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Summary. This page serves as an archives for defunct small house designer and builder websites. It’s being maintained here for reference purposes only. For the main directory of active designers and builders of small homes, click here.

Archives. The following site links have been removed recently due to their websites not being available, or the site not being relevant to the design or construction of small homes.

  • Domes International. Dome-shaped fiberglass (FRP) houses and other formed fiberglass products using designs and techniques developed by one of the company’s founders over a twenty seven year period in Mantachie, Mississippi, USA. [ Main PageAboutBenefits ]
  • Environmental Resource Group. Good resource for green building organizations.
  • GreenCentral.ca – Home designer and builder Phil Carson offers ‘Wildernest Organic Homes’ that feature breathing walls and ‘no-toxic’ eco harvested solid wood construction. Same as Sanctuary Shelters below. 20101201we – site is no longer online.
  • Hardy-Lawn-Furniture.com. Supplier of cottages, outdoor furniture, vinyl furniture, arbors, lighthouses, picnic tables, playsets, swings, playground equipment, storage sheds, and gazebos. (Doesn’t specialize in small homes. The old domain name of HardyLawnFurniture.com is no longer under development. 20090322su2242)
  • House-to-Go by Julie Martin. Julie Martin established “Martin House-To-Go” in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She has been featured on NPR. 20101201we – site no longer online.
  • Laurel Neiswander Interiors. Laurel is an interior designer in Northridge, CA. She lives in a 400 square foot home and has experience with making the most of small spaces. (Doesn’t build small homes. However, the interior design aspect is useful. 20090322su2243)
  • Lodge-on-Wheels.com. “Prior to Katrina we specialized in restoring beautiful historic homes. In fact, we lived in, and had completed a seven-year restoration of, the oldest house on the entire Gulf Coast (c. 1787). The house is gone, but we are here. And we have resurrected our home restoration and building skills to bring to you the cottages and cabins that have gained attention around the world. We have been interviewed for radio and television, featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, and discussed on blogs everywhere.” 20101201we – site no longer online.
  • Martin House-To-Go. Designer and builder Julie Martin is offering some beautiful homes. 20101201we – site no longer online.
  • Sanctuary Shelters. Home designer and builder Phil Carson offers ‘Wildernest Organic Homes’ that feature breathing walls and ‘no-toxic’ eco harvested solid wood construction. 20101201we – site no longer online.
  • Tiny House Company. Small home builder in the Virginia area. (Site unavailable 20090222su2241)
  • Treehouse Company. TreeHouse Company is the worlds largest TreeHouse Company and constructs TreeHouses across the Globe. TreeHouse Company’s talented designers create the concepts and craftsmen turn these into reality, building handmade TreeHouses for children and families. (Site unavailable 20090222su2241)
  • V2World. Dedicated to building environmentally respectful, residential and commercial spaces that are assembled through an efficient and repetitive process. By using a steel framing system of stackable modules, numerous configurations are possible. (Site no longer maintained 20110101sa1343)
  • Vermont Tiny House. “Although they are tiny, our houses are fully functional, fully finished, and range from $10,000 to $22,000. The smaller models come with sleeping loft, and the larger models include a floor level sleeping area. They’re insulated and can be wired for AC (on-grid) or DC (off-grid) power. Fully able to accommodate solar or other alternative power sources. You can wire for both.” (This domain name is no longer being developed).
  • WeLoveSmall.com. “The most effective way to directly benefit the planet’s problem of scarce resources is to use less of them. The Simple Life Bungalow uses 1/7th of the materials of the average North American house.” (This domain name is no longer being developed 20110101sa1343).
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