Kenton Knowles, homebuilder and designer, walks toward the "Tom Thumb" home he built behind his house near Vinland. When Knowles built the home last winter, he wanted to create a structure that was easy to move.
Kenton Knowles, a home builder and designer, stands inside what he calls his "Tom Thumb" home. The 120-square-foot building is made almost completely out of recycled materials. It also has passive solar heating and a solar panel on the roof.
Home designer and builder, Kenton Knowles talks about his "Tom Thumb" home. At a 120 square feet and without any electrical or utility hookups, Knowles said that building permits wouldn't be needed to construct one.
At 120 square feet, a Tom Thumb home could accommodate two people. Four might be a little cramped, builder and designer Kenton Knowles said. The green-minded structure could be used as a writer's cabin, gardening shed, guest cottage or self-contained entryway into a larger home.