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31 Tiny House Plans & Guides for $49!

If you were following this blog last year, you may remember the amazing Tiny Living Bundle Sale of 2014. This year the sale is back even better than before with 31 Tiny Living Plans & Guides for just $49! This package would normally cost $592. But for 5 days only, just in time for the holidays, you can get it all SUPER cheap! Now might be the best time to get your tiny house plans truly started. Start downsizing, starting researching, start building and just do it! This sale only lasts 5 days, so hurry up and get yours while […]

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Tiny House Relationships

The benefits and challenges of sharing a small space with your partner These days I see more and more couples in the middle of building a tiny house together, or in the early planning stages, figuring out what each of them needs to be happy. Adopting this lifestyle and sharing a small space together can be an incredibly rewarding and challenging experience. But I’d also say that it’s not for the faint of heart. Especially if building a tiny house yourself, it will test you and require more of you more than ever knew you had! That’s true both in […]

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The Tiny Project goes from Three to Two

For those of you who may be newer to this site, here’s a brief history: In 2013, I built the tiny house with my then-partner Anjali as a space designed specifically for us both to live… with our angel of a dog Anya, as well. After finishing building the house in Iowa, we then towed it over 2,000 miles to Northern California. We lived together in the house for nearly 1.5 years, during which we learned a tremendous amount about how to navigate living in a very small space, including: balancing each others’ needs for space & privacy, communication dynamics, […]

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In-depth Video Interview with Go Downsize

Thank you Maria and Morton of GoDownsize.com for this very personal, real-life portrait of our life in a tiny house. They were both a lot of fun to talk to about living small and going through the downsizing process (they’re doing the same as well, so cheers to that!). It was a pleasure! Enjoy the video… If you are interested in getting the tour of the house, you can go to 24:26 in the video, where Alek shows us around. The house is so beautiful and well thought through in every way. You can see the house and meet them […]

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Does living in a tiny home create the need for escape?

I struggle with this one a lot. Home should be a refuge of comfort and safety. Ideally we should all be living in a place that makes us happy and satisfied to the extent that we aren’t always desiring to go on “vacation” or to some place beautiful in order to rest and rejuvenate ourselves. But living in a tiny house I find myself doing just that. Is this bad? I don’t think so. I built this house (and chose this lifestyle) with the specific hope that a smaller dwelling would in fact encourage and maybe even force me to […]

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What I believe about tiny houses [IMAGE]

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 […]

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Tiny House Roommates: Living with Your Partner

Living in a tiny house makes a lot of sense for a single individual. Tiny houses can provide all the basic necessities in one compact package – with just enough square footage to feel at peace and at home in your space. Those who choose to live in tiny houses often live with their pets as well, which can bring up its own set of challenges. We’ve written about this too. But what about sharing a tiny house with your significant other? What’s the difference between a tiny house designed for a single person and one designed for a couple? […]

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