Money-Making Ideas For Tiny Housers


by Steven Harrell Working for yourself and living in a tiny house oftentimes go hand in hand. Over and over (and understandably so) I hear the reason “I want more freedom” for folks taking the tiny house plunge. Working for yourself and owning your home, that’s some pretty darn-good freedom if you ask me. It’s [...]

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Build A Tiny House Deck From Leftover Wood Scraps


Back in November Deek from hosted a tiny house building workshop in my backyard here in a small island town outside of Wilmington, North Carolina. The structure we built during the workshop is a super-cool and really unique 6×12 structure that will serve as my part-time office, workshop and even guest quarters considering my [...]

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Compounding Interest With No Mortgage Payments


“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.” – Albert Einstein This quote strikes a chord with me because it translates perfectly to folks who have debt, home loans and a recurring responsibility for things they are currently consuming or did [...]

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Reduce Everything


Reduce your need for money. Reduce the number of hours you have to work each week. Reduce your expenses. Reduce having to do things you don’t want to do. Reduce taxes. Reduce missed opportunities. Reduce the size of your home. Reduce your dependence on others. Reduce your carbon footprint. Reduce your consumption. Reduce your belongings. [...]

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Decking the Tiny Halls


For many people the holidays mean putting up a tree, hanging stockings, and stringing lights on the house. When you live in a tiny house “stuff” takes on a different meaning. Holiday decorations start to feel a little more frivolous. They take up space, which is precious, and they quickly become clutter. I am lucky. [...]

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Updates To The Busonomics Home


by Katherine Erickson My husband and I own the Busonomics bus home, which was featured on the Tiny House Swoon web page back in January. Since the bus made some pretty good rounds I thought your readers might be interested in an update on our bus. We had a baby in August and are still [...]

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Funky, Budget-Friendly Backyard Retreat


Deek from whips up designs for funky shacks, forts and micro homes like Paula Dean whips up unhealthy desserts. They just keep coming and coming, all with a unique twist that hopefully will give you at least one new idea for your current or future tiny house build. Here’s another one he recently designed [...]

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A Tiny House For A Traveling Actor


by Jenna Spesard Along our journey, Guillaume and I have been lucky enough to stumble upon other tiny housers and, on occasion, host a double-whammy open house! This was the case recently when we passed through Richmond, Virginia and met up with Thom Stanton from Timber Trails. Thom was kind enough to find us parking for the [...]

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Dorian’s Tiny House


by Kelly Ross In July 2014, Dorian Acito moved into her tiny house in Orlando, Florida. Dorian was inspired by Jay Shafer’s tiny house designs and first started dreaming and planning for her tiny house 2 years ago. Her house took about 3 months to complete by an out-of-state professional builder and was constructed on [...]

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Heating Your Tiny House in Winter


by Laura LaVoie So, it is that time of year again. The incessant carols are playing on the radio, people are hitting the stores for the best deals of the latest presents, and the smell of baking is permeated whole neighborhoods. For someone in a tiny house, the holiday season means something else entirely. How [...]

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We Wanted Freedom


by Korie Mulholland When my husband and I first started dating, he asked me where I saw myself in five years. I answered that I saw myself living a life that allowed me to have as much flexibility and freedom as I could- freedom to work, or not work; freedom to move, or stay; freedom [...]

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Tiny House Building Show its HGTV 12/14

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Boston, MA resident and long-time tiny house designer, blogger, author, and youtube host Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, will be the host, designer, AND part of the building crew for an upcoming new HGTV show entitled “Tiny House Builders”. The show will debut as a sneak peak in HGTV’s “House Hunters” slot on Sunday, December 14th at [...]

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