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So this is totally on my project list! A greenhouse built from recycled windows is a perfect shabby-chic addition to your backyard AND you can use it to start seeds or grow some year-round produce. This one was built by Mustard Seed Tiny Homes near Atlanta, Georgia.

Right now the company is only building these, on foundation, within an hour radius of their headquarters. So if you happen to live locally, I’d definitely contact them! This could even be used as a warm-weather Airbnb if you had a private spot to tuck it into.

Enjoy the pictures below and contact the builder here.

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Giving Old Windows New Life in this Tiny Greenhouse

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Phil is a woodworker who specializes in crafting musical instruments and always had the idea of wanting to live in a tiny, recycled space. While Radha wasn’t originally keen on the idea, she now loves their handcrafted tiny house.

The couple used almost all recycled or reclaimed materials in their build, which didn’t save them time or effort, but did save money (and the planet!). When you walk into their home you immediately feel the warmth of a truly one-of-a-kind build.

You’ll love Bryce Langston’s in-depth tour and interview with the couple, which you can watch below. Worth every minute!

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Instrument-Maker Builds His Own Recycled Tiny House

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Rhett traveled the US on his motorcycle for a couple of years before meeting Ashley. He lived with just three backpacks of stuff he could fit on his ride! With Ashley came two adorable dogs, so they upgraded to this amazing box truck which they transformed into a home on a budget.

Ashley calls Rhett a “tinkerer,” saying he loves to see what he can do with the fewest materials possible. You see that clearly in their minimalist build, which includes a stand-up desk on a pulley system and a bed that folds down with some Rhett engineering. The whole home uses recycled materials to make a perfect space for the couple and their dogs.

Be sure to check out the video tour with Tiny Home Tours below, and follow them on Instagram here.

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Their 1997 Ford e450 Super Duty Box Truck Turned Tiny Home

Budget Stealth Box Truck Living: Recycled Materials

Images via Tiny Home Tours

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Tena lives and works out of her BleakHausTruk, an art & recording studio constructed with hand tools & 99% recycled/repurposed materials found mostly for free on the street or in the trash in San Francisco!

She has about 100 square feet in her 14-foot-long 1997 Isuzu FRR 14 foot that she’s put more than 8,000 miles on traveling around America. The space is completely off-grid, with solar electricity, gravity fed sink & stainless steel bath tub, propane stove top & wood burning stove and compost toilet.

“. I never knew I could feel such peace in a roommateless creative space to call my own. Sadie, my sweet pit mix, was also found on the streets & was similarly suffering from PTSD, so we have been healing happily together,” Tena wrote us.

She spent $13,000 on the truck purchase,  conversion and engine maintenance since 2015. How amazing! Check out the photo tour of her bus below.

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Tena’s Housetruck and Recording Studio

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Images via Tena Lethe

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This is the story of a couple who built an antique truck tiny house using 80% recycled materials. It’s super awesome!

Would you ever consider building your tiny house on an antique truck frame kind of like this? It’s definitely an awesome idea, even if you decide to keep it put. What do you think?

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They Built An Antique Truck Tiny House Using Mostly Reclaimed Materials

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This is a family of four’s 16ft tiny home on wheels.

It’s the tiny house story of a husband and wife, their two kids (ages six and eight), and their two dogs.

They built their tiny home on wheels using as many reclaimed materials as they could find and are now preparing to go on their first journey with it from Ohio to Colorado to visit and stay with their friends for a month.

Family of Four Build 16ft Tiny House to Adventure in with their Two Dogs!

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Images © Margo Puffenberger

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This is Truck-a-Float. It’s a floating micro shelter in NYC built using recycled truck caps.

Architects Matteo Pinto and Carolina Cisneros wanted to create a houseboat to live on in the summertime in New York City. The owners of Marina 59 in Far Rockaway, Queens had given them the space to build something (they paid the slip fee). Inspired by the hundreds of used truck caps they saw for sale along the highways of New Jersey and New York, they decided to build a floating home using a cap as a prefab roof complete with windows and screens.1

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

Floating Micro Cabins Built w/ Recycled Truck Caps

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Wintergreen Studios built this eclectic micro cabin (less than 100 square feet) with cordwood walls from old cedar fence rails found on the land, ceiling rafters from a local woodlot, recycled glass and mirrors in the walls, reclaimed windows, door and wood stove, and slate floor tiles from an architectural salvage depot in Vermont.

We love the folding plywood bed, the charming simplicity of the tiny space, and the natural green roof!

Budget Micro Cabin Built with Recycled Materials & Green Roof 

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Image © Exploring Alternatives

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Annelies used recycled materials from the 2011 earthquake in New Zealand to build her own Tiny House on Wheels for just $19,000.

She’s a furniture-maker, and thought building a tiny would use many of the same skills, but she said the house challenged her, for sure! It features a lovely weathered exterior and a quaint cottage feel on the inside, complete with a lovely old-fashioned wood stove/oven!

You can learn more about her house in a video tour with Living Big in a Tiny House posted below, and by checking out their website here.

Related: Japanese Tiny Home on Wheels: Video Tour

Annelies’ $19000 Recycled Tiny Home in NZ

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