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Ford Video Ad Promotes Sustainability and Minimalism as a Response to Arrogant Cadillac Nationalistic Materialistic Video Commercial

28 March 2014

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Cadillac created an arrogant nationalistic materialistic commercial about why the USA is wealthy. Ford responded with a clever and creative video commercial about sustainability and minimalist living. Take a look at the commercials below. Like this:Like Loading…

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Berkshire Polartec Fleece Throw Blanket 55″ x 70″

1 March 2014

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Fleece blankets come in a variety of weights and qualities. The best bring the right balance of form and function, for a blanket that is soft, comfortable, and warm while maintaining its aesthetic appeal and durability.  All of our fleece blankets are made with the utmost care and attention to quality. They are microfleece, meaning […]

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Black and Decker CHV1410L 14.4-Volt Lithium Ion Dust Buster

30 November 2013

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The Black and Decker Lithium Ion Cordless Dust Buster Vacuum offers longer battery life per-use, between charges, and for the lifetime of the unit. [Buy on Amazon] Uses replacement filter VF110FC Smart charge technology uses up 50-percent less energy Rotating, slim nozzle targets dirt in tight spaces 50-percent more reach than the previous dustbuster design […]

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Historic Downtown Iowa City Buildings Map Guide Directory Tour

29 October 2013

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Historic Downtown Iowa City Buildings 1 – Blackstone Building 118 S. Dubuque St. c. 1882, Italianate Originally a two story carriage and harness manufacturing shop, the third story Mansard roof was added sometime in the late 1880s. A number of businesses have been located in this building including hardware stores, theaters, confectioner, cleaning and pressing […]

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Small House Interview on CJBK 1290 News Talk Radio London, Ontario, Canada – 7 October 2013 at 12:15 ET

7 October 2013

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Click here for the recorded interview on Soundcloud. Summary. Small House Society President, Greg Johnson speaks with Don Landy of CJBK in London, Ontario, Canada about the Small House Movement. Don Landry – About the host of the show. Small House Society Greg Johnson Listen to the Recorded Interview Below __________ About. This interview was […]

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Tiny House Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 5-6, 2014

22 August 2013

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The first annual Tiny House Conference is scheduled to take place in 2014 from April 5-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina. With multiple breakout sessions on different topics, conference attendees can choose what best fits their interests. The conference presenters are a diverse mix of people who have experience building and living in tiny homes. One of […]

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Iowa City Hawkeye Court Apartments at the University of Iowa Scheduled for Renovation and Rebuilding

20 August 2013

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The Iowa City Hawkeye Court Apartments managed by The University of Iowa are scheduled for a major rebuilding. The rendition of the new housing complex shown above is from Balfour Beatty. Below is a photo showing the demolition of the original apartments. “Hawkeye Court’s remaining residents will have the opportunity to lease apartments in the […]

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Small House Society News 201306

30 June 2013

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Small House Society – News 201306 | 30 June 2013 | Sunday Dear Friend, This month we’re beginning the migration of the Small House Society website pages over to a dedicated website, SmallHouseSociety.net. Click here to view the newsletter on our new website. Greg Johnson, Small House Society President & Facilitator   Like this:Like Loading…

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Guidelines for Selecting TIF-Based Funding of Urban Development Projects

7 June 2013

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Summary. As an advocate for mixed use developments and new urbanism approaches, I’m often asked whether I support TIF-Based funding for high-end private development projects. As with other issues where I’m asked to answer either “Yes” or “No” my answer is “Neither.” To find out why, read the article below. Discussion. Click here to join the discussion […]

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Small House Society News 201305

31 May 2013

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Small House Society – News 201305 | 31 May 2013 | Friday Dear Friend, I know that time is precious for everyone, so I’ll try to keep this update short. The approximate reading time is about 3 minutes. Small House Movement. This week on Tuesday, May 28, I had an opportunity to be interviewed on […]

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Gregory Johnson – Personal Update 201305

31 May 2013

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Gregory Paul Johnson – Personal Update 201305 | 31 May 2013 | Friday Dear Friend, Here’s my personal update for May 2013. If we’re not already connected on Facebook, please visit my Facebook page and send me a friend request. Starbucks Encounter. Today I had the pleasure of meeting Kirk Ferentz while waiting in line at Starbucks. […]

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Q Cabins Offers Quality Affordable Sustainable Small House Solutions

29 May 2013

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Greetings from TheQCabin.com Q Cabins are the new concept in sustainable micro housing. Every material or system choice used to build the Q Cabin Kits is based in a green technology. We use steel stud and EPS foam wall panels, natural fibers, high tech insulation methods, low-E insulated glass, passive and active solar systems, automatic […]

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Huffington Post Live Small House Movement Video Interview with Tiny Home Advocates

29 May 2013

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Below is the Huffington Post Live Small House Movement Video Interview with Tiny Home Advocates. [source] Guests: Gregory Johnson of SmallHouseSociety.org Ryan Mitchell of TheTinyLife.com Logan Blair Smith of SmallTopia Dan Louche of TinyHomeBuilders.com Like this:Like Loading…

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Scotland Promotes Community Owned Renewable Energy

2 May 2013

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Summary. Community Energy Scotland is one of many groups advancing sustainable energy initiatives in Scotland. From their website: We believe that communities can become stronger, more self reliant and resilient by generating their own energy and using it efficiently. We provide education, finance and practical help. We are a voice for communities who want to act now for […]

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Small House Society News 201304

30 April 2013

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Small House Society – News 201304 | 30 April 2013 | Tuesday Dear Friend, I know that time is precious for everyone, so I’ll try to keep this update short. The approximate reading time is about 3 minutes. Video Interview. This past month I was able to interview Cheryl Martin and discuss her presentation on small house living and tiny […]

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The Next Big Thing in Luxury is Small

26 April 2013

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The latest advertisement from Buick (shown below) proclaims: “The Next Big Thing in Luxury is Small.” The smaller is better message is increasingly finding its way into mainstream culture as a shifting undercurrent to the bigger is better mindset of another era. The description on Buick’s YouTube channel reads: “The age of the over-sized luxury […]

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Green Housing Helps Revitalize a Brooklyn Neighborhood

16 April 2013

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Source: “Green Housing Helps Revitalize a Brooklyn Neighborhood,” Bank of America, 15 November 2011] Rising from a 280-acre former landfill and a vacant lot in Spring Creek, Brooklyn, two housing projects are redefining affordable housing and green building. The Dumont Green and Gateway Elton Street developments are answering the need for safe housing, community space, […]

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Small House Village Land for Sale – 33 Acres in Tucson Arizona Area – Coyote Mountain Wilderness Retreat

15 April 2013

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Photo. The photo above shows the view from this Arizona land for sale. Location. The land is 33.35 acres, remote, private, yet only 25 minutes drive to Tucson, AZ. Located SW of Tucson, adjoining Coyote Mtn. Wilderness, just east of Kitt’s Peak. End of the road property with great view of miles, can see anyone […]

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