Ben’s Tiny House

by Kent Griswold on March 19th, 2013. 50 Comments

(Fall 2011 – Summer 2012)

My name is Ben Norton. This is my tiny house story. A neighbor of mine was all excited about your blog and showed me lots of really cool tiny houses that people have built. I was hooked. I just said, “That’s what I’m going to do,” and I just started; buying materials as I had money. I don’t think anyone really thought I was serious because I was eleven years old at the time.

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Growing up, my parents gave my brother and me skills that many kids don’t have. We worked on lots of different projects with real hammers, nails and wood. From an early age I was like a sponge and absorbed all I could about power tools, building, tree cutting, engine repair, and even asking the right people for advice and help. Continue Reading »

Dennis’s Tiny House

by Kent Griswold on September 11th, 2012. 13 Comments

Guest Post by Dennis

I have been following the Tiny House Blog since 2008 and love all the info you have shared over the years. I live in the Black hills of South Dakota.

I have already built two tiny houses (very tiny) 64 square feet and 80 square feet. Now I have built a 144 square foot tiny house and I would like to share it with you.

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This tiny house or shed is completely built from native ponderosa pine. We went to the forest, cut the tree,s and milled all the lumber ourselves. Continue Reading »