It becomes increasingly difficult to tell one tiny home builder from another when judging only by a website. These days you have to really do your homework and get to know the company before you can decide if they are legit or not. After about 35 minutes of phone conversation it turns out that SunWest…

by Joshua Woodsman I would like to introduce you to our new prefabricated experimental pin-up tiny house, which I call “France.” This tiny house consists of 21 insulated pannels. The separated pannels are connected together with threaded rods, so the house can be assembled and reassembled easily in just one day. This tiny house is…

Homesteading off the grid is a romantic dream for a lot of people, and I can understand why – who wouldn’t want to live on their own terms, far from the hustle and bustle of civilization and surrounded by nature? But if your goal is to live in an off grid tiny house, there are…

Imagine a village of salvaged and converted shipping containers nestled next to refurbishes train cars, and even tiny houses, all serving as homes and studios for artists, as they seek a place to create and explore safely. Throw in workshops for the residents as well as visiting groups of school kids eager to learn about…

There may not be a better definition for a tiny house than the one assigned to the word nest. “A pocket-like, usually more or less circular structure of twigs, grass, mud, etc., formed by a bird, often high in a tree, as a place in which to lay and incubate its eggs and rear its young;…

It is not an entirely new idea that teenagers are building their own tiny homes. Whether for personal reasons, financial reasons, or humanitarian reasons, more and more young people are seeing tiny houses as ways to learn, gain experience, and make a difference in the world around them. One of the latest to do so…

Basecamps are perhaps the most important part of any mountain climb expedition. They are the only semblance of home many may see for days. They offer heat, warm meals, camaraderie, showers, and in some cases, wireless Internet access. They are havens amidst the ice and snow and rain and other terrifying conditions that mountain climbing…

OK tiny house people, it’s time to get down to business. How are you going to deal with your dirty work? One of the most important considerations when designing a small home, or buying one that’s pre-owned, is decided what kind of bathroom facilities you require. The fixtures that go into a standard contemporary washroom…

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