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Wonderful Tiny House Resource – Tiny Nest How-to Videos

The folks at Tiny Nest, Kiva & Jake, are publishing an excellent collection of Tiny House Construction videos on YouTube. Below you can find all the videos in their playlist. The videos are highly detailed and offer a do-it-yourselfer’s point of view on building a tiny home. All the learnings and challenges they’ve faced and […]

Pix is Building Herself a Tiny Home

A few months back Pix asked me if I could make a couple small changes to one of my tiny house plans. I normally don’t do custom design due to a lack of time but this time the changes sounded simple so I made an exception. Pix is now building that tiny house and the […]

How to Build a Tiny House

The two most common questions I hear from readers are, how can I build a tiny house and how much does a tiny house cost. Both of these questions are tied together and I’ll answer both in this post. The following is an overview of what you’d need to do to build a tiny house for yourself. […]

Earthbag House Construction Resources

Owen Geiger and Kelly Hart at the Earthbag Building Blog have been busy posting a lot of great detailed information about how to build earthbag structures over the last few months. I’ve been really enjoying their 3D drawings, descriptions, and learning the nitty gritty of how earthbag walls are really put together. Earthbag construction is a […]

Jonathan’s Tumbleweed Fencl Update

I’ve been incredibly impressed with the steady progress Jonathan has been making on hisTumbleweed Fencl. It’s nearly complete and I wanted to commend Jonathan for his persistance and clever adaptations. His blog is also packed with a record of the construction progress so if you want to see what it takes to build a tiny […]

Urban Rancher has a Galvalume Roof

I’ve been watching the Urban Rancher’s progress online and look forward to every new post. This past weekend he installed his roofing which should help keep his brand new tiny house nice and dry as the wet season hits the mountains of southern California. He chose to use some Galvalume panels which installed within just […]

Urban Rancher Update

There is an incredibly captivating story unfolding in the mountains above Los Angeles of a man building a future of freedom through simplifying his life. Although as you’ll see when you read his latest tale of finding a way to lift a heavy framed wall into place by himself you’ll realize that a simple life […]

Little House Construction Workshop with Dee Williams

Dee Williams will be sponsoring a little house construction workshop on June 27, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. It’s a one-day workshop taught by Dee and KT Anderson with a combination of classroom and hand-on training. It’s not a design workshop but a real hands-on construction workshop where you’ll learn things like how to connect your […]

An Atypical Cube Shaped Tiny House

Steven sent me a note last night about his tiny house summer project, aptly named My Summer Project. I was immediately blown away with the creative way he is enclosing the space. It appears to be 6 almost identical boxes that form a cube. In earlier drawing on his blog he even shows a geodesic […]

What you’ll need to build a tiny house

Stephanie at Coming Unmoored has compiled a complete list of the things you’ll need to build a tiny house. The list contains tools, plans,  and building materials. If you’re even remotely considering building a tiny house I highly reccommend you read down this long list. If you have some experience in construction Stephanie has left […]

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