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Entries by Kirsten Dirksen from 04/2012

WATCH: C++ Programming Pioneer Hacks Off-Grid, DIY, Smart Home

| Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

When Loren Amelang's Silicon Valley employer put in florescent lighting and wouldn't let employees bring in their own lights, Amelang moved to an off-grid property to create a space where he would have control over his environment.

WATCH: Architect & Carpenter Craft Tiny Passive Solar Backyard Hideaway

| Posted 04.10.2012 | Green

At 120 square feet their backyard hideaway was carefully designed to maximize space. The space is condensed, but Sarah Deeds sees that as an advantage: it puts you closer to your views and nature.

WATCH: Full-Sized ThinBike Folds Flat for City Living

| Posted 04.17.2012 | New York

A bicycle that snaps and clicks flat within five seconds for passing through subway turnstyles, walking down city sidewalks or climbing the stairs of Hill's 6 floor walkup.

WATCH: We the Tiny House People: Documentary Trailer

| Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment

I continue to discover people who aren't even aware of this movement: iving in shipping containers, houseboats, tool sheds, former pigeon coops and treehouses. These stripped-down shelters reveal for us the essence of home.

The Lives of Tiny House People: Direct Cinema Documentary (VIDEO)

| Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment

This week I released via YouTube -- in an attempt to make it some type of "of the people, for the people" -- my documentary We the Tiny House People: Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters in the New and Old World.