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Tiny House Inspiration – Amazing New Builds [PHOTOS]

The past several weeks have brought a huge amount of tiny house design design inspiration flickering past my Facebook news feed. There are so many amazing new tiny designs, new features, and some tiny house builders with an amazing sense of style! Below are 6 of my favorite bits of recent tiny house inspiration. Heart of it All Tiny House Heart of it All House is one in a million! This couple chose to build from the Morrison’s amazing hOMe plans, and the result is incredible! With an very solid floorplan to play with, they then went above and beyond […]

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Are we losing the Soul of the Tiny House Movement?

In a recent post entitled Tiny House Living: the Ultimate Un-Making Project? I outlined my deeper motivation for going tiny. I started to make the case for why tiny house living is more about the intention to live simply and with less reliance on external things for happiness than it is about the house itself. But that got me thinking: with all the newer (and bigger, more elaborate, feature-rich) tiny houses being built these day, as we losing the soul of the movement? Our Founding Mother and Father A LOT has changed in just the short 2.5 years since I […]

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Tiny House Tips and Resources: Your Questions Answered

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve noticed some great tiny house blog posts. These resources all address some of the most common questions about going tiny. I shared some of these on Facebook, but they’re so good that I wanted to share them again. Below you’ll find info on entering into a more minimalist lifestyle, on tiny house retirement, ladders/stairs, tools and tips, plus tiny living myths debunked. Enjoy! More From Less: A Beginner’s Guide to the Minimalist Movement CustomMade is know for their great infographics, and this one continues that trend. It’s always helpful to have reminders about how […]

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“Small is Beautiful” movie download Giveaway!

If you haven’t yet seen Jeremy Beasley’s “Small is Beautiful” tiny house documentary, well, now might be your chance! I have one free download I’m giving away to the lucky winner of this simple little giveaway. This film is not just pretty pictures of tiny houses or a how-to building guide. Rather it’s a fantastic, honest, emotional ride, following several Portland residents as they endeavor to build their own tiny houses. It’s REAL, folks, and a great thing to watch if you are thinking to take this path yourself! Here’s how to enter (it’s super simple!) First, make sure you’re […]

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Join me at the 2015 Tiny House Jamboree (For FREE)

In addition to speaking on a couple topics at the Tiny House Conference this year, I’ve added another super-exciting event to my summer schedule. I invite (and STRONGLY encourage) you all to join me at the first ever Tiny House Jamboree, in Colorado Springs, CO – August 7-9th. The amount of tiny house knowledge and experience that is going to be present at this event is truly unparalleled. Plus there will be MANY tiny houses to tour, so many cool products and vendors, and tons of great food and entertainment too! It’s almost too good to be true! The event […]

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Tiny House Living: the Ultimate Un-Making Project?

This post is different from those you’ve read before. It’s more personal, spiritual, revealing in a way. I hope you can relate. In many ways building a tiny house is the ultimate maker project. It involves geeky research, design and planning, often uses technology to help in the design process, and then becomes an epic DIY building adventure that results in seeing a dream come to life before your very eyes! There’s a lot of thinking, planning, doing, making & building. So why would I call tiny house living an un-making project? It’s all about the intention behind all that […]

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Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary now available!

It’s been two years in the making, but Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary is finally here! This isn’t the first documentary on Tiny Houses, but it’s definitely unique. Here’s what Jeremy Beasley, the director, had to say: I wasn’t aiming to glorify tiny house living. I explored what it is really like to build and live in a tiny house, sharing the subjects struggle and triumphs – and their real life journey through it.  I wanted the film to go deeper than trends or aesthetic. I wanted it to be courageous and vulnerable. To explore the real human aspect living tiny.” We were very fortunate […]

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Tiny Home Insurance

Good news for tiny house owners — more options coming to insure your home! Darrell Grenz Insurance Agency of Portland Oregon is wanting to expand his tiny house insurance policy to be available in more states. Currently the tiny house policy is only offered in AZ, CA, CO, NV, OR and UT, but Darrell wants to expand to as many other states as possible. Go to the new Tiny House Insurance website and fill out the form to let his company know that you need coverage in your state. They promise to do their best to get access to as […]

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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, […]