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What You Need to Know about San Diego’s New Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Last fall, California passed new legislation to make it easier for San Diego
Picture this: the middle class was shrinking as the economy became rockier. As the in-hand dollars of the average American diminished, housing insecurity
As Sydney house prices continue to sky rocket, the great Australian dream of owning your own home is becoming an impossible feat for most families. In
Part 3: Building steel homes series describing the installation of ceiling, support and roof frames.
Post and Beam Frame installation for your backyard shed
Vapor lock house wrap is essential when cladding a wood framed kit house to provide additonal home insulation.
I finished your book on owner building - it left me keen to get started! I love checklists and this book is full of them - it's worth the cover price
What happens when the iconic outback slab hut meets with the simple-life philosophies behind modern minimalism and the tiny house movement? In the case
A selection of book downloads for owner builders
Bespoke flatpack houses which allow homeowners to pick and choose where they put each room are painstakingly assembled at a former shipyard Smith’s Dock,
For the first half of 2015, Hultquist Homes has captured the No. 1 spot for the most single family permits with 21. Spinell Homes ranks No. 2 with 15.
This is a great book! It covers everything you'll need to know even if you are a non-steel kit home builder. Michael has really comprehensively explained
I was part of Santa Clara University’s rEvolve House team where a group of undergraduate students designed and built an off-grid tiny house (on wheels!)
Much like any profession, we all rely upon our tools of trade to complete our work. From dentists to mechanics, brain surgeons to musicians, or carpenters
Hunting Shacks are the Nation's first mobile hunting cabins that can be towed behind a truck with all the amenities of a stationary home. The mobility
The Thyon tourism office rents innovative tiny houses to ski vacationers: 56 square feet, fun and environmentally friendly. But it's not so simple. THYON
A house on a quarter-acre block, with enough space to play cricket in the backyard and host a Hills Hoist, was once the Australian norm. But soon blocks
Domes, timber-frame homes, log homes, panelized houses and steel-frame homes. Kit homes offer an easy, inexpensive option for building a house. There’s
The Innuit who live in northern Canada once built homes out of ice blocks. Now a modular home manufacturer, Japan Dome House Co. Ltdhave come up with styrofoam
A temporary process to review and approve any property owner's second-unit expansion, known as a granny flat, was approved with a 4-0 vote by City Council
The domestic building insurance scheme in South Australia is struggling to remain viable and requires a significant overhaul in order to address deficiencies
The audience at Next Senior Center was fascinated as Wendy and Andrew Mutch described their obsession with kit homes. The couple lives in a 1926 Sears
Yankee Barn Homes' classic American-style dwellings are produced in a factory and shipped to the site. A New Hamsphire designer and builder of prefab
In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of
Australian rooftop solar is now at a crossroads – but it’s all positive. New technologies mean big data can be gathered from systems so that performance
Beautiful home storage cabinets for the hallway
I bought this book for my husband because we liked the idea of a steel kit home and I think he could do it himself! He found lots of insights and good
I thought this might have been a manual but it turned out to be a go to whoa description of this guys owner build. Worth it just to get the budget costing.
While there are still cheaper models available, tiny houses seem to have risen in price lately, reaching the kind of money that could buy a full-size home
Building a large steel framed garden shed with blueboard cladding