Epic Tiny House Mixer Slumgullion

tiny house podcast

Tiny House Podcast is the hottest thing going on in the tiny house movement. Currently enjoying a high iTunes ranking, the show has six of its 18 recorded episodes online. You can now listen to Tiny House Podcast each week on Wednesdays right here on Tiny House Blog.

The show is co-hosted by Michelle Boyle of My Empty Nest fame. She is joined by Mark Grimes and Perry Gruber, two guys who fell in love with tiny houses two years ago. Mark and Perry run production, scheduling and operations as well as co-hosting with Michelle.

Tiny House Podcast bills itself as “an irreverent look at the hottest housing movement in the world”. The show comes in two formats which alternate each week; a 20-minute format where the hosts riff off a tiny house subject, and a 45-minute format featuring a guest. The show is not exclusive to tiny houses per se. Much like Tiny House Blog they cover a wider variety of topics than what some tiny housers might. That makes the show unpredictability funny, entertaining and interesting. We’ll post each weekly episode right here. Be sure to visit and listen.

S1E6 – Epic Tiny House Mixer Slumgullion
Mark and Michelle share their experience with two events that happened in Portland, Oregon this summer: the Big Tiny House Conference and the Tiny House mixer. Michelle gets intimate with a family of four Tiny House visitors only to realize she’s not the extrovert she thought she was!

Tiny House Magazine Issue 32

Tiny House Issue 32

Tiny House Jamboree and much much more!

I just returned from the Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colo. To say this was an exciting event is an understatement! The enthusiasm and the number of people interested in seeing tiny houses was almost unbelievable.

There were 10,000 people registered for the event and over 35,000 come. It was a great time to see friends and meet new people.

Over 21 tiny houses were on display and many vendors with related products were there to demonstrate and help you decide what you might need in your future home.

In this issue we’ll give you a small photo tour of the Tiny House Jamboree as well as so many other tiny life stories.

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Tiny House Issue 32 - 2

Part two of Living Off Grid has a wealth of information to help the DIY enthusiast.

Learn how you can build your own teardrop trailer to gain the confidence to take on a bigger project such as a tiny house.

These stories and so much more are in Issue 32 of the Tiny House Magazine.

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Also don’t forget that the Jamboree Special ends on September 3, 2015. Click here for the details. Don’t miss out!

Tiny House Issue 32 - 3

Hobbit Hole Redux

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After living in various simple structures on a two acre horse pasture for over a decade, (tipi, willow hut, tents, beach shack), I ended up going underground with a Hobbit Hole style tiny house. I liked it so much that I continue to live in it some 15 years later. About 10 years ago I decided to add on a small bedroom to the side of the existing structure. I dug the hole, lined it with plastic and used old pine boards to construct a 7X4 by 4foot high tiny space. But when it came time to connect the two rooms I just couldn’t bring myself to cut the hole into the wall of the Hobbit Hole. Theres just something so wonderful about a round space that i enjoy inhabiting. To cut a hole in it to enter another room seemed at the time like a possible mistake. How do you improve on perfection? So the small square room became a storage unit for my outdoor gear. A small door on the front side allowed access. Continue reading

Design, Build, Downsize, The Only Virtual Tiny House Workshop, is happening this weekend!

tiny green house

Two of my good friends and tiny house dwellers, builders, and designers Mariah Pastell (tiny house and vintage camper expert and blogger from CometCamper.com) and Dan Louche (author of The Tiny House Design and Construction Guide, TinyHomeBuilders.com) have been working on something really new and exciting behind the scenes.

Well today, their idea from months ago becomes a reality!


Design/Build/Downsize: The Only Virtual Tiny House Workshop!

What is it?

Design / Build / Downsize is a two-day virtual tiny house workshop that includes 8 in-depth lessons, live group chat and discussion, and a live Q + A session with Mariah and Dan Louche, two tiny house experts!

It’s two days, with two experts, and a bunch of your new tiny community friends. Continue reading