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Tips to Successfully Design and Build a Tiny House

Things have changed a lot since I designed and built my tiny house way back in 2013. So much great info can now be found online that did not exists at all when I was building. However, the core principles of a successful design and build process remain the same. Here are some tips to ensure your tiny house build goes smoothly. Design: Don’t overcomplicate things If you plan to build this yourself, or you’re thinking of way to keep costs down, just keep things simple. Some of the best tiny houses are very simple architecturally; essentially a box, with […]

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2019 Bundle Sale: Get $900 of tiny house products for $49!

As you may have seen in previous years, the Bundle Sale is back this year with over $900 worth of tiny house goodies for just $49. That’s nearly 95% off 15 tiny house products, when purchased as part of this deal. What’s the catch? The sale only lasts 5 days, so you must act now! To get in on this great deal, visit the bundle sale here or click the image below. Please don’t forget that this sale ends on Saturday, April 6th at noon Eastern time. If you miss the 5 day window, you’ll have to wait until next year! What’s included? This […]

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Join Dee Williams for a special workshop in New Zealand

CasitaBonita (in Nelson, New Zealand) is hosting a 2-week Intensive Tiny House Design/ Build Workshop, March 3-16, 2019. Tiny house LEGENDS Dee Williams and Lizabeth Moniz, will be joining in from the Southern Hemisphere for this hands-on workshop, so that you can learn everything you might need to know about starting your own tiny living journey. The workshop will begin with a welcome pizza night and discussion. Days will be spent in the workshop on a real life tiny build project, learning construction skills and techniques, and becoming comfortable using tools and reading plans. Evenings will be spent in the […]

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The Tiny Project featured in Fine Homebuilding’s Downsize Issue

I’m very proud and honored to have contributed a tiny house article appearing in the latest Downsize magazine by Fine Homebuilding.  This issue features a ton of great small living inspiration, including the article I authored featuring 5 tiny houses from around the country. I even made the contributors page! The “Inspiration for Living Small” article features the following tiny homes: Entertaining Abode (Joshua Engberg, tinyhousebasics.com) Ethan’s Tiny House (Ethan Waldman, thetinyhouse.net) Esher model (David Latimer, newfrontiertinyhomes.com) Jenna’s Tiny House (Jenna Spesard, tinyhousegiantjourney.com) The Tiny Project (Alek Lisefski, tiny-project.com) It’s great to see mainstream homebuilding magazines featuring tiny houses on wheels, and Downsize […]

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Our lowest sale price ever — tiny house plans for only $150!

We don’t want the cost of tiny house plans to prevent people for building their dream. So, for a limited time only, we’ve placed our award-winning Tiny Project tiny house plans on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever offered — just $150 — giving you 40% off the normal price. The price will never get lower than this, so now is your chance to save big and start building your tiny lifestyle! All the details are taken care of when you buy these plans Save hundreds of hours and possibly thousands of dollars by using a good set of […]

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10 Downsizing and Minimalism Tips for Tiny House Living

I recently contributed to an article on what can be learned about minimalism from people living in tiny houses. Up until now I have not written much at all about minimalism or downsizing as a topic of its own, though the sentiment is often mentioned or implied in nearly everything tiny house related.  I’ve always believed that a tiny house goes far beyond its 4 walls and a roof, and is only part of a conscious personal choice to live in a more simple and sustainable way. I hope my house and continued tiny house outreach helps to catalyze a […]

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Podcast: How Tiny House Living can Shape Your Relationships, Career, and Life with Alek Lisefski

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 […]

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Introducing TinyHousePlans.com: your 1-stop shop for the best tiny house plans available

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 […]

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An Inside Peek at Pauline’s amazing “Hale Lehuanani” Tiny House

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 […]

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Tiny house holiday gift ideas (to support tiny house dwellers)

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!

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