Palm Springs revamps trailer park with mid-century tiny homes

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Graham Hill's NYC tiny flat #2 attunes L space to the moment

Graham Hill began experimenting with small space living in 2010 when he bought two units in a pre-war coop in New York City’s Soho. He ran a competition to redesign the first rundown flat, and the winners, Romanian architecture students Catalin Sandu and Andrei Butusina, created a moving wall and transformable furniture so the one room could function as three or four. He sold LifeEdited1, or LE1, a few years ago and began work on his second experiment in living with less, LE2, which he hoped would be more affordable and less of a white box. This time he and his team created sliding couch-cubes that can be pushed from room to room to add seating to a couch/dining room or to configure into a queen-sized bed. There’s also lots of felt to absorb sound (both on walls and as a dividing curtain). Ditching LE1’s movable wall - it didn’t block sound and was too expensive - the LifeEdited crew settled for an accordion door (it shrinks to one-tenth it’s expanded size and can fit into tiny closet in the wall). More often found in conference halls or schools, here the expando-wall divides the guest bedroom/office from the rest of the space. “When it's out it has the acoustic properties of a 2-by-4 insulated stud wall with drywall so it's very effective at sound insulation.” LE1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYV0qATsyts More info on LE2: http://lifeedited.com/lifeedited-2/ LE2 is for sale: https://www.corcoran.com/nyc-real-estate/for-sale/soho-nolita/150-sullivan-street-apt-33/5521991 Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/graham-hills-nyc-tiny-flat-2-attunes-l-space-to-the-moment/

Vina Lustado's home-office using 2 tiny houses in "L" + deck

When Vina Lustado moved into the 140-square-foot home on wheels she and her husband Cliff had built (for $40,000) in 2013, it was a continuation of a lifetime of living minimally: from a modest home in the Philippines as a child to a one bedroom duplex in LA shared with 9 siblings to an adulthood living in guest houses. A year later she built a tiny, modern prefab (SIPS panels) office on wheels, and finally, in 2018 she united both her rolling home and office on the same property to create a mobile micro duplex (with shared deck for indoor/outdoor living). Both structures are off-grid, thanks to a 1.5 kilowatt solar setup. Her tiny office is even propane-free (she relies on an induction stove for cooking and a fans and a tiny heater for temperature control). She’s hooked up to city water and uses a composting toilet. Lustado has spent years working to gain legal rights for tiny home dwellers. She is currently working with the city of Ojai to zone tiny homes on wheels as ADUs (“accessory dwelling units” AKA granny flats, backyard cottages). “RVs is what tiny houses on wheels are considered because they’re on wheels. You can not live full-time in an RV,” explains Lustado. “You can not live more than 180 days in an RV because that's what the term limit is for staying in, recreating in an RV. So tiny housers want to live in it full time, they're not planning on traveling in it, most people. So that's what we're fighting for, to just have legal status.” Lustado who holds an architecture degree from USC (though she is not yet a registered architect) has designed plans for a small modular home that she hopes to have pre-approved for permitting in Ventura Country. Sol Haus Design: https://solhausdesign.com/tiny-house/ Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/vina-lustados-home-office-using-2-tiny-houses-in-l-deck

LA coliving: PodShare's permeable intersection between social/privacy

Calling it “a social network with an address”, Los Angeles entrepreneur Elvina Beck created PodShare, a coliving experiment where dozens of “Podestrians”- travelers, mobile workers or new arrivals to the city- share a communal space filled with sleeping pods or “bunk beds for adults”. Beck, who built the first PodShare in 2012 with her father, wanted to respond to her demographic’s rejection of widespread home ownership and embrace of the sharing economy. She set out to transform the American bunk bed, creating a more open (and co-ed) version of the Japanese capsule hotels. For $40 to $50 per night (or discounted weekly and monthly prices), Podestrians can choose a bottom or top sleeping pod (equipped with a lamp and a small flatscreen television with Internet access) along with all the shared spaces, including a kitchen (with communal food, and space for individual storage in the pantry and fridge), bathroom, showers (toiletries included) and a communal lounge. Currently, there are 3 locations in Los Angeles, but Beck sees the model as scalable across the country and, similar to a gym, members could have overnight access at any location. PodShare doesn’t own any of the locations, but instead rents empty space from landlords. They stay away from residentially-zoned properties and instead focus on converting commercial or live/work spaces. Beck and her partner Kera Package have evolved the pods so they are now modular and totally mobile so they can go up and down at any location when a lease ends. In reflection of the sharing economy’s privilege of “access” over “ownership”, Beck tries to outfit each location with extras like bicycles and instruments. She hopes each location will eventually have bigger extras, like a gym or pool. Currently, the Hollywood location even has a recording studio and editing bay. PodShare http://podshare.co/ Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/la-coliving-a-permeable-intersection-between-socialprivacy/

Nomadic Couple Living in an Incredible Vintage Airstream - Interview & Tour

Kristen and Siya are a nomadic couple who use this renovated 1976 Airstream camper trailer as their home base when they're not travelling. It's designed to be on or off-grid with 5 x 100 watt solar panels, huge fresh and grey water tanks, and a composting toilet. Next addition to the tiny house on wheels: a mini fireplace to stay cozy during Canadian winters. Get a full tour of the Airstream and find out why this trailer was a perfect fit for Kristen and Siya's globetrotting lifestyle. They have been travelling the world for over 9 years and have super fun vlogs and travel tips + hacks on YouTube, and on their website, as well as super inspiring photos on Instagram. Follow them everywhere! Links below: https://www.youtube.com/user/hopscotchtheglobe https://www.instagram.com/hopscotchtheglobe/ https://www.instagram.com/siyazarrabi/ https://hopscotchtheglobe.com/ We loved getting the chance to spend the day with these two, and took advantage by asking tons of questions about their best (and worst) travel experiences, favourite countries to travel to, and more. They have tons of experience and advice. Definitely check them out if you're interested in any kind of travel. Here's the link to the Sprinter van couple video we mentioned: https://youtu.be/aXVjsF7EnYg Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ------------------------------------------------------------- A very special thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UC8EQAfueDGNeqb1ALm0LjHA&tab=2 To learn how to create and submit subtitles and closed captions, check out this YouTube info page: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6054623 If you would like credit for your subtitles, translation, or closed captions in the description of the video, please email us with your full name, the language of your translation, and the video title that you worked on. You can email us at: danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSORS ------------------------------------------------------------- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in our video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------- Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives Extra Clips from Kristen and Siya of Hopscotch the Globe https://www.youtube.com/user/hopscotchtheglobe

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Built in the 1940s, the Palm Canyon Mobile Club was showing its age when the owners approached realtor Paul Kaplan about helping to sell new homes in the park. Kaplan suggested a fresh start:investing in tiny homes instead of traditional mobile homes.

Rather than partnering with a prefab designer or tiny home architect, they chose to work with a traditional mobile home manufacturer because of the scale of the project (100 homes).

Working with manufactured home builder Silvercrest, they pushed for a modern, Midcentury-inspired design more fitting of Palm Springs and avoiding some of the hallmark details of conventional mobile homes like ceiling moldings and six-panel doors.

"There's also a stigma against mobile home parks," explains Kaplan. "You know the whole trailer trash kind of thing, and I think people are re-looking at it and seeing it really provides a nice sense of community." The Palm Canyon Mobile Club has a renovated pool and clubhouse with workout room and community kitchen. The houses start at $115,000 for the 600 square foot model, with a $650 monthly rental fee for the site.

https://www.palmcanyonmobileclub.com/

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