Category Archives: Announcement

Upgraded Tiny House Forum

I just finished an upgrade on Tiny House Forum to a forum system called bbPress. The new system feels a lot more user friendly and should thwart spammers a little better. bbPress is made by the same people that make WordPress, the blogging platform most of us use. Anyway if you’d like to take part […]

Contest – Name That Tiny House

Project Rolling Freedom is running a contest right now where you could win a set of plans. To enter the contest all you have to do is come up with great name for a tiny house design they have posted on their blog, and have your name chosen. For contest details and to get a […]

Small Living Journal Issue 5

Get the next issue of Small Living Journal hot off the press. In this issue of Small Living Journal we focus on our dreams, goals and plans for the future. As you read you’ll notice that each of us has a different approach. The diverse nature of our backgrounds must explain our different paths; but […]

Small Living Journal: Issue 4

The latest issue of the bi-weekly webzine on the small home movement is now online. This issue is focused on Do-It-Youself Projects. My contribution is a video that shows how I draw the 3D drawings you see here on Tiny House Design using Google SketchUp. The video is a little rough but shows you how […]


It’s October 9, 2008 and I’m unofficially coining two new terms today: Vernatecture and Vernatect. Definition: Vernatecture: [ver-na-tek-cher] – The practice of designing buildings and other structures by unlicensed laymen designers and/or builders. Vernatect: [ver-na-tekt] – An unlicensed laymen designer and/or builder who designs and/or builds buildings or other structures. Word Origins: Vernacular: In Latin […]

How much space would you want in a tiny house?

  I was just wondering… how much living space do most people need? If you’re on this site I have to assume you’ve considered living, working, owning, renting, visiting, or vacationing in a tiny house. You’ve probably also looked carefully at all of Jay Shafer’s Tumbleweed Houses which very nicely document the possibilities of such […]