Author Archives: Editor

Don’t be afraid to start over. This time you’re not starting from scratch, you’re starting from experience.

I don’t know who first said that, but I like it. Today is my last post on Tiny House Design. From now on, follow me on MichaelJanzen.com. In a few days TinyHouseDesign.com will be sold to someone else at auction, and I feel fine. I put a lot of energy into this website for the […]

Who Isn’t Building Tiny? Jonas & Silvija Build a Cargo Trailer Tiny House for $7K in 2 Weeks!

This post was originally published on michaeljanzen.com. This isn’t the first time this has happened. I follow a bunch of YouTube channels. Jonas and Silvija have a channel on flying a bush plane out of Idaho. I’ve been daydreaming about learning to fly and it’s fun to watch their adventures flying his bush plane in and […]

Going Out of Business Sale

I’m downsizing. I’m closing down my tiny house websites and will no longer be selling Tiny House Plans online. I’m not disappearing entirely; I’ll continue to share tiny ideas & designs at michaeljanzen.com, but I will no longer be selling downloadable tiny house plans online. Learn more… Before I turn the lights off, I’m making […]

Aurora Company – Tiny Houses from Poland

The following is a guest post from Anna at Aurora Company. Aurora Company is a company which was created with the passion for traveling and love for nature. We create not only beautiful but also functional interiors. We build year-round mobile homes on specially adapted trailers so our houses can be easily set up and moved from one place […]

This Murphy Dinette is Perfect for a Tiny House

The maker of this fold-up kitchen table is woodworker Clint Gray. He started learning his trade the old-fashion way in his dad’s cabinet shop when he was 8. That was back in 1969. As Clint and his little brother Rick grew older they joined their dad full time and Kinney Gray Custom Cabinets became Kinney […]

The Tiny House B.I.G. Book – a Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to a Complete Tiny House Build

The following is a guest post from Abby Ross from Bread & Butter Tiny Homes, LLC. Bread & Butter Tiny Homes, LLC introduced the Tiny House B.I.G. Book, a Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to a Complete Tiny House Build. With over 800 photographs and illustrations, this 375-page guide presents a step-by-step approach to making your own […]

Vintage Trailer Lodging in Taos

Hotel Luna Mystica is a vintage trailer hotel and starlight campground is 8 miles from the heart of Taos, New Mexico. Each trailer has retained it’s vintage vibe while also providing its own deck, bathroom, comfortable bed, and kitchen. It’s also right next to Taos Mesa Brewery which has regular live music, and… well… yes… […]

Taos Mesa Day Dream #3 – Micro Adobe Home

In the first two installments of this brief side exploration into small adobe homes I shared a 500 and 950 square foot design. This third home is only 376 square feet (320 usable) and should be easy to build. Like the first designs – I’m doing these just for fun and thought my readers would like a […]

Taos Mesa Day Dream #2

The first installment of this brief side exploration into small adobe homes was about twice as big as this 500 square foot design. The usable living space is actually 393 square feet when you take the wall thickness into account. The house has one main room with a kitchen and living space. On the west […]