I found this video that shows a family that lives in an old converted street car. Over a decade, Claudine raise three boys in this tiny 400ish square foot house that was originally a 1920’s street car from Santa Cruz. Originally only having one bedroom, as the family grew, so did the house. They built a tree house and then a cob hut to allow their children to have a bit more space. It is interesting because the owner is working with the city to get her home legal. Lots of great commentary on this topic.
I have been in love recently with the old time Sheppard’s huts. They have a quaintness to them, a practicality and many of them incorporate beautiful wood work into them. I found the Bodger’s Hut recently and really like the rustic but cozy feel to it. This hut is part of a camp with other huts, yurts and tents in Dorset in the UK.
Set in a magical woodland setting our hand crafted shepherds hut offers peace, tranquility and privacy as well as a level of comfort not normally associated with camping. Bodger is set in an elevated position looking down over the fishing pond and has a private deck and boardwalk, bodger is one of the four glamping units at Crafty Camping that have their own private ensuite facilities.
Today I heard about a neat company almost right in my back yard, they are called Dirtball. This company is located in Hickory, NC and produces clothing from recycled cotton scraps and recycled plastic water bottles. They are also 100% manufactured here in the USA and uses 100% recycled materials. What struck me about them was that they had an innovative product that looked good and American made for quite reasonable prices. It certainly isn’t going to beat out an Old Navy, but in many cases we are talking $10-$20 more for something that is better quality, sustainable, and ethically made.
I don’t have any connection with them other than I find it interesting, they have a kick starter to launch their new jeans.