small houses built from antique materials

pinkpaulaDecember 3, 2009

http://tinytexashouses.com/

I ran across this reference to small houses over on the Building a House Forum. Lots of pictures!

I think it is fantastic to build small homes using vintage materials. Charming, unique, and green.

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flgargoyle

Those are cute little houses, but frightfully expensive. I wonder how they get away with using used building materials? Many building codes specifically forbid using used materials for structural elements.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2009 at 4:06PM
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emagineer

I saw this on a TV show. He is an artist and thought they said many of these homes go to need or it may be the reclaimed material profit that does.

He probably has to maintain the same codes as any builder or someone who moves houses and rebuilds them.

I love what he does too.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 5:27PM
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ronbre

we have always used reclaimed materials whenever possible..

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 5:36PM
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Shades_of_idaho

I think these little houses are just darling. We saw a show where an artist was building tiny houses from used materials for the needy and DH and I were amazed and how it was done. Wished they had shown more of it. Not sure if this is the same person or not.

Chris

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 7:40PM
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marti8a

Those are cute. They look like they are out where they probably don't have to comply with a lot of building codes. Where I am, the only thing that has to be inspected is the septic system.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 11:04PM
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