Tiny Home in Oakland of Recycled Materials- $5K

“The Oakland Tiny House is a 120 square foot dwelling on a trailer chassis in Oakland CA. The house will feature a full kitchen, composting toilet, outdoor shower, sleeping loft custom built in furniture and a fireplace. The siding is reclaimed redwood fensing and flooring is maple re-purposed from an old roller skating rink in Petaluma. total construction costs so far: $5000. Currently under construction, but almost finished!”


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:

4 Responses to Tiny Home in Oakland of Recycled Materials- $5K

  1. I'm going to rain (a little bit) on this parade — run for your umbrellas, everybody! I'm fascinated with tiny houses, but if anyone is really serious about living simply, they HAVE to provide for storage for enough food, water and fuel to carry them through a certain time period without resupply. Consider what would happen in a freak weather event, or if their neighborhood were "closed down" and all residents had to "shelter in place" due to security issues, like a nut case in a standoff with police? Our area had its first recorded ice storm 15 years ago, and some areas were without power for days and days — the first time since they were first electrified in the early 1900's. And what if a "shelter-in-place" alert went out, and you had family or friends visiting at that moment — where on earth could THEY shelter on your property, with a home so small? These are the very unpleasant issues that any homeowner, with a home of any size, has to address at some point; please allow for them when you go for your own dream!
    Okay, rainstorm is over — dream on!

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