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8 Foot Micro House

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In 1974 Ken Isaacs published a book called How to build your own Living Structures.  The book is a guide on how to make unique interiors, storage units, and… a microhouse.  Isaacs created and designed this modular shelter which is flexible in a way where you can separate and divide it into tiny sections inside.  His book provides step by step instructions with plans for different versions of the micro house.

Recently in Central Glasgow, Lanarkshire, UK a micro house based on Isaacs’ design was featured at the Hotel Gilchrist Exhibition.  Check it out.


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Here is what the microhouse looks like once disassembled

Here is what the microhouse looks like once disassembled

Here is it's foundation

Here is it's foundation

The original 8' Microhouse with Ken Isaacs

The original 8' Microhouse with Ken Isaacs

More about Ken Isaacs and some of his other interesting designs on this video:

Flip through the book right here…

Ken Isaacs’ book provides interesting ideas to utilize space inside your home, in addition to his microhouse designs.

Photos thanks to UN v2.0 and Ken Isaacs

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • Mr. Les grommon
    April 3, 2012, 1:18 pm

    Back in the 70’s I bought Mr Ken Isaacs book and never did anything with it until recently.
    Does anyone have an email address for Mr.Ken Isaacs?
    During the years, I have done several iterations that are stretched and limited to the 4×8 panel.
    Nice work from Lancaster.

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