Category Archives: How To

Learn How to Build a Tiny House Online

One of the most inviting aspects of the prospect of tiny home ownership, is that building one is an approachable project. A tiny house is do-it-yourself size, especially compared to a big ‘normal’ house. These days building a big home is a daunting project, riddled with red tape, permits, inspections, mortgages, and only suitable for professionals to tackle. But […]

The 5 easiest things to let go of when you first start downsizing (Tiny Transition & Downsizing starts this week!)

Guest post from Mariah Coz. Tiny Transition and Downsizing, the 8-week e-course that shows you step by step how to downsize, de-clutter, clear your mind and space is currently open for registration (class starts on June 28th!). The number one thing people ask me before taking the course is: “Where the heck do I even start?! I’m […]

5 Tiny House Design Tips (That You Can Use No Matter Where You Live)

This is a guest post from Mariah Coz from COMET Camper. I’m Mariah Coz, and I live in a 100 square foot vintage trailer that I renovated and re-designed. I teach the Tiny Transition and Downsizing E-Course, which is now open for enrollment for the session about to begin on October 5th. I wanted to share some of the […]

Exploring Podium – A Photorealistic Plugin for SketchUp

I’ve been spending a lot of time waiting for my computer to render SketchUp images lately – but happy with the results. These illustrations are made with SketchUp and then exported/rendered with a plugin called Podium. There are many photorealistic plugins on the market, but I chose to buy Podium because it seemed (and is […]

How to Build a Tiny House Video Series & Construction Guide

Dan Louche at Tiny Home Builders has been busy building another tiny house and recording the process in an instructional video series. The videos are now available through his website and show how to build a tiny house step-by-step. Dan tells me: “The library is currently has 22 videos and over 3 hours of footage. […]

Tiny House Build Along – March 2012

Tiny home builder Dan Louche will be hosting a Tiny House Build Along beginning in March 2012. This is a novel approach incorporating online and hands-on learning while building your own tiny house. In a nutshell, Dan will begin building a tiny house in March 2012 and he’s inviting others to build their own tiny […]

How to Design a Nuclear Fallout Shelter

Nuclear fallout shelters have been stigmatized as the ultimate prep for the paranoid and the butt of many jokes. But now that we’ve all been reminded that nuclear accidents can happen, nobody is laughing anymore. My hope is that nuclear preparedness becomes a topic we’re more comfortable talking about again. I’d hate to see us […]

How to draw a Tiny House with Google SketchUp – Part 7

In this video I fine tune the wall framing and play with different ideas for laying out the kitchen and main living room. I also show how to use the follow me tool, which allows you to make complex shapes like curved faucets and door knobs. Be sure to follow along on YouTube by subscribing […]