time you’re probably already familiar with Art and his Structurally Insulated Panel tiny house on wheels but in this video based post you’ll get to learn a lot more about him, his lifestyle, and his tiny house on wheels.

Art is also a presenter for Tumbleweed Tiny Houses where he teaches other people how to build tiny houses too. In this video the awesome people behind Tiny House Giant Journey take us directly into his tiny house where he’s been living simply for the last few years. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you!

Art’s SIP Tiny House on Wheels

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Images © Tiny House Giant Journey via YouTube

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This 550 sq. ft. timber framed cabin called the TimberCab 550 by FabCab is in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho assembled by Selle Valley Construction.

It’s built using SIP (structurally insulated panel) walls which are cut to precision in the FabCab factory which means assembly (construction) time is drastically reduced.

When you go inside you’ll find that there’s a very open floor plan with large windows and vaulted ceilings throughout which help make it feel even more spacious than 550 sq. ft.

Open and Spacious 550 Sq. Ft. Prefab Timber FabCab Cabin

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Images © Marie-Dominique Verdier

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When Brian Levy set himself out to design a tiny house he wanted to create something that was comfortable long-term, sustainable for the environment yet still stylish, and he didn’t want to compromise anywhere. He believed the Minim Home should feel amazing throughout. He’s also the founder of Micro Showcase, a place dedicated to showcasing micro buildings.

When you take the tour of his 210 sq. ft. modern tiny house below I think you’ll agree that he accomplished all of those goals with this 11′ wide by 22′ long footprint home. Sure it’s a wide load, but Brian’s logic is sound. Most little houses spend most of their time being lived in, not moved. So it makes sense to go wider.

And yes, the home is still built right onto a trailer so your home can be towed and moved when and if you ever wanted or needed to move it. When you go inside you’ll find all of the comforts of home. A kitchen, multi-functioning table, stools, sofa with room for five people, giant projector screen for entertainment, roll out bed (instead of a loft), 5’x7′ office area, 5′ closet, bathroom, and bookcase that holds 150+ books.

Brian Levy’s Modern & Genius 210 Sq. Ft. Minim Tiny Home

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Images © Paul Burk/Minim Micro Homes

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I’m excited to show you this 250 sq. ft. SIP tiny house called The Crib. It’s created by architect Jeff Broadhurt of Broadhurst Architects.

If you include the upstairs sleeping loft space and outdoor space there’s a total of 450 sq. ft. of living space. Originally it was designed as a weekend cottage but I can see how it can be used for full time simple living.

The Crib is environmentally friendly since it’s built using sustainable and recycled materials plus solar power and water collection can easily be integrated into the design. One of my favorite parts about it is the garage door that opens up the space to the outside.

Another feature that will probably also amaze you is the multi-functional entertainment center with flat screen TV that opens up and turns the main living area into an amazing office space. Talk about awesome! Please enjoy, watch the video tour below, talk about it all in the comments, and re-share if you’d like to.

The Crib 250 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home Model For Sale

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Images © Anice Hoachlander & Broadhurst Architects via TheCrib.info
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I’m so excited to feature this video tour of Brian Levy’s 210 sq. ft. one-level modern tiny house on wheels at Boneyard Studios thanks to Derek Diedricksen of RelaxShacks.com.

Brian designed his own tiny home because there was no set of plans out there that really met his needs.

So he ended up with a design that perfectly suits his needs. It has a big kitchen, downstairs bed, and all the amenities of home. And he built it using SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels).

Deek Takes you to Brian’s 210 Sq. Ft. Modern Tiny House

Enjoy the full video tour below:

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Expandable Tiny Houses with Pop Outs is a guest post by Jay Oistead

This is Jay with Ragsdale Homes and I wanted to share with you some of our current tiny house projects we’re working on.

Directly below is a sneak preview of our new Sunday House which is a transforming tiny home because it has pop outs.

We designed it small so that we can transport it cross country to attend workshops, conventions, and other events.

Once the home is on site and expanded it offers 216 sq. ft. of living space while the perimeter dimensions are only 8’x10′ while traveling.

We are developing patent pending ‘Room Roll Outs’ so parts of the home can expand and increase livable square footage once on site.

Ragsdale Homes Tiny Houses with Pop Outs: Sunday House

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I encourage you to see and learn more below:

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