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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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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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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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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 […]

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New Option for Tiny House Insurance!

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, […]

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Tiny House Workshop in Portland, Oregon — July 2-3

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 […]

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Introducing the Tiny House Collaborative!

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 […]

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PAD’s Two-day Tiny House Basics Workshop

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 […]

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Andrew Morrison to offer tiny house building workshops in 2016

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 […]

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