- This 90 sq. ft house in Big Sur, Cal. looks like a real Hobbit Home that blends into it's surroundings, with it's passive solar and wild flower covered roof. But wait, see how it opens up into a breezy, redwood bark covered cabana that overlooks and breathes in the ocean view. It shows no sanitary facilities, so I presume there is an outdoor camp toilet and a "sun shower" bag hanging somewhere.
- Frank is a carpenter who spends a lot of time on the road building homes on their sites. He was getting tired of taking his tools and staying in motels, so he decided to do something about it. He built this micro cabin (8x17' 136 sq.ft.) is an elegant shelter with enough room to store his minimal needs for the road, while depending on o.p's for toilet & shower. When those are not accessible, he takes his little camping/ composting toilet. I can almost smell the fresh wood smells which highlight this traveling cabin. Click to see more picture.
Beautiful, light and airy 107 sq. ft. studio makes a great office or den to your site home. Like Frank's traveling cabin, it has no bathroom/toilet/shower facilities. You must go to the main house for that. So, In case of emergency, it is still advisable to build it on wheels and you can string up a curtain on the porch for a solar shower and composting toilet. For more pictures:
- This "Hobbit Hutch" is a 56 sq. ' Vardo Gypsy Wagon with working Jalousie windows over bed for ventilation, and soon adding a porch outdoor shower & toilet inside privacy curtains. It's a quiet refuge for a couple of authors to think and write, or a less quiet "playhouse" for visiting grandkids. More info & pictures
- David Miller documented his 2003, 2,172 mile trek along the Appalachian Trail in his book : Awol on the Appalachian Trail. As he was documenting his adventures, he also documented his "homes" along the trail--250 shelters (8 shown here). These shelters are built to take in the view, light and airflow of their location, and ,thus, experience enhancing. They provide a sleep plank or bunk instead of a bed or cot. For hygiene needs, they are usually built along a creek or stream and often have a basic privy or toilet near by. These Trail "homes" are maintained by hikers & trail volunteers.