Yurts, slugs, and life in a temperate rainforest
We’ve talked about Sacred Groves before — it’s Ariel’s mama’s land in Western Washington that used to be an intentional community. But it’s worth revisiting, since I just got back from the Offbeat Retreat with fresh photos and new stories. Sit back and dream your way through this quickie home tour.
Building a tiny house/sleep shed for the backyard of our cooperative
This year I decided I wanted to build my own tiny house after being inspired by many other examples such as Tumbleweed. It’s 150 square feet, uses passive solar heating, has an earthen floor and a green roof, and I built it (almost) entirely by myself as an addition to my cooperative home.
A slew of eccentric houses all over the world
Start your week with our collection of interesting articles on the web and photos from our readers. This week: lots of eccentric houses and a link to a yurt on AirBNB! In these Clicky Links you’ll find lots of sites to waste a little time on.
Click through, too, to find our links on submitting YOUR stuff to Offbeat Home!
Two homes with mobile-origins and beachy interiors — even when they sit in the snow
An old caboose becomes a new white-interior one-person home, and a Canadian couple builds the cutest clapboard caravan this side of The Hamptons.
A craftsman’s fairy tale cottages built with reclaimed materials
Don’t let kids have all the fun: these flights of fancy aren’t just for playhouses. They also make sweet guest houses and saunas.
Using Permaculture to utilize vertical space in a straw bale cabin’s small kitchen
Sarah and Tyler built a teeny tiny straw bale cabin — only 450 square feet. By working with intent in mind, the space looks big, airy, and very utilitarian. What can we learn from their kitchen’s vertical planning?
Home building on a very small scale
Space is a premium in all types of homes, but the Tiny House movement glorifies homes which check in at around 100 square feet. Not only that, but they’re often MOBILE! What could be better than that? How about watching as a tiny home is built?
Why trading my big house for a tiny condo was the smartest decision I’ve ever made
Shortly before starting a family, my husband and I downsized from a three-bedroom house to a one-bedroom condo. And we could not be happier.