This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape was discovered on Pinterest. It was simply entitled “Cozy” and did not have a link to where it was discovered.
The colors reminded me of fall and this time of thanksgiving. The scenery is perfect for this little house. Pinterest is a great place to follow tiny houses and you can follow the Tiny House Blog Pinterest page here. Have a wonderful weekend!
I’m happy to say that the Tiny House Blog transition to the new host has gone fairly smoothly. There are a few posts that I am still trying to get the comments over from the old system and hopefully I will succeed with that today. I’ve also discovered a few missing photos so hope to get that all cleaned up to. If you see anything amiss please contact me and let me know. Thanks for your patience and I hope to get back up with regular posts starting this weekend.
Thank you Montana Mobile Cabins for your photography that to me just seemed to fit the occasion. Please check out their website here.
Photo Credit Montana Mobile Cabins
I just wanted to let everyone know that the Tiny House Blog is in transition this week. I am in the process of changing web hosts and it is a big job moving over five years of blog posts and comments to a new home.
It may be a little quieter here for a couple days and you may see some down time. Please be patient and things should be back to normal shortly. -Kent Griswold
Photo Credit Montana Mobile Cabins
I am not big on promoting myself, but several of you have told me to put this interview done by Kirsten Dirksen of faircompanies.com on the Tiny House Blog. I have put the video on the About page as an intro to new readers, but will also use it here as a post.
I do not feel I am good on video and tend to stumble on my words or not always put my thoughts together correctly. I am not good at being in the public eye like Jay Shafer or Deek Diedrickson and tend to stay more in the background. Just my personality. However Kirsten did an excellent job of pulling together a nice format of our interview and using past videos that I had some input in, such as getting her connected with some of the builders and stories featured on the Tiny House Blog.
I feel I messed up in my speech about the dreamers on the blog. To me they take those dreams and make them a reality and the posts and stories featured on the Tiny House Blog give them the courage to step forward and do it, even if they have never built a thing in their life.
You can view Kristen’s write up at the faircompanies website here: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/tiny-house-blog-founder-cabins-mortgages-downsizing-trend/
Thanks for watching!
Wow, what a terrific response to this milestone of five years for the Tiny House Blog! Over 200 comments telling your favorite blog posts. I just wish I could give everyone a prize, but unfortunately I can’t. Listed below are the prize winners and I am in the process of contacting everyone and will get your prizes to you as soon as possible. I am somewhat dependent on the vendors so hopefully they will work with me and expedite this process. Please look for my email and if I need a physical address please send it to me ASAP.
Here are the winners:
- Sonoma Shanty Plans - 2 copies Richard and Paige
- Leo Babauta’s minimalist life - 2 copies – Rachel and Cookie
- Lloyd Kahn’s Tiny Homes Simple Shelter book – Susan
- Michael Janzen’s Tiny House Plans book – Scout
- Deek Diedrickson’s Humble Homes and Simple Shacks (Original book) – Jerry
- Signed Sketch by Deek (sorry no picture but it will be COOL!) – Michael
- Jay Shafer’s The Small House Book - Dondy
- Tumbleweed Backyard Sheds & Tiny House DIY book -Ben
- Tumbleweed XS plans - Susan O
- Strawbale DVDs set - Amy
- Dan Louche’s Tiny Builders book - 2 copies – Louise and Joy
- P.A.D. Vardo Plans - Grant W
- P.A.D. 12′ Vardo Plans - JT
- P.A.D. Go House Go book - gmh
- Tammy Strobel’s Blissful Reflection Holly
- Tammy Strobel’s SmallTopia - Christy
Here is something for everyone. Tumbleweed Tiny Houses has stepped forward and is offering 30% off workshops from June 1-16 (This is for Portland, DC, Durham, Houston – Click Here.) Use the code thb5 when purchasing a workshop. They are also giving 25% off all tiny house plans from June 1-16 (Click Here) and use the code thb5years when you make the purchase.
I want to thank our sponsors and encourage those who didn’t win to check them out and use there services if you can.
Thank you again for your participation and I look forward to many more years sharing inspiration and your stories on the Tiny House Blog.
I’m excited to announce the Tiny House Blog’s five year anniversary!
Five years ago on the 24th of May, 2007. I published the first post called Montana Mobile Cabins, you can check the post out here. I then invited a few of my friends to come and visit the blog. It has gone through several changes in appearance since that time and has grown extensively. From just a few visitors at the beginning, the blog now reaches around 12,000 visitors a day from around the world.
In the beginning I could only find a couple of people who were building tiny homes and living small, now I can’t keep up with them and several other tiny house blogs have come into existence to help fill the gaps. Please continue to share your projects and stories with me at the Tiny House Blog.
To celebrate, I have made arrangements with many of our tiny house vendors to donate prizes. And the Tiny House Blog is contributing also.
- Sonoma Shanty Plans – 2 copies
- Leo Babauta’s minimalist life – 2 copies
- Lloyd Kahn’s Tiny Homes Simple Shelter book
- Michael Janzen’s Tiny House Plans book
- Deek Diedrickson’s Humble Homes and Simple Shacks (Original book)
- Signed Sketch by Deek (sorry no picture but it will be COOL!)
- Jay Shafer’s The Small House Book
- Tumbleweed Backyard Sheds & Tiny House DIY book
- Tumbleweed XS plans
- Strawbale DVDs set
- Dan Louche’s Tiny Builders book – 2 copies
- P.A.D. Vardo Plans
- P.A.D. 12′ Vardo Plans
- P.A.D. Go House Go book
- Tammy Strobel’s Blissful Reflection
- Tammy Strobel’s SmallTopia
Here is what I need you to do to enter for a chance to win one of these great prizes: In the comment section below tell me: 1. What is your favorite Tiny House Blog post? and 2. Why it is your favorite?
I will then contact the winners and they will be announced in a post Friday, June 1, 2012. Thank you for helping make this possible! I appreciate your loyalty and the fact that you keep coming back. Let’s look forward to the next five years.