Alek Lisefski’s Construction Plans

by Kent Griswold on April 6th, 2014. Add a Comment

I am really excited to announce my friend Alek Lisefski’s building plans for his incredibly modern tiny house.

These construction plans offer complete blueprints to build your own tiny house — to the exact same specifications as the original Tiny Project house.

View some interior photos at the Tiny House Swoon.

Alek's tiny house

The plans include almost 40 pages of:

  • Trailer specs, dimensions & modifications
  • Precise framing diagrams w/dimensions
  • Window and door sizes & specs
  • Elevation drawings w/dimensions
  • Detailed floorplans w/dimensions
  • Electrical, plumbing, propane & safety systems design
  • Materials list, including suggested appliances and fixtures
  • Interior finishing suggestions & images
  • Plus – A complete, editable SketchUp model, for you to view, take apart, or alter as you wish

Plans: Click Here!

Alek is also now offering a book both in PDF format and softcover. This 62 page book features nearly 200 images of the entire construction process, from start to finish.

Book: Click Here!

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Free 7 Day Tiny House Construction ECourse

by Kent Griswold on April 4th, 2014. 10 Comments

Gabriella and Andrew here from We wanted to let you all know that we have completed our Free 7 Day Tiny House Construction ECourse and that we welcome you to sign up for it! In it we go into the DOWNSIZING process, tiny house DESIGN principles, FOUNDATION options, FRAMING practices, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, MECHANICAL SYSTEMS, SIDING, ROOFING and more.

Each lesson will be delivered automatically into your inbox daily and the course starts the moment you sign up. With over 20 years of construction and teaching experience, we strive to teach the best building practices each step of the way so that you can create your own dream tiny home.

For the FREE 7 Day Tiny House Construction ECourse Click Free ECourse

Tiny Transition and Downsizing E-Course

by Kent Griswold on April 1st, 2014. 3 Comments

The next session of the Tiny Transition and Downsizing E-Course (brought to you by Mariah from is coming up soon, so you’ll want to sign up to save your spot in this fun and challenging e-course. If you’re thinking about moving into a tiny house, small camper, or other little space, this e-course would be a perfect fit. Or maybe you’re just looking to live a simpler, decluttered lifestyle. The class is filled with people from all walks of life and with unique goals – some moving into tiny houses, some moving into the RV lifestyle, and some just downsizing one step at a time. In the course, you have the chance to connect with all of these like-minded people and share your challenges and successes!

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What did the first class think about the Tiny Transition and Downsizing E-Course brought to you by Mariah of I’ll let them tell you:

“Thank you, Mariah, for one of the best experiences of a lifetime!” – Lisa

“I signed up for the e-course and was a bit nervous! The first batch of course matter was worth the price of the entire course!! It is so info packed and I totally dig the self exploration it sparked! Thank you Thank you Thank you!” – Christine

“I’m in the current course and am so glad I signed up for it! My husband and I have been preparing for about 7 months to downsize to a converted bus and were unsure if this course was really gonna have anything new to offer. It not only had new ideas and resources for us to explore but gave us a kick in our giddy up to start or finish projects we already knew needed attention. I highly recommend this course.” – Suzanne

“Love. Love. Love this! Absolutely Brilliant.” – Janis

“I thought I was taking this course for one reason, because I have too much STUFF, and it turns out it I am taking this course to renew my soul and reclaim that generous, happy, creative person I left behind somewhere … ME” – J.

“Thanks for a terrific course, Mariah! You have taught us “life” and (mental) “survival skills”. The process you have used to redirect our thinking while burdened by the overwhelming voice of “how will I ever manage this?”…has really been spot on.” – Judy

The e-course is based on my own experience downsizing, and is a series of challenges, methods and practices that will help you the way they helped me move into 100 sq ft (whether you go that extreme is up to you!). The cool thing about taking the e-course is that you will be in a supportive environment of people who understand what you’re trying to do by downsizing, and are there to help and motivate you. I know from experience, sometimes people in our lives don’t “get” what we’re trying to do by simplifying our lives, and it can be discouraging. Many students have said that the community formed through the class is one of the best parts. It’s really inspiring and motivating to be around other people who are experiencing the things you are.

According to one current Tiny Transition + Downsizing student, “The other students are truly wonderful…So many good friends all at once just doesn’t happen every day! And we are all on one form or another of this journey and can relate so well to each other. It’s like suddenly inheriting a huge family!”

If you need some help figuring out “where the hell do I start?”, this course will break it all down for you step by step. I know it can seem like a daunting task to downsize your belongings, bills, and lifestyle. My helpful, fun, and challenging tasks will get you on the path to smart-sizing, simplified freedom in no time. You want to own the stuff you have, not the other way around!
The class is about more than just phsyical stuff: I’m going to be helping you minimize your emotional “baggage” with techniques that I’ve used myself in order to gain total freedom. In this course you will learn how to simplify and downsize your expenses and bills, which is all a part of finding a simpler life. Even if you’re not ready to move into a tiny home (in whichever form that may take for you), but want to declutter your space and mind, this course can help you.

Here’s how the e-course works:

Once a week, on a specified day, you will be emailed a course session to complete at your convenience before the next week. The class can be done at your pace on your schedule. You will have access to the other people doing the class with you (and the people from the past sessions, who are very valuable resources!) in the form of a private class forum. This course is designed to jump-start the downsizing process with specific instructions (things I have done myself) and provide motivation in a helpful, supportive space.

During the e-course, you will:

  • explore your personal goals for downsizing your lifestyle, and learn about yourself in the process
  • learn how to digitize your belongings
  • see which areas in your life are the best to start this process with, and practice fun and challenging exercises in order to de-clutter your home and your life
  • learn how to sell your stuff
  • clear your emotional baggage
  • downsize your bills and lifestyle in more than just a physical sense

Throughout the class you will meet and connect with like-minded people on their own downsizing journeys. You will also have access to me throughout the course, to answer your questions and keep you accountable!

Whether you are transitioning into a tiny house or just looking to smart-size your life, this e-course will show you how to declutter your space, your head, and your life in a holistic way.
We each have a story to tell about how we got here, where we come from and where (and who) we want to be. I look forward to hearing your stories and supporting you in this process. I can honestly say that downsizing my stuff and clearing my space, both mental and physical, is the best thing that has come of my “tiny house” obsession. It is the first step to creating real change in our lives, and making room for more important things. You don’t need to have a tiny house to start feeling the benefits of simplicity right now! The Tiny Transition and Downsizing E-Course will help you get started right now.

This e-course is 8 weeks long and the next session begins on APRIL 6th, 2014. Sign up now to save your spot! If you want to join us, see all the details here:

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Tiny House Magazine Spring Sale

by Kent Griswold on March 30th, 2014. Comments Off

Only two more days!

Spring is officially here and with this change of season I wanted to offer a discount on the Tiny House Magazine. We just published the fifteenth issue and I want to make all issues available at a 20% discount till the end of the month of the PDF magazine.

If you have never purchased the magazine you can purchase all fifteen issues at one low price. Simply click on the Buy Now Button on the sales page.

If you have purchased some of the issues but not all of them you can save 20% off any issue simply by entering the coupon code spring at checkout time.

The sale ends at the end of day March 31, 2014. So take advantage of the low price now.

Click Here!

15 Issue Spring Sprecial

March 30th, 2014and filed in Announcement
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