• You have enough to start

    I've always been curious about how things work and how they go together. I can trace the birth of this curiosity to about the age of 5 when I found myself alone in a room with, somehow, a screwdriver in one hand and my relatively new 'Speak and Spell' educational toy in the other. A period of … more

    You have enough to start
  • Save the Tiny House Movement

    When I became involved years ago, the tiny house movement had two central themes: Less is More: voluntary downsizing to own fewer possessions and consume fewer resources, allowing us to get off the hamster wheel, focus on the work and people we love, and live sustainably. Quality homes at … more

    Save the Tiny House Movement
  • Practicing the One In, One Out Rule

    I watch waaaay to many reality TV shows, but I can't help myself.  While some of them truly are mindless trash (I'm looking at you, Real Housewives franchise), some I have watched recently have actually been more interesting and informative than scintillating. For instance, Tiny House … more

    Practicing the One In, One Out Rule
  • The ABCs of Launching Your Tiny House Dream

    Lots of us love tiny houses. We ooh & ahh over tiny house pictures, spending hours on Facebook and Pinterest . But how can you get from the dreaming stage to actually kicking into gear and launching that dream? It's as easy as ABC! A. Explore: learn all you can from by reading and talking. … more

    The ABCs of Launching Your Tiny House Dream
  • What Type of Roof Should I use for My Tiny House?

    It seems like the consensus in tiny house building is to use a metal roof. I can see why, as they are light weight in comparison to other options, don’t always require a solid deck, so you can save weight and cost, they come in countless colors, work well for water catchment, have a high wind … more

    What Type of Roof Should I use for My Tiny House?
  • Replacing my Water Basin System in Tiny House

    When I first built my tiny house, I decided I didn't want to plumb the house and rather, for simplicity, find some type of water jug with valve that I could place at the sink for running water. I searched far and wide and felt lucky when I came upon this old pot with antique valve, It seemed … more

    Replacing my Water Basin System in Tiny House
  • Sooo…How Does Stocking Up Work In A Tiny Home?

    I suffer from food boredom. I simply cannot eat the same thing every day and not burn out, no matter how delicious I once thought it was. I like to try new things, mix up the routine, and build as much variety into my diet as possible. Keeping my palate interesting is one small way of keeping my … more

    Sooo…How Does Stocking Up Work In A Tiny Home?
  • Labor (and labor and labor…) of love

    I wanted to start this post by saying that my tiny house is finished but that would be factually incorrect - we'll keep close to the truth and say I have stopped working on it for the moment, it is 'whole' and being used as a tiny house! On June 15th we moved the house to it's first home at Caravan … more

    Labor (and labor and labor…) of love
  • Counting Down the Top 10 Reasons to Come to the Tiny House Fair

    Why come to the tiny house fair? Here are ten great reasons: 10. A terrific way to meet other tiny housers. Tent camping is included in the $300 registration fee, so you can hang out and make new friends. 9. Debut of the tiny house music video. You'll have a chance to sing along … more

    Counting Down the Top 10 Reasons to Come to the Tiny House Fair
  • The Sustainability Bottle Neck: Tiny Homes to the Rescue

    I've been talking a lot lately about sustainability with a friend and employer (if you can use that term in gift-trade economy). Since sustainability is one of those sister-concepts to Tiny Homes, I thought I'd share the more pivotal realization I had in the process. It's been a very good reminder … more

    The Sustainability Bottle Neck: Tiny Homes to the Rescue
  • When The Heart Of Your Home Has A Clogged Artery

    One area of our home that seems to provide endless opportunities for downsizing is our kitchen.  We have been through our cupboards and drawers multiple times, tossed a lot of things, rearranged a lot of things, and in the past year avoided buying anything new unless we were replacing something … more

    When The Heart Of Your Home Has A Clogged Artery
  • Building and Self Care

    In the past month, I have started working part-time at a new job, moved homes and began my tiny house build all on top of my volunteering and other projects. While all of this has been new and exciting, I realize I have been over-scheduling myself and have become more irritable due to lack of sleep … more

    Building and Self Care
  • Tiny House Communities Forming in the USA

    I was surprised to learn, via responses on Facebook to my posting about the survey from Smart Communities in Ontario, that some people think such things aren't happening in America. The Ontario community is the 8th one listed on our home page. The first community on our web site is Tiny … more

    Tiny House Communities Forming in the USA
  • My Downsizing “Plan”

    While I still have a long ways to go, I have to admit that when it comes to downsizing, I’m very lucky.  I won’t have to work too hard at reducing my “stuff” to a pile no larger than a small car.  I won’t have to embrace the “100 Things” concept or worry about how many plates I have, … more

    My Downsizing “Plan”
  • 7 Week Tiny House

    I just finished my tiny house and am a proud new papa. Three plus years years ago I built Bella, my tree house, which is now the corporate headquarters for TinyHomes.com. I have for a long time wanted to build another structure to keep Bella company! Well Today meet Babe her new companion! I … more

    7 Week Tiny House

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