Tiny Houses and Sustainability

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Tiny Houses and Sustainability

  1. 1. Tiny Houses and Sustainability
  2. 2. Who are Matt and Laura?
  3. 3. Other Sustainable Buildings Cordwood Masonry Earthships
  4. 4. Tiny Houses  Trailers or Foundations  Usually under 300 square feet  Can be on or off the grid
  5. 5. Our Tiny House  Preparing to build  Research  Network  Practice build
  6. 6. Our Building Site
  7. 7. Our Foundation
  8. 8. Building the Walls
  9. 9. The Roof
  10. 10. Finishing the Interior
  11. 11. Finishing the Exterior
  12. 12. A tour of our tiny house Front Door and Storage Loft Sleeping loft and kitchen area
  13. 13. Sofa Dining Table/ Desk
  14. 14. Bathroom Kitchen
  15. 15. Loft
  16. 16. Our Systems  Solar Power  Berkey Water Filter  Artificial Wetland
  17. 17. Outdoor Living Deck Outdoor Cooking Space
  18. 18. Easy Ways You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint  Conserve Water  Recycle  Simplify  Change Light Bulbs  Limit Driving  Adjust Thermostat  Eat Local Food  Invest in an Energy Monitor
  19. 19. Resources Books Blogs  The Small House  Tiny r(E)volution Book by Jay Shafer  Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger  Humble Homes, Simple Shacks… by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen  120 Ideas for Tiny Living by Laura M. LaVoie  The Tiny Life  Tiny House Blog  Smalltopia  Tiny House Talk  Tiny House News  Life in 120 Square Feet

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