Clothesline Tiny Homes

“Hello! My name is Carrie and I’m an architectural Designer.  My husband is Shane and he is a Builder. We’ve started designing and building our own home (a Tiny House) and our blog will document the adventure.

   Our hopes are to turn this into a career where we can design and build Tiny Houses for others.  We both have years of experience designing and building, but we thought the best way to learn about the intricacies of a Tiny House would be to design and build one for ourselves that we will live in.

   We started designing it in February of 2012, bought the trailer platform February 25th, and started building February 27th.

   How we came up with the name: “Clothesline Tiny Homes”. I thought of about…. 123 different names and then Shane walked outside the next day, looked at the clothesline, and said “Clothesline Tiny Homes!”  Perfect.…

   Why Tiny? Clothesline Tiny Homes will strive to have a small footprint on our natural environment, will allow us to live wherever we want paying much less money for rent / mortgage and utilities, and will be a fun adventure where we can grow and learn to live with less stuff and enjoy our beautiful world much more!” 

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Clothesline Tiny Homes

  1. wow, this is great to be included on your website Lloyd! thanks for watching our progress. I have your book "Shelter" and absolutely love it. beautiful drawings, love the layout and all the examples of vernacular and non-traditional architecture and construction. keep up the good work!

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