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A Tiny House on Wheels, Can Travel….

Tiny house on wheels… here we go! My in-laws are building their dream home. They chose a beautiful location with lake views to the east and an open field to the west. It is a gently sloping landscape with cattail wetlands, big swooping willow trees, and wildlife habitat for migrating birds, deer, pheasants, and foxes. [...]

By |2017-11-13T14:08:02-06:00November 2nd, 2017|Simple Shelter, Uncategorized|0 Comments

One for Solitude, Two for Friendship…

“I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden We decided to build a tiny cabin just a short walk from our house. It reminds me of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin near Walden Pond. It draws us down towards the trees, and then [...]

By |2018-08-03T11:09:51-06:00September 26th, 2017|Residential, Simple Shelter, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Homes in the Healthy Zone : Electromagnetic Radiation

What are electromagnetic fields (EMF)? Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) or electromagnetic fields (EMF) broadly define the exposures created by wired and wireless technologies. You cannot see, taste, or smell electromagnetic fields; however, exposure to EMFs has now been shown to affect human biological processes, according to the BioIniative 2012 report. Human beings are bioelectrical systems. Our [...]

By |2017-09-26T13:15:20-06:00February 27th, 2017|Healthy Home, Residential, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Homes in the Healthy Zone: Radon

Your home is your haven. It is the place you come to at the end of the day for rest and rejuvenation. It is a sanctuary to alleviate stress from a hard day's work. It is the relaxing place to sleep peacefully through the night in order to rebuild your strength mentally and physically. Isn't [...]

By |2017-02-01T20:33:39-06:00January 27th, 2017|Healthy Home, Residential, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where do you want to build your Simple Shelter?

Before building, check out the local building code Simple shelters, tiny houses or accessory dwelling units have gained popularity over the years, but what is allowed in your backyard may vary by city, county and state. These structures can range from 100 to 400 square feet and can be built as a free-standing structure or [...]

By |2017-02-01T20:19:42-06:00November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Simple Shelter Solutions

Could a Simple Shelter be home for those who struggle with housing costs? The average American spends 30% of their income on housing needs. For many American’s it can be a struggle to find affordable housing. Micro housing (AKA simple shelters, tiny homes, etc.) may be able to fill the need for many Americans wanting [...]

By |2017-02-01T20:21:16-06:00November 1st, 2016|Concepts, Simple Shelter, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tiny House on Wheels

Jake just started a new Simple Shelter project for a client. This tiny house on wheels will be a rustic cabin space on their new lake-side property. The first phase was getting the right trailer. A good foundation is essential for any building project. But in the case of a mobile tiny house, the trailer needed [...]

By |2016-11-08T16:07:10-06:00July 22nd, 2016|Residential, Simple Shelter, Uncategorized|1 Comment

What does a tiny house say?

Tiny houses and stories about them seem to popping up everywhere.  Tiny house living embodies the concepts of minimalism and simple living. Many tiny house residents reveal their ability to more clearly focus on their values while living tiny. Since the upkeep and costs of their homes have been minimized, people reportedly have more time to [...]

By |2016-11-08T16:07:10-06:00July 15th, 2016|Residential, Simple Shelter, Uncategorized|0 Comments

And the Survey says…

Positive Feedback Received From our Simple Shelters Survey! We wanted to thank everyone that took the time to take our Simple Shelters survey. The responses we received will help shape the future of this new endeavor for us! Surveys are great for validating and finding new insights. As we researched the concept for a Simple [...]

By |2016-11-08T16:07:10-06:00June 18th, 2016|Simple Shelter, Uncategorized|0 Comments