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Plenty of Room to Ride with the RadMini Electric Folding Fat Bike

When in our process of significantly downsizing to our tiny house we had many moments of questioning which items we would keep, sell, or donate. We knew we would have to make sacrifices and had many items we enjoyed but just wouldn’t have space to store. When it came to items of recreation, we sold most to save on space as well as fund our tiny house build. At the time of bui [...]

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Plús Hús ADU Made from Recycled Panels

Iceland doesn't just export excellent music and beautiful people. The island is also an inspiration for a brand new ADU (accessory dwelling unit) made from recycled steel panels. Built by the architectural firm, Minarc, but constructed in Los Angeles, the Plús Hús is a contemporary and customizable structure for simple living, working or extra income. The Plús Hús is a [...]

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Operation Tiny Home Launches a Down Payment Assistance Grant Program

You are ready to make the leap into tiny house living. Check! You found a builder that offers financing. Check! You can easily make regular, affordable loan payments. Check! Even with all these positive factors, do you lack the funds to make the necessary down payment? Good news. Operation Tiny Home, in association with Sutter Home Family Vineyards, is launching the Welcome Hom [...]

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What is home? Musings on the tiny life, family, and adventure with Andrew and Gabriella Morrison

What is home? My guests Andrew and Gabriella Morrison tried the 2200sf American Dream only to realize that they were the happiest and most available to their children when they were living with the least. Aside from being awesome people, Andrew and Gabriella are some of the most faces in the tiny house movement. They created a very popular how to build dvd set, designed the [...]

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Most Popular Stick Built

Woodland Tiny House Nashville

This is our 216 sq.ft. tiny house (not including lofts), Woodland Tiny House Nashville. My husband and I spent the last 8.5 months building it ourselves in our back yard (we hired some work done -- plumbing, electric, roof, drywall), but the rest was us! We purchased a customized kit from Summerwood homes, had a tiny house raising where a whole bunch of family and friends h [...]

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Red Crown’s Handcrafted Tiny Homes in Asheville

Next to the Pacific Northwest, the small city of Asheville, NC is a hotbed of tiny house action. One of the most recent tiny home companies to open up in the "San Francisco of the East" is Red Crown Tiny Home Company. After building larger homes in the area for decades, the company has now veered toward ADUs and THOWs. Red Crown builds handcrafted ADUs and THOWs. Red Crow [...]

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The Simple and Useful Beauty of the Raised Platform

Several years ago I wrote a Tiny House Blog post about American River guides who live for the river season out of their tents or various vehicles. Most of the tents are located on the ground, but to literally elevate your status as a river guide, you can pitch your tent on a raised wooden platform. A simple, inexpensive platform can make a world of difference if you are living [...]

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Unique Mix of Tiny Homes at Bending River Cove

If you love staying at Bending River Cove in Lake City, Minnesota, you might be able to take one of the tiny resort homes home. Bending River Cove sits on a bluff above Lake Pepin in the southern part of the state. This tiny house resort has an interesting mix of homes to choose from including a contemporary tiny cottage and even a trailer named after a Queen song. The tiny [...]

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Log Cabins

What makes a great log cabin kit?

The tiny house movement is growing in popularity year on year, and it’s no surprise when the average cost to build your own is $23,000 compared to the average cost of a standard house of $272,000. Most tiny homes are in between 100 and 400 square foot, and one of the beauties of building a house of this size is that people can afford high-quality materials. One of the m [...]

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How to Build Your Own Tiny Off-grid Cabin Today

The tiny house movement is not just a fad. It is quickly growing in popularity due to cheaper living costs, less environmental impact, and a simpler lifestyle. A large proportion of tiny homes owners don’t want to be grid-tied and so off-grid tiny homes are also growing in popularity. There are so many different options when it comes to living in a tiny home, from bu [...]

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What Makes the Perfect Tiny Log Cabin Plan?

Small. Perfect. and Functional. My first thoughts when I saw a tiny log cabin in the forests of Roberts Creek. Log Cabins have been at the center of the tiny house movement as over 700,000 Americans now own log homes. This makes log cabins the most popular off-grid lifestyle; ahead of container homes, schoolies, caravans, and RVs. The unique thing about tiny cabins [...]

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Green River Log Cabins Builds Custom Park Models in 3 Weeks

While park models offer a larger way to live tiny, many of them can only be purchased out of the box. Green River Log Cabins in South Carolina not only offers 12 models, but various ways to customize each cabin. In addition, once the design and planning process is complete, the build of each cabin only takes three weeks. Green River Log Cabins contain wood from sustainable for [...]

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