Category Archives: Lifestyle

Plumbing

Tiny House Plumbing

I lay out the plumbing in my Tiny House. It’s simple and has on-grid and off-grid capabilities.

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A Fiery Tiny House Challenge

As you might remember, we parked our tiny home next to Nicki’s brand new fluorescent tiny home in Savannah a few weeks ago. During that time, we held an open house and created a video tour. But, that’s not all… Nicki is a firefighter. Her gear weighs sixty pounds and doesn’t fold up like regular clothing. “Where do you plan to store her helmet, boots and uniform?” I asked one night. She laughed and assured me that it would stay in the trunk of her car, as it always has. After…

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5 Tips for Tiny House Travel

Our modified Tumbleweed Cypress has rolled all the way from Los Angeles to Nova Scotia to Florida, where I’m currently writing this blog post. In the four months and 8,500 miles I’ve traveled with a tiny home, I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. Below is a short list of tiny house travel tips that I hope will be helpful to future tiny house travelers. 5 Tips for Tiny House Travel 1). You can weigh your tiny home at any truck scale The best way is…

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Savannah, GA: Deadly Oaks & Purple Ravens

“Driving through Savannah with a tiny house is nerve-wracking,” Dan Louche, from Tiny Home Builders, warned us over a slice of pizza in Atlanta. And he was right. Savannah streets are known to be lined with oaks, creating a canopy of low hanging branches that dangle wispy moss on passing cars. These oaks are alluring and exquisite, but don’t let them fool you, they are tiny house assassins. My house is 13’5″ and the thought of a convertible tiny house scares me.  Luckily we made it through the…

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Atlanta, GA: Innovative SCADpads & Mother Nature’s Bald Spot

Twenty minutes outside of Atlanta there’s a perplexing site, one that isn’t quite sure what it’s supposed to be. Is it a national monument? Is it a natural wonder? A historical faux-pas? Or, perhaps a carnival? One thing’s for sure: Stone Mountain is a strange place to hike. Which is exactly what we were doing there at 8am on a Tuesday. The history behind the large rock is tarnished to say the least. At one point it was a favorite meeting place for the Klu Klux…

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Nashville, TN: Three Tiny Homes & Chicken Analogies

After our weird and surreal vacation in Gatlinburg and a quick visit to the World’s Largest Treehouse, we headed west to a little-known Tennessee town called Nashville…….. Oh, you’ve heard of it?  We picked up two hitchhikers in the Smokies – Guillaume’s mother and brother. They wanted to experience country music’s capital in the tiny house. But how would we fit both of them and the three of us in the tiny house? That’s four people and a dog in a tiny house with only one real bed!! A…

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10 Tiny House Tricks for Decluttering your Counters

  Vina’s Kitchen – Sol Haus Design. Take a tour of this tiny house. In a tiny kitchen, counter space is a luxury and clutter is your enemy. Bare counters are pleasing to the eye and functional for folding laundry, unpacking groceries and food prep. Bulky appliances such as microwaves, toaster ovens and coffee machines will quickly consume your counters. So how do you declutter your counters in a tiny kitchen? 1). Eliminate any gadget that isn’t essential to your daily life. Ask yourself, do…

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