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High Performance Tiny Homes and Tiny Spaces

Mar 6, 2017 6:23:02 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Green Building Marketing, Green Home Tours, USGBC Cincinnati, Business to Consumer Marketing, Tiny Homes, Swing House, green home tour, Green Home Design

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Hi Tiny Home Enthusists, from Grace and Corbett Lunsford.

First, thanks so much for following our #TinyLab's Proof Is Possible Tour across the U.S.! We're so thrilled that our adventure brought over 7,000 people through our high performance tiny house on wheels, and brought more attention to just doing things the right way in high performance tiny home construction.

 

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Tiny Home - Tiny Lab - Tiny Space Needed

Feb 27, 2017 10:32:46 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Green Building Marketing, Green Home Tours, USGBC Cincinnati, Business to Consumer Marketing, Swing House, green home tour, Green Home Design

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On a warm summer day in 2016 Grace and Corbett Lunsford brought their tiny home on wheels to Cincinnati.

"Corbett and Grace and their new baby went on a 20-city U.S. Tour from April 2016-January 2017 in the world's highest performance tiny house on wheels, the #TinyLab. Their mission was simple: to revolutionize the home market by teaching consumers and contractors alike to use scientific testing to prove the work gets done to quality standards." Learn more.

I spoke to Kathy Kennedy there and learned more about her efforts to build a simlar small footprint home that can have equally healthy indoor environment. Here's a letter she asked us to share with you.

I've illustrated this "Tiny Home - Tiny Lab" post with photos I took at the event, sponsored by Julie Toliver.and her business Energy Fitness For Homes.

 

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USGBC Green Home Tour "Swing House" - Overview

Feb 22, 2017 12:07:31 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Green Building Marketing, Green Home Tours, USGBC Cincinnati, Swing House, green home tour, Green Home Design

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Article and photos by Krista Atkins Nutter,

On an unseasonably warm Saturday morning in February, a group of fifteen or so designers, architects, and homeowners from across Cincinnati met in Camp Washington for the USGBC Green Home Tour Swing House by artist and craftsman, Mark Dejong.  The culmination of an idea he had thirty years ago, the home’s concept was founded as Dejong grew up in the neighborhood of 1880’s row houses. He wondered what it would be like to open up the entire space of one of these old structures - what it would be like to remove the interior wood frame “guts” and reveal the exterior box’s entire volume. He imagined that a space like that would need to be experienced in a special way, and the idea of a swing came to him.

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