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$100 Pallet Floor Replaces Ugly Carpet

"We had this weird windowless room with no purpose so we thought to make it a pantry. It needed quite a bit of work to come around to the functional side. Some shelving went in but the floor was a train wreck – awful cheap disgusting carpet.

After that got ripped out, I had to figure out what to put in its place that was sturdy, looked good, and was inexpensive. After visiting a pallet rehabber, the idea was hatched.…"
http://humboldtartdept.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-pantry-floor-is-done-done-done.html

The Tiniest Home in Toronto

"With a footprint of just 29 square metres, (312 sq. ft.) the house is officially the smallest in the city.…the home was shoehorned into the space between two existing properties by Arthur Weeden, a contractor…The tiny parcel of land was originally marked out for laneway access but somehow the curb stones were never lowered to allow vehicular access, rendering the gap useless. Weeden pounced, building a pint-sized home, barely an arm's span wide, for him and his wife. They lived there together for 20 years, content in the tiny space, tending to their vegetable garden and bunking down for the night in the single rear bedroom behind the kitchen.…"

From Godfrey Stephens
http://www.blogto.com/city/2013/04/this_is_the_smallest_house_in_toronto/

Penny Skateboards Popular in Cities

"Lauren Waxenberg, 9, on her pink skateboard in Rye Brook, N.Y. Her father, Scott, 52, likes to ride it when she’s not on it. 'As soon as I saw the Penny board, I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is what I learned on,’ he said. 'And when I got on it, it was like I was 14 again.'”
Photo: Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times
Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/style/penny-skateboards-find-a-niche.html?_r=0

"Astrophysicshipster" Camps in Tent For a Year To Save on Rent

"A student camped in a back garden in Greater Manchester (UK) for a year after he was unable to afford rent on top of his £20,000 tuition fees.

Evan Eames, from Montreal in Canada, appealed on various online forums for a camping spot after realising he would be 'drowning in debt' to pay the fees for his astrophysics master’s degree at the University of Manchester.

The 24-year-old was offered a free pitch in Charley Mantack’s back garden in Heaton Chapel, Stockport, after she spotted his appeal on Gumtree, in which he promised tuition in maths, physics, computer science or French, in return.…

He endured snow, high winds and persistent Mancunian rain for 10 months before packing up his tent and heading back to Canada last week."

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/the-northerner/2015/jul/20/student-lived-in-tent-save-rent-stockport-evan-eames
Photo Manchester Evening News Syndication
Sent by Anonymous

Roll Your Own-The Complete Guide to Living in a Truck, Bus, Van or Camper - 1974

Hi guys,

I found this aged photocopy while going through a box of files from years past. It was tucked in with folders of research notes, press releases, rough drafts and galleys of articles for various publications and several rejected or killed stories that I’d had vague hopes of placing in other print media; all this from the days before the Internet. Everything looked so crisp and quaint, especially the neatly typed articles on 20 lb. bonded stationary.

Times do change. Something that has held fairly constant for me my entire more-or-less adult life though is an interest in vehicular living in long or short form.

 I had already been doing it in station wagons and a van by the time I came across this book in my local library. “Roll Your Own” by Jody Pallidini and Beverly Dubin was a classic of nomadic literature, a period companion piece to “Caravan” by Stephen Gaskin and “Vagabonding in Europe and North Africa” by Ed Buryn. I never once found a copy of “Roll Your Own” outside that lone library copy. I ran this copy off a dried-out, tattered, yellowed, and bug-eaten copy of the Whole Earth Catalog if memory serves me. It came out maybe 40 years before Tiny Homes on the Move, proving to me at least that good things never go out of style.

 Nels Norene

Thanks, Nels, I was able to track down a used copy on Amazon for our archives.- LK

Canadian Family Builds Tiny Home on Wheels


"Dear Mr. Kahn,
My name is Elle Campbell, I am writing on behalf of Dave Koszegi and his family, based in Port Alberni on beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Dave…and his family have been diligently working on a Tiny Homes project since Christmas, which was inspired by your latest book, Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water.
He filmed a video about it, and I did a blog post which has been shared to his website and social platforms. Tomorrow, Shaw TV News will be shooting a small segment on his project. I know that Dave and his family would be thrilled to be featured in any of your future publications or on your website…
But most importantly, Dave wanted you to see how much you have inspired him and his family to create the project and memories of a lifetime.…
Here is the blog post: http://www.midislandhomes.com/blog/the-koszegis-tiny-home-on-wheels.html 
Thanks so much.…
Elle Campbell"

Boston Couple Build Tiny Home on Wheels From Movie Sets

"They call it their tiny house mansion. Chloe Barcelou and Brandon Batchelder have spent the last five years in New England staying at various apartments, hotels and the houses of family and friends - but now they have a home that can follow wherever they need to go. The creative couple built their new tiny home, which is designed to collapse so it can be towed, almost entirely out of the movie sets where they've worked. It was Chloe who came up with the idea for the couple to build a house on wheels…"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3166442/Couple-s-tiny-house-mansion-Hamptons-built-entirely-torn-movie-sets.html
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Outdoor Bath House of Cedar and Cypress in Georgia Woods

"Hey Lloyd! This is Frank the traveling carpenter from page 92 of Tiny Homes on the Move. My brother & I just got back from southern Georgia after building an outdoor bath house in the beautiful forest there. The building is made of locally milled cypress & western red cedar from your neck of the woods. The front door, triangular window, & privacy screens were all salvaged materials from the property that were modified to fit the style of the building.…I am always traveling for jobs in my tiny house & can be reached at the below email address should anyone have any unique projects that need some helping hands. Hope all is well out west!"
Frank Belo
frankscabinetry@gmail.com