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Come see an entire tiny house village at Earth Day Texas

For the second year in a row, Earth Day Texas Tiny House Village will be hosted tiny house enthusiast BA Norrgard with her mobile house, “A Bed Over My Head.” In 2016, this display will grow into an entire village of unique tiny homes. Visitors can tour these beautifully designed spaces, listen to experts discuss small footprint choices, and learn how they can apply tiny principles to their own lives. BA has 11 tiny houses confirmed for our Tiny House Village in April! Confirmed houses include A Bed Over My Head, Eco Cabins, The Best Little House in Texas, and […]

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Video Interview Teaser: SIMPLIFE tiny house documentary

Last summer I was honored to have a Japanese film crew (and my friend, Gabriel Craft of Small and Tiny Home Ideas) over to my tiny house for a video interview as part of the forthcoming SIMPLIFE Tiny House Documentary. The filmmakers have recently released several short teaser interviews, and you can watch mine below. For more SIMPLIFE teasers, check out their vimeo page.

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Introducing the Tiny House Collaborative!

I’m really excited to finally be able to announce the launch of the Tiny House Collaborative. 6 dear friends and I are out to change the world of housing — to create a shift towards more sustainable, well designed, human-scale dwellings.  Here’s a bit of our story and what we hope to accomplish. If you’re interested in talking with us, please use the contact form at http://www.tinyhousecollaborative.com/consulting/ How it Started We all met at the 2015 Tiny House Jamboree and instantly came to the same conclusion. There was so much excitement and possibility in the tiny house movement — so […]

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PAD’s Two-day Tiny House Basics Workshop

May 14-15, 2016 in Portland, Oregon Ready to start your tiny house journey? PAD Tiny House’s two-day Tiny House Basics Workshop is comprehensive but entry-level, introducing you to the unique design and building principles that apply to a house on wheels. With a mix of classroom-style learning and a tour of real tiny houses at the Caravan Tiny House Hotel, they address: Case studies of tiny houses and pocket neighborhoods. Cultivating home—the place and the people who make community. Navigating codes, insurance, and regulations. Tiny house building basics, including how to properly anchor a stick-built structure to a trailer. Tiny […]

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Andrew Morrison to offer tiny house building workshops in 2016

If you are just getting started in your tiny house dreaming process, or are in mid-build and are running into issues (or anything in between), join Andrew and Gabriella Morrison (creators of hOMe) for an out of the ordinary tiny house workshop experience! From Gabriella Morrison Our goal is to support you in every way possible to achieve your tiny house goals. We love teaching others how to build (Andrew has personally taught over 2,000 people in his workshops) and we have seen time and time again that with the right information and resources that even those with no previous […]

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Winter Sale Specials from Dee Williams and PAD Tiny Houses

Hello all and Happy Holidays! My friend Dee Williams from PAD Tiny Houses is offering a series of winter sales and special product offers on PAD’s ebooks and tiny house plans. All the plans in PAD’s store were custom designed by Williams or popular Portland tiny house builder Shelter Wise for clients and have been tested by the real world.  Consider giving the gift of tiny house inspiration and education to a loved one for the holidays, or to yourself as you begin the new year. Get the Go House Go and Life in a Tiny House Ebooks together for […]

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Tiny House Internet Options (cable, wireless, satellite & more)

One big issue many tiny house dwellers face is how to get fast and reliable internet service to their tiny house. Many tiny housers have somewhat alternative, location-independent jobs, and often work from home. This makes a good internet connection even more important. Many of us also forgo the traditional cable TV hookup, relying on an entirely wireless, internet-based solution for our entertainment and education (Netflix, Hulu, HBOGo, etc.). For those living in cities, internet options are more numerous, but the farther you get from a major city, and the closer you are to being off-grid, the harder it may […]

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31 Tiny House Plans & Guides for $49!

If you were following this blog last year, you may remember the amazing Tiny Living Bundle Sale of 2014. This year the sale is back even better than before with 31 Tiny Living Plans & Guides for just $49! This package would normally cost $592. But for 5 days only, just in time for the holidays, you can get it all SUPER cheap! Now might be the best time to get your tiny house plans truly started. Start downsizing, starting researching, start building and just do it! This sale only lasts 5 days, so hurry up and get yours while […]

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Tiny House Security Improvements

Parking a tiny house in a city is a lot different than being tucked away (unseen) in a rural back yard. In a city, security needs to be taken just a bit more seriously. Now that I’m no longer there, I feel safe in saying that I hardly ever locked my door when I lived in Sebastopol, CA! Now, in Austin, I lock it every time I leave home. As part of getting settled in Austin, I’ve added several new security improvements to the tiny house — to prevent theft and to make both us and the house feel less […]

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Towing a Tiny House (from California to Texas)

In 2013, the Tiny Project house took its maiden voyage from Iowa to California. We documented that trip, with plenty of tiny house towing tips in Part 1 and Part 2 of our Tiny House Towing Adventure. Now, 2 years later, we’ve relocated to Austin Texas, adding another 1900 (hard earned) miles to our towing experience. Towing the tiny house this distance was NOT easy. Unlike 2 years ago, we avoided bad weather this time, but instead were struck with some trailer brake and tire issues that added a couple days (and stress) to our journey. We hope our experience […]