Music City Tiny House

Viewpoints: The Tiny House Movement is NOT About Cheap Houses

Today I read a blog post by a fellow tiny houser that really hit home with me . We all have different reasons for going tiny, but for me, this author’s comments were SPOT ON! I feel the same way but have yet to say it as clearly. I knew I had to share. I know this my upset a few people, but when I think of MY reasoning behind building a tiny house and MY life goals, I have to agree: The Tiny House Movement is NOT About Cheap Houses In this great blog post, the owners of the […]


Tiny House Inspiration: Visit to Vina’s tiny house in Ojai!

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of touring Vina’s beautiful tiny home in Ojai, CA. Vina’s house has long been an inspiration of mine. I’ve always thought of it as quite simply the most beautiful tiny house I’d ever seen (in pictures on the internet, of course). But now I can say it really is the most beautiful tiny house I’ve ever seen in person! Vina’s attention to detail and simple, clean, minimalist style sets her and her house apart from all others I’ve seen. I have to say that after seeing her house in person (finally!), my impressions […]

EdgeStar 2.0 Cu. Ft. FastDry Ventless Washer Dryer Combo

Tiny House Laundry: Edgestar washer/dryer combo review

When it comes to ideal use of my time, I think the last place I’d want to spend half a day is at the laundromat. That’s why we at the Tiny Project decided to squeeze a combo washer/dryer unit into our tiny house floorplans. I’ve talked before about tiny house laundry options, but now I’d like to go into more detail about the specific washer/dryer combo that we’ve now been using for almost a year: the Edgestar 2.0 Cu. Ft. FastDry Ventless Washer Dryer Combo (CWD1510) First, Cost This Edgestar unit is more expensive than the cheap and/or manual washing […]

For 5 days only: 27 Tiny House Plans and & Guides for $49!

Today is a special day. I rarely do things like this, but I was recently approached to be part of an amazing Tiny House Bundle Offer. I “donated” the Tiny Project SketchUp plans to be included as part of this very special deal for 5 days only. Right now you can get an amazing 27 different tiny house items, all for just $49. I’ve never seen anything like this! It’s a great way to jump-start your tiny house process with an infusion of ideas and support! This Tiny House Living Bundle sale includes 27 items from 9 leaders in the […]

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Tiny House Vacation: stay small but live large on Eleuthera, Bahamas

Several years ago (before I knew anything about tiny houses) I got first taste of the tiny life during a trip to the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Looking for an affordable place to stay on VRBO, I stumbled upon the Starfish cottage in Gregory Town! The Starfish is owned and operated by the fantastic Kim and Terry.  They make great hosts, offering up drinks in their outdoor bar and constantly improving the property for their guests. They’ve recently added a gorgeous pool! I tempted to go back to see how nice the place is now! When I first stayed […]

propane on-demand water heaters

Tiny House Hot Water: On-demand propane water heaters and important lessons learned

I’ve talked about options for doing laundry in a tiny house, but what about some of the even more basic needs? For most of us (unless you are really roughing it), hot water is something very important. Many people don’t know what the best options are. Here’s my opinion… Benefits of a propane on-demand water hearer When it comes to hot water in a tiny house, I’m convinced that a tankless, on-demand system is the best option. There are electric tankless heaters and propane/natural gas heaters. Both are great. Electric models tend to be a bit cheaper, but any electric […]

Envi flat panel tiny house heater

Tiny House Appliances: Envi Flat Panel Heater Review

We’ve reviewed our cute stainless steel mini range and our fantastic Panasonic exhaust fan, but what about our other tiny house appliances? Well, those will be reviewed too! Don’t you worry! First let’s discuss our simple but effective Envi convection heater. Envi states that it’s “the world’s first and only 100% pure convection heater.” While this may be true, it’s not the only one of it’s kind. There are other very slim panel-style heaters, like this one sold at Home Depot. However, Envi wrote their own comparison, showing how their product is better. Some ways in which the Envi is […]

Jay Shafer 2015 Tiny House Workshops

Join Jay Shafer at one of his 2015 workshops – 20% early bird discount!

My friend, Jay, whom most all of you know as the father of the tiny house movement, just published dates for a ton of new Tiny House Workshops starting next January. If you act quickly, you can save 20% with their early bird special (only good through this weekend). From Four Lights Tiny House Company… Upcoming Tiny House Workshops & Events Join seasoned tiny house builder and designer, Jay Shafer and experience a whole new way of thinking about house design and the spaces we live in. We’ve created a comprehensive workshop that will guide you through the process of […]

Before You Build

Get started building your tiny house with these great tiny house resources

You can make better choices for your tiny house that will save you time and money in research and mistakes, even if you’ve never built anything before. – Ethan Waldman, Tiny House Decisions I’d like to share with all of you a couple of great resources brought to you by an experienced tiny houser, Ethan Waldman. First off, he’s got a free PDF resource called “Before You Build: 30 Questions You Must Ask While Planning Your Tiny House.” This is absolutely FREE and offers a great starting point to get yourself asking the right questions — AND coming up with […]


Ben MacAdam’s Tiny Studio: Feedback from a Tiny Project Construction Plans user

Editor’s Note: It’s very exciting to get feedback and see the construction progress of others who are building tiny houses based on my Tiny House Construction Plans. It makes me really proud to see how my efforts are now helping others to make their tiny house dreams a reality! This is the first in a series of posts introducing various Tiny Project Plans users — please give them the same love and support you’ve given me during my tiny house journey! by Ben MacAdam The idea for my tiny studio started when I came across  Lloyed Kahn’s “Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter”. […]