How Tiny House Living Forever Changed My Finances


There are so many reasons that folks decide to take the tiny house living plunge. But for the sake of this post, we’re going to focus on one very important reason…money! The average household income in 2014 was approximately $51,000 in The United States. In 2014 the average amount spent on housing was approximately $17,000. [...]

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Tiny House Plumbing


by Jenna Spesard Plumbing is probably one of the scariest parts of any build, especially when you’re like me, and you have zero construction experience. I’ll take you through our system, but there are many different ways to plumb your tiny home. Ours is relatively simple, as we only have one shower and one sink (no [...]

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Bulk Purchasing In A Tiny House

Bulk 1

by Andrew Odom Just the other day I strolled down the canned good aisle at CostCo (you know which one….it is right next to the frozen Aloo Tikki sampling station) thinking how nice it would be to pick up a flat of diced tomatoes, a flat of green beans, a flat of cream of mushroom, [...]

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Cooking For Free: the rise of the biomass stoves


by Andrew Odom Biomass stoves and cook stoves are nothing new. They are used by some 2.5 billion people worldwide in countries of varying regions and socio-economic standing. In recent years the popularity of the biomass fuel systems in American homes has grown and perhaps no more so than in the tiny house world. This [...]

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Tiny House Traveling Adventures: St. Augustine


by Laura LaVoie The Life in 120 Square Feet family, which includes two adults and one hairless cat, is on the road. Since building a tiny home gave us significant financial flexibility and reduced the amount of stuff in our lives we decided to head out of town for the month of February while it [...]

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How To Build A Tiny House For Under $10,000 (ideas for slashing major building costs)

Tiny House Building

by Andrew Odom I remember back in 2009 when we first dreamt of building a tiny house trailer. We knew our plans would be largely dictated by the size trailer we could find. We also knew our decisions would be built upon our budget which at the time was little-to-nothing. Granted we ended up with [...]

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Is Wiring Your Tiny House For Electricity Necessary?


Lately I’ve noticed a good amount advancement in the field of solar technology with prices steadily declining. It almost reminds me of the press conferences Apple would hold years ago with Steve Jobs where they announced better technologies at the same or even better price point. Given that so many folks are building tiny houses [...]

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Must-Read Books For The Tiny House Homesteader

Airstream Garden

by Andrew Odom There seems to be a corresponding trend to tiny house living and that is one of self-sufficiency. Ask a tiny houser and it seems that more often than not they will voice a desire to have some land to roam about on and use for other projects including gardening, raising small animals, [...]

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Tiny House Tours, Private Homes, and Etiquette


“We’re in town for today only. Can we come see your house?” I glanced at my watch. It was already 3pm and Matt and I weren’t at home. In fact, we had several more errands to run and weren’t expecting to be home until well after dark. “I’m sorry, no.” I said. They were gracious [...]

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Insulating paint for your Tiny Home


In the early stages of building our Just Right Bus, we spent a lot of time tying to figure out how to insulate our bus, a metal tub with 22 windows. During my research I came across a product by Hy-Tech Thermal Solutions (Link: called Hy-Tech Insulating Paint that we’ve found works for us [...]

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Kokoon Homes: SIPs Kits


by Laura LaVoie I first learned about tiny homes around 2007 or 2008. Since that time these small spaces have skyrocketed in popularity and the tiny house movement continues to gain ground. Over the last 8 years I have wondered what is in store for the future of tiny homes. During that time many tiny [...]

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A Fiery Challenge in Nicki’s Purple Tiny Home


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of parking my tiny home next to Nicki Davis’s Ravenlore near Savannah, Georgia. The Ravenlore is a brand new tiny home built by Tiny Green Cabins, and it was featured recently on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters. We held a double open house and allowed people to casually tour both of our homes. Nicki’s [...]

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