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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

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

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