All it takes to make one is a bit of faith, the willpower to disengage yourself from humanity’s torrid love affair with square footage, and in the case of this 70-square-foot nomadic living pod, about $2,000. All that and a cache of reclaimed materials was all that a class from Green Mountain College in Vermont needed to build the Optimal Traveling Independent Space, or OTIS.
via Reclaimed-Material Nomadic Pod Was Built for Under $2K – Micro Homes – Curbed National.
The two integrated as many recycled, salvaged, low-impact materials into their design as possible. A good amount of building material was acquired for free from Craigslist. Seconds, mis-sized, and salvaged materials were sourced from their local lumbar yard and the Restore.
via Tim and Hannah’s Affordable DIY Self-Sustainable Micro Cabin House Tour | Apartment Therapy.
The Tiny House movement is alive and well in Oregon.
The Blue Room is a “micro cabin”, which Finn used as a writing studio. Photo courtesy of Charles Finn.
A Room of Ones Own: Self-taught woodworker Charles Finns micro cabins are one of a kind. Literally. They’re built with reclaimed wood, and he says he approaches each one “as a commissioned art piece.
“”Because I never know exactly what materials will be available new old wood is always coming into the yard at Heritage Timber its impossible to say exactly what the finished cabin will look like,” he writes on the website for his business, A Room of Ones Own.
via From the home front: Micro cabins as commissioned art; tiny house on pontoons | OregonLive.com.