Tiny Homes on the Move Book (130)

Exploring the World on Motorcycles

bayrider has left a new comment on your post “84-Year-Old Sailed Across Atlantic in Homemade Raft…”:

“What a guy, what a life! Reminds me of Ted Simon who rode an old Brit motorcycle around the world for four years when he was 40, then did the same trip again at age 70. His books are classics for all bikers. He has lived for years on his homestead in Covelo CA.


Check it out. You have to poke around on the website a bit: 

“We are a family of 3 (Terry, son, Jack and Sandy) that travel on 2 BMW motorcycles. Terry and Jack ride on an 1150 GSA and I ride a 650 GS. We’ve been traveling by moto since Jack was 4, riding the dirt trails of Mt. Shasta forest, with Jack securely tucked in front with Terry. It was so comfortable for Jack that he would eventually fall asleep on the tank bag! Once Jack fit into the proper gear, we started heading out on long distance treks. Every year, we find ourselves wanting more and more, extending the time away by days and sometimes weeks. There is such joy in traveling together, in watching Jack learn more than a classroom could ever teach. From Canada to Iowa, Spain to Colombia, Jack is fortunate to have such experiences at the ripe old age of 10. Our goal is not only to show Jack the world, but to reinstill our faith in humanity, to go beyond the tragedies shown in the media and share our positive experiences with the world. Jack’s only going to be young for so long, and it is our job as parents to give him the proper tools to succeed in whatever path he chooses. Sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s demanding, but it is all wonderful and would not be changed for anything. Cheers!”


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Tiny Homes For Homeless, Continued…

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post Tiny Homes For The Homeless Built Out of Dumpster …”:

Hi Lloyd, ran across some more articles on this fellow and had a look at his website.

He now has a TON of pics of his tiny homes for the homeless, which he has pretty much created from garbage.

Hunted this post out, to put the link on, in case anyone is interesting in building some of these, he has quite detailed pics of his work in progress, and MANY many finished homes.

I believe these pics are from a photographer who has photographed this man’s work/art.


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Tiny Home Builder and Tree Surgeon Coming to US From UK

Craftsperson Willow De La Roche was featured in Tiny Homes on the Move. She built Willow’s Wagon in 2011, and has a new company, Artisan Homes UK, that builds alternative small living spaces, such as gypsy caravans, shepherds wagons, tree houses, boat conversions, as well as earth-bag and cob houses.

Dear Lloyd,

I’m still living in my beautiful wagon thankfully the sheep have gone from my field now, as they uses to cram in under the wagon and make the most disconcerting and sudden noises in the middle of the night, not to mention reeking havoc with my log pile. But this morning the snow lies all around but i’m really nice and cozy inside. 🙂

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California-Styled Wooden House Truck in Wales

“Attracted by Folkestone’s connection with H.G. Wells, Heather and Ivan Morrison constructed a mobile Science Fiction library, Tales Of Space And Time in the style of a 1970s Californian House Truck.

Made popular in America during the Hippy movement, these house trucks, similar to Gypsy caravans, are a symbol of freedom and a nomadic self-sufficient lifestyle. Following this tradition the Morison’s version is hand built using Douglas fir from their arboretum in Wales onto a 1955 Green Goddess, ex army fire engine.…”


Photos: Wig Worland
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Man-With-Mule Bernie Harberts Builds Tiny Home On Land

Bernie Harberts was featured in Tiny Homes (pp. 188-89), documenting a 2,500 mile journey from Canada to Mexico, with a mule pulling a 21-square-foot gypsy wagon. Recently we got a letter from Bernie, as reproduced below. A month or so later he sent us 2 jars of apple sauce cooked on his wood stove in a box stuffed with straw.

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