Small Home. Big Life.

Odom Family

What an exciting day!

After nearly three months of plotting, planning, writing, editing, re-writing, and planning some more, Andrew Odom, tiny house dweller and ½ of Tiny r(E)volution, is pleased to announce the launch of their first e-Cours(E).

Called “Small home. Big life.” this four-week, self-guided course is designed to carry you through the beginning stages of building a tiny house. Beginning with the dreaming phase and continuing through the drying in of a tiny house, the course infused my personal experiences with detailed instructions, creative prompts, guest artists, and multi-media, to inspire and educate you. NOTE: This course does not cover electrical work, plumbing, interior design, or code/regulation specs.

Says Odom, “For some time it has bothered me that while there are a plethora of wonderful tiny house workshops out there including those sponsored by Deek and Relaxshacks, Tiny House Talk and Dan Louche, and the Tumbleweed gang, they all required a significant investment including admission fee, travel, time off, etc. I longed for an offering that would allow the dream/builder/designer to stay at home, spend a minimum amount of money, yet learn a significant amount.”

Odom is no stranger to the modern tiny house movement either. Having started out with his wife in late 2009 researching and trying to understand the plight of the tiny house, he has recently finished construction and moved in to (along with his wife and twenty-month old daughter) to their 240 square foot tiny house trailer.

Covered over the last three years in Kitchen Drawer magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Macon Telegraph, on iCNN, the Huff Report, TreeHugger, and more industry-focused websites such as Tiny House Talk, Tiny House Blog, and Tiny House Swoon, the Tiny r(E)volution couple and house is a great example of the full building process.


The next course begins Monday June 24, 2013 and ends Sunday July 21, 2013 but since it is self-paced you can take as little time as you want on a specific lesson or as much time. If you miss a day or simply want to take a break, that is okay.


When asked who can and who should take the e-Cours(E) Odom is quick to point out, “Small home. Big life. is opened to any one that dreams of a tiny house and just isn’t sure where to begin, how to begin, or what to expect, etc. It is a lot of information but is just what you need to get started on the right foot on Day One!”

If you have a computer (or similar device), Internet access, and a love for tiny houses, then you are eligible.

How much?

The cost for the four-week course and all the materials involved is only $85 per person. Payable through PayPal you can register and pay tuition on this page. Click Here!


If you have any questions regarding the course, please email Andrew Odom directly at andodom[at]gmail[dot]com.

Andrew Odom is an author, designer, community manager, neo-homesteader, and dreamer. Together with his wife Crystal he started Tiny r(E)volution not to be a movement or a political rallying point but rather a way of keeping his head clear and his vision focused as he tried to build a home for his family. He set out to create a site that would showcase the entire process of a tiny house; from conceptualizing to building to living! Andrew has become increasingly passionate about tiny houses and small homes and their ability to reshape the world environmentally, fiscally, and creatively.

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ben - May 30, 2013 Reply

Dude, small home. big life is the name of my blog.

Meghan Wolfgram - May 31, 2013 Reply

Count me in!

Ciganita - May 31, 2013 Reply

How come this post is exactly the same as the one presented in Logan Smith’s blog Smalltopia?

    Kent Griswold - May 31, 2013 Reply

    Andrew wrote this and passed it on to several blogs. That is why you are seeing it more then once.

      Ciganita - May 31, 2013 Reply

      Thanks for clarifying 🙂

      It seems like a very interesting e-course.

        Andrew M. Odom - May 31, 2013 Reply

        We would certainly love to have you join this inaugural class! Feel free to email me with any questions.

Julie - May 31, 2013 Reply

How can I sign up for it? I clicked on the e-Cours(E) link and got a “default” web page. . .

Thanks so much for recognizing the need for an online course — I would SO love to do hands-on workshops, but I can’t take time from work.

    Kent Griswold - May 31, 2013 Reply

    With that default webpage click on the link of his eCourse and it will pop up with a register button. -Kent

    Andrew M. Odom - May 31, 2013 Reply

    Julie of all times we had a server switch that started last night and continued in to today. I think that may have caused some problems. We would love to have you join the course. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions. I will gladly help you and even walk you through registration if you like.


Laura - June 9, 2013 Reply

I am in the early stages of thinking about this. If I wanted to take the class even though at present I have no active plans, would I be able to put the classes on DVD from my computer?

ghani - July 10, 2013 Reply

Have you tried making the same structures out of Bamboo.

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