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How tiny is too tiny? …An Excerpt from Tiny House Decisions [Book Giveaway Has Ended]

The following is a guest post by Ethan Waldman and an excerpt from the guide Tiny House Decisions: Everything I Wish I Knew When I Built My Tiny House, by Ethan Waldman. If you are interested in building your own tiny home, this guide will walk you through each and every process, step by step, […]

Free Small House Plans: Timber Frame & Straw Bale House

Guest post by Brian Liloia, a.k.a. Ziggy In 2009, I moved into my newly completed cob house here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. My dream had come true — I was living in a house that I built with my own hands! Since then, however, it has become clear that there is a lot of room for […]

Struggling home owners find inspiration in Tiny Houses

Jay Shafer is featured on the cover of the current issue of Parade Magazine, which has about 70 million readers each week and can be found inside many Sunday papers. The article is titled, Help for Struggling Homeowners. Many of us have already learned the hard lesson that committing to too much house in just too […]

Quietude

One of my readers commented on Palladio’s Escape Cottage the other day and mentioned another similar house called Quietude. The name was unfamiliar to me so I followed the link and found this wonderful small house designed by Henry Yorke Mann. It was built on a low budget but you’d never suspect it except for its […]

Palladio’s Escape in the news

There was a nice article on Ricky Newcomer’s Palladio’s Escape Cottage small prefab house at the TheNewsStar.com. The house is prefabricated and then assembled at the work site using bolts, metal plates, and a crane. The prototype pictured here took about four months to design and build but only 3 days to assemble. Now that all […]

Tiny Solar Saltbox

I updated the Tiny Solar House plans tonight and added 5 pages that explain how this 8′ by 12′ house can be easily extended into a 12′ by 16′. I also made a little change to the name of the house and changed it from Tiny Solar House to Tiny Solar Saltbox. I’ve also sent out […]

Cool Find on Craigslist

From time to time little houses like this pop up on my radar. This time it was from a google alert I have setup with the keywords remote cabin. It’s a little cabin with a 384 square foot lower level and a 3/4 sleeping loft. It sits on 5 areas in Alaska and has some […]

Small House on Gabriola Island, British Columbia

This small 576 square foot house is located on Gabriola Island in British Columbia and has two stories, a 24′ by 24′ footprint, type-3 septic field, instant hot water heater, and cork floors. The landscaping around the house was finished in river rock so as to avoid having to water lawn. The photos, plan, and […]

Wildflower Tiny House For Sale

I just got an email from Kim who stumbled on a tiny house for sale in the Minneapolis craigslist. The seller is asking $22,900 for this tiny house. It measures 8′ by 18′ and when mounted on a trailer is 13′ 5″ (trailer not included). Thanks to Kim for passing this on to me. I […]

Tiny Simple House is off the Back Burner

If you’ve been reading Tiny House Design for a while you might remember one of the long term projects I have on a back mental burner is the Tiny Simple House. While simmering back there it’s been transforming from a modified shotgun house to a more flexible yet equally as simple housing solution. The Tiny […]

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