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Doug Robinson

The Tiny House Dream


Doug Robinson - Discussing the process of working through the designing and building, to date, of his tiny house. From growing up in Montana, he has played and worked in Wanaka for the last 10 years. He has been designing houses from bespoke houses to both modular and prefab homes, all of which are part of the design concept for his tiny house.

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Questioning the Dream House

@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2013

Eva Diem discusses the realities of architecture through her personal experiences. Her ironic photo documentation about one family house in Vorarlberg questions the idea of the "dream house" and living out this fantasy.

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Wittgenstein's House

@ VOL 3 ON APR 25, 2014

Architecture student Athina Stefani from Greece involves us in her story about Ludwig Wittgenstein's house, by the means of her own, architecturally-philosophical drawings made in the nights leading up to this presentation. 

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The Magic House

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.”

In The Magic House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3, Mair Hyman talks about the process of designing and building a dream house for him and his artist wife in Vientiane, Laos in the neighborhood of Ban Apinihan. The result is a stunning house that combines both Lao and Western elements.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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A House in the Jungle

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

Chee Wee Ng shares a rare project about building a house in the jungle.

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Portraits of Secure - Insecure Housing

@ VOL 24 ON JUL 14, 2016

Carol Skinger People fall through the cracks. Everyone here knows someone who did. Either a friend or a family member or someone you encountered yesterday. Most of us find the Tiny House Movement interesting. If you are an architecture or design student it’s a cool problem to solve. One thing folks do not picture when they say “tiny house” is a mobile home or trailer. As an artist I found two parts of my world crossing paths when I started to take commissions to paint what I call secure housing for individuals. It’s a good little niche and I use the proceeds to help support a family member who does not have secure housing (or really secure anything) who lives in a tiny home known as a trailer. While my commissioned house portraits are much loved and they are warm and illustrative, they would not be accepted in a contemporary art show. A few months ago something surprising happened. I submitted my series of small paintings of mobile homes and trailers to a juried art show at 2105 Three Rivers Arts Festival and received an important award from juror Freyda Spira Associate Curator of Drawings and Prints at Metropolitan Museum of Art, a “Best of Show”. I felt happy about this obviously, but also happy for my family member whose life inspires me to see the subject area.

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How A Tiny House Journey Has Led To A Larger Life

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 15, 2016

Russ and Rebecca Clime are professional photographers who learned an important lesson early on about making life better.  Hear how they went from life in the house to simplifying in a smaller home giving them more freedom to travel and experience joy together!

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Amphibious Tiny House

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 10, 2016

Kim Bernard. Kim is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the University of New England, building a bridge between the arts and the sciences. So far, she has painted 138 henna tattoos on students, done indigo ink dying with a chemistry class, had marine biology students do art collaborations with marine critters, and made a kinetic wave sculpture with a physics class out of gummy bears, shish-kabob skewers and duct tape. When she’s not collecting ocean debris for her various art/science projects, you may find her surfing, because – as she says – “This gremlin’s hoping to get up on a foamy for the first time ever.” She’s also working on a fascinating long-range project, the likes of which you’ve probably never seen before. Let’s welcome Kim Bernard, presenting “Amphibious Tiny House”…

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Tiny House Journal

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Architect Craig Jarvis shares the realities of living in an off-grid tiny house with small children. His goal has always been to blur the line between our desire to live in a warm comfortable healthy home, and our need to be immersed in nature for our own well being. 

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Tiny houses and sustainable communities

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

Jimmy Hirst has been traveling the world researching Tiny Housing, sustainable communities (Eco Villages) for the past five years and looking at progressive living ideals. He believes we now have the need, the technology (like with Blockchain), and the consciousness to facilitate a shift in the western living paradigm, to help bring the mainstream population into embracing more sustainable and connective communities. He believes it’s time to reinhabit the village, holistically regenerating human and natural values, to last for generations to come.