Tag Archives: tiny house

Acacia by Minimaliste

The Acacia by Minimaliste is 29-feet long and perfect for a small family. In this specific case this one was built for a mother and teenage daughter. It has a downstairs bedroom, two lofts, and a sofa bed for guests. There are a couple custom features requested for this particular client. Minimalist had not yet […]

The Royal Pioneer by Handcrafted Movement

Built on a 28-foot Iron Eagle PAD trailer, this tin house features board and pattern siding with cedar shutters on the exterior, standing seam metal roof, and lots of windows for views and sunlight. On the inside the floors are covered with wide plank bamboo flooring, the kitchen counters are tiled and there’s a reclaimed […]

HoneyBox Shipping Container House Tour

Mat & Danielle at Exploring Alternatives get a tour of a small shipping container home in British Columbia. It was built by the folks at HoneyBox, a home builder and shipping container supplier. This house was made from three 20-foot containers that have been attached using standard container connectors. It’s completely off-grid, has a small […]

Tiny Vacation House in the French Pyrenees

This tiny house is surrounded by forest in the French Pyrenees. From where you park your car, the cabin is a 15 minute walk down a path. The remote location gives you ample privacy, clean unpolluted air, and beautiful views from the large windows. Ironically, even with it’s remote location there’s still good phone reception, making […]

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 […]

Hands-on Tiny House Workshops with Tiny Home Builders

The folks at Tiny Home Builders just posted their 2018 Workshop Calendar. They have six workshops on the schedule this year and will also be offering for the first time a women’s-only workshop. Can’t attend in person? No worries! Two of the workshops will be streamed live right to your home computer, tablet or smart phone! […]

Tiny Container Home in Northern Washington

Kirsten Dirksen recently visited Shiah Lints and his 20-foot container home in Winthrop, Washington. He downsized from a 2,500 square foot farmhouse into an 8×20 shipping container home he built himself. The shipping container he chose was a bit different than a standard container with doors on an end. In addition the normal door on […]

Photos of Our Tiny House Miniatures

I recently published a new book, 101 Tiny House Designs: The Ultimate Collection of Tiny House Design. It’s a book of ideas and illustrations for tiny house dreamers. Now that the book is done, I thought I’d have some fun and make some 3D printed miniatures of the designs in the book. What do you […]

#1 New Release in Architectural Drafting & Presentation

The book has been out for just over a week and 101 Tiny House Designs is the #1 New Release in Architectural Drafting & Presentation on Amazon. 101 Tiny House Designs is a book of ideas and illustrations for tiny house dreamers. Designing tiny houses is a balancing act, especially for the smallest homes. Each […]

First Grade School Teacher Builds Tiny Home

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen (author of “Microshelters“) gets a tour of Brittnie’s Tiny House. Brittnie is a first grade school teacher and with the help of her grandparents built her own tiny house for about $25,000. You can find Brittnie’s Tiny Home on Facebook and see more great videos from Deek on the Relaxshacks.com YouTube Channel.