Backyard Cottages: Minimalism in the City

Backyard cottages are becoming a popular investment and housing alternative as the city of Seattle sees increasing rent and home prices. I interviewed an architect that specializes in building small backyard cottages in the city, as well as a couple that built and downsized into one themselves.

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My New (Epic) Tiny House Porch

After four years, I finally built my dream Tiny House porch. It’s covered, with string lights, and it’s my new favorite place in the world! Read this article for the full story and a video of the porch’s creation.

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Panorama Glass Lodge: Stay in this Gorgeous Icelandic Tiny House

This gorgeous Tiny House- the Panorama Glass Lodge – has a glass roof, so you can see the northern lights the next time you visit Iceland. Now available for rent!

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Ecotourism: Stay in a Tiny Dome Home in Mexico

We all know about the gorgeous (yet unconscious) resorts that line Mexico’s coastlines. It’s hard to say no to this extreme luxury, but as a tourist, you can choose to stay in accommodations that are less impactful on the environment. For example, on my recent trip the Quintana Roo state, I stayed in an eco-friendly dome home!

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How to Get Wifi in Tiny House, RV, Bus, or Van

So you want to be nomadic, but you need the internet. In this article, I explain a few popular ways digital nomads who live in Tiny Houses, Skoolys, Vans, and RVs find the internet while living a life of adventure.

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Shipping Container Becomes Modern Backyard Additional Dwelling Unit

Family’s modern Shipping Container Home is used as a modern Additional Dwelling Unit (or ADU) for visitors and as a vacation rental.

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Their Tiny House Converts Into a Traveling Theater

Jesse and Nora designed their mobile Tiny House to also double as a Traveling Theater so that they can host live performances on the road. Their creative design includes a long, pull-out stage.

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Best of the Blog 2018

In 2018, I produced dozens of video tours and interviewed more than 20 different alternative structures on this blog. This is my 2018 shortlist for the best Tiny House, School Bus Conversion (Schoolie), and Van Conversion of the past year.

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6 Things You Should Know Before Renting Your Tiny Home on AirBNB

I recently started renting my Tiny House on AirBNB. This is what I’ve learned so far. It should be helpful for anyone looking to use their own Tiny House as a rental.

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Tiny Home Parking. How I Found a New Idyllic Location!

Finding the perfect Tiny Home parking spot is almost always a long and winding road… with a few potholes and flat tires. Most municipalities still categorize Tiny Homes as RVs, or temporary dwellings. This means…

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Hoarder Downsizes to a Tiny House to Cure Herself

With all of the convulsive buying and materialism in the United States, who among us doesn’t know a hoarder? Most Americans have one in the family. Some hoarders even find it difficult to part with…

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Shopping Tips for Minimalists (& Avoiding the Clutter-Monster)

What do you do when you want to buy something new but you don’t have any room in your house? How do you control your spending habits in a healthy way? It’s possible! Here are my shopping tips for minimalists.

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The Best Van Conversion I’ve Ever Seen

Wes and Savana escape high rent to live on the road in their gorgeous off-grid sprinter van conversion with a huge solar roof deck!

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Four Years Tiny & A New Adventure

Year four recap and a NEW location for my Tiny Home!

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A Cursed Road Trip with my Vintage Camper

My first road trip with my vintage camper was full of bumps in the road. Whatever could go wrong… did go wrong.

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My Least Favorite Tiny House Appliances

A list of Tiny House appliances I do NOT recommend. Why? Because they are overrated, too expensive, or just terrible in other ways!

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Grandma Builds Gorgeous Victorian Tiny House

Shorty Robbins built a Victorian Tiny House in her 50s so that she could travel to Civil War Renenactments and live without financial burden.

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10 Tiny House Build Tricks & Design Tips

After building several Tiny Houses, a husband and wife team share 10 design tips for DIYers.

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Living in a Tiny House Stinks (Sometimes)

What do I hate about living in a Tiny House? In this article, I explain the downsides I’ve experienced living in 165 square feet.

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Stunning Tiny House for a Retired Police Officer

Shannon spent more than 20 years in law enforcement before retiring early with a medical pension. Now she’s going to travel the county in a beautiful Tiny Home!

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My Trailer’s New Paint Job

My vintage trailer’s new paint job is revealed. Learn about the process and see photos of the before and after.

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Why I Love Cooking in my Tiny House

How to make a tiny kitchen functional and efficient, with my favorite gadgets and appliances. Use these tips and tricks to streamline your kitchen, no matter what size, and soon you’ll love cooking as much as I do!

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