Tour a Tiny House in Portland


Finance blogger J.D. Roth posted a video of his friends giving him a tour of their tiny house (only 130 square feet!). You can check out more detailed info on all the nooks and crannies from the owner’s blog. You can also check out the website of the designers of the house, Portland Alternative Dwellings. THIS POST IS PART […]

More Tiny Houses!


We’ve highlighted tiny houses in the past – here are a few more that we’ve come across lately. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons – – – Fuyuhito Moriya purchased a parking space in Tokyo, and then had an ultra-small three-story home built on the 30 square meter lot (about 323 square feet). CNN has a video […]

Tiny “Spite” Houses


Continuing my interest in tiny houses, here’s a post about tiny “spite” houses. – – – I came across this blog post about spite houses, which are A building constructed or modified to irritate neighbors or other parties with land stakes. Spite houses often serve as obstructions, blocking out light or access to neighboring buildings, […]

Houses – Small, Reused, and Prefab


A number of interesting house-related tidbits came my way this week, and I wanted to share a few favorites… – – – NPR featured a story (with photos!) about incredibly tiny Japanese houses designed to fit on slivers of land. Every function and element has to be carefully considered. – – – Mother Earth News […]

Two Years of Zero Resource

Over the last two years, we have covered a number of topics, from tiny houses, to DOE rules on showerheads, to definitions of terms. Since the end of February, when WordPress starting showing the statistics, Zero Resource has attracted readers from all over the world. Over the last two years, the top twenty most popular […]

Announcing the Friday Video Series!

We have come across an increasing number of interesting and informative videos by local experts, tours of tiny houses or efficient buildings, and graphical explanations of how infrastructure works. We would like to being sharing these in a more organized way. Introducing…the Friday Video Series! We will be kicking off the series this Friday with […]

A Year Ago on Zero Resource – November 2010

Blue Roofs Photo – The Elevator More Tiny Houses! Home Energy Improvements New LEED Draft Open for Comment For The Truly Nerdy – An ASHRAE Download 3rd Round of AC Transit Cuts Averted – For Now PCL’s 8 Affordable Water Strategies Historic Vote by US Building Officials 10 American Cities Running Out Of Water? Prop. 26 and the Environment Regional Bike Sharing in the Bay Area Election […]