ESCAPE Traveler Tiny House on Wheels Pre-Sale

ESCAPE Park Model homes have made their mark for exquisite Arts and Crafts aesthetics, high quality materials, and a stylish design. Now all that is available on wheels with the ESCAPE Traveler. The ESCAPE XL, an even larger version of the Traveler, will be available in August. The smaller version of the Traveler is currently being offered during a special pre-sale. Continue reading

“Living Big in a Small Space”: 96 square feet of living space

Fitting your life into a tiny house is a challenge, but how about fitting an entire house of furniture into less than 100 square feet? Alaska Premier Closets in Anchorage, Alaska decided to take on the challenge after Tiny House, Big Living aired on HGTV. Their closet and storage products and services have been used for small space conversions regularly, so they took on the 96 square foot challenge and made it a part of their showroom. Continue reading

Learning While Building a Tiny House

Tiny House Magazine Issue 30

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The cover of this month’s magazine is really exciting! I’ve seen this idea growing quite rapidly across the country: our schools are seeing the tiny house as a teaching tool. By constructing a tiny house it is feasible to complete a project during a school year on a part time basis. Yet all the skills that go into designing and planning a home can be applied to any future home.

Kirsten Dirksen takes us back into history with her video this month. She visits Plymouth, Massachusetts. where the simplest homes in town were built using cratchets natural forks in trees as support for the ridgepole of the roof. The walls are built up with “wattle”, small sticks for the lattice structure, and “daub”, a mortar of clay, earth and grasses. Instead of using the traditional English lime wash to protect the walls, the colonists took advantage of the plentiful wood in the America and created clapboard siding by cleaving wood into thin boards.

You may assume that the only people who shouldn’t live in tiny houses are those who flat out aren’t interested in this way of life. But it may surprise you to hear that even if you have your heart set on tiny house living, this lifestyle might not be for you. Ethan Waldman shares what you need to know before you make the decision to build or live in your own tiny house.

These stories and so much more are in Issue 30 of the Tiny House Magazine.

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Tiny House Magazine Issue 30

Interactive-Intriguing Treehouses

Some tiny houses are wonderful works of art. Now you can interact with some of these art pieces at Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa. The park is displaying eight “Intriguing Treehouses” created by local artists until October 2015. While you can’t live in these intricate structures, the ingenuity that goes into them can spark a few creative ideas. Continue reading

Spice Box Homes Mountain Mansard

The name for this 105 square foot house fits perfectly. The tiny structure would be at home in any rustic, mountain landscape and its distinctive mansard roof is different from many tiny homes. This little, mobile house is the newest edition to the Spice Box Homes repertoire and will be available for sale June 2015. Continue reading