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Introducing Live Simple: rent the world’s most unique tiny houses!

Brendan Rempel built Live Simple to help anyone experience the tiny lifestyle. With the rise in popularity of tiny houses, he set out to eliminate all barriers to tiny living by making it easy for anyone to discover and rent unique, tiny accommodations. The community marketplace allows for tiny homeowners to earn extra income by renting out their houses, while enabling people currently contemplating the tiny life to experience it for themselves (without having to fully commit to the social and monetary investments it entails). Right now, Brendan’s biggest goal is to grow the number of listings on the site – after all, the […]

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5 Day Hands-On Tiny House Build Workshop – Early Bird Discount!

Ready to Change YOUR World? Date: July 1-5, 2015 Location: The Sanctuary Minnesota – Ogilvie, MN Register now for a special $200 off, earlybird discount! This is a one-of-a-kind, never before, 5-Day, Hands-On tiny house workshop!   Join the renowned tiny house guru Jay Shafer, tiny-houser B.A. Norrgard, and construction professional Daniel Bell at The Sanctuary Minnesota, a scenic, wooded 80 acre facility. Get your day started with an on-site yoga class & a continental breakfast. During the day we will break into groups and rotate between swinging hammers and classroom time.  We will frame one of Jay’s tiny house designs, […]

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Solar Power for Tiny Homes

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by SolSolutions, who designs and builds the SolMan line of solar generators, solar light towers and custom solar power systems. These solar products meet a need for Tiny Home power, emergency backup, off grid power, and temporary power or lighting.  SolSlutions is fully committed to helping customers to integrate their ideas with practical solutions to achieve energy independence and efficiency using quality, well-built products. The following “Solar Power for Tiny Homes” white paper offers an overview of the various considerations and planning needed to use solar power for your tiny house. Tiny Home […]

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Profile: Chad and Jillian’s Tiny Home Project [VIDEO]

Editor’s Note: I’m happy to introduce to you my friends Jillian and Chad who are currently building a tiny house in Sebastopol, CA. Below you’ll find a great video tour and interview with them, a photo gallery of their house in progress, and a bit of their story of going tiny. Please follow them (links below) and support them on their tiny house journey! We are both “Sebastopolians” out of Sebastopol, CA. We are individuals who both enjoy the outdoors including supporting the environment around us. Over the last couple years we have become more knowledgeable on how to maintain […]

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Interview with Kai Rostcheck of Tiny House Lending

Tiny House Lending is a relatively new service aimed at matching tiny house builders and buyers with a lender. As far as I know, it is the only website created for this purpose, and the easiest way to get a tiny house loan. Founder Kai Rostcheck has been quietly improving the service, bringing new lenders on board, and I was excited to chat with him to find out more details and learn more about his future plans. Alek: Can you tell me a bit of your background? What is your expertise and what is your history with tiny houses? Kai: […]

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Film Review: “Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary”

My partner, Anjali, and I recently had the honor of pre-screening the much-anticipated Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary by Jeremy Beasley. I loved it so much that I HAD to write a review and share this all with you! First off, if you haven’t see the trailer yet, take a peek below. My review: 5 stars! After seeing the film myself, I can say with certainty that it’s the best tiny house documentary to date! It’s beautifully filmed and edited, but that’s not what makes it special. What got me is that the characters are REAL, their stories […]

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Future uses for our tiny house (when we’re no longer living in it full-time)

Treehugger just beat me to the punch. I’ve always loved the feeling of knowing that the use of our tiny house can change and evolve as we do. It will never lose its value (to us or to others) since it can always be used for something important (even long after were done living it full-time). I’ve given a lot of thought to this, and have mentioned most or all of these uses in various interviews and such, but I thought it would make a great blog post as well. So here are my Top 6 Future Uses for Tiny […]

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Space for Very, Very Tiny Homes

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jane Blanchard of Modernize.com. Considering becoming a part of the tiny house revolution? If so, then the ideas of downsizing, living more simply, and saving money likely excite you. However, for many who have made the switch to a tiny house (a house that’s under 400 square feet), doing so is a huge lifestyle change that will require a major adjustment. By properly designing your new tiny house, you can be sure to maximize the available space and enjoy your new life. Bring in Plenty of Natural Light Without proper lighting, the […]

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Find your tiny house soul mate this Valentine’s day!

In this time of year where we celebrate love and connection, some of us probably wish there were better ways at finding that special someone. If you live in a tiny house, it be even harder to find like-minded partners. But have no fear, Tiny House Dating has the tool for you! Not only that, but their current promotion gives you a DEEPLY DISCOUNTED price of $3.99 for 3 months!. That’s almost free, so you’ve really got very little to loose. And best of all, you might just “meet someone special.”

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2015 tiny house events and workshops not to be missed!

Don’t miss these conferences, hands-on building workshops, and more! Are you interested in learning more about tiny houses? Nothing is better than attending an in-person event or workshop. 2015 starts with a bang with the Tiny House Conference this April in Portland, OR. After that, there are a ton of great workshops, conferences, and other events put on by some of my favorite tiny house people out there! Here are the event I’ll be attending (or that I wish I could!) Looking for Modern Tiny House Plans? The Tiny Proejct construction plans offer complete blueprints to build your own tiny […]