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Welcome to the Housing Resource Group. Be sure to visit the Small House Society, which is our initiative to promote simpler, smaller, more sustainable living. Below are links to our resources and some articles related to housing.

Here are some resources for housing with an emphasis on green, simple, sustainable, and/or small.

Open-source Architecture. Below is a feature video on the topic of open-source architecture. We had one person complain about the volume level of this video being too high. Please turn your volume down and adjust slowly up to the desired listening level. This video is produced by, hosted by, and the responsibility of TED. If you have any difficulties viewing or hearing it, please contact TED.

The JotHouse Online Interactive Small Home Planning Survey

The JotHouse Online Interactive Small Home Planning Survey

In 2007 we learned of the inspiring small homes from the wonderful people at JotHouse.com. Now, you can visit JotHouse.com and use their interactive online survey for those planning to build a small home. Take a look! http://JotHouse.com/  

New City Council Members May Result in Better Representation

New City Council Members May Result in Better Representation

The City Council of Iowa City recently approved another multi-million dollar tax-payer TIF-funded development in the downtown area. The project is called The Chauncey. I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the Chauncey, and wrote an article in its...

Disney’s Tomorrowland – Athena (Video Trailers)

Disney’s Tomorrowland – Athena (Video Trailers)

Summary Tomorrowland is a Disney movie based on a story line where all the greatest minds in the world collaborate to make the world a better place. The film is scheduled to launch on 22 May 2015. Below are some resource links for the movie. Disney Movie Page Facebook...

Media Request: HGTV Seeks Small Housers

Media Request: HGTV Seeks Small Housers

Organization: HGTV Type of media: Video Contact: Jason Preston Email: [email protected] Deadline: (to be announced) Request: Are you looking for or about to buy a tiny house - 500 square feet or smaller? If so, the producers of HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” is...

Converting Bamboo into Bamboo Cloth & Bedding

Converting Bamboo into Bamboo Cloth & Bedding

The journey from a bamboo stalks into a yard of soft bamboo bedding results into 100% organic bedding that is both environment and skin friendly. This chemical free conversion process helps you sleep comfortably in the Night that helps your skin to breath all Night....

Berkshire Polartec Fleece Throw Blanket 55″ x 70″

Berkshire Polartec Fleece Throw Blanket 55″ x 70″

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...

Black and Decker CHV1410L 14.4-Volt Lithium Ion Dust Buster

Black and Decker CHV1410L 14.4-Volt Lithium Ion Dust Buster

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...

Historic Downtown Iowa City Buildings Map Guide Directory Tour

Historic Downtown Iowa City Buildings Map Guide Directory Tour

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...

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

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

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...