This shipping container tiny house showed up at the St Pete Ecovillage in the last couple weeks so I thought I’d give a little tour of it. This one has the unique feature of being able to fold up so that it just looks like a normal shipping container, which can be useful in the stealth tiny house culture. Come see it here at the St Pete Ecovillage Tiny House Festival Saturday April 1st.
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In this video I show you some more of the tall ship Amara Zee, a great inspiration for building and carpentry. This ship is very unique and every part of the ship was designed with purpose and efficience. It’s a whole new experience in living. The ship looks old, but it was completed in 1997 for the Caravan Stage Company a theater that was called by the New York Times “a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Occupy Wall Street”. It is patterned after a Thames river barge from the late 1800s.
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This is the first tour of the Amara Zee, the tall ship theater that I was living on when I first came to St. Petersburg. This ship was built in 1997 so that performers from the Caravan Stage Company could continue their traveling theater after they hung up the reigns from their horse and carriage days. The boat is a great example of tiny cooperative living when production for their next performance is in full swing, and then it continues to be a kind of mobile cooperative living situation. Twenty or so actors, dancers, and managers take to the water, going from port to port to perform their politically charged theater. Built by hand, the design and wood work is an inspiration for anyone building a tiny house.
In this video I take you on a tour of the interior of this tiny house and explain a little bit more about its background and the design. Wisteria has a passive solar design, and incorporates natural and reclaimed material. It’s a quaint little rental at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage.
When I first moved to Dancing Rabbit I lived in a different tiny house, an even tinier house. Wisteria Lodge is only 240 sq ft, but it’s a nice little two story space and its passive solar design makes it easier to heat. Keeping with its name it does feature a wisteria vine growing on a trellis halfway up the south side. Check out this video to find out more interesting tidbits about the house and to hear the story of how it ended up at Dancing Rabbit.