Small House Style

Icon

Small House Style is a web magazine dedicated to all things small house & home, prefab, sustainable, design, architecture and modern.

Tiny Texas Houses @ Discovery Architectural Antiques, Gonzales, Texas

Discovery Architectural Antiques in Gonzales, Texas is a massive architectural salvage operation that has gone small and sustainable. Imagine 130,000 square feet of anything and everything that can be salvaged from old houses and buildings. So what is so small about that?

JACK PLUNKETT / MCT

JACK PLUNKETT / MCT

Their “new” endeavor, Tiny Texas Houses, are made from all of that architectural salvage. These unique small homes are made of 95% vintage material. But don’t worry… the electrical systems, plumbing, and insulation is new and they are built to modern codes – Tyvek and all. Some would call this the ultimate in green building: they are recycled and they will last for decades not to mention that they are all unique pieces of “House Art” AND are portable – they can be moved when you move.

Read the rest of this entry »

Incoming search terms:

  • architectural salvage gonzales texas
  • LITTLE HOUSES PORTABLE MADE IN ATHENS TX
  • tiny homes on wheels shreveport la
  • tiny house companies in tx
  • Tiny House Community Gonzales TX
  • Tiny House Community Gonzalez Tx
  • tiny house company texas
  • Tiny House Gonzales TX
  • tiny houses made from architectural salvage
  • tiny texas houses gonzales texas

Penguin House by Yasuhiro Yamashita

Weighing in at under 900 square feet Yasuhiro Yamashita’s Penguin House is truly a work of art on a small lot in Tokyo proving that modern can be minimal. As you can see from the video, the house gives the illusion of spaciousness because the design takes advantage of sunlight via high ceilings and well placed windows.

National Geo featured Yasuhiro Yamashita’s Penguin House not long ago. We’ve been looking to feature more small house video on Small House Style so here goes:


Read the rest of this entry »

Incoming search terms:

  • penguin house
  • penguin house by yasuhiro yamashita in tokyo
  • penguin jo house plans
  • yasuhiro yamashita penguin schematics

Small House Flickr images slideshow/photostream

We were looking for some more small house material and decided to do a search on Flickr for small house images.


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

You’ll notice that some of the images don’t belong. Just mouse over the top of the slideshow and advance…

We’ll be posting more images for your small house viewing pleasure soon. Check back!

Incoming search terms:

  • small house pictures
  • small house images
  • small new homes
  • small house designs pictures
  • Pictures of small houses
  • smallhome
  • small house pictures images
  • images of small homes
  • small house magazines
  • photos of small houses

Small House Style at Yale…

Elizabeth Turnbull was recently accepted to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and instead of spending an estimated $14,000 on renting an apartment, she opted for a more creative approach to housing: she is building her own small home on wheels.


Read the rest of this entry »

Small House construction without excavation?

Have you been wondering what type of foundation to put your small house on? Pin Foundations may be the answer. What could be better than a solid, deep foundation that doesn’t require digging holes or pouring concrete?

Read the rest of this entry »

Incoming search terms:

  • Deck foundation
  • tiny houses on foundations
  • tiny house foundation
  • small house foundation
  • simple foundations for small footprint homes
  • pier construction in northern climates
  • foundation of a small house: Image
  • Foundation for small house
  • cabin foundations for northern climates
  • building a deck with pier post

Hygge House – taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary everyday things simply extraordinary

We just came across a great blog by Alex Beuachamp named Hygge House. Hygge (hu-gah) is a Danish word that describe a feeling or mood that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary everyday things simply extraordinary. Hygge has something to do with why the Danes are the happiest. Check out the CBS interview that backs up this wild claim!

Think cosiness, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, fellowship, simpleness and living well – they are often used to describe the idea of Hygge and are why you are reading about it on Small House Style.

50 Straw Bale House Plans @ balewatch.com

Yup, you heard it right: 50 straw bales house plans; about 25 of them are under 1,000 square feet! The site could use a little design work in our opinion. It’s for sale! Any straw bale aficionados out there?

http://www.balewatch.com/

Looks like there are some excellent resources (DVDs, links, etc.) as well…

Read the rest of this entry »

Incoming search terms:

  • straw bale house plans
  • balewatch com
  • straw bail house
  • Small Straw Bale House Plans
  • balewatch
  • straw house plans
  • straw bale construction plans
  • straw bale house plans in texas