by Laura LaVoie Through my blog I get a lot of questions about why I did things the way I did when it came to building my tiny house. Often people suggest that I should have built something bigger. I find this strange since I built a tiny home and building something bigger would have,…

When you’re in the public eye you tend to hear a lot of negative things from well-intentioned strangers about the decision you’ve made. We’ve heard a lot of objections to our lifestyle and I think it is better to address those head on than just let them fester. Here are some of the things people…

by Darin Smith Where you are free to live the simple life once again. I’m writing you to tell you why we chose Belize for our tiny house community. We fully believe in unchaining ourselves from the McMansion movement but we want the permanence of a real home without wheels and stable sustainable community. We…

by Andrew Cox Hey There, Welcome to life inside 171 sq ft! I wanted to tell you about my little cabin because I haven’t seen anything exactly like it before. I built my cabin with an “off-the-grid meets zombie apocalypse” mind-set. It’s in the high-desert where temperatures range from -10 to +120 Fahrenheit so the…

Our tiny house was built to be as off the grid as possible. This means we do a lot of household chores the “old fashioned” way. However, every tiny house experience is different and for those who want more modern conveniences there are some choices you can make. Here is a look at tiny house…

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Ryan Mitchell of The Tiny Life over the last few years. He was the first person to showcase my own tiny house project online and has become a very close friend – one of many in the tiny house community. It is always great to have friends…

As a tiny house dweller and blogger I frequently am asked about how to get started with the building and simplifying process. The perceived flaws of my tiny house are also pointed out to me on a regular basis. I hate the ladder, a first floor bed would be better. You don’t have plumbing? How…

Holiday dinners are a hallmark of the season. So many people have so many different traditions and I love sharing a meal with people I love. Since Matt and I live in a tiny house off the grid with a purposefully scaled back kitchen our holiday meals need to be easy to prepare. Our tradition…

One of the most controversial subjects when it comes to our tiny house seems to be that we don’t live in it 100% of the time. Specifically, we leave it for a little while in the winter. Luckily winter in the south is pretty short and mild so we don’t have to leave it for…

There are so many possible reasons for moving into a tiny or small house that they are impossible to list. That doesn’t stop me from trying. My experience with tiny house living is very specific. Our little house is rural, on a foundation, and off the grid. However, I do think there are some general…