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Tiny House Magazine Issue 74

This month romance is in the air and Laura LaVoie’s story on how to stay in love, even in a tiny house, is appropriate to anyone who has had to share their small home with another human. Living in a tiny house with limited personal space can be a challenge, but Laura contributes six great ideas that have helped her and her partner stay in love while living tiny. Speaking of l [...]

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Camp Under Canvas in 8 Stunning Locations

Luxury and camping never used to go together, but with the increased interest and awareness of glamping (glamorous camping), the two terms are now not always mutually exclusive. The company Under Canvas has actually gone a few extra miles with the concept. They not only offer beautiful and comfortable tents for camping, but they are also located in some of the most desirable pl [...]

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Just Park It: Fields, Ranches and Casinos of NorCal

Northern California stretches from San Luis Obispo County to the Oregon state line. It is diverse, grandly beautiful and chock full of tiny houses. They can be found on farms, ranches, vineyards and of course, backyards. Beginning March 5th, we could see them greatly multiply across San Luis Obispo backyards after the new zoning ordinance officially takes effect. Our F [...]

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Exploring Alternative Lifestyles with Youtubers Mat and Danielle

Mat and Danielle are the couple behind the Exploring Alternatives YouTube channel. They’re interested in sharing videos about how and why more and more people (including themselves) are choosing to live in vans, tiny houses, and green buildings. They sold their house and their stuff back in 2012 and have been been exploring ever since. In This Episode: How Danielle & [...]

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Most Popular Stick Built

Tiny House Building Company: 30 Models and Home Customization

Located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Tiny House Building Company has been building single family homes on small infill lots in the area for several years. Owner Kristopher Angstadt’s experience with building fairly long, but narrow homes ignited the desire to expand the business to include tiny houses on wheels. Their first design was the 24-foot long Pioneer model which is s [...]

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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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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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