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!
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 […]
I had the pleasure of meeting Martin Burlingame at the 2016 Tiny House Jamboree and was excited to find out that his company Strategic Insurance is now offering a wide range of tiny house insurance options. The Strategic / Burlingame Insurance website states: Our mission is to provide affordable and comprehensive insurance that covers the needs of the tiny home community. “We can help with insurance for all types of non-traditional homes. We specialize in all shapes and sizes, but focus on tiny houses on wheels, small houses, cabins, DIY structures, yurts, park models, and more! “Our CEO, Martin Burlingame, […]
Please join me and 3 other expert presenters for the Tiny House Collaborative Tiny House 101 Workshop in Portland OR! This workshop will help you decide if tiny living is right for you and how to go about creating your tiny dream home. We’d love to share with you all the knowledge we have to empower you to create a life of freedom! Location: Portland, Oregon Date: July 2-3, 2016 2 full days of presentations, hand-on activities and tours! Learn the basics of how to build a tiny house and decide whether tiny house living is for you. With a […]
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 […]
May 14-15, 2016 in Portland, Oregon Ready to start your tiny house journey? PAD Tiny House’s two-day Tiny House Basics Workshop is comprehensive but entry-level, introducing you to the unique design and building principles that apply to a house on wheels. With a mix of classroom-style learning and a tour of real tiny houses at the Caravan Tiny House Hotel, they address: Case studies of tiny houses and pocket neighborhoods. Cultivating home—the place and the people who make community. Navigating codes, insurance, and regulations. Tiny house building basics, including how to properly anchor a stick-built structure to a trailer. Tiny […]
If you are just getting started in your tiny house dreaming process, or are in mid-build and are running into issues (or anything in between), join Andrew and Gabriella Morrison (creators of hOMe) for an out of the ordinary tiny house workshop experience! From Gabriella Morrison Our goal is to support you in every way possible to achieve your tiny house goals. We love teaching others how to build (Andrew has personally taught over 2,000 people in his workshops) and we have seen time and time again that with the right information and resources that even those with no previous […]
Some time ago, the first tiny house survey provided great information about current and potential tiny house dwellers. Now, for 2015, Ryan Mitchell of The Tiny Life has put together a brand new survey (bigger and better than ever) with the hopes of capturing all kinds of useful data about tiny house preferences, lifestyles, and goals. Here’s your chance to (anonymously) share your motivations, preferences and desires — to tell the world what tiny living means to you! I’ve already completed the survey myself, and I invite you to do the same. The survey is included here for your convenience. […]
I believe that for our future housing to be sustainable it needs to return to human scale. Our homes should include what we need to feel comfortable on a daily basis, but not more. Less space means less stuff — fewer things to clean, to maintain, to fix. All this means more time for introspection, gardening, getting back to the simple things in life. A goal of mine is for this smaller dwelling to encourage me to be outdoors, to connect with my neighbors, and to foster collaborative, supportive community. It also acts as a reminder that any of us […]
We’ve had a great 2013 (we built a house — how cool!). Here’s to making 2014 even better!