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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 […]

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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 […]

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The best tiny house trailer manufacturers & how to choose

Choosing the right trailer to start your tiny house build is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. When I started my house there was no such thing as a tiny house trailer. I had to design my own modification to a traditional flatbed trailer. However, that’s not the case anymore. Countless trailer manufacturers have started making tiny house trailers, hoping to make a buck or two off the tiny house craze. But not all tiny house trailers are created equally! Make sure you get a trailer by a manufacturer who has been building tiny house trailers for years, […]

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Towing a Tiny House (from California to Texas)

In 2013, the Tiny Project house took its maiden voyage from Iowa to California. We documented that trip, with plenty of tiny house towing tips in Part 1 and Part 2 of our Tiny House Towing Adventure. Now, 2 years later, we’ve relocated to Austin Texas, adding another 1900 (hard earned) miles to our towing experience. Towing the tiny house this distance was NOT easy. Unlike 2 years ago, we avoided bad weather this time, but instead were struck with some trailer brake and tire issues that added a couple days (and stress) to our journey. We hope our experience […]

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The Tiny Project is moving to Austin (I need your help)!

Hi friends! I’m in need of your help! In a very quick turn of events (a woman, of course), I’ve decided to pack up and move the tiny house to Austin, TX. In order to get my tiny house out of it’s current (potentially soggy) spot before NorCal rainy season hits, I have to act fast. So, I’m looking for a place to park/live in Austin starting as early as November 1st. Please, please share this post with your friends and help me find a spot to call home for this next, big life adventure! I can’t do this alone! […]

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Join me at the 2015 Tiny House Jamboree (For FREE)

In addition to speaking on a couple topics at the Tiny House Conference this year, I’ve added another super-exciting event to my summer schedule. I invite (and STRONGLY encourage) you all to join me at the first ever Tiny House Jamboree, in Colorado Springs, CO – August 7-9th. The amount of tiny house knowledge and experience that is going to be present at this event is truly unparalleled. Plus there will be MANY tiny houses to tour, so many cool products and vendors, and tons of great food and entertainment too! It’s almost too good to be true! The event […]

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Introducing Live Simple: rent the world’s most unique tiny houses!

Brendan Rempel built Live Simple to help anyone experience the tiny lifestyle. With the rise in popularity of tiny houses, he set out to eliminate all barriers to tiny living by making it easy for anyone to discover and rent unique, tiny accommodations. The community marketplace allows for tiny homeowners to earn extra income by renting out their houses, while enabling people currently contemplating the tiny life to experience it for themselves (without having to fully commit to the social and monetary investments it entails). Right now, Brendan’s biggest goal is to grow the number of listings on the site – after all, the […]

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2015 tiny house events and workshops not to be missed!

Don’t miss these conferences, hands-on building workshops, and more! Are you interested in learning more about tiny houses? Nothing is better than attending an in-person event or workshop. 2015 starts with a bang with the Tiny House Conference this April in Portland, OR. After that, there are a ton of great workshops, conferences, and other events put on by some of my favorite tiny house people out there! Here are the event I’ll be attending (or that I wish I could!) Looking for Modern Tiny House Plans? The Tiny Proejct construction plans offer complete blueprints to build your own tiny […]

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Tiny House Inspiration: Visit to Vina’s tiny house in Ojai!

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of touring Vina’s beautiful tiny home in Ojai, CA. Vina’s house has long been an inspiration of mine. I’ve always thought of it as quite simply the most beautiful tiny house I’d ever seen (in pictures on the internet, of course). But now I can say it really is the most beautiful tiny house I’ve ever seen in person! Vina’s attention to detail and simple, clean, minimalist style sets her and her house apart from all others I’ve seen. I have to say that after seeing her house in person (finally!), my impressions […]

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Tiny House Vacation: stay small but live large on Eleuthera, Bahamas

Several years ago (before I knew anything about tiny houses) I got first taste of the tiny life during a trip to the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Looking for an affordable place to stay on VRBO, I stumbled upon the Starfish cottage in Gregory Town! The Starfish is owned and operated by the fantastic Kim and Terry.  They make great hosts, offering up drinks in their outdoor bar and constantly improving the property for their guests. They’ve recently added a gorgeous pool! I tempted to go back to see how nice the place is now! When I first stayed […]

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