Recently I had the pleasure to take part in Ethan Waldman’s tiny house podcast series. It was a lot of fun to talk about my experiences, and how tiny living has shaped my life, even though I have now moved to a new country and have sold the tiny house. Scroll down to read more and to listen… Here’s how Ethan summarizes the episode: Alek designed and built his 8×20′ tiny house in 2013, and lived in it for 3.5 years before selling everything and moving to New Zealand for his next adventure! Alek believes a tiny house goes far […]
This month our friends at TinyHousePlans.com are giving away the Tiny Project house plans as part of their monthly sweepstakes. Read below for more info and how to enter. More about the sweepstakes from TinyHousePlans.com… Each month we draw a name at random for our FREE Tiny House Plans Sweepstakes! Sign up today for your chance to win and stay up to date with new tiny house plans announcements, exclusive discount codes, and informational articles. Once you enter your email address and see a green confirmation message on this page, you’ve successfully been entered!
The Tiny Greenie, a Golden Bay, New Zealand retreat is truly spectacular. The home itself is stunning, but also the location, the view, and that OUTDOOR TUB! It’s no wonder the Luminaire tiny house was created by an interior designer. Every little detail of the interior is meticulous and amazing. Spend some time with the photos and you’ll discover some great little features! Though not “tiny”, this small home was recently named New Zealand’s small home of the year. It’s built with concrete and it clean, minimalist interior design is sure to inspire. This Australian tiny house is a real […]
We’re really excited to share a brand new tiny house resource that will make comparing and choosing the best tiny house plans so much easier. The new website TinyHousePlans.com is now live and the Tiny Project plans are featured on the site. Before this launch, there was no central site from which to browse for tried-and-true plans, making this search sometimes tedious and time consuming. Their curation process is intensive and only those tiny house plans which meet their strict safety and quality standards make the cut. We’re honored to be included, but more importantly we want to share this with you […]
Though not “tiny,” this small Japanese home by Life Style Koubou is really stunning in it’s simplicity! The use of natural wood inside and out feel great, don’t you think? The ZEN DEN may be a perfect solution for those looking for a beautiful, minimlist studio space or very small home. These come made-to-order if you don’t want to build your own tiny. The Swallowtail Tiny House on Wheels by The Tiny House Company out of Australia has such a great design and a really clean, beautiful look due to the great materials choices and impeccable styling. The butterfly roof and exterior design is […]
Years ago, Pauline Sugarman came to see the Tiny Project house when I was living in Sebastopol, CA. Since then we’ve stayed in touch and I’ve visited her house a couple times while under construction, offering any advise I could along her design/build journey. Pauline has been very private about her process until now, but the time has now come when her house is near complete and she’s ready to share it with the world. She doesn’t have her own blog or website, so I’ve asked her if I can share her photos and story myself. She’s named her house […]
If you’re like me, you may want to get your holiday shopping done online, support small, local business and help tiny house people who are self-employed make a little extra this holiday season. It’s a win-win to get a tiny house themed gift for you loved one and also support some really cool, independent entrepreneurs as well. I recently asked on Facebook for a list of favorite tiny house products (made and sold by those living in tiny houses) that would make good gifts. Without further ado, here’s the list!
This foundation-based tiny house in Normandy, France is absolutely beautiful (and so is the view)! Civic Works Tiny Homes are built by Baltimore City youth who are learning construction skills and earning a GED through the YouthBuild program. They work under the guidance of trained professionals and are building the tiny homes to RVIA certification standards, making financing and insurance easy and affordable. Support this fantastic program. David Latimer of New Frontier Tiny Homes built this stunning fifth-wheel tiny house, big enough for a family, and with a fantastic sense of style! This Vancouver “laneway” small house is sleek and […]
Lee and I are honored and humbled to be featured at the very top of this cool new infographc, “35 Inspiring Tiny Houses and the Families Living There.” It’s fun to see so many of my friends and colleagues as illustrations, and to see a really diverse range of styles and inhabitants. Check it out! You are welcome to use the graphic on your own site and in online forums. Just remember to link to the source (MightyGoods.com)
Living Tiny Legally is an educational documentary series that explores the benefits tiny housing can bring to a community, the legal obstacles and how these are being overcome in a growing number of cities and in model building codes. This is YOUR guide for making legal, full-time tiny house living a reality in YOUR community! Created by Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons of Tiny House Expedition. Parts 1 and 2 are now available online and being applauded across North America as an insightful, inspiring educational resource for both tiny house advocates and government officials. Stay tuned for Part 3 and […]