How to Build a 'Temporary' Microhouse

Learn how to build a temporary, portable home called a microhouse.



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Building your own microhouse isn't as difficult as you might think.
ILLUSTRATION: PENNY HAUFFE
Temporary timber frame
A temporary timber-frame with mortise and tenon joints.
ILLUSTRATION: JIM SMOLA
Stick Build 2-bys
A close up look at a modern stick-built 2-bys nailed together.
ILLUSTRATIONS: JIM SMOLA
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A comprehensive look at some of the detail of microhouse construction.
ILLUSTRATION: JIM SMOLA
Timber frame
Thoreau's timber frame with pegged, hand-hewn logs.
ILLUSTRATION: JIM SMOLA
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Here is an example of fastening pieced timbers from 2-bys.
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