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Friends Create DIY Micro Tiny House Community in France

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If like me you’ve been wanting to see more tiny house communities come to life you’ll probably really enjoy this post (and the videos below).

Because projects like this can serve as a model for any of us to follow or at least learn from to create more tiny living micro communities around the world.

I like the idea of independent ‘micro’ communities created by relatively small groups of people who exchange labor with each other to keep building costs low.

But if you wanted (or the group wanted) the land could also eventually serve as a learning center, farm, sustainable living learning center, etc.

DIY Micro Tiny House Community in France

I encourage you to learn how a group of friends and fellow carpenters built this micro community using very little money and their own labor in a fairy tale forest setting in France:

Video: Whimsical Off-Grid Tiny Housing in France

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Video: Tiny Mud Home with Living Roof Tour

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  • LaMar
    June 5, 2014, 1:11 pm

    I think people can buy land together and build a community of tiny houses but subdividing land, regulating utilities and internal strife usually causes these developments to dissolve unless they have a firm agreement in writing. family homesteads were usually broken up into small pieces for family to stay close but have their own place.

    Looking at the video I would say many of these houses are more of an artistic adventure and not designed for permanent living.

  • Lisa Marie
    June 5, 2014, 5:17 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! It is so nice to see people working together and building a sense of community while reconnecting to the earth. His innovation and spirit give me hope that I, too, can someday find my tribe of people who are more about what we do to feed our souls than what we own and what we control. Beautiful. Very close to what I have imagined – I like that they were building by hand! Whooohooo! Also nice that there are community areas, and then private areas for when individuals want, well, individual time. I think that design results in a smaller footprint per person, as then there is only one BIG kitchen and bath that aren’t used all the time anyway. Great post, thanks again for sharing!

  • Paul
    June 7, 2014, 6:13 am

    @ Annette Duckering – there are black boxes because you have, like me, got video deselected so that they don’t start automatically and chew into bandwidth.

  • jeni
    June 8, 2014, 4:26 pm

    I would be interested to know how the land you are building your community on was acquired. Did you buy the land or are you renting it? If you bought it how did you get planning permission to build your houses on it or did you need to do this?

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