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City Design Tiny Homes Built from Leftover Construction Materials

In larger, more expensive cities having a tiny house in a backyard opens up a world of opportunity. From Airbnb rental to room for extended family, these little structures can be used for many things. This is now easier in pricey Southern California. In 2016, San Diego County passed an ordinance allowing for ADU or secondary units to be built on single family dwelling propertie [...]

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6 Reasons Oregon is a Epicenter of the Tiny House Movement

What comes to mind when you think of Oregon? For me, it's tiny houses. The deep roots of the tiny house movement here can be traced back to 1997 when Portland debuted a progressive ADU (accessory dwelling unit) regulation, allowing homeowners to build them by right. This move helped create a sustainable and small space design culture. Combined with the sharply rising costs of [...]

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Music, Travel, and Tiny Houses with Coles Whalen

For so many, tiny houses are more than just a home; they’re a tool that allows their occupants to live a fulfilled and creative life. This week we’re chatting with Coles Whalen, who is instead using her love of tiny houses to support her true passion; music. If you have attended the Tiny House Jamboree in years past, or one the Tiny House Living Festivals this year, you hav [...]

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Which Sway Bar Is Right For Your Tiny House?

Trailer sway can be caused by crosswinds, lack of weight distribution, inadequate spring bar tension, a loose trailer ball, and a number of other things. Using a weight-distributing hitch by itself may help limit trailer sway by evenly distributing the weight of the load, but it will do little to improve sway caused by mother nature. This is where your anti-sway bar comes into [...]

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Most Popular Stick Built

Incredible Tiny Homes’ Diverse Designs and One-Week Workshop

Anyone who has watched HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” has seen Randy Jones’s Incredible Tiny Homes. Several of his designs have been featured as a buyer’s option while on their tiny house hunt. What you may not know is how diverse these designs can be and that you can purchase their 16 to 18 foot base models for less than $30,000 or build your own for around $20,000 duri [...]

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Sierra Tiny Houses Serves Sacramento and Reno with Affordable Models

Various shapes and sizes of tiny homes are already prevalent in much of California, the Pacific Northwest and other Western States. However, one area with tiny house homes is the area of the Sierra Nevada between fast-growing Sacramento, Calif. and Reno in Northern Nevada. They are a bit more difficult to find. Sierra Tiny Houses is filling that niche with not only affordable t [...]

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Seattle Tiny Homes & Small for All DIY Plans

In the world of tiny houses, being in business since 2010 is a lifetime. For years, Seattle Tiny Homes has quietly been constructing several high quality tiny homes on wheels, basic starter homes and now has a set of plans under their “Small For All” system. Seattle Tiny Homes is located in Walla Walla, Wash. Located in Walla Walla, Wash., Seattle Tiny Homes was star [...]

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TruForm Tiny Combines Tiny House Aesthetics with RV Designation

TruForm Tiny actually started in 1978. Owner Jon Carroll and his family lived in a handmade tiny house travel trailer while working for the Hoedads Reforestation Cooperative. Now the family-run business designs and builds tiny houses with various floor plans that are RVIA certified. TruForm Tiny is a family run design and build business. TruForm Tiny builds travel trailer [...]

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Most Popular Log Cabin

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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Charle’s Arkansas Log Cabin

If you are looking for something a little larger than a tiny house on wheels and also enjoy the log home look you might be interested in this twelve by thirty log cabin with a six foot porch that Charles Hanna has for sale. This cute little log home is located in Jasper Arkansas and if lived anywhere near there and had a place to put this I know I would be tempted to t [...]

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Roger from Unforgettable Fire is Now Selling Tiny Houses

Direct from Roger Lehet, inventor of the Kimberly and Katydid Wood Stoves comes an announcement. Roger has decided to now add Tiny House Cabins to his offerings through his new company Unforgettable Tiny House. Roger's drive to supply the best of the best has helped him create world class wood stoves like the Kimberly And the Katydid These experiences as well as ha [...]

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Tiny House in a Landscape

This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape is a cabin featuring Fred Beal who lives in Helena, Montana. I featured one of Fred’s cabins in this feature in 2013 and he has been busy building more cabins and plans ever since we first met. Fred is an expert with the Log Dovetail technique in building log cabins. He recently relocated this cabin featured here and I have included a [...]

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