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Jay Shafer Builds a $5,000 Tiny House

Bryce Langston visits Jay Shafer in Sebastopol, California and tours Jay’s newest tiny house design. Jay is considered by many – including myself – to be the godfather of the modern tiny house movement. His latest design weighs less than 2,000 pounds, cost less than $5,000 in materials, and measures just 80 inches by 100 […]

Tiny House Summer Camp – Registration is Open!

Back by popular demand! Deek & Dustin Diedricksen are hosting another Tiny House Summer Camp on September 21-23, 2018 in Orleans, Vermont. The Summer Camp is a fun 3-day event on a 10 acre off-grid location where you’ll get a chance to learn to build by doing, see live demos, participate in campfire tiny house talks, […]

Call for Entries – Tiny House of the Year 2018

Tiny Home Owners and Builders are invited to enter their tiny homes in the Tiny House of the Year – a competition designed to select the public’s favorite tiny house. There are five categories you can enter. The winner will be crowned the overall Tiny House of the Year! Pictured above is the 2016 Best Tiny House Winner, Ms. […]

Colonist’s Cabin

The Colonist’s Cabin is a two story 12′ x 24′ cabin with a 12/12 gable roof with dormers. On the first floor is a small space for a kitchen, staircase to the second floor, a closet under the stairs, and a living room. On the second floor is a small bathroom, hall closet, bedroom, and […]

Help Write Tiny Houses into the Building Code!

With all the talk about tiny houses being illegal, one might wonder if they’ll every be widely accepted. Truth be told they are not illegal everywhere… just not understood. Well… that might be about to change with your help and a lot of hard work by a core team of tiny house folks. The tiny house community […]

Little Leaf

Little Leaf is an owner-designed and built tiny house on wheels. It’s 20-feet long and has an 8’x7′ loft. Space heating, water heating, and the stove are powered by propane. Like an RV, the house has an on-grid power setup, but can go off-grid for several days. Priority electrical systems, like the furnace exhaust fan, carbon […]

Handbuilt Small Homes and the Building Codes

Call me a daydreamer or nut… but I still don’t get why the government spends so much time and money on governance around what kind of homes people choose to live in. I guess if you live in a city, where you’re sharing walls with 20 other people, it probably makes sense to have some […]

Lewis and Clark Tiny House in Montana

Built on a 5th wheel trailer, the Lewis and Clark’s Tiny House is available as a vacation rental in Hamilton, Montana. Inside you’ll find a kitchen, dining room, sitting room, living room, and bathroom. One cool feature is a murphy bed that hides behind the fold-out dining table. The bathroom has a Natures Head composting […]

Hikari Box by Portland Alternative Dwellings

The Hikari Box, designed by Derin Willians, is an easy to build 24-foot tiny house design. Tiny house builders, Shelter Wise, says this is the easiest tiny house they’ve ever built – making it an ideal design for an owner-builder. On the inside the Hakari Box is 184 square feet. It has an open light-filled […]

Snopes Says False – HUD Ban on Tiny Houses

This latest post from Snopes squashes the rumor that HUD was going to ‘ban’ tiny houses. Opinions ranged widely, as they often do, but a careful read of the evidence Spopes compiled is compelling. Snopes also showed how Park Model and RV industry leaders would actually benefit from the proposed change. Read the full Snopes article here. The conclusion […]

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