Tag Archives: do it yourself

Would You Build or Buy a Tiny House?

We have not asked this question for a few years, and now with increased popularization of the tiny house movement via television, a wider range of folks are considering a tiny house life. So it seems like a good time to ask it again. Would you build or buy a tiny house? (See survey below) Before you answer let me […]

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 […]

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. […]

Tiny Prefab – eBook & Plans

Last night I put the finishing touches on a 65 page house plan ebook. It’s called Tiny Prefab, A Do-It-Yourself Prefab Building System and contains the plans and instructions for creating tiny prefab structures that are easy to build from common building materials. The book is a bit of a hybrid between a set of […]

House of Cards -or- DIY Tiny House Kit

After posting the latest design variation for Nine Tiny Feet I got a few requests to make the house more lightweight. This seems like a pretty good idea since that project is really about getting the most value from the least amount of space. Initially I was thinking this only meant square footage but it […]

Small Living Journal: Issue 4

The latest issue of the bi-weekly webzine on the small home movement is now online. This issue is focused on Do-It-Youself Projects. My contribution is a video that shows how I draw the 3D drawings you see here on Tiny House Design using Google SketchUp. The video is a little rough but shows you how […]

Naked Galapagos – Do-it-yourself Tortoise Shell Home

Kent Griswold (from tinyhouseblog.com) and I finally connected by phone yesterday. It was really nice chatting with a kindred spirt (blogger and tiny house enthusiast). I’ll have to make the two hour drive over to Sonoma County one of these weekends to visit. Seems like Sonoma is becoming the center of the tiny house world. […]

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