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Tiny houses that inspire me

I collect links and images of tiny houses because one day we'd like to build a few for guests to stay in when they visit us!

This collection looks interesting!

I like this one - looks quite possible for our location: .

Love the grass and flower roof on this one: . The Green Roof Container home is another beaut idea which I think would appeal to Robin: . Another grass-topped abode, this time earth-bermed, nestled into the hill. That could work here too: .

And can definitely handle this concept!

Another container designed compact home that opens up and embraces outdoor living: . Very attractive! I could definitely see that on the property.

I don't want anything that looks like a caravan park cabin. We're thinking about building on wheels (a chassis) to get around planning issues, but I'd rather put the money required into the chassis into the actual build. I don't want to build a caravan, not even a fancy gypsy one...

For example, I like the idea of the micro compact home: . I like the clean, crisp lines and think it would look at home in the woodlot nestled among the tall trees. Along the same lines but bigger is - I think I like the idea of separate rooms joined by outside spaces (decks, covered walkways, etc) more though.

The overhang on the aldo wee house interests me - in this climate it would provide essential summer shade, plus a sunny sheltered place to sit in winter if the home is oriented north. I could see this wee house sitting above the 'camp ground' just down from the turnaround, below where our wreckers yard is currently situated. or scroll down page 2 of .

And that got me thinking about the Rolling Cubes designed house at Port Elliot again: . I'd love to step outside the box and think laterally! Do something a little wild and different, make a statement with angles. We've always wanted to do that...

Working with mud isn't out of the question and I love the way light filters through bottles: . This home has the advantage of being incredibly low cost because the walls are the roof!

A contemporary version using colourbond corrugated iron that looks simple, inexpensive and easy to erect: . Only issue I have with the horizontal placement of the iron is dust, plus those corrugated ends make perfect nesting places for eight-legged creatures!

The Glamping EcoPod takes this idea to the next level - I like!! .

I can handle rustic too and the overhang bed area doubles as a porch in this tiny home: . Steps are a bit steep for me, might suit younger folk better!

These others are interesting too: (see the site for more interesting architectural tiny homes )

Video tours of different houses linked to . I enjoyed scrolling through the pages collecting ideas and working out what kind of tiny home I am most interested in dreaming about!

Of course, our KimberleyKamperTrailer is a perfect tiny house, just add the toilet/shower tent and it is a comfortable home for a couple like us!



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