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Madras High School Tiny House

The Construction Engineering program at Madras High School did not exist until 2 years ago. At the time, the school had not had any vocational programs for at least 4 years. The school district approached me, a general contractor at the time, and asked if I would start the program. I had no teaching experience and had never had the desire to teach but I love this town and th [...]

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Lollipops and Polka Dots with BA Norrgard

Having BA Norrgard on Tiny House Podcast has been a long-anticipated event here at the studio. She and her new husband John graced us with their presence to talk about their story, how they got into the tiny house movement, what they see as the future of the movement and how they are plugging in to that movement in a way that will be personally profitable. From paralegal to tin [...]

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Why Resale Tiny Homes Can Be Your Ticket To The Tiny Life

Ten years ago the modern tiny house movement was cemented in the DIY mindset. If you were going to live in a tiny house on wheels you were going to have to build it yourself. In fact, when we started our build in early 2010 the scene was little more than a sort of Wild, Wild West. People were struggling to find trailers that would hold the weight of a house. People were asking [...]

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Tiny House Journeys – Tiny House Magazine Issue 66

As I was putting together this issue I noticed how much of a journey tiny living is to so many people. These journeys come in a variety of ways. Joshua Becker lists how creating a minimalist life dramatically changed his and his family's life for the better, and Tiffany Bee talks about her vacation in a seemingly perfect tiny house and how it was not up to her (or others) ex [...]

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Most Popular Stick Built

Eric’s Tiny House on Shared, Traditional Property

“I’m glad we were living in the house before it was finished,” Eric says. “Over time, it formed to us. Our love is in the building of it.” Eric and his daughter, Natalia, enjoy the large bedroom loft in their tiny house. Tiny House Blog readers may remember Eric Jacob’s tiny “McMansion” a few years ago. Eric built his house with the help of high school stu [...]

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Roomy Retreat Features Main Floor Sleeping Space

Many tiny house builders are asked to include nearly all the amenities of a standard house into a smaller space. Sometimes it can be done. The new Roomy Retreat by Sierra Tiny Houses in northern California features both a main floor sleeping area, a living room AND sleeping loft inside an area a smidge under or over 300 square feet. The Roomy Retreat by Sierra Tiny Houses come [...]

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Zion’s Tiny Homes Start at $30,000

The word Zion brings to mind a biblical homeland, a green and gold valley, and even the last human city in "The Matrix." Now, the word can be synonymous with beautiful, affordable tiny homes. The base models come with butcher block countertops and all lighting. Zion's Tiny Homes is a travel trailer manufacturer located in St. George near Zion National Park in Utah. The co [...]

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Tired of the Cold? Tiny Pacific Houses Now Available in Hawaii

Tiny Mountain Houses of Salem, Ore. now has an arm in the tropics. The tiny house designer and builder’s new partner, Tiny Pacific Houses offers 25 different tiny house models for residents of the Hawaiian Islands. The homes are sold by Hawaiian native Brandon Hardin, but built on the mainland by Pacific Tiny Houses by builders experienced with modular and factory constructio [...]

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Most Popular Log Cabin

What makes a great log cabin kit?

The tiny house movement is growing in popularity year on year, and it’s no surprise when the average cost to build your own is $23,000 compared to the average cost of a standard house of $272,000. Most tiny homes are in between 100 and 400 square foot, and one of the beauties of building a house of this size is that people can afford high-quality materials. One of the m [...]

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How to Build Your Own Tiny Off-grid Cabin Today

The tiny house movement is not just a fad. It is quickly growing in popularity due to cheaper living costs, less environmental impact, and a simpler lifestyle. A large proportion of tiny homes owners don’t want to be grid-tied and so off-grid tiny homes are also growing in popularity. There are so many different options when it comes to living in a tiny home, from bu [...]

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What Makes the Perfect Tiny Log Cabin Plan?

Small. Perfect. and Functional. My first thoughts when I saw a tiny log cabin in the forests of Roberts Creek. Log Cabins have been at the center of the tiny house movement as over 700,000 Americans now own log homes. This makes log cabins the most popular off-grid lifestyle; ahead of container homes, schoolies, caravans, and RVs. The unique thing about tiny cabins [...]

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Green River Log Cabins Builds Custom Park Models in 3 Weeks

While park models offer a larger way to live tiny, many of them can only be purchased out of the box. Green River Log Cabins in South Carolina not only offers 12 models, but various ways to customize each cabin. In addition, once the design and planning process is complete, the build of each cabin only takes three weeks. Green River Log Cabins contain wood from sustainable for [...]

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