What Copyright Means In The Tiny House World

Recently there was an incident in which a set of plans was purchased from a website for a one-off build of a particular tiny house. Before receiving the download a EULA had to be agreed to that specifically outlined the plans as being for a one-time build only. A few months later though it was discovered that this agreement had been negated and the purchaser had used the plans not just to build more than one house but to actually begin a business with the tiny house blueprinted in the plans. It was an inarguable case of copyright infringement. Or was it? Does copyright exist in the digital world? Is intellectual property a real thing? Can a person be sued for breaking a EULA? Just what does copyright mean in the tiny house world?


According to Plagiarism Today,

Copyright is a law that gives you ownership over the things you create. Be it a painting, a photograph, a poem, a novel, or a tiny house design, if you created it, you own it and it’s the copyright law itself that assures that ownership. The ownership that copyright law grants comes with several rights that you, as the owner, have exclusively. Those rights include: Continue reading

Tiny House Designs – 12 Pack of Plans Giveaway

12 Pack of Plans Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a 12 Pack of Plans for Tiny Houses on Wheels. These plans are made to be easy to read & follow – like tiny house building instructions. They show all the steps you’ll go through as you put your own tiny house together – ideal for owner-builders.

Just sign-up for our Tiny House Design & Living Newsletter and give it a try. You can unsubscribe anytime and we never share our subscribers’ email addresses.

Enter now, giveaway ends this coming Sunday June 26, 2015 at 12 noon PST.

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20 Shipping Container Home Floor Plans

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by Tom Woods

Today we’ve got something perfect for anyone looking to build their own tiny shipping container home.

As most of you probably know the shipping container home movement has grown considerably over the last several years- in fact we’ve covered some on them on the blog here and here.

Shipping container homes can be converted to make the perfect tiny home and we’ve seen some incredible homes over the last couple of years.

I’d like to thank Tom from containerhomeplans.org, who got in touch with me earlier on this month to offer the readers of Tiny House Blog a pack of free tiny shipping container home floor plans.

If you’d like to download the .pdf version of the floor plans please click here. Continue reading

12 Plan Bundle – 5 Days – $79

12 Tiny House Plans Sale

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My friend Michael Janzen who publishes the Tiny House Design blog just revamped all his plans and he is offering them for a special price for 5 days only starting at noon today Pacific Standard Time, June 15, 2015.

12 new and improved tiny house plans available for $79 for 5 days only. After the sale is over the plans will be available individually for $29 each.” – Tiny House Design

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