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Tiny House by the Sea in St Augustine for Rent

Ran into this tiny house that’s for rent right by the ocean in Saint Augustine, Florida.

It’s close to downtown, the beach and the sea.

From it you can walk to the beach, fish the river and you can see the waterway from the property.

There’s even a private dock available for a boat, sailboat or just kayak storage.

It’s available long or short term. Furnished or unfurnished.

$750 to $850 per month.

Listed on 7/18/2011.

See URL below if you’re interested.

Tiny House by the Sea in St Augustine for Rent

Source: http://staugustine.craigslist.org/apa/2500936297.html

MEMA Small Cottages for Auction

This morning there are 180 MEMA (Mississippi Emergency Management Agency) small cottages up for auction.

Each one is set to sell to the highest bidder.

There are three kinds of models:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms

Some are unused and relatively new.

Others are used and some are refurbished.

The inspection was on July 27 & 28 from 8 am to 5 pm.

MEMA Small Cottages for Auction

The auction is on July 29th starting at 9 am at:

10421 Turner Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
Call 662-289-7800

MEMA Small Cottages for Auction

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Transforming Tiny Apartment in Barcelona - 258 Square Feet

This tiny transforming apartment is in Barcelona.

Thanks to Kirsten Dirksen you’ll get an inside tour too.

The space is just 258 square feet.

Designed to function as a living lego by Barbara Appollini, architect.

The design was inspired by small Japanese homes and space saving boat furniture.

The funny thing is that this apartment used to be water tank storage for the building.

It’s located in the attic of the building so it was modified to allow for a roof terrace with beautiful city views.

The walls and furniture can be used in a bunch of different ways.

Everything can be hidden besides the bathroom.

Transforming Tiny Apartment in Barcelona - 258 Square Feet

Transforming Tiny Apartment in Barcelona - 258 Square Feet

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Shanty Shack Before Liters of Light

More than 10,000 Liters of Light have been installed in the Philippines inside residents dark shanty shacks.

They can be installed in less than an hour. A hole is cut on the corrugated iron roofing.

They pour water and four teaspoons of bleach in a one liter plastic bottle and it’s inserted and sealed.

The bleach prevents algae and allows the bottles to provide light for up to 5 years.

This provides up to 60 watts of clear light for free to the people. Now they don’t have to turn on their lights as much.

And the savings can be used to them to eat better.

In July 2011 more than 200 volunteers got together to help install thousands of these.

In the last three months since July more than 10,000 have bee installed in Manila, Philippines.

The idea was inspired by similar projects in Brazil, the Middle East and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ilac Diaz, the entrepreneur behind the project, aims to improve lives with simple green technologies.

Before Liters of Light

Shanty Shack Before Liters of Light

After Liters of Light

Shanty Shack After Liters of Light


Watch this video to see how it’s being used in Brazil right now.

If you liked this post, help me spread the word on Facebook and Twitter and leave your thoughts in the comments.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/12/philippines-light-idUSL3E7IC03C20110712 , video in Manila


Today I put together a video on how to downsize your life in 5 ways.

I published an article on how this morning and it inspired me to create the video.

If you decide to watch it you’ll leave with several ideas on how you can simplify your life starting today.

People are usually motivated to do this because they want more time freedom, a different job, their own business…

Others want to become professional artists, full time travelers and some just want more quality family time.

Why do you want to make your life simpler?

Whatever your reason, I believe this little video will leave you with plenty of ideas on how to get there.

Video length: 8:17

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Nanci's Tiny Cabin and Downsizing Story

Introducing Nanci and her tiny cabin.

This is a cool story because her small house has some big history.

The documentation for the original purchase of it is filed in Colorado and has Calvin Coolidge’s signature.

She bought it in 2007 and has been remodeling.

Originally Nanci and her husband wanted this as their rental property, but they ended up downsizing and moving in.

It’s 516 square feet and has a bonus 100 square foot separate office.

While there they’ve added a carport, deck and interior remodel.

Outside they enjoy elk, birds, deer and fresh mountain air.

Not to mention a lot less cleaning and a tiny mortgage.

Here are a few pics and then I’ll send you over to Nanci’s blog to see more.

Nanci's Tiny Cabin and Downsizing Story

Welcome to Nanci's Tiny Cabin

Nanci's Separate Office Right by her Tiny Cabin

This is the separate 100 square feet office.

Let’s go inside the cabin…

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How to Make a Solar Cooker with Dan Rojas

In this video Dan Rojas shows you how to make a solar cooker.

He uses a clear piece of vinyl that’s attached to wood.

He then fills the vinyl up with some water and uses the sun to do the work.

I was amazed at how powerful the lens he creates are.

With just water + plastic + sun he’s able to create fire.

As long as you have access to the sun you can fry eggs quickly and easily with this set up.

How to Make a Solar Cooker with Dan Rojas

Video length: 2:32

In this second video you’ll get a better idea of how it all works. This time with a larger diameter.

And yes, they’ll show you how to fry an egg on it. 🙂

How to Make a Solar Cooker

Video length: 7:35

How’s that for a homemade solar cooker? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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