This is an old park model community that has been revamped into a modernized tiny home community in Palm Springs, California. It’s called the Palm Canyon Mobile Club. What do you think? Would you consider living tiny/small in a community like this? Let’s talk about it in the comments.
“The biggest challenge with tiny homes is where are you going to put them? So that’s why it created a really great opportunity for us to do this.”1
Tucked away amidst breathtaking mountaintop views lies The Ohana, a one-of-a-kind tiny home that effortlessly marries modern design with the beauty of nature.
Conceived by Brian Crabb of Viva Collectiv, this innovative creation consists of two 24-foot tiny homes connected by a gorgeous sunroom deck. With fresh landscaping and garden beds cleverly disguising the trailer hitches, The Ohana stands as a testament to the potential of tiny home living.
This is the story of an 800-square-foot cottage in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. It was built thanks to a new ordinance which allowed small backyard cottages. It was built by a family who wanted grandpa to get to be closer to his grandchildren. Pretty cool, right? It’s the Magnolia Backyard Cottage by Microhouse.
Ben and January live in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood and were excited when a new Seattle ordinance allowed them to build a backyard cottage behind their home. “We wanted to build a place for my father to live when he retired, so he could be closer to his grandchildren Leo and Francis.” Said January. In the near term they planned to rent the cottage and ultimately decided to use it as a vacation rental through VRBO. This has proven to be quite successful helping fund the construction of the cottage.
Do you want to build an inviting home that’s simple, functional and affordable? The Kozy Kabin Tiny House Plans from Dee Williams at PAD Tiny Houses could be just what you’re looking for.
While many tiny homes on wheels are getting larger, fancier and more complex, the Kozy Kabin keeps its simple roots. At 14 feet long, it’s 84 square feet on the main floor, plus a sleeping loft of about 40 square feet. There’s no running water, no dedicated bathroom, and Dee always ran it on just a “smidge” of solar electric power, but she was happy enough there for 12 years.
Dee famously built the original Kozy Kabin tiny house for $10,000 in 2004. She was able to build on a budget using tons of salvaged materials and putting in around four (unpaid) hours of time on its construction for three months. To build this house yourself today, budget for a construction cost anywhere between $15,000 and $25,000 depending on material choices.
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