by Andrew Odom
So much time is spent thinking about the exterior build of tiny houses – the trailer, the framework, the weight, the roof, etc – that the interior is often overlooked. But is that wise? Isn’t the interior what transforms an otherwise stark and impersonal trailer or foundation into a home? It is if you ask Stacey Pridgen of Rooms and Spaces and tiny places.
“The interior is what turns a trailer into a home. It is where a person lays their head at night and you want that person to feel like they are in a palace and not an outhouse,” says Pridgen.
A contractor, creator, builder, craftsman, artist, and innovator for over 25 years Pridgen has been putting hammer to nail since he was just 16 years old. “I started when I was 16 years old or so. I got a job with a construction outfit as a framing assistant. I spent a lot of time helping, lugging material, and trying to learn the trade.”
Stacey never remembers wanting to be a doctor or a lawyer or any sort of corporate tycoon. He craved the dirt and the outdoors. College never even appeared on his radar as he went directly from high school onto the job site. Continue Reading »
It is that time of year when most everyone gets involved in making their home festive for the holidays. I would like to see what you do to make your tiny house festive and share it here on the Tiny House Blog.
Here is what I would like you to do. Take photos of your decorated tiny home, interior, exterior, or both and send them to me at tinyhouseblog [AT] gmail.com. Also include a short paragraph explaining what you did to your home. I will then pull together a post showing off everyone’s home and share it with you on the the Tiny House Blog.
Please have all photos and descriptions to me by December 20. Thank you for your participation.
About a month ago I put up an announcement about Angelica and Nic who were looking for a place to volunteer to get some experience building a tiny house. They wanted to do this so that they would feel confident enough to start their own tiny home.
Here is an update and some photos from Angelica on what they have been doing during their time off.
First, thank you thank you thank you so very much for having the tiny house blog, it’s been a true blessing! As I explained in my email a few weeks back, we did find someone through our ad advertising “free help building someone’s tiny house.” Unfortunately, things did not work out with that one. Continue Reading »
I want to start a feature of stories and photos of people living in what I call “small houses.” What I need from you, readers, are your stories and stories of friends or family living in homes or apartments or other structures that range from 250-1000 square feet. (more or less)
It would be nice to have photos of the exterior and interior of the homes as well. It’s always nice to be able to show how space is utilized. What works and what doesn’t work.
I would like to cover all type of homes from modern to the old homes that were built back in the early 1900′s. Also if a floor plan is available of a home it would be very useful!
To share your story please email tinyhouseblog @ gmail.com and attach photos and a writeup about your small home with the subject line “Small House Story.” Thank you for your help in covering this new feature!
Photo Credit Karen Delucas