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Last Sunday I gave you a round up of the previous week’s recent post which also includes what you might have missed around the web related to tiny houses and simple living.

So here are last week’s Tiny House Talk posts:

And here are some featured posts that I think you’d like from around the web and our friends:

Since I live in Florida I get to see plenty of travelers come down from all over. One of them being this nicely converted box truck that now serves as an RV… It still had the lift gate in the back too.

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Northwestern Tiny House Project

Northwestern Tiny House Project’s mission is to build this sustainable home by making their own improvements onto Tumbleweed Tiny Houses’ efficient use of space with new ideas and innovations in the areas of materials, electricity, and plumbing.

They call themselves Team CASITA. This particular home is just 128 square feet and yes: they’re using a trailer as a foundation.

The design includes:

  • Electrical and plumbing systems
  • Solar panels with battery bank
  • Water tank placement
  • Rainwater collection system

The home is planned to be finished this school year and the students have put together an excellent eBook (report) that you can download which details everything, including materials, layout, plumbing, composting, electricity, resources, and more.

Northwestern Tiny House Project

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Tiny House Living on a sailboat

I know that tiny houses aren’t for everyone but a smaller living space can help you if you’re tired of carrying around all of that extra baggage that some of us have accumulated over the years.

Downsizing forces you to get rid of stuff so that you don’t have to end up working your tail off maintaining an over-sized home and paying for the lifestyle that goes along with that.

My question is,

“why can’t we live on land as simply as a one would aboard a sailboat?”

Tiny House Living on a sailboat

Two couples that are doing it

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I was looking through some videos I’d taken over the last couple of years and found a few clips of small and tiny houses so I decided to put a few of them together so you can watch.

It’s just 38 seconds long so it won’t take up much of your time.

Most of these clips are from walking around and I just happened to have had my camera on me. Fortunately now I have a good enough camera built in to my phone to take videos.

A couple of these (like the little red barn-shed and the box truck house/rv) are from my trip to Matlacha where I met up with Derek Diedricksen of RelaxShacks. You can watch the videos I took there on that link.

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Could've been a tiny house at once

Every week I’ll be putting together a round up of the past 7 days so that you can see what you missed on Tiny House Talk during plus important and related links from around the web.

Here are last week’s Tiny House Talk posts:

Featured posts from around the web and our friends:

Plus this old beat up shed that I found during my weekend travels. Next to it is a completely torn down structure (which might have been a small house) with barely the foundation left in tact.

Could've been a tiny house at once
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10 Ways To Use Your Community As Home

When you live in a super small space you want to design your life so that you’re not in it all of the time.

It’s actually a lot like being a kid in a college dorm. You sleep, eat, study and entertain yourself there and almost everything else is outsourced somewhere else.

I believe one of the secrets of successfully living in a tiny house while being happy is proper use of your surroundings.

Maybe you can start practicing before you’re in your tiny space.

10 Ways To Use Your Community As Home
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Garage Conversion to Modern Small House

Watch how this garage was turned into an ultra luxurious modern small house by French architect firm Fabre de Marien.

The garage is in Bordeaux, France. Since it’s a double car garage it adds up to 441 square feet of space. I think you’ll be amazed with the results.

You’ll notice the use of glass doors helps the space look and feel much larger than it is. And I just love the wood flooring and exterior on the front, don’t you?

You can’t tell when you see the picture from the front but the roof actually slants upwards as you go back which you can actually see in the interior pictures. There’s even a sleeping loft up top.

Garage Conversion to Modern Small House
“Before” shot

Garage Conversion to Modern Small House

The floor to ceiling windows in the front make up for the lack of natural lighting throughout the rest of the structure. Besides the ceiling window in the sleeping loft (you’ll see later).

Garage Conversion to Modern Small House

Garage Conversion to Modern Small House

More features of the home include…

  • Built in patio
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Dressing room
  • Sofa bed
  • Office area
  • Storage space
  • Staircase to sleeping loft
  • Kitchen

Garage Conversion to Modern Small House

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