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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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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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Viewpoints: Tiny House Tours & Respect for the Privacy of Homeowners

Laura LaVoie of 120squarefeet.com recently wrote a post (“Tiny House Tours, Private Homes, and Etiquette”) for Tiny House Listings in which she gives some important yet rarely mentioned advice: Above all else please respect that tiny homes are actual private homes owned by the individuals. Being open on the internet is not an invitation for a complete lack of privacy. Please respect their personal space and only view tiny homes in the appropriate context. I’ve had the same experience that Laura and I’m sure many others have had: struggling to say no when people ask for a tour of our […]

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Let’s Talk About Pee and Poop!

I try not to look at comments too much (especially not on youtube!), but with our Faircompanies video tour and interview getting a lot of views, I couldn’t help myself. There were a lot of positive comments and of course some really nasty ones too. But what I found most interesting was the sheer number of comments about the now infamous “pee jar” or “poop bucket.” The most popular comments all when something like this: “OMG, a pee jar in the loft. That’s so gross. That guy is a terrible person.” Yes, a pee jar. That’s correct. I have a […]

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Viewpoints: The Tiny House Movement is NOT About Cheap Houses

Today I read a blog post by a fellow tiny houser that really hit home with me . We all have different reasons for going tiny, but for me, this author’s comments were SPOT ON! I feel the same way but have yet to say it as clearly. I knew I had to share. I know this my upset a few people, but when I think of MY reasoning behind building a tiny house and MY life goals, I have to agree: The Tiny House Movement is NOT About Cheap Houses In this great blog post, the owners of the […]

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Does living in a tiny home create the need for escape?

I struggle with this one a lot. Home should be a refuge of comfort and safety. Ideally we should all be living in a place that makes us happy and satisfied to the extent that we aren’t always desiring to go on “vacation” or to some place beautiful in order to rest and rejuvenate ourselves. But living in a tiny house I find myself doing just that. Is this bad? I don’t think so. I built this house (and chose this lifestyle) with the specific hope that a smaller dwelling would in fact encourage and maybe even force me to […]

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Locating land for Tiny Houses and other parking options

By John Russell One of the most common questions I hear centers around where people can live in tiny houses legally. The challenge is that in many communities the definition of what qualifies as a residential home has been too tightly defined. For example, one of the things you’ll find are square footage minimums that define the smallest size a home can be, which can often be several hundred or thousand square feet. I personally think all these rules are insanity because who in their right mind could determine a fixed minimum house size for everyone in a community. If […]

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Inteview with Malissa Tack of Project Wosho

I recently stumbled upon the Project Wosho website and was amazed by their designs and the ideas they have to push tiny houses to the next level. I’ve always been a huge fan of passive solar design, so was very eager to reach and get some more info. Knowing of Malissa Tack as owner of one of best and most inspirational tiny house examples I’d seen, I couldn’t wait to connect with her on this and share what I found here. Alek: Tell me more about Project Wosho. I understand that the house designs are foundation based (no trailers) and […]

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Read our In-depth tiny house interview on Hobo with a Laptop

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 […]

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