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Brand New Member to Our Pin-Up Houses Family!

Aloha, everyone! We are so proud to inform you that our family has become even bigger with a brand-new family member – Elisabeth. This time, the pictures are from Hawaii! Her majesty Elisabeth is beginning to arise from the ashes to rise and shine and to reign (with its view) over the beautiful lands of […]

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A Story of a House, or How to Make a Bedroom out of Working Shed

About a girl… This is a love story about a working shed plan that met a creative builder, and turned into a tiny one-bedroom wooden house. The builder’s name was Julie and it all happened in Rakaia, New Zealand. With a little help from our friend, Joshua’s guide, Julie took her tools and got to […]

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Concrete Foundation Footings

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Materials for concrete foundation Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water) or complex dry concrete mix Boards / planks Anchor bolts Metal fasteners – basic Concrete foundation footings method Cast in situ concrete foundation footings are a type of concrete foundation suitable for example for low-cost, simple single-storey small houses made of wood. For these, the dimensions would be about 14” x […]

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Candy in-between the Trees

construction process of DIY wood cabin

It has not been that long since we introduced wood cabin Candy last time, remember? Now we are going to talk again about Candy, a different one, on very lovely looking place surrounded by trees and forest. She is still under process of construction, she is not finished yet. However already have some pictures, which we […]

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Pillar in Concrete Foundation

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Materials for timber foundation Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water) or complex dry concrete mix Rocks Timber – 2“x2“ / 100×100 mm or round timber pieces Basic metal fasteners Pillar in concrete foundation method The Pillar in concrete method of wooden foundations is recommended especially for buildings with their first floor elevated, located in areas with waterlogged soil or for […]

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How to Set Out Small House Foundation

tiny house foundations measurements

Once you have selected your location, studied the design plans of your project, gathered your material, the building process can begin and with it its first step, foundation construction. There are several factors determining what types of foundation is best suitable for your project. However no matter which one you end up constructing, the crucial […]

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Tiny House Foundation

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Aspects influencing types of tiny house foundation There are several types of small house foundation and it is very important to realise, which one is the best suitable for you start setting out foundations. It is determined by several factors. Do you need a building permit? Click HERE First and probably most obvious is a size […]

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Cabin Masonry Foundation

DIY masonry foundations

Materials Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water), complex dry concrete mix or clay soil Asphalt sheet Masonry materials – bricks/rocks/concrete blocks Method The dimensions of a common masonry foundations amount to about 14″ x 14″/ 350 x 350 mm or even less. For tiny houses, small cabins or garden sheds, bricks laid flat on the ground often suffice. The recommended dimensions of the […]