Build Small, Live Large Spring ADU Tour with Caravan – Tiny House Hotel

With the explosion of newly built and available ADUs (accessory dwelling units) in the Portland, Ore. area, the option to view them has also increased. Caravan – Tiny House Hotel in NE Portland had over 850 attendees tour 12 ADUs during their Build Small, Live Large event last year. This year the attendance is expected to double in size and will include 25 units on the self-guided tour. The 2nd Annual Build Small, Live Large: Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour will be held Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, 2015. The early bird cost (until May 23rd) for the workshop and the two day tour is $75 per person. The two-day tour is $50 per person.

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“We already have people registered to attend from 10 different states for this year’s tour, so it’s drawing national interest,” Kol Peterson of Caravan – Tiny House Hotel said. Continue reading

Tiny House Hunters for HGTV

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Jason Preston from HGTV contacted me this last week and asked me to share this with you. If this is you please contact them.

Our new season of Tiny House Hunters is cranking along and the network has extended us for more episodes.

Are you looking for or about to buy a tiny house – 500 square feet or smaller? If so, the producers of HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” are now casting for people buying tiny homes to feature on newly added episodes of our current season.

Energetic, fun and enthusiastic tiny house home buyers interested in being on Tiny House Hunters should email smallhouses@pietown.tv.

Here are some clips from last years show:

http://videos.hgtv.com/video/livin%27-tiny-in-the-orchard-0229747

http://videos.hgtv.com/video/debt_free-aspirations-0229743

Dream Tiny

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“Live Simple, Dream Big,”

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”

It’s sayings like these that are engrained into our minds from a very young age and suffocatingly follow us through the rest of our lives. Our parents love us so much that they want us to succeed to the fullest. Be the best at whatever we do. Our friends encourage us to never settle, always reach for something more than we already have. The media teaches us that new and improved is always better. Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses Front Range

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Greg Parham of Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses says: I wanted to share the latest and greatest from the Rocky Mountains. We have just finished this “Front Range” model and are trying to sell it so we can move on to the next cool design.

Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses is pleased to announce the completion of its latest spec model, the Front Range. This tiny house pays homage to the front range of Colorado and Wyoming where the plains meet the mountains, as witnessed in the transverse shed roof. The high side is intended to point south and has abundant glass to emphasize view. Most of colorado’s population resides in the front range in urban settings, and as such, this house has a contemporary flare with clean lines, a simple interior pallette, and a more open floor plan compared to more traditional tiny houses. There are, however, a few rustic touches to add warmth. Continue reading

The Tiny House: Planing Your Reclaimed Lumber

There is something to be said for revisiting experiences. No matter how much progression the tiny house movement makes there are still some fundamental lessons to be learned. One of those lessons is how to properly salvage wood. There is some misconception in just pilfering wood from an old barn and tacking it right up as an interior wall. That very wood has typically been exposed to the elements including mold, mildew, animal effluvium, and the like. It needs to be cared for including a round of planing.

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Over at Tiny r(E)volution we covered the process as it happened in our build. No time like the present to revisit that classic and see how a light round of planing can turn leftover lumber into its own work of art! To watch the video just hover over the image below and click on the red, centrally located, standard YouTube play button.

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By Andrew M. Odom for the [Tiny House Blog]