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Petite Retreats’ Tiny Getaways & Road Trip

These days there really doesn’t seem to be an excuse not to visit a tiny house. They are everywhere and even more are showing up around the country. Petite Retreats offers not only tiny houses for rent but also teepees, yurts, woodsy cabins and covered wagons. Petite Retreats lists a variety of tiny house getaways around the country. Petite Retreats is a Chicago-based com [...]

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Creating Tiny Home Community in our NIMBY World

So you want to start a tiny house community...The world of development is complicated, doubly so for non-traditional concepts or even for projects labeled 'affordable housing'. These kinds of developments raise concerns about lowering property values, safety, community aesthetics, etc. Welcome to the reality of NIMBY (not in my backyard) criticism. Community education [...]

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It’s All Tiny House and Yoga Pants

Where were you when you were 23 years old? Did you have LIFE all figured out? No? We didn’t either. Our guest this week, however, is likely the youngest of our guests and yet no less impressive than the most seasoned of builders. Amanda Archambault (we dare you to pronounce THIS last name without help) is a designer turned passionate tiny house advocate and we have no doubt t [...]

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Minimalist Packing Tips (updated for 2017)

Each year I try to create a list of tips for minimalist packing. Little changes from year to year but technology and convenience does alter the market a bit causing the list to change every so slightly. That said, the tips below may help you travel more lightly and experience more greatly! CAPSULE WARDROBE. Granted the phrase "capsule wardrobe" is a bit overused and, admitte [...]

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ESCAPE’s ONE Uses Handmade Japanese Details for a Simple Tiny House

ESCAPE has always used handmade details in their line of tiny homes. The ONE is no exception, but they have gone a step further to integrate traditional Japanese architecture and negative space to make their 276 square foot house on wheels seem so much larger than it is. The ESCAPE ONE uses Japanese aesthetics for a simple, Zen-like home. The ONE is 25 feet long and has a s [...]

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ESCAPE Tradition Features Popular Tiny House Details and DIY Kit

The ESCAPE models range from contemporary to vintage and now the company has unveiled their Tradition model. This model features the classic details that made us all fall in love with tiny houses in the first place. Not only that, a DIY kit of the Tradition will be available soon. The ESCAPE Tradition has a classic layout with some amazing windows. The Tradition comes in [...]

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Liberation Modern Farmhouse

Here is some information on our new modern farmhouse tiny home! 24' Modern Farmhouse Whitewashed Pine beadboard wall covering Vinyl plank flooring Stained Pine accents IKEA cabinets with 24" farmhouse sink 2 burner electric cook top Storage stairs with 9 cubic ft fridge built in 8'x8' bedroom loft with queen bed Custom sliding barn door between kitchen and bath Cust [...]

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Backyard Unlimited Offers Tiny, Adaptable Amish-Built Structures

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Nathan Martin was familiar to the high quality craftsmanship of his Amish neighbors—something he thought was lacking in his current home of California. In an attempt to create sheds and other small structures similar to what he grew up with, Martin partnered with Amish builders in 2009 and started Backyard Unlimited. Backyard Unlimited builds and [...]

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