Built a small house? Nope, Patricia's built six!

Built a small house? Nope, Patricia's built six!

by Patricia
(Terlingua, Texas)

I've just 'met' a gal who has not only built a Small House, but six Small Houses using various building styles. Her home is not one house, it is all six houses forming a small village. Each house individually serves it's own purposes.

The lady responsible is Patricia from Terlingua, Texas. She's a self-taught, ex-attorney with *no* (that's zero) prior experience of building, a penchant for the guitar and a fondness for singing.

The Main house is straw bale, then the Guest house. There is also a Shower house, bathroom and a cob studio. Lastly, her final project which contains Patricia's kitchen (which she has substituted meanwhile for an outdoor solar-powered kitchen) and a Great Room.

Patricia's MySpace profile and building information

Take a Video Tour of this Small House Village

See Photographs of her projects, all stages

What a woman!

Added for Patricia by Kim, Owner of LivingInSmallHouses.com

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Built a small house? Nope, Patricia's built six!

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Apr 08, 2009
Self Sufficient
by: Paul Van Tine


What a wonderful site! I am trying to duplicate your efforts in the Davis Mountains and have enjoyed seeing what you are doing. Instead of Adobe, I've elected to do stone masonry construction since it is more organic to my surroundings here in the mountains...hopefully my back will outlast my last needed load of rocks!

Please check out my website:

I would love to compare notes on what you've done and how you did it. Again my compliments on your very great and beautiful accomplishments down in the desert! Paul Van Tine limpiacanyon@hotmail.com

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