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This is the story of Kenton and Melissa Zerbin and their cat, Roxanne. They’ve been living in their off-grid tiny house for almost two years now. And they have been Tiny House Newsletter subscribers for even longer. Today, they’re sharing their tiny house journey with us.

They’re located just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with their 28-foot long off-grid tiny house on wheels. It took them about 8 months to design it and another 8 months to build it. They got it done just in time for the 2017 Edmonton Home & Garden Show where approximately 10,000 people toured their tiny house! Can you imagine letting 10,000 people tour your home?

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Kenton and Melissa Zerbin’s Off-Grid Tiny House Tour and Lifestyle

Couple Design and Build the Perfect Off-Grid Tiny Home @tomyorkphoto

©Tom York Photography 2018 (www.tomyorkphoto.com)

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This is definitely NOT a tiny cabin but it’s still an awesome solar off-grid log cabin on 20 acres for sale in Michigan.

It has three rooms, one bathroom, and a large kitchen. The cabin is self sufficient with solar panels and is located on prime hunting land.

Even though it looks small in the photos, the total space inside is listed at 1700 sq. ft. including the loft space. Again, I know, it’s NOT tiny, and it’s hardly small, but I still thought you might enjoy it especially if you have a big family (or want a big family).

Solar Off-Grid Log Cabin on 20 Acres For Sale


Images © Gary Bailey II/Crossroads Realty MI/Craigslist

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Garrison Architects created this prefabricated modular stackable tiny housing concept for the purpose of emergency/disaster housing. At a first glance, they look like shipping containers, but they’re not.

Inside each unit has a kitchen, living area, dining area, bathroom, plenty of storage, and 1-3 bedrooms depending on the design. They also offer ventilation to help reduce air conditioning costs.

As much recycled materials as possible are also used to create these units. In addition, no formaldehyde is contained in the wood used. And they’re also aiming to make the units self-sufficient.

Prefab Modular Stacking Tiny Housing Concept by Garrison Architects


Images © Andrew Rugge/Garrison Architects

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It’s assuring to know that one of TIME’s top 100 most influential people in the world has planted his prints in the tiny house community.

This man is an Italian prize winning architect by the name of Renzo Piano who has created his own high tech self sufficient tiny house prototype.

He is known for creating some of the most magnificent structures around  the world including the tallest skyscraper in Europe, named The Shard.

The ShardNow when you hear his credentials I’m sure you assume that his tiny house probably wouldn’t be so tiny. 300 square feet maybe? Definitely not less than 200, right?

Guess again. Piano’s tiny house project, dubbed ”Diogone” is a wooden saddle-roofed house that has a surface area of 2.4 x 2.4 meters and a ridge height of 2.3 meters. Correct me if I’m wrong but that’s just around 62 square feet!

I’m sure you’re wondering, “How did the same man who built something as large as The Shard (Europe’s tallest skyscraper) turn around and decide to build a tiny house that sounds like it might even be too small for people like you and me, who are tiny houses enthusiasts?

Well, this is not no regular tiny house because ”Diogone” was designed to function in various climate conditions as a self sufficient system that collects its own water and even supplies its own power.


Photo Credit: Vitra Magazine

Come inside for more information and photos of this inspiring design. (Yes, we have a photo of the interior to show you below)

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