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Tiny House Architectural Stencils are Available to Order

I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that we missed our goal on our Kickstarter Campaign to fund the mass production of our tiny house design stencils. The good news is that we’re not letting that stop us… we’re still going into stencil-making-mode. We’ve opened a store on Etsy.com where you […]

Fresh Off the Laser Cutter

Here’s a close look at the real deal… two brand new stencils right off the laser cutter. In the first video I show how they look when they arrive – all wrapped up in their protective paper coating. The coating peels off easily and leaves no sticky residue. The paper is needed for the manufacturing […]

How to Draw a Tiny House Floor Plan on Blank Paper

A blank piece of paper can be intimidating – or inspiring – depending on your point of view and available tools. The stencils shown here make it easy to draw tiny house designs on any kind of paper… blank paper, or graph paper. In the video below I should how you can use the preset wall […]

What is your biggest struggle with designing your dream tiny house?

Can I pick your brain? You’re here on this website so I assume you have an interest in tiny house design. I’m also guessing you see a tiny house in your future. I’m such a geek for tiny house design that I started this blog 10 years ago, but for some unknown reason I’ve never […]

How To Design a Tiny House with Pen & Paper

This video shows how I’d currently tackle designing a tiny house with pen & paper. Normally I draw houses using SketchUp Pro, a 3D drawing program originally developed by Google. Google spun SketchUp off and it’s now available from a company called Trimble. They still offer two free versions, one called SketchUp Free which is […]

101 Tiny House Designs

I just finished a new tiny house book. The book is titled, 101 Tiny House Designs – The Ultimate Collection of Tiny House Design. 101 Tiny House Designs is over 400 pages and available as an ebook and in print. BUY PRINT COPYBUY PDF EBOOKWant to see what’s inside the book? Here’s a video where […]

TexZen Tiny Houses

TexZen can help you design and build your tiny house. TexZen Tiny Home Co. is proud to be the only RVIA certified tiny home builder in Texas! RVIA requires its members to meet or exceed industry standards for plumbing, electrical, HVAC and fire safety. Our manufacturing facility is open to frequent inspections to ensure that […]

Step Tansu Tiny House Stairs Design Concept

Early tiny houses mostly just used ladders to access the sleeping loft because that approach works better with gable roofs. But these days tiny house stairs seem to be more and more common, especially with more folks building houses with shed roofs, gable roofs, and cross gables (as shown above). The higher ceiling along an outer […]

The Real [hidden] Value of Tiny Houses

Lauren, who blogs at Hipstercrite, recently wrote a fairly humorous, yet sarcastic review of the tiny house lifestyle — asking a bunch of good questions, albeit with a bit of a heavy-hand. Apparently the post was good for her blogging career, as it garnered her tons of traffic. While posts like that are entertaining to a degree, I think […]

Tiny House Design Mashup

People that build their own tiny houses almost always customize something from the original plans. Sometimes they even use the plan as a guide and build something completely different. For example, check out this Tiny Community Center tour video and listen to what Zee Kesler says about her house and the original plans. In a nutshell, […]

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