Hopefully you remember this recent blog post about a Tiny House that Lauren Hastings’ sister Sarah is designing and building for a project in the Architecture and Environmental Studies program at Mount Holyoke College. She is sourcing materials locally and is incorporating sustainable and energy efficient features wherever possible.
It appears this is a trend worth following. This Yahoo Finance article spotlights a Rhode Island couple that did very much the same thing. They moved into their home in January, which they built for an estimated $10,000. Its a sleek 128 square feet…about double the size of a standard office cubicle! Loads of recycled and upcycled materials went into the home, including an old trailer bed for a foundation, reclaimed concrete blocks, and secondhand wood and insulation. They even added their own composting toilet!
Check out their blog Another Tiny House Story for more.