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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 […]

Ford F350 towing the Tiny Project tiny house

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 […]

Hiking Stuart Fork Emerald Lake

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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We finally made it!!!!!

It’s been a long journey. As usual, the full days of packing, moving (towing, ugh), and now preparing our spot to park the house has all pushed blogging to the back-seat for a while. But I wanted to write a quick update. Before I forget, here’s visual proof of tiny homes taking over the world. We were passed by a Tumbleweed home somewhere in New Mexico or Arizona. Totally crazy event and so happy Ani was quick enough with the phone-cam to capture it! As you may know from my last post, the first half of our journey out West […]

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The Big Move! – and a much needed blog update…

Dear Tiny Project readers, It’s been a while, and for that a apologize. As it turns out, getting a house finished and preparing to move it, all your possessions, as well as your girlfriend and dog half way across the country is quite a lot of work. I only have time for this update because we are currently stuck in Amarillo, Texas, due to a large winter storm that has made almost all of I40 very dangerous to drive–all the way from Oklahoma to Arizona is under some amount of snow or ice. So today is a rest from travel, […]

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