Tiny Homes was amazing and inspired us to downsize and simplify life. This 425sq ft floathouse sits on an 825 sq ft float. It is our primary residence and is permanently moored in Tofino BC on the Tofino Whaling Wharf.
It is an extensively renovated Oyster Shack from the 1980's and has served as a residence since that time. Children have been raised in this tiny floating home over the years and it had a back room added on. My wife, Kim, and I have had the house for 2 years now. It is a simple floating life.
"South African artist Andries Botha has constructed some of the most life-like elephant sculptures over the course of his artistic career. The artist is known for incorporating traditional elements and using raw materials like driftwood to produce his mammoth creatures. His public installation piece titled You Can Buy My Heart and My Soul, originally installed for Beautfort's second Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea in 2006, replicates a family of elephants trailing along the coastlines in Beligium.
With a team of 10 African artists, Botha labored over the detailed figures to create lifelike renditions of the majestic creatures that could easily fool visitors with their realistic silhouettes. Each sculpture is made of driftwood and layers of wooden plates bolted down to a metallic skeleton. The construction and materials are comparable to that of Heather Jansch's driftwood horse sculptures, though their environments and messages differ. With this installation Botha's intentions were not confined to simply representing an elegant animal, but to draw attention to the importance of perseverance through the creatures' tireless efforts and subsequently the amount of diligent labor put into each figure."
Sent us by D. B. Day IV
Due to its irregular surface, to keep it clean I've topped it with a 6 mm thick laser cut PVC cover sheet that works just fine for what I had in my mind, it shows perfectly what's below it and add value to its shades.
"ABOUT My name is Brandon and I began Humans of New York in the summer of 2010. HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map. I worked for several months with this goal in mind. But somewhere along the way, HONY began to take on a much different character. I started collecting quotes and short stories from the people I met, and began including these snippets alongside the photographs. Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog, which over the past two years has gained a large daily following. With nearly one million collective followers on Facebook and Tumblr, HONY now provides a worldwide audience with glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City."
Scroll down these wonderful photos: http://www.humansofnewyork.com
From Kevin Kelly
"…By all accounts, the Hubbards graciously invited everyone in, often fed them and led tours of their quaint household, which to this day lacks electricity, plumbing or running water.…"
Helen and Scott Nearing, who wrote Living the Good Life (1954). They were heros of '60s homesteaders, gardeners and builders.
Click here for Hubbard story.
Sent us by Mike W, who spotted it on Flying Tortoise blog from New Zealand.