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Tiny house living is exciting, rewarding and offers it’s own set of challenges. By implementing some of these ideas, living in a tiny house can be a huge success.

The Incredible $8,000 Tiny House: Serious Saving Strategies While You Build

We recently posted a story written by Wesley called “The Incredible $8,000 Tiny House“. This post quickly became one of our most popular articles ever. Wesley has even developed a bit of a fan club because after all, who wouldn’t love someone that built a hOMe inspired tiny house for just $8,000!? If you haven’t […]

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Building Tiny On A Budget: The Incredible $8,000 Tiny House!

I am pretty excited to introduce you to Wesley Birch who just completed his tiny house. He and his wife purchased the hOMe plans early 2015 and hit the ground running. They modified the plans themselves, customizing them to fit their needs exactly. The end result is the incredible $8,000 tiny house: a pretty darn […]

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hOMe Tiny House Model Now In Full Production By EcoCabins

We were approached by Darin Zaruba last October right before Andrew gave his TEDx presentation in Colorado Springs (for an article about that click here). Since that time, we have forged a wonderful friendship and partnership with him and the team at EcoCabins ( We are excited to announce that after many months of co-designing, testing, re-engineering, […]

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How To Digitize Pictures: A Guide For Even The Worst Photo Hoarders

Our downsizing journey was honestly so much easier and more enjoyable than I ever could have imagined it to be. Without too much effort we were able to get rid of approximately 95% of our worldly belongings. There was one impending task that filled me with dread though: what to do with nearly 10,000 printed photos. […]

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Downsizing Without Regrets

Since committing to downsizing and creating the tiny house lifestyle in 2011, we have gotten rid of couches, tables, desks, beds, bedding, towels, kitchen gadgets galore, enough clothes to fill a small clothing boutique, a couple hundred books, tons of sports gear, memorabilia, photos, negatives, slides, old letters, grade school report cards, enough musical instruments […]

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Interview With “Small Is Beautiful” Director

“Small Is Beautiful” is a masterfully filmed, scored and edited documentary that plunges deeply into not just the practicalities of tiny house living and building, but also into the emotional processes and nuances that come with the transition to tiny. There is a stillness and sensitivity to this film that invites inner contemplation and reflection […]

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Understanding Zoning And Tiny Houses

There is so much to know about the complexities of tiny house legalization so having an understanding of what zoning laws are vs. what building codes require is important. In this article, Understanding Zoning and Tiny Houses, we invite Jerry McIntire, project manager for Stone’s Throw Ecovillage (an ecovillage in Wisconsin that will include tiny houses) to break […]

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Live Tiny, Live Simply

This guest post was written by one of our readers, Tiffany Kresinski “Downsizing” sometimes sounds like a bad word, especially in the “bigger is better” culture we seem to live in. However, my recent experience moving into a smaller home has taught me that the tiny lifestyle is very fulfilling. Downsizing can add simplicity, sustainability, […]

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Tiny/Small House Visionary Community In Quebec

I am quite excited to share the news of a tiny/small housing development in Lantier, Quebec. By combining green construction technology, affordability, a resident work program, community gardens, food forests, greenhouses, playgrounds, daycare facilities, all set in a beautiful rural region just 2 minutes from the town of Lantier (and just 1 hour from Montreal), […]

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