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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 […]


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!


Tiny House Inspiration: November 2017

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 […]


Don’t miss the “Living Tiny Legally” documentary, exploring the legalities of tiny house living.

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 […]


9 things you need to safely tow, park, and level a tiny house

Many factors are involved in safely towing a tiny house on wheels. Most important, of course, is the design of the house itself. This post will focus on specific safety items and tools you’ll need to tow and park a house, and will touch on some important design considerations as well. I’ve already written extensively, describing in detail my two long towing trips (2,000 miles each) and everything I did to prepare. Please read the two posts below as well to get all the details not included in this post. Towing a Tiny House (from California to Texas) Our Tiny […]


The greatest single-page list of tiny house resources ever assembled?

Hi All — Just a quick note to tell you that I’ve been continuing to update the Tiny Project Resources page. There is so much information contained on this one page, it’s crazy. Whether you are just starting out and tiny house curious, or already diving in to your tiny house build, you’ll find TONS of helpful information about nearly every tiny house topic there is, including: Tiny House Plans Guides & eBooks Water Heaters Appliances Stoves / Cooktops Books Product Reviews Planning & Design Tiny Living Cost Safety Trailers How-To’s Events Zoning / Parking Building Systems Downsizing Kids / […]

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Stay at this beautiful small house in the Hawaiian rainforrest!

Shared by Shannon Victoria Mackey Small but mightily beautiful, this tiny house of 300 sq. feet is not only built in the rainforest on the side of an active Hawaiian Volcano, but it sits 10 feet off the ground allowing the perfect vantage point into the surrounding native flora. The house was built to code, is fixed to the land and uses a water catchment with a sophisticated purification system and natural gas instant water heater. However, it’s the physical design that is the most eye-catching. The floor to ceiling windows draw in the natural light and allow for viewing the […]


Attend a special workshop at the 2017 Tiny House Jamboree

The Tiny House Collaborative is excited to be offering two very diverse workshops at this year’s Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree in Arlington Texas! We’ll hope you join us for these two brand new offerings! Professional Program Friday October 27, 2017 – 4 HOURS $125 – Price includes three day event access An immersive and interactive seminar on the growing trend of tiny living. The Friday Tiny House Collaborative professional seminar is designed for anyone in the building, design and real estate development professions as well as government officials learning how to work with tiny house owners & builders […]


The true (and unmentioned) cost savings of living small

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 […]


The Benefits of Taking a Tiny House Workshop

Community & Support One of the biggest benefits of attending a tiny house workshop in person is that you get to meet a room full like-minded people all on a similar journey as you. This sense of community, understanding and support is oftentimes one of the most important takeaways from a workshop and usually inspires people to work towards creating physical tiny house communities as well, to bring that supportive feeling into daily life. It is often very inspiring to hear other people’s desires for going tiny, to see their plans in progress, and to help them in way you […]