15 Terrific Tiny House Projects of 2011

I’ve seen the tiny house thrive in 2011 like none other.  People behind these structures — whether a tiny home, shed, backyard office, ADU, or off-season retreat — seem to have a little Thoreau inside.  Nonetheless, please keep this in mind: only about 5% of the population would ever dream to live in a tiny house.  Is this for you?  Here’s a little round up of the built projects that we covered in 2011, in no particular order.  Click the text below for more and use your tabs for hours of reading.

QB1 is an Energy Positive Tiny House


Cedar-Slat Tiny Sunset Cabin on the Lake


Solar-Powered Sunset Idea House 2011


Net-Zero Energy Tiny House in Berkeley


Backyard Work Studio for a Graphics Artist


The Crib is a Tiny Enviresponsible Shelter


Tiny Harbinger House in North Carolina


Tiny Tubular Hotel Built in Three Months


Super-Efficient ADU Complete in Portland


Sett is a Tiny, Green, Modular Home Studio


Prefab ADU Think Tank Built in Savannah


Pure Salvage Tiny House for Texas Living


Popomo is a Simple, Mobile, Modern Tiny House


Tiny Green Faberhaus Opens in Quebec


Earth-Friendly Garden Studio with a View


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  • http://twitter.com/ktom17 Katy Tomasulo

    Great collection!

  • Kevin

    I think this is great keep it up.I am running a series on youtube for all tiny/micro housers step by step how to build a tiny house. To empower anyone who wants to build their own . Episodes 1-10 are up and ready enjoy.http://kevinsmicrohomestead.wordpress.com/

  • Derek Diedricksen

    Great post Preston- a nice array of styles….
    Have a great new year! -Deek

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

      Thanks, Deek!

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewMichler Andrew Michler

    Great fun reading the blog this year and allways many surprises. I had to pass on the Sunset Cabin though- all that glass way up north in such a small place. Disaster. Easy to kvetch but enjoyed all (most) of the projects.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see something that is physically accessible – as many seniors and people with disability could benefit  from green affordable accessible . More with raised garden areas too. Grow more own and less  nature need to be cleared for the earth’s expanding population and helps those who live in poverty due to disability.

  • http://twitter.com/AGHbuilders AGHbuilders

    It is so awesome to see these kinds of houses popping up.  The Sunset Cabin on the Lake is my favorite.  Not sure if its the design or the surrounding area lol!

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