I have an obsession. With tiny houses. I spend most of my time on the interwebs looking for interesting tiny houses. However most of them seem to be for 1 or 2 people or they are summer cottages or artist studios. However, there are some very sexy ones out there. Ben and I live in a 882 square foot home with 336 square feet of outdoor covered space and we plan on raising kids here too. So far it’s worked out alright but Miwa is only a baby. I recently found the blog of a lady who loves in New York City and lives in a 1200 square foot apartment on the 31st floor of a highrise. With her 4 kids and husband. How cool is that? Her blog is www.6inthecity.com.
Anyhow, here are a few that I have dredged up for fun.
The Hill Container Studio by Poteet Architects
An 8 x 40 foot space used as a guest house, play house, studio etc.
Got this via Apartment Therapy
Another great little house is a summer cottage on Gambier Island in BC. Again this is via Apartment Therapy.
150 square feet, 4 people and a dog.
The best home so far that I know of is our friends Martine, Joyee and their little girl Uma. They converted a HandyDart (bus like van run by BC Transit) into a home for them to travel around in looking for a place to settle down. It’s like the movie Away We Go but with baby rather than pregnancy. Their blog is http://timelesstravellers.blogspot.com/