Introducing Small House Swoon

by Steven Harrell of Tiny House Listings

Having been in the tiny house business for several years now, one reaction I hear alot from folks who are new to the tiny-living concept goes something like “there’s no way I could live in a house that small” or “I have kids and we’d be too cramped.” Understandable. I personally could live full-time in a teardrop camper if it were just me but to each is own.

An argument I’ve made to folks is that I believe there are two driving forces behind the tiny house movement…Solutions and Inspiration.

So having said that, I thought that creating a website that features beautiful and small (not tiny) homes around the world for folks wanting a little extra inspiration and a little extra room (you know, folks with kiddos and such) might be a good idea. So I recently launched a website called Small House Swoon.

It’s very similar to another website I run called Tiny House Swoon except that the homes are small and unique, not tiny and unique.

A small home in Seattle, Washington. Photo courtesy of Ninebark Design Build.

So that’s it, my effort to provide you a centralized space where small house eye candy will be featured for your viewing pleasure. You can also follow the site on Facebook here.

Thanks to Kent for being a driving force behind the tiny house movement and thank you for reading.

A 40 Square Foot Tiny House, An Old Workshop, and a New One in North Carolina!

An update, before I drop some info on a NEW hands-on building workshop collaboration in North Carolina (below)…

We recently just completed our Tiny House-Building Workshop two weekends ago, and it was absolutely incredible(!) to get to hang with a group of twenty-plus people for so long a time. It’s amazing how well you get to know and bond with people when a workshop becomes a camp-out, not to mention an all-out, tiny-house-obsessed, event. We had attendees from New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, and beyond- and luckily the weather was GREAT (we got hit with a big storm two days later!)

tiny house on wheels


Aside from many guest speakers including Sage Radachowsky (Gypsy Wagon Dweller), Doug Immel (Fencl Builder), Dustin “Dr. Demolition” Diedricksen (Small Home Dweller and Environmental Engineer), Tristan Chambers and Libby Reinish (who brought out their Whittled Down Caravan), and Mariah Coz (n’ Matt!) (who lugged out their ultra-cool Comet Camper), we all collaborated on building a tiny travel trailer/tiny house. Continue reading

Buy a Tiny Bit of History

Steven over at Tiny House Listings notified me that he was in contact with someone who has Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company original Tumbleweed home and that it is now listed for sale on his site. According to the owner this is the actual Tumbleweed house that started it all. Jay Shafer built this house and lived in it when he lived in Iowa and is Tumbleweed house number one.

Since then it has been a crafting shop and guest house on the new owners property in Boston. It is in excellent condition and you can get the complete details at Tiny House Listings. This is your chance to own a piece of history.

Tiny House Listings Now Free

Steven from Tiny House Listings contacted me this morning to let me know about a major change happening at his website and asked me to pass the information on to you. I’ll let Steven give you the announcement.

Everyone likes free, and the tiny house movement is all about saving money, so I decided to make posting your tiny house for sale or rent…FREE!

If you have a tiny house or a small dwelling that could be used as tiny house, whether it sits on wheels, has a foundation, floats in water, flies through the air, or anything else that could be considered a tiny house, it’s now free to post it on Tiny House Listings. Enjoy…

Post your tiny house listing here –

Photo from Lloyd Kahn's blog


Tiny House in a Landscape

Steven from Tiny House Listings just got back from a weekend vacation up to the mountains of North Carolina, just outside of Asheville. They rented out an 1800’s log cabin and on the property was this little tiny house. It was originally used to homeschool the family’s 9 children over 100 years ago. Since then it has obviously been renovated and modernized, but it still has rustic charm. Today it’s used as a bunkhouse for the owner’s many grandchildren when they all use the house for get-togethers.

Thanks Stephen for this beautiful Tiny House in a Landscape photo.