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 […]
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 […]
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)
My friend and fellow tiny houser, Laura LaVoie of Life in 120 Square Feet, recently wrote a good post expanding on an article that may mislead some about the true cost of tiny houses and small living. Here’s what happened: Laura and I (plus some other tiny house greats, like Lina Menard and Christopher Carson Smith) were contacted by the Lauren Modery (writing for GOOD magazine) for research into tiny house (and tiny living) costs. She asked some great questions about how much our houses cost and what our cost of living was like now that we’ve been living tiny […]
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.
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 https://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 […]
Thank you Maria and Morton of GoDownsize.com for this very personal, real-life portrait of our life in a tiny house. They were both a lot of fun to talk to about living small and going through the downsizing process (they’re doing the same as well, so cheers to that!). It was a pleasure! Enjoy the video… If you are interested in getting the tour of the house, you can go to 24:26 in the video, where Alek shows us around. The house is so beautiful and well thought through in every way. You can see the house and meet them […]
Today is a very special day and we couldn’t be more excited! Anjali and I are so incredibly appreciative of Kirtsten for spending the time filming at our house, and for all the hours of editing needed to create this wonderful 23 minutes video tour of our tiny home. Thank you, Kirsten! She got us talking about all kinds of great topics, and we LOVE the way it turned out! For those of you who haven’t seen Kirsten’s work, she’s amassed a HUGE number of AMAZING videos on tiny houses, alternative living, self-sufficiency, DIY projects, etc. Check out her website […]
Michael Hulleman of Hobo with a Laptop is starting to amass some pretty great interviews with some amazing tiny house people. He recently shared his interview with my favorite tiny house couple Gabriella and Andrew Morrison, and just today posted a similar interview with myself. In some areas, this interview is more in-depth than what I’ve written on my blog, so I really wanted to share it here as an additional resource. Many of these questions and answers will help give you a better understanding our house, and will hopefully provide some insight into our tiny house lives now that […]
As the winner of the “On Wheels” category of the 2014 Small Space, Big Dreams Home Awards, we’ve got ourselves a two page spread in the September 2014 issue of the magazine. Go out and get your copy of Sunset to read our exclusive interview. Yay! I want to give a big thank you to Sue, Tom, Joanna, Jess and the entire Sunset crew for a fun day of shooting and the satisfaction of seeing our beautiful home in print! Proud day! Below are some images from the photoshoot, kindly shared by Sunset.