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Just Park It: Skoolie Homestead in New Mexico

Homesteading can take many forms, as we learned in our recent visit to northern New Mexico. Our friends, Trebventure, are a family of five. They converted a school bus into a stunning home on wheels. Together they traveled for several months, enjoying the freedom of nomadic living. When they felt ready to settle down, they looked for land in their beloved Corrales, NM, wher [...]

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How to Legalize Tiny Houses in Your City through Advocacy with Will Johnston

Today’s show is all about why advocacy is so important, and how to do it. Will Johnston is a thought leader and innovator in the micro-living world. Over the past four years, his organization has enabled policy change and brought acceptance of microstructures in the Southeast through events, projects, and advocacy. His philosophy is allowing people to think outside the box b [...]

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Hot Off the ePress – Tiny House Magazine Issue 73

Available as a PDF to read on your computer or other devices. Also an iOS app version for your iPad or iPhone. Coming soon to your Android device. Many people will tell you the tiny house movement is just a fad…that eventually people will get sick of their small space and come to their senses. But, is this true? Is this something we will laugh at in 20 years, or is it goin [...]

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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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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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