Full time traveling, at least for a while, is the dream of many, and artist Kelsey and journalist Corbin of Steps to Wander have made it a reality. They converted an old Ford E-350 El Dorado Encore camper van into a cozy home, which they can easily take on the road. The young couple from Portland, Oregon, are currently living in the van full time as they travel east along the US-Canadian border. […]
The so-called Temporary Shelter was recently constructed in Nepal to offer the displaced a basic, and flexible shelter that can be built by unskilled workers in three days. Like IKEAâ€™s Better Shelter, S House and other such affordable solutions for the poor or those affected by natural or other disasters, Temporary Shelter should go a long away to helping these vulnerable groups in Nepal.
About two years ago, Canadian couple Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives were stuck in the proverbial rat race, working long hours to make ends meet and be able to support their traditional lifestyle. At one point they asked themselves why theyâ€™re doing it though, and their answer involved selling their house, converting a van into a home, and using it to explore the US and Canada in their new house. […]
Seattle, Washington resident Candice Ding built a tiny home for herself and her elderly mother. She decided to take on the project, after they were not approved for a seniorâ€™s apartment. She built the home by hand using a Fencl plan as inspiration.
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has successfully completed their next generation urban housing design project, which involved repurposing an abandoned parking deck by turning it into affordable student housing. This was done through designing and constructing several tiny houses on the top deck of the parking garage, which are known as SCADPads. The units are to be officially launched on April 9, 2014.
The company Shelter Wise has recently unveiled another model in their sustainable, affordable and efficient tiny homes line up. This one is called the Salsa Box Tiny House and it sets several new milestones for what a tiny house should be. Apart from being cozy, durable and super portable, it also comes with several bells and whistles of green building.