Tiny Houses, Then and Now
February 13, 2008
As it happens, Maud Starkie, an “eccentric spinster” from Chosley, England, kept house in one of these cylindrical beauties for more than 50 years. This, of course, reminds me of the tricked-out train car that Dame Marjorie Chardin (a.k.a., Maude with an e) occupies in Harold Ashby’s 1971 film, Harold and Maude. But that is neither here, nor there.
And, while I’m at it, here’s one of the latest additions to the tiny house fold: The pre-fab KitHAUS, available through home decor co. Design Within Reach. This cool cynosure came on the market just this month, and, with any luck, will catch on as a feasible, serviceable tiny home. Add a toilet, a washtub, and a little kitch, and you’re set. The KitHAUS folks keep green in sight with their 100-square-foot constructions, using sustainably harvested ipe for floors and decking. Plus, if you’re looking to start a mod commune, you can build “more aggressive multi unit configurations, creating that sprawling compound of your dreams,” or so say’th the KitHAUS website. So grab your Cat Stevens records and your dry shampoo and get building!
Want More Tiny Houses? Look No Further.
- The Tiny House I: Featuring the Venturo Prefab, the Tumbleweed Tiny House Co., and weeHouses
- The Tiny House II: Top billing for eco-fabulous Tiny Texas Houses