Author Archives: Michael

Tiny Free House

My first tiny house project will be the tiny free house, built from shipping pallets and other reclaimed material. It will measure approximately 6′ by 15′ and provide 90 square feet of living space. A sleeping loft will also extend over about half of the floor space to provide sleeping space for two adults. A […]

Read Henry David Thoreau

Another interesting read for the tiny house enthusiast is the work of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). An American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, sage writer and philosopher. In fact the tiny house community might even want to honor Thoreau in some way since his book Walden might actually be the real catalyst for […]

Read Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m almost finished writing a book myself, on simple practical ways anyone can improve their personal freedom, called Do It Yourself Freedom. While reading and researching I rediscovered Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882), the American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early 19th century. His writings are now in […]

Tumbleweed Houses

So far the most inspiring tiny houses I’ve seen are designed by a Jay Shafer, the original founder of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. He got started over 10 years ago back in Iowa but is now living in Sabastopol, California. His houses are well crafted and carefully designed miniature homes often no larger than […]