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Now this is a tiny house that really makes full use of recycled materials! Jeff and Brad used their self-taught knowledge to build two of these in Portland, Oregon.

The exterior walls are made up of tomato sauce cans from a local pizza parlor. These make the houses fire retardant, which apparently makes the local insurance companies very happy!

The window flower boxes outside are made of recycled upside-down range hoods; the porch swing is an old converted Dairy Queen plastic chair. Inside, many features are from recycled materials, too.

Mother and Son Living in 364 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home


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Wow! A mere $7,000 to build a weekend getaway destination in just two weeks!? Almost unbelievable, and certainly amazing!

Tammy and John built this tiny, 180 square foot tiny cabin (with the help of a friend) to use for weekend trips with their two small children and dog. The cabin itself is obviously very small, but many features make it appear more open, such as translucent corrugated fiberglass panels and an attached deck and yard for the children and dog to play.

The plans John chose to build the cabin were actually inspired by designs for sheds! The costs were kept at a minimum, due to bargain-hunting, homemade curtains and bed linens, and even trash-can diving! I think you’ll agree that the cabin is truly a work of love and partnership!

Young Family Build $7k Tiny Cabin in 2 Weeks


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This is a modern prefab tiny home that can grow in design according to your needs.

The basic home (called the 2 PLUS Classic) is a one-bedroom, 465 square foot model, available in a choice of 2 floor plans and a number of options and finishes.

It’s great as a vacation getaway for a single person or couple. But if you wanted to it can even be your primary residence, if you enjoy the tiny house lifestyle!

There are many nooks and crannies allowing for built-in storage and more spaciousness. A feature that I find unique is that the deck can be closed to provide a secure closure for the patio doors, during times when the home is unoccupied.

This cute and cozy tiny house was designed by architect Marek Štěpán and built by Freedomky in the Czech Republic.  You may choose other styles and sizes, using the same basic design. See their website for more information on these options.

465 Sq. Ft. Freedomky Modern Prefab Tiny Home


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Would you ever consider living in a 160 square foot home? It seems too small for comfort, right?  Well, one couple has been choosing to live in just that amount of space right in their own backyard!

Mike and Laura decided to build this tiny home in their backyard, renting out the main house for extra income. Yes, the home is extremely small, but every inch of space is functional. And the home is designed to appear open and roomier. They are able to comfortably cook, eat, sleep and bathe–and here’s the best part–it only takes 15 minutes to clean the entire home! It’s even got its own deck off the living area.

See how Mike and Laura enjoy everyday life, simpler and cozier in a tiny home. It may not be the choice of everyone, but it certainly works for them! Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you.

Couple Living in 160 Sq. Ft. Backyard Tiny House


Images © Terry Iverson Photography via Portland Biz Journal

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Have you ever thought, “I’d like to scale down my life, live simpler, smaller”? Or maybe you have some rural land where you relax on weekends and holidays. And it wouldn’t hurt if you helped the environment as a bonus, right? Well, check out the Containers of Hope affordable housing unit, designed by architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe.

It’s hard to believe the house was constructed from two 40-foot shipping containers, connected side-by-side, split by a “hallway” with a raised ceiling. This clean and open design, along with the brightness of the home’s many windows, creates an impression of spaciousness in the small, but incredibly functional home.

Affordable? Absolutely! The original house was built in 2011 for only $40,000! You will be amazed at how functional this small “green” home can be! Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you.

Containers of Hope Affordable Housing


Images © Andres Garcia Lachner

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