You can be your own hero. So many women spend their lives looking for a hero, but if you realize you are your own hero, you can do anything. The only person who can save you is yourself. Back to Gallery Single mom transforms Canadian fire van into chic tiny home. Seriously, these abodes will make any suburb-dweller want to cut out the clutter and downsize.
Enviresponsible Shelter Designed by Broadhurst Architects, this prefab corn crib-inspired structure takes its basic form from traditional American corn cribs, which were common farm buildings that served to store and dry corn. The chic, modern square-foot structure is delivered and assembled on-site, and includes a sleeping loft, an expandable kitchen wall, a bathroom, and living room. An insulated glass garage door opens to a small deck, connecting the interior space to the landscape beyond.
Made of sustainable and recyclable materials, the structure can be dismantled and relocated to another site. On the other side of the A, the purlins supporting the roof sheathing are placed horizontally to serve double duty as shelves. Two daybeds offer additional storage, a kitchen wall features a sink and space for a mini fridge, and a micro loft has a hinged "sunroof" for ventilation.
Dream Bungalow The square-foot "Wind River Bungalow" is the Chattanooga, Tennessee, home of tiny house enthusiasts Travis and Brittany Pyke, who started Wind River Custom Homes to help others fulfill their dreams of living simply in mini dream homes. Constructed of rain-screen cedar and hardy siding for extreme durability, the bungalow is full of custom features, including a pine and cedar interior, polymer concrete counters, and a loft ladder integrated into the shelving system.
Living Large With Less This is the Olympia, Washington home of tiny house pioneer Dee Williams, author of The Big Tiny , a memoir that details her decision to downsize to an square-foot house that she built from the ground up after a near-death experience. Constructed atop a metal truck trailer, the super-small pine-and-cedar bungalow houses a kitchen counter with a propane one-burner, a sleeping loft, solar-powered lights, a composting toilet, and a sink but no running water.
To help others realize their tiny house dreams, Dee also founded Portland Alternative Dwellings , a tiny house education, resource, and consulting company. Assembled onshore, a foundation of plastic floatation tubs, Styrofoam, and pontoons was then towed to sea, and the cottage was built above it, using mostly pine shiplap.
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Louisa carries water out daily via canoe for a tank that fills the shower and kitchen; at night, candles, oil lamps, and solar lights illuminate the home. Oceanside Retreat This darling red-roofed cottage sits in a grove of leafy trees near the water's edge in Freeport, Maine.
Designed by Mac Lloyd of Creative Cottages , the environmentally sensitive abode packs in a full kitchen, bathroom, living space, sleeping quarters, gas fireplace, laundry, and a loft space, while still managing to seem airy and spacious. Look inside the Oceanside Retreat. A square-foot deck offers additional entertaining space. Not looking to buy? Cozy Chicago Cottage It's hard to believe this cute-as-a-button square-foot historic cottage sits in the middle of a bustling metropolis.
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The house, owned by David Hawkanson, the executive director of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company , was built a few years after the Great Chicago Fire of , when the Chicago Relief and Aid Society began offering so-called fire-relief cottage kits that included pre-cut wood, a door, a chimney, and a room partition. While historians believe more of these tiny cottages exist in Chicago, all but a couple of examples like Hawkanson's have become unrecognizable thanks to extensive renovations over the years. Read more about this tiny Chicago dwelling.
Tiny Texas Lakehouse Talk about a picture perfect country getaway: This custom built square-foot cabin sits on 24 sprawling acres in West Point, Texas—just steps from its own four-acre constant flow lake, tiny lakehouse, and wooden pier. The rustic wood-paneled interior features a living space, full kitchen, bathroom, and two lofted bedrooms, all housed under a corrugated metal roof.
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Mid-Century Retreat Set in a wooded area, this square-foot studio retreat in Chappaqua, New York, is nestled between two rock outcroppings—one is used as a backdrop and the other as a bookend to the deck. Windows wrapping the western facade frame the scenery and visually enlarge the intimate space. Quaint Cabin One of 14 tiny cabins at the Blue Moon Rising ecotourism retreat in McHenry, Maryland, the square foot Kaya has a rustic reclaimed metal and wood exterior. Built by the folks at Hobbitat , the quaint interior features a living space, queen-bed nook, bathroom, and kitchen with a view of nature, all under a curved, corrugated metal ceiling.
Mobile Ski Chalet This square-foot mobile cabin belongs to extreme skier Zac Giffin , the host of FYI's Tiny House Nation , a show that features people from across the country who are living the tiny house lifestyle. The tiny abode is home to Giffin and his girlfriend, skier Molly Baker.
Built on a trailer, the house features a little wood stove, living space, and a lofted guest bedroom and storage area accessed by a floating staircase. Look inside Zac's home. Decorated with a "saloon chic" aesthetic think wagon wheel art and sheepskin throws , the quaint interior features a wood-clad master bedroom, a bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, and a full kitchen.
After a day riding horses on the nearby beach, relax with a glass of wine while sitting in a rocking chair on the lantern-lit front porch. Look inside the Sundance. Tiny House Hotel One of six tiny houses—each built on wheels and outfitted with a bathroom, kitchen, and sleeping loft—at Caravan —The Tiny House Hotel in Portland, Oregon, the Skyline cabin is one of the newest additions to the hotel. The square-foot structure is constructed of mostly salvaged materials and houses two queen beds. Look inside the Skyline.
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With no electricity, the family relies on oil lamps for light and a small wood stove for heat; rain water is collected from the roof for the outdoor shower. An aluminum and glass garage door opens to a cantilevered wooden deck, where a removable canvas awning offers shade and shelter. Look inside The Shack at Hinkle Farm.
Well-Appointed Cottage Inspired by and built by the team responsible for the gorgeous cottages at the Canoe Bay resort in the woods of Wisconsin, the square-foot Escape looks like a high-end cabin but is actually a by foot Park Model RV on wheels. Vaulted ceilings and a large window wall give an airy feel to the cottage, which includes a living room with fireplace and kitchen wall and a separate bedroom and bath.
Large French doors open to a screened porch that can be used as an extended living room, sleeping porch, or a dining area. The Canadian Press. Nicole Thompson. Filed under News Canada. Mother and four young children killed in 'devastating' fire at northern Ontario First Nation. Chief Donny Morris said every member of the community of roughly 1, was affected.
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