Well, as a reminder that small is still the new black when it comes to green building trends, below you'll find a new short film
called “Louis Burns and Tiny Austin House.”
In the film (part of a larger documentary about sustainable living), Louis Burns, a former realtor and current tiny house educator/builder/force behind the Austin Tiny House
blog, chats to filmmaker Jim Bruno
about his experiences constructing a 80 square-foot house that weighs less than 500 pounds and fits onto a 16-foot trailer. Burns is currently selling the home, which has six energy-efficient windows, LED lights, a composting toilet and receives running water through a garden hose hookup, for $15,000.
In the film, Burns answers probing, tiny house-related questions such as: "Why a tiny house?,” “What makes a tiny house a Tiny House?,” “What makes a tiny house green and sustainable?,” and “What’s next for Louis Burns, builder/educator?” To find out the answers to these questions and more, take a look ...