Happiest of Holidays from the Homes of the Tiny House Community

by Kent Griswold on December 23rd, 2013. 1 Comment

Just because you live in a tiny house does not mean you have to downsize your holiday expectations too! In fact, some of your favorite tiny housers have decorated their homes with BIG style preparing from Hanukkah, solstice, Christmas, and just the winter holidays in general. With an open mind and the right amount of creativity the merriment of the season can be showcased in even the tiniest of corners, the tops of tables, loft railings, and front porches, with simple decorations like vinyl adhesives, miniature Christmas trees, strings of lights, homemade garlands, paper snowflakes, and the like.

Below are a few of tiny house dwellers you may know and their inspired tiny house holiday looks.

Homes included in the virtual tour above:

December 23rd, 2013and filed in Announcement
Tags: christmas, holidays, homes, tiny house community
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Tiny House Blog on Vacation

by Kent Griswold on December 23rd, 2012. 13 Comments

My family and I are taking a vacation during the holidays and I will be away from a computer and the internet most of this time. I have pre-published a few posts and they will show up at different times. Christina will continue with the usual Monday posts so be sure and check in on those.

I will not be answering emails, but want to encourage you to continue to send in your stories and photographs like you usually do. I will also not be posting on the Facebook fan page or Google+ during this time. Please, feel free to dig back through the archives for inspiration and visit some of the other tiny house blogs during this brief vacation.

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will return on January 5th and will get back into the normal routine shortly there after.

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Tonita’s Tiny House Christmas Decor 2011

by Kent Griswold on December 25th, 2011. 7 Comments

I featured¬†Tonita’s Tiny House on Friday and you can see more of the interior before she put her finishing touches and decorated it for Christmas¬†here.

I love to decorate for the Holidays and had a lot of fun creating a “White Christmas,” inside my tiny home. To draw the eye upwards in my tiny retreat, I lined the upper shelf with faux candles for fire safety and live holly that grows wild on my land. I also used many vintage garage sale and thrift store finds to pull together a vintage Christmas style this year. I added lots of white candles and a few silver vintage Christmas trees and bulbs. Adding Epsom salts and shredded white plastic along the window sills and fireplace mantle, gives the effect of glistening snow. Fresh baked goodies and fresh Organic milk sit on the old farm table waiting for Santa and as they fill the tiny home with a wonderful aroma.

Happy Holidays & Many Blessings from Tonita’s tiny house.

Visit Tonita’s blog to see more pictures.¬†http://shabbychictinyretreat.blogspot.com/

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Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on December 10th, 2011. 7 Comments

Lesle sent me this photograph of a tiny building decorated for the holidays. Although the landscape is rather invisible because of the white out the building is attractive and the wreath is beautiful. I like like the pine boughs used to decorate the edge of the roof. No lights here, just natural decorations. You will need to use your imagination on the landscape and put it where you would dream this little building should be located. Thanks Lesle for this holiday picture.

December 10th, 2011and filed in Tiny House Landscape
Tags: building, holidays, pine boughs, wreath