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Tiny House Activism: Help Get Appendix Q Passed In Montana

There are not enough places to live tiny legally. So, the tiny house community works constantly to inspire lawmakers to create more tiny-friendly laws. The folks at the American Tiny House Association are leading the charge. Here’s the latest: If you live in Montana, have ties there, or just want to see tiny houses made […]

Snopes Says False – HUD Ban on Tiny Houses

This latest post from Snopes squashes the rumor that HUD was going to ‘ban’ tiny houses. Opinions ranged widely, as they often do, but a careful read of the evidence Spopes compiled is compelling. Snopes also showed how Park Model and RV industry leaders would actually benefit from the proposed change. Read the full Snopes article here. The conclusion […]

Jay Shafer Announces the Four Lights Tiny House Company

Jay Shafer brought tiny houses into the public eye when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show (original video here) in February of 2007. At the time the idea of living simply in a small space was refreshing approach that inspired many to follow. Jay’s Tumbleweed Tiny House Company thrived over the following years as […]

The Legality of Tiny Houses

In the following interview with Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, the original founder Jay Shafer, he describes some of his initial motives for choosing to live in a tiny home. Civil disobedience was one item that topped the list. Demonstrating that size was not a requirement for safety, prosperity, or happiness was (and still is) one of […]

Natural Homes

I really like the ingenuity of the fellow behind the website naturalhomes.org. This is the website dedicated to houses built from natural materials like cob, adobe, straw bale, stone, dirt, and so on. You’ll find examples of natural homes from all over the world. Some are big but many are tiny houses. Oliver Swann, the […]

Kent and Bill’s Tiny Adventure

Kent told me a while back about this day trip he was planning to take with Bill. Kent Griswold runs TinyHouseBlog.com and Bill Kastrinos owns Tortoise Shell Home, a tiny house company in Sonoma County, California. I must admit I am a bit jealous but happy to hear about the trip from Kent today by […]

32 x 8 Mobile Tiny House Concept

This morning Kent Griswold posted a design concept on his Tiny House Blog. It’s a design that Bill Kastrinos of Tortoise Shell Homes is considering adding to the tiny houses he builds. The main difference with this newest model is it’s size, 32 feet long by 8 feet wide. I think the larger size will […]

Arial Home Initiative – Prefab Tiny House

Now here’s a tiny house project worth some serious investigation and support. These are tiny houses made from insulated steel panels that fit together like Lego blocks. They can be assembled in a day by a volunteer crew of 12 people and include a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen/living room combo.

Another News Story On Ben Landry’s Tiny House

Ben Landry is building a tiny house in Binghamton, New York. He’s been really busy working to get the house complete before the weather closes in around him. His brother Jeff sent me a note through the Small House Society Yahoo Group with a bit more information and a link to this video. Sorry for […]

Bruce’s Maine Cabin

On TinyHouseForum Bruce from Maine posted a sketch of a floor plan of a 12′ by 22′ backyard shed he’s thinking of turning into a tiny house. He’s experimenting with several novel ideas like combining the bedroom & bathroom and having a cabinet suspented on rollers over the bathtub in order to better use that […]

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