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Tiny House Magazine Issue 67

Boomers Go Tiny When I first started blogging and getting stats on the Tiny House Blog in 2007 I was a bit surprised to learn that over 50 percent of my audience were women over 50. Step forward 11 years and the Tiny House Movement is seeing a huge growth both in interest and in the actual use of tiny houses for the Baby Boomer Generation. Tiny home communities seem poise [...]

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How To Survive And Thrive As a Tiny house builder with Jeremy Killian

We started this show with an joke that had unintentional macabre connections with reality. Once we recovered from that ghastly story, we were pleased to welcome Tiny Innovations principal Jeremy Killian who shared his secrets for succeeding in the Tiny House Movement as one of the preeminent builders. Jeremy should know a thing or two: he has over 200 builds in the works, both [...]

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I Want to Live in a Tiny Home But I Don’t Want to Give Up All of My Nice Things

You totally can! Luxury doesn’t always equal extravagance. There are many valid reasons to live small (literally, not metaphorically). To begin with living in a tiny home can be part of the solution to living sustainably. It’s more environmentally sustainable and it can save you time and money. You also are much more mobile when living small, meaning you can have the ch [...]

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Amsterdam’s Bridge Houses Transformed into Sweet, Tiny Hotel Rooms

Several years ago, the Tiny House Blog featured various bridge tender houses and how some of them might make a great tiny house. Now the progressive city of Amsterdam has done just that. The city’s 28 iconic bridge houses are being transformed into little hotel rooms with views of the canals, rivers, and bustling bicycle culture. 11 of Amsterdam's 28 decommissioned bridge ho [...]

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Most Popular Stick Built

Tiny Homes of Maine and the State’s New IRC Codes

Most people are familiar with the state of Maine for its beautiful coastline and decadent seafood. Now Maine can be famous for being the second state to adopt the IRC Tiny House Appendix V. In 2018 the state’s building codes have an addition that includes construction guidelines for tiny houses. The standards include defining a tiny house as a dwelling less than 400 square fe [...]

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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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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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