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Introduction

This is a webpage devoted to listing as many examples of people creating tiny houses or adapting to life in micro apartments as I can find, in the hope that it might embolden people to follow suit and embrace a more minimalist, less consumeristic lifestyle. These smaller structures embody the understanding that less is more and that a life of accumulation, of filling in spaces with bought stuff, is an impediment to happiness and should be avoided.

This is mainly a links page, and I cannot guarantee anything at all about the sites that I am offering links to, but I try to periodically search for and add links that are fresh and to thereby offer something useful and interesting. I remove bad links and projects when I find them. If you have a site worth adding, or experiences to relate in making or living in tiny houses or micro apartments, please contact me.

For the former page about shipping container-based architecture, click here.   I switched my Firmitas website's main page over to tiny structures because although it is true that shipping containers offer many advantages, like durability and stackability, and it is good to reuse unwanted steel containers, tiny houses and to a lesser extent micro apartments offer the prospect of being built from mostly locally-sourced natural products, which is better for the environment.

The List

Tiny Houses

A tiny house is roughly defined as being less than 750 square feet (70 square meters), or 500 square feet (45 sq. m) depending on whom you ask.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company (Jay Shafer)

Macy Miller's tiny house
Macy Miller house

Daily Mail article Dec. 2013
HuffPo article Jan. 2013


Ann Holley's Protohaus project at Alfred University. (New York)

Youtube video.

Austin Hay's tiny house. He is a teenager. (California)
A video of his finished house:

Earlier video.


Debra and Gary's shotgun shack.

Link.

Article about their project


Tiny House Family

Micro-Apartments

Microapartments are often about 300 square feet, or 28 square meters.

Panoramic Investments (Berkeley California)

Their website

Their SmartSpace micro housing project

Inhabitat July 2013 article

SFGate article November 2013


Mark Co (San Francisco California)

The microapartments in this building range from 275 to 450 square feet in area.

Lofts At Seven micro housing website

History of the building (May 2013)


Contact

  1. If you have a site link that you would like to list then please email me here with that asking me to add it: Zack Smith.
  2. If you have a question, please keep in mind that I am neither an architect, nor a structural engineer, therefore I cannot review plans or make recommendations.

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A mountain of evidence & simply the laws of physics support the view that the official story about 9/11 is a lie, and that 9/11 was perpetrated not by Muslims but more likely by the military industrial complex and security services.

  • Most people do not know that a 3rd building at the World Trade Center (47-story WTC 7) collapsed at 5:20pm on 9/11 at free-fall speed. It was not hit by any planes nor by major debris -- in contrast to both WTC 5 and 6 which were under the debris from the Towers but neither of which collapsed.
  • Particles of unexploded military-grade demolition explosives (called nano-thermite) were found in multiple independently-collected samples of World Trade Center dust. Peer-reviewed scientific paper explains it.
  • Pools of molten iron under WTC after the attacks remained at 1000+ degrees Fahrenheit for weeks. Fires in WTC were never even half that temperature and indeed were not even hot enough to melt steel. However   a common byproduct of the use of thermite in controlled demolitions is molton iron.
  • Numerous videos show signs of controlled demolition in the collapses of the Twin Towers and WTC 7. These signs include (1) squibs which are horizontal ejections of debris caused by explosives; and (2) molton iron (not aluminum) dripping from the Towers before collapse.
WTC 7 collapse at 5:20pm on 9/11:
World Trade Center building 7 collapse on 9/11 at 5:20 pm
This is one of perhaps eight independently recorded videos of the same collapse, which US mainstream media refuse to ever broadcast. WTC 7 was a high-security building containing offices of CIA, SEC and the mayor's curiously-unused emergency command center. To set up a controlled demolition at WTC 7 would have necessitated weeks of planning, installation, and especially top-security clearance.
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