Category Archives: Tiny Living

Tiny House Move to Chico

Tammy & Logan are moving to Chico today from Red Bluff. That’s not a terribly long haul but moving a tiny house requires some preplanning and checklist-making. In a nutshell it goes something like this: Find a new place to park & live. It doesn’t need to be land you own, but make sure it’s […]

Decadently Primitive Tiny Tent Living

Recently Kirsten Dirksen visited Glen and Gerry at their unusual home in northern California. It’s a tiny tent cluster of three tents they  connected with a series of decks and paths. Mostly they live outside, cook outside, and bathe outside. The temperate climate of California makes that possible. When they first bought the land their […]

Think Tiny and Design a Life for Freedom

On 12/12/12 the Federal Reserve announced QE4 (Forbes). I guess they weren’t seeing enough impact from QE3, which was printing $40 billion a month to buy mortgage backed securities. Now they’ve more than doubled that bet by promising to print $85 billion a month until unemployment is under 6.5%. You might be asking… What is […]

Family Builds a Tiny House for Mortgage Free Future

Anderson Cooper has a great story scheduled for Monday April 9, 2012 about a family that is rebuilding their lives by leveraging tiny house living. Carl and Hari were restaurant owners in 2008 when the recession hit. Like so many small business owners they lost their home when their business failed. Extreme times call for […]

Brad Kittel on the Pure Salvage Living Movement

Brad Kittel, owner of Tiny Texas Houses, has some great ideas about how and where we the people should be taking our freedom – starting with our homes. I’ve admired his tiny houses for years now and really happy to see him cranking the tiny house movement up a notch. Brad is suggesting that we’re […]

Tiny House vs Camping Trailer

Photo credit to Evan and Gabby Camping trailers are a common sight – mobile tiny houses are still a bit of a novelty. Some of the aesthetic differences are immediately recognizable but then the similarities begin to blur. Below is a quick run down of how these two housing choices compare & contrast. Camping Trailers […]

$300 Earthbag House

This is Owen Geiger‘s entry to The $300 House Open Design Challenge. Owen is an earthbag expert and the former Director of Builders Without Borders and Founder and Director of the Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building. The design challenge started out as an idea described by Vijay Govindarajan and Christian Sarkar in a blog post […]

The Legality of Tiny Houses

In the following interview with Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, the original founder Jay Shafer, he describes some of his initial motives for choosing to live in a tiny home. Civil disobedience was one item that topped the list. Demonstrating that size was not a requirement for safety, prosperity, or happiness was (and still is) one of […]

The Future of Tiny House Business Opportunities

I’ve noticed an increase in interest around the topic of tiny house business opportunities. Things seemed to get jump started sometime after July 17, 2010 when Jay Shafer’s story was featured on the Yahoo homepage. The media seemed to really like the idea that tiny houses were thriving while McMansions continued to suffer. Variations on that theme […]

Redefining the Trailer House

Randy has a blog called Mobile Kodgers where he writes about the freedom he finds on the road. Today Randy told the story of a long-time friend who lives in a private location on the Mogollon plateau in Arizona. The land she found is part of a giant failed real estate development where parcels regularly sell […]