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Tiny Home in Northeast Portland

Published on Oct 30, 2012 by Cassandra Profita "John Labovitz lives in a custom-built tiny home on the back of an Isuzu truck in northeast Portland. He makes the most of his 119 square feet with a single cooking burner that runs on denatured alcohol, a tiny wood stove, a desk that doubles as a seating area, and space-saving designs he borrowed from boat-builders."
Note the windows at eye level. Like Lloyd House's converted Ford Van on Hornby Island, BC, this band of windows brings the outside in. Many of the scaled-down tiny homes so prominent in the media now, without such light, seem claustrophobic by comparison. -LK
Story on Ecotrope here.


helen said...

Wonderful - Portlanders - gotta love them and we do!

Kay L. Davies said...

"Not deprivation, just simplification" is a perfect description of tiny house living. The windows here sure do make a tremendous difference to the interior space.

Anonymous said...

here's some older info re: his build


a number of build pic's on the Flickr link..

Mike W

John Labovitz said...

Thanks for noticing the window design. I did spend a lot of time thinking about placement. I didn't want to repeat the mistake I'd seen in RVs where the windows were set just low enough that one had to stoop to look out.

Lloyd Kahn said...


Thanks for add'l info. Looks like he will go in book.

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