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4 People Live In This One-Bedroom House

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 05.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

Sometimes bigger really isn't better. That is certainly the case in this 540-square-foot home in Portland, OR that houses a family of four. It hel...

Seventies DIY Pioneer Publishes Book on Tiny Homes

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Kirsten Dirksen

Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter is a nod to the current "grassroots movement to scale things back," and in it he profiles about 150 builders who have created homes under 500 square feet.

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

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsten Dirksen

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.

WATCH: We the Tiny House People: Documentary Trailer

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsten Dirksen

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.

WATCH: Tiny Stone Toolshed as Timeless Mediterranean Country Home

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Most of the windows, except for the large openings providing a view of the sea, are tiny. So from a distance, the home resembles yet another of the boulders dotting the mountainside.

WATCH: 96-Square-Foot Tiny Home Handbuilt Inside Century-Old Sheep Barn

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The only real shelter on the property was an old sheep barn, leftover from when the property was homesteaded a century ago, so he decided to build a small shack inside the structure as a home.

Watch: Recycled Pallet House Self-Assembled for $500 to $3000

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

They thought about bottles and tires. Then Wines tripped over a shipping pallet on the way home from work one night and something clicked. Using only shipping pallets, or skids, the I-Beam architects created a tiny, modular home design.

Space Saving Furniture That Transforms One Room Into Two or Three (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 08.30.2011 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

At a time when many of us -- due to finances, the environment or increasing urbanization -- are trying to put our homes on a diet, there's one obvious place to cut: our bedrooms.

PHOTOS: The Latest Recession Trend - Ridiculously Small Houses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GRATON, Calif.:(By Terence Chea, AP) As Americans downsize in the aftermath of a colossal real estate bust, at least one tiny corner of the housing ma...

The World's Tiniest Homes (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bigger isn't necessarily better, especially when you want to live sustainably. At least that's what these small home enthusiasts live by. Giving up th...