Author Archives: Michael Janzen

Secret Operation 610 Breaks the Tiny Mold

In more ways than one this extreme structure with a tiny house sized interior, helps us think differently about tiny spaces. It was constructed in an abandoned air hanger at a decommissioned air base outside Utrecht (the Netherlands).  It’s available to artists & scientists looking for a place for thinking outside the box – an apparently […]

Gnomad Home Van Build

The following is a guest post by Jayme & John from Gnomad Home. Welcome to our home, a 1996 Chevy Express high top conversion van whom we lovingly call Gnomie! We found him on Craigslist located in the middle-of-nowhere, and brought him home for just $1,500. He has a 5.7 Liter V8 engine, badass off-road […]

Field Testing New Pocket Stencil & Small Bullet Journal

I’m writing this post from my phone in a waiting room… a perfect place to field test the new small bullet journal and pocket stencil. I really prefer brainstorming with pen and paper. Drawing tiny house designs on a computer is great when you’re working out details but brainstorming is best with simple tools. I’ve […]

Bcompact Hybrid Stairs

This is an amazing folding stair design and would be ideal in a tiny house. It folds flat against a wall, can be open and closed with little effort from above or below, and it even looks amazing.  Production of the final product is currently underway, so pricing and technical details have not been made […]

Tiny House Summer Camp – Registration is Open!

Back by popular demand! Deek & Dustin Diedricksen are hosting another Tiny House Summer Camp on September 21-23, 2018 in Orleans, Vermont. The Summer Camp is a fun 3-day event on a 10 acre off-grid location where you’ll get a chance to learn to build by doing, see live demos, participate in campfire tiny house talks, […]

Tiny House Architectural Stencils are Available to Order

I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that we missed our goal on our Kickstarter Campaign to fund the mass production of our tiny house design stencils. The good news is that we’re not letting that stop us… we’re still going into stencil-making-mode. We’ve opened a store on Etsy.com where you […]

Revolutionary Detachable Tiny House Trailer

Build Tiny – a tiny house builder in New Zealand – is using a purpose-built tiny house trailer manufactured by Bay Engineering Solutions to offer their customers tiny houses that detach from their trailers. The benefits are multiple: House is considered a load on a trailer – not a trailer itself, simplifying the registration and […]

Students Build RE/MAX Tiny House

RE/MAX has built a tiny house in collaboration with Students in the Henry Ford College’s Building Science Department. They call it the Tiny Home for Tiny Tots. Students were given practical work experience in this semester-long tiny home project. Students participated in every stage of the process including design, structure, and systems. The Henry Ford College (HFC) […]

Bullet Journal Brainstorm #1

I had this idea for a tiny house design in my head, threw it into my bullet journal, and took it all the way into SketchUp. I thought I’d share the process with you – and start a new blog post series at the same time. I hope you like it. I began just sketching […]

10 Benefits of Steel Tiny House Kits

10 benefits to consider when choosing to build your tiny home using steel framing. 1. Higher R.O.I. — Your return on investment is better because with wood framing most of the cost is in the labor. This is either carpentry work you pay someone else to do or work you do yourself. Wood might be […]

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