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

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

Welcome to the newest branch of the Open Air Concepts tree…

  There may be no need to disrupt your home in order to add needed space. Perhaps you have a property that would become more accessible with a Simple Shelter or you have family/friends who live with or visit you and need their own place to stay. The following Simple Shelters concepts provide a small [...]

By |2016-11-22T15:31:13-06:00May 13th, 2016|Concepts, Residential, Simple Shelter, Uncategorized|1 Comment