UPDATE: 7 Nov 2023 This document was originally posted on 16 Mar 2008. Some updates have been made to keep it current and most of the information is still relevant. However, the latest information is best obtained from the Hawks Ridge website. The original post from 2008 is below. Summary. This is a review… Continue reading Hawks Ridge Apartments Student Housing Rental Dorm-Style in Iowa City (Formerly The Lodge)
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Effective Living > Mobile Hermitage The heater in the mobile hermitage is the same as that used to heat the small water-tight cabin of a boat. Seen at right, the heater is mounted on the wall by attaching it to a stainless steel surface. This helps protect the wall and reflect heat into the room.… Continue reading Mobile Hermitage – Heating
Effective Living > Mobile Hermitage Because the Mobile Hermitage is so tightly constructed, fresh airflow can be precisely controlled by using a combination of the front door, the three windows, and the exhaust vent. If there’s a breeze and a decent temperature outside, then climate control can be achieved without any energy at all. There… Continue reading Mobile Hermitage – Fresh Airflow Control
Effective Living > Mobile Hermitage There are very few sound absorbing surfaces, fabrics, or textures in the Mobile Hermitage. The wood surfaces create a warm rich acoustic environment. Sound waves move freely throughout the Mobile Hermitage due to the minimalist and utilitarian use of surface space and the lack of furnace or other appliance noises.… Continue reading Mobile Hermitage – Acoustics
Housing > Small House Society > Resources > Glossary Small House Dimensions. People often ask how small a house needs to be in order for it to be considered small. There are various names floating around to describe smaller than usual homes. Below are some names with square meter / feet cutoff points to offer guidelines. You… Continue reading Small House Dimensions – Guide to Defining Small Houses and Right-Size Homes
Effective Living > Small House Society > Resources The Small House Movement has inspired great interest in smaller and simpler living. Below are some quotes about simpler and smaller living that help encourage the use of tiny, little, small, miniature, and micro homes. Please contact us if you know of any other quotes that should… Continue reading Small House Quotes for Simple and Sustainable Living
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Effective Living > Small House Society > Resources The Small House Movement has inspired the creation of many magazines, journals, and other publications in electronic form and print. Below is a brief directory of these providers who specialize in tiny, small, miniature, and micro homes. Please contact us if you know of any other resources… Continue reading Small House Publications, Magazines, and Journals
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