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    2016

    September 1, 2016 Comments(0)

    A Little Bit of Paris…

    A stunning example of French wrought iron work at Le Petit Bretagne. -Photo Adrian Leeds.com   While the Brits and Americans are quickly latching onto the tiny house trend, France has quietly been living petite for ages. If y

    September 1, 2016 Comments(0)

    The Heat is On!

         A stove by Cornish Masonry Stove installed in Wiltshire. As the weather starts to turn a bit cooler, everyone’s thoughts begin to focus on staying warm for the winter – a logical concern. For those fortunate individual

    September 1, 2016 Comments(0)

    Insuring Your Tiny Dream

    Last month we discussed some of the hurdles to overcome in obtaining financing for your tiny house, narrowboat or studio flat.  Another daunting task is finding a company that will insure your unconventional dwelling place.  

    August 1, 2016 Comments(0)

    The Shepherd’s Hut – Getting Reacquainted with Our Natural Surroundings

    There are many examples of tiny houses in the UK if you just look around a bit. They are a part of the history and tradition of this picturesque country, and represent a simpler lifestyle enjoyed by our ancestors. They exist in th

    August 1, 2016 Comments(0)

    A Tiny House Made of Cob

    Say the words “tiny house” and it’s likely to conjure up images of a wood frame house on wheels that’s a total of 10 square metres inside, with a treacherous ladder leading to a loft bedroom where anyone over six feet tall

    July 31, 2016 Comments(0)

    Paying for Your Tiny Dream

    -One reason that tiny dwellings have become so popular is the tiny price tag that goes along with them. People are attracted to the idea of building or buying a home and not having a monthly payment. Though many alternative dwelli

    July 31, 2016 Comments(0)

    The Smartflower Pop – Innovative Solar

    The Smartflower Pop is drawing lots of attention these days. This innovative solar system for homes and businesses has “petals” which function as solar panels. The panels automatically rotate to absorb the most sun, much the s

    June 30, 2016 Comments(0)

    Building in Circles

    Sam Booth in his workshop.     Would you live in a round house?  Aside from the obvious problem of trying to find a corner in which to hide, this style of building has become extremely popular on the Pacific coast of th

    June 30, 2016 Comments(0)

    The Collective Mindset – London Done Differently

        Close your eyes and imagine a magical place… a place where hundreds of people can live in the heart of London and yet have access to outdoor spaces; where privacy can be enjoyed, but camaraderie and socialising are

    June 30, 2016 Comments(0)

    Small Appliances for Small Spaces

    The kitchen area is sometimes one of the most daunting areas to think of in terms of small space. The idea of not having the capability to whip up a 14-course meal and serve mammoth trays of hors d’oeuvre is almost frightening t