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: hytechsales.com) called Hy-Tech Insulating Paint that we’ve found works for us…

Yesterday, Ryan Mitchell of The Tiny Life made an announcement on his blog. Just after finishing and moving into his tiny home he is packing his bags and leaving for two and a half months in Croatia. In the video Ryan shares that this is something he’s always wanted to do and points out how…

Building the kitchen was my favorite project when we converted the bus. I enjoy doing most of the cooking in our home and love to explore different recipes and culinary genres so a comfortable, functional kitchen was very important to me. A key appliance that we spent a long time discussing and researching was our…

Over 300 members of the group Florida Tiny House Enthusiasts gathered this weekend in Orlando, Florida at College Park Village RV/Tiny House Community for a tour of one of the four tiny houses at the event. People of all walks of life came out to see, talk, swap ideas and gather information about living Tiny.…

Natalie first heard about tiny houses in August of 2012 at a wedding. A friend, and fellow guest, was talking about a trailer they were expecting and the idea really resonated with her. Within a few weeks she decided that she too would go tiny and ordered Cypress 20 plans with the double dormers, from…

In Portland, Oregon, January of 2013 Lisa Marie decided that she wished to take her career as a Bikram yoga teacher on the road. With an aversion to the dull beige interior of RV’s and a limited budget, she began to search for alternatives. When she stumbled on The Good News Bus website she knew…

Back when I started my tiny house journey in 2009 there was one name in Tiny Houses: Tumbleweed. I’m not saying other people weren’t building small homes, but other people weren’t on Oprah talking about the movement and how it would change the fabric of society. Fast forward to 2014 and it is refreshing to…

Seattle Tiny Homes The North West still seems to be a hotbed for tiny house activity. Seattle, Portland, and Northern California are still leading the way in the current tiny house movement. Seattle Tiny Homes is another group of tiny home builders available to consumers in the region who are looking to downsize their lives…

After reading the title of this post some of you are probably already thinking “what the hell?” and others might be thinking “hell yea!” Having immersed myself in the subject of traveling and doing it simply and affordably for a good while now, I have came across a good number folks who have taken their…

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…