Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tiny house of a different flavor

Nearly every tiny house I've seen is some variation on the classic cottage. A lot of people like that sort of thing. It's familiar, cute and creates less pushback from the big house majority.

But I'm more of a modernist. So is Jeff Wilson, Professor and Dean at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. He's a guy who believes in hands-on research. He lived a full year in a 33 square foot dumpster in order to learn—and experience—how much space someone needs to live comfortably. To give you a sense how small 33 square feet is, the Rolling Steel Tent is 60 square feet. He turned what he learned into a sleek, sexy, airy, incredibly functional dwelling. My kind of place—if I ever wanted to live in a building again.

The bed rolls out from under the kitchen

The stairs roll out for storage


  1. That is a beautiful building. I'm not a fan of the cottage style. When you watch the TV show, they always have STUFF on ledges and counters. Where does it all go when they decide to move the tiny house?

    1. Bob Wells did a video of a couple living in a school bus. They have knick-knacks, doo-dads, and all sorts of other stuff they need to box up whenever they move. I guess the hassle is worth it to them.


  2. Looks great, just noticed that is almost 12 Ft wide... Not the 8 Ft to fit in a tralier as a Tiny House...
    Great idea the Glass area.

  3. I heard about this guy, but this is the first I've seen of his quarters. Far nicer than I imagined.