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The other day we showed you the Cowboy tiny house by Hummingbird Micro Homes. Today I’m showing you their first tiny house community which is opening September 1, 2015 in Terrace, British Columbia.

This tiny living community is named Bluegrass Meadow Micro Village and it’s been created with a mission to help provide affordable housing options to residents of Terrace, BC.

The community is located about 10 minutes away from downtown Terrace and it’s nestled between the Kalum River and the Nisga’a Highway. The first phase of the community includes 19 homes with common areas like a BBQ, community cabin, and a fire pit. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Tiny House Community in Canada

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This tiny house on wheels for sale is a guest post by Michael & Grace – share yours here!

This unique tiny portable studio was built as an additional bedroom but it can be used as an office, guest room, meditation nook, massage studio, vacation rental, or personal living space. It’s perfect for someone who wants privacy or their own inspirational space but doesn’t want the hassle of obtaining a permit to build. It was built by an incredibly gifted craftsman. Materials were carefully hand picked. We used it on our farm as our bedroom. It was nestled alongside the river during summer. We ran an extension cord from our barn for electricity. It was a wonderful relaxing retreat. Many people refer to our small space as a “sanctuary.” It’s a beauty.

This 8×16 handcrafted portable studio (120 square feet) sits sturdy on a double axle flatbed trailer made for us by Leonard. Non toxic products were selected and used for the inside from start to finish. We used all local wood. Poplar floors, handcrafted maple door with stain glass, non toxic insulation, american clay plaster walls (the plastered walls gives the studio a warm feeling), ceiling fan, cathedral ceilings, small loft for storage, passive solar energy efficient “Serious” Windows, wall electric heater, beautiful lighting features and excellent air flow with a window of each wall. Easy to hook up anywhere 110/120.

120 Sq. Ft. Tiny House on Wheels For Sale

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This DIY pallet house is a guest post by Priscilla Crighton – share yours!

This is a pallet house built by engineering student, Angus Hughes. The house is located on his family property on the outskirts of Rockhampton and is just about water proof. 

There’s no running water but electricity is available courtesy of a durable power cord running from the family shed.

“The size of the pallets dictated the size of the house which is three pallets high, three pallets wide and five pallets long,” Angus said. “The exterior and interior walls are made from pallets while the floor has been created from packing timber which was donated by a local glazing business.”

The second year civil engineering student, who is currently studying at Central Queensland University, recently moved in a few modern conveniences – fridge, TV and barbecue – along with beds and other furniture made by his father, making it the perfect student pad. Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!

Student Builds Recycled Pallet Tiny House

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This is a guest post by Kelly Patton – share yours!

I started the life of a tiny dweller when I moved to the country in Northern California. I landed at a sweet community spot where other artists and farmers lived, and was thrilled at the idea of having my own space, no matter how tiny. It was common to find people living alternatively and exploring a range of creative and inexpensive spaces.

Many of these people were artists, and other creative types living comfortably in trailers, buses, cabins, attics, warehouses and barns. Over the course of 1 year I moved around the land from a veggie powered school bus, to a studio with an attic loft in a warehouse, and a small 8’x8′ shack. There was a community kitchen and bathroom available on the land, and the people shared these amenities. It was a very sweet and community interactive situation.

That experience gave me the notion that I could live with less furniture, and so I found ways to make my things more mobile in case I wanted to move my studio at any given opportunity. I learned more about what I could do without, and more about my basic needs in daily life.

As an artist, I tend to collect lots of little fascinating relics and natural objects as reference for my drawings. These objects don’t move everywhere with me, but have proven to be useful as they reflect the environment around me and appear in my paintings. In a special way, they are preserved in the artwork, so there is an ongoing acknowledgement that all stuff is replaceable and this helps me curb my long term hoarding. Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!

Kelly Patton the Traveling Artist and Tiny Dweller

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This Harvard start up for tiny house living is a guest post by Pete Davis – share yours

I am Pete Davis, one of the co-founders of Getaway, the first and only tiny house startup to come out of Harvard University’s Innovation Lab.

We build tiny houses, place them on beautiful rural land and rent them by the night to city dwellers looking to escape the digital grind and test-drive tiny house living.

We just launched our first Getaway house in the Boston area. We call it The Ovida.

“Ovida was dear to us; the Grandmother of any kid’s dreams. She loved without limit and doled out snacks to help us sit still in church. It was by her side that we first learned to play solitaire and how to cross-stitch. She carried us to her own bed when we fell asleep on the couch, and she cooked up the meanest lefse in the Midwest. Ovida’s house was our Getaway growing up, just as we hope The Ovida can be your Getaway now.” – Getaway

Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!

Harvard Tiny House Lets You Experience Tiny Living

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This 208 sq. ft. tiny house for sale is a guest post by Hummingbird Micro Homes – share yours!

Hummingbird Micro Homes is based in Fernie, BC, Canada, just North of the US border. We typically custom design and build tiny homes and micro homes on wheels.

We are currently offering our favorite home model for sale. This micro home on wheels is named The Cowboy and measures 20′ long by 8’6″ wide (exterior measurements), totaling 208 sq. ft. This home is available finished, ready to tow and enjoy, for $38,900 (Canadian).

The unique design is inspired by west coast design combined with a rustic modern Canadian barn look. The exterior is a combination of recycled wood and metal, with some beautiful colors.

The interior features two tones of bamboo as wall coverings, pine tongue and groove on the ceiling, and vinyl flooring. The bathroom is accessed by a colorful sliding barn door and includes a 32″x30″ shower and regular flush toilet. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

208 Sq. Ft. Tiny House For Sale

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This 112 Sq. Ft. Yellow Box Truck Tiny House and Office is a guest post by Sandy Caswell – share yours too!

This big yellow truck was born a 1998 E350 Ryder Moving Van with a Triton V8 under the hood and a 16 foot box. My husband, sons and I converted it to my mobile home/office.

We added a 30 inch patio with fold down steps onto the back. After we insulated and paneled it, the interior dimensions are 7.5 x 15 feet = 112.5 sq. ft.

It is wired for electric but there is no running water. I discovered that by cutting my hair short, I can wash it and my entire body in 1 gallon of water warmed in the microwave oven. To go to the bathroom, I use a 6-gallon pail, lined with a heavy black plastic bag into which I scoop cedar shavings.

I live in it about 6 months out of the year, traveling from festivals to glamping rallies and visiting friends and family. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you!

Sandy’s 112 Sq. Ft. Yellow Box Truck Tiny House

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