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There has been a lot of discussion about small homes - compact, sustainable, off grid, interesting design. Quite a few of us seem interested in the idea, if not the reality quite just yet!

I love the idea. I keep telling people I would be happy to live in a tent if I had my garden around it. A well built small home would be better!

We can but dream.

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Started by Lissa. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Dec 1, 2017. 1 Reply

Great idea for any tiny house:

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Comment by Lissa on September 13, 2017 at 4:58

Isn't this just the prettiest little thing. It's at the Wongari Eco Retreat but looks perfect to me as a tiny house.

Comment by Phil on March 3, 2016 at 8:03
And a little extreme even for the most frugal of us! Christa have you read about MOs (multiple occupany)? Great idea but also many challenges..... There are lots of communities like this in the Northern Rivers region of NSW so you could perhaps visit one if you are going on the Daleys trip.
Comment by Lissa on March 2, 2016 at 18:46

Now that is tiny. Trying to figure out where the loo is! I would need some outdoor cover area to go with it - or that meeting house you talk of Christa.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on March 2, 2016 at 16:58

Convincing the council to have a multiple dwelling on a suburban or even a semi-rural block will be the challenge. 

Comment by Christa on March 2, 2016 at 14:04

Found this on a website, wouldn't it be great if we could be satisfied with this single living tiny A- frame.  You could build a little community of tiny houses with a larger meeting house. So many positives, using a combined garden, sharing water and power etc.  Though there are negatives, everyone would have to get used to me in my pyjamas for a couple of hours in the morning.

Comment by Lissa on February 28, 2016 at 16:41

Remarkable story about Peter and the village he built Dave.

Comment by Dave Riley on February 28, 2016 at 13:18

Architecture of note.

Today's Headline:'Cyclone Winston: Village built by Australian man for Fiji's poor su...

I'm a corrugated iron junkie. Love the stuff. And it works in Fiji.The design is brilliant...esp with the breezeway...esp in the tropics/sub tropics. 

 Great images of these wonderful homes. $12,000 each to build..

Comment by Lissa on December 14, 2015 at 17:41

We're all impressed with the photos of the Blackbutt house Christine. Looks like it's all decorated and liveable these days.

Comment by Christine Cox on December 14, 2015 at 14:32
I live this idea. It's not easy but it cuts out a lot of the expenses that are daily living in the city. But it does add others.
Comment by Christine Cox on December 14, 2015 at 13:23
We have an off the grid house in Blackbutt, we are fortunate to have a well, as well as tanks. We are not connected to any council extravagances. The sewerage is a worm compost, the house was built from local timber milled on the block. Most of the contents are recycled from gumtree or eBay. All constructed by Glen my husband.


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