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Extreme Downsizing: Four months, Two people, and 35 square feet

The following is a guest post by Mariah Coz of www.cometcamper.com. As we get ready for the next session of the Tiny Transition and Downsizing E-Course, which begins on August 10th, I thought I’d talk a little bit about my own recent re-simplification and downsizing efforts (let’s call it Round 2). It is by no […]

La Chanchita – Off-Grid Adventure Bus

The following is a guest post from Manu at La Chanchita. La Chanchita is a 1966, 911 Mercedes-Benz bus.  It used to be a city bus in Buenos Aires in the sixty’s before they converted it into a truck. We bought it last year to give her a third life as a motorhome! It took […]

Tiny Houses Bringing Economic Freedom

Aldo Lavaggi said extreme downsizing was “an experiment in voluntary simplicity,” for him. He built his 105-square-foot timber house on a friend’s farmland in New York’s Hudson Valley and has lived in it since August 2012.” – Nina Glinski/Bloomberg Read the whole story about Tiny Houses Big With U.S. Owners Seeking Economic Freedom at Bloomberg.

SCADpad Innovations

Now that the publicity campaign has begun we’re getting more information and photos of these innovative tiny homes. The three SCADpad prototypes are tiny house designs that reclaim parking spaces in multi-level parking garages that are getting used less and less. It seems a growing number of people are choosing to commute less – opting […]

Tennessee Tiny Homes

Joe Everson started Tennessee Tiny Homes in 2012, but Joe has over 15 years experience building custom homes. He’s located near Memphis, Tennessee and in the last year has completed several homes. What I like about Joe’s work is the diversity of designs he’s exploring – no two houses are alike. They are all outfitted a little differently too, […]

Tiny Home Builders

I was introduced to Dan Louche when he started building his first tiny house, a house for his mom. Since then Dan has been very busy building homes, designing house plans, filming how-to videos, and writing a construction guide. His tiny house business is now one of the most evolved and offers some of the […]

Live Edge Siding

An option for siding you may have seen but not known much about is live edge siding. Brian Liloia, a.k.a. Ziggy, is putting some on a strawbale home he’s building and recently shared the photo above on his blog. Live edge siding is basically boards that have not been cut strait on one side. Instead they are left […]

The Shed Option

An alternative to building your own tiny house is to start with an unfinished pre-built shed shell. You may have seen buildings like these lined-up along side the highway in your community, outside your local home improvement store, or even inside your local Costco. Typically these pre-built unfinished buildings are sold as sheds, but some […]

The $64,000 Tiny House Question

I ran across a note written by Aaron Maret, who recently built a tiny house (pictured above). He’s selling the house and asking $64,000 for it. On his blog he says that he’s received some criticism for that price and makes a very good case for why he’s priced it at that amount. I don’t want […]

Tiny House Raffles & Other Fund Raising Ideas

The students at Hilltop Montessori School in Brattleboro, Vermont were given the opportunity to build a tiny house. The house was then raffled-off which raised $17,000 for the school. The whole project was so successful that the school is planning another tiny house raffle. The fund raising idea came from a school parent, Chad Farnum, […]

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