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Is Living In A Van As Glamorous As They Say?

#Vanlife has become incredibly popular lately. In fact, just last month The New Yorker magazine wrote an article about it. Of course TNY article focused more on #vanlife as a social media phenomenon it raised an interesting point as to why the new tiny lifestyle had become so popular. It is the irony behind the glossy photos that has become the point of living in a van. Auth [...]

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Did you hear about the couple who bought a van but…

I had to get your attention, right? Truth is, Issue 53 of Tiny House Magazine does have an article about a couple that bought a van, hoping to live the glamorous van life, only to find out it wasn't all it was reported to be. Along with almost 12 other articles, this is yet another quality publication you won't want to miss out on. Articles include: Builder Of The Month [...]

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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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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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