The old adage claiming that “change is the only constant” seems to apply to the make up of the family unit according to a new study put out by the US Census Bureau. This graphic representation shows how the makeup of the family unit has changed since 1970. When you take a look at why [...]
I saw an interesting post on Zerohedege.com about the destruction of the middle class. It promotes a web site at the end but the first 6 minutes are concise, factual insights into a major crisis of America’s middle class and provides a few good pieces of advice. The first few minutes go over some alarming conditions that [...]
Brad Strickland and I have been working on this special project to bring the “Ultimate Tailgating” experience to college and professional sports. Here is the latest Smart, Small, Sustainable, Structure that should blow your socks off. The design includes a complete graphics package for the LSU Tigers. (also available in your team’s colors) The unit [...]
Let’s forget about lifestyles for a moment…and stress….and economic reasons….and environmental concerns….and social impact. Let’s just talk “Better” when it comes to building tiny houses. I like to call this “Smart” thinking. If you could start with a fresh piece canvas and design your house without thinking about building material types, here are some actual [...]
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I am proud to announce we will be building the Ultimate Tailgater in conjunction with Brad Strickland, the designer. Take a look at these pictures. The unit will be available for customization to your school or NFL team colors. Be the first to place your order, starting at $100,000 + and there will be a [...]
John Robb of Resilient Communities wrote a blog post about “A Home That Pays for Itself”.
His basic premise is that it’s getting harder and harder to be economically secure. He states that you need a resilient home; “A home that produces food, energy, water, and more. A home that allows you to stay connected but remain independent”.
Chris and Larry helped me start my Smart, Small, Sustainable House (aka “Tiny House”) in Conroe, TX. This is the first Metal Clad Structural Insulated Panel used to build a tiny house…and here’s why? 1. Each panel is structurally strong. It is designed to not only provide excellent insulation properties but also provide integrity to [...]
The SSIPs (steel structural insulated panels) have arrived. The walls and floor will be made from the 4″ panels and will range from 8′ to 11′ tall walls with the floor being made from just two 20′ x 4′ panels. The “R” value of each is 4.25 per inch so my four inch walls will [...]