This 13-year-old built his own tiny house for $1,500

Luke Thill is 13 and built his own house. He doesn’t consider it a playhouse, and neither did those who invited him to speak Saturday at a tiny home festival in Colfax, Iowa. The eighth-grader from Dubuque, Iowa, calls the 89-square-foot structure in his parents’ backyard a “starter home.” He built it for $1,500 byContinue reading “This 13-year-old built his own tiny house for $1,500”

The secrets behind Japan’s coolest micro homes

By Kate Springer A tiny scrap of land might not catch your eye. But to Japanese architect Yasuhiro Yamashita of Atelier Tekuto, there’s nothing more beautiful. A veteran designer of kyosho jutaku — or micro homes — Yamashita has built more than 300 houses, each uniquely shaped and packed full of personality. All starkly different,Continue reading “The secrets behind Japan’s coolest micro homes”