Tiny Homes from Sonoma County, California

Ward Hensill builds these unique tiny buildings in Bodega, Calif. He uses 1⅛″ plywood, and it is screwed together — no nails. The pop-out windows give them a much bigger feel than you’d expect with only 120 sq. ft. of floor space.

More info: www.bodegaportablebuildings.com

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 Tiny Homes from Sonoma County, California

  1. Mike Hoffman says:

    Interesting!

  2. Maui Surfer says:

    I have been using “deck mate” screws for years.
    They have heads that are like a star,
    and they can be removed easily after years in place.
    Strong, simple, fast.
    I use for flooring, siding, cabinets, framing, everything.
    And easy to undo, rebuild.
    I predrill to prevent splitting.
    I buy from HD, they have some sort of rust proof coating
    not galvanized, not nickel, either reddish or yellowish.
    I hate nailguns, so difficult to remove, reconstruct.

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