Tiny Home Costs: DIY vs. Builders.

Tiny Home Costs: DIY vs. Builders.

We have all seen the pre-built tiny homes, and a lot of people wonder why the cost of a prebuilt house is so much more than a DIY’er house. In some area’s a normal single family home can cost $300-400k, with most tiny homes coming in at less than $70k dollars. In other more rural areas some can purchase a single family home for $70k […]

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Tiny House Moving & Storage Tips

Tiny House Moving & Storage Tips

First and foremost moving into a tiny home requires a lot of downsizing. The things most people focus on when downsizing are furniture, clothing, and kitchen supplies because those are often the things people struggle with when it comes to downsizing. The downsizing however is inevitable and after time, you may even begin to realize you didn’t need those things a much as you thought.  […]

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Creating a Hand Drawn Tiny House Floor plan

Creating a Hand Drawn Tiny House Floor plan

If you’ve gotten to a point where you are ready to scale and draw your tiny house floor plan, you are about to embark on another wonderful piece in your tiny house journey. Before you can move forward in hand drawing your plans you’ll need a few tools to help you through the process. To ensure everything is to scale you’ll want to use an  […]

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Tiny Home Heritage: Experience Life

Tiny Home Heritage: Experience Life

Okay. So I admit I’m a terrible blogger; I can’t write regular posts, or even semi-regular ones. I get an itch to write something, and maybe I make a note of it on my phone, and then I never open my computer and actually write. It’s the reason why it took me ten years to finish my first novel, and why I’ve been working on […]

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION [ON CHOOSING YOUR NEIGHBORS, YOUR SCENERY, AND HOW WHAT DIRECTION YOUR HOUSE FACES MATTERS]

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION [ON CHOOSING YOUR NEIGHBORS, YOUR SCENERY, AND HOW WHAT DIRECTION YOUR HOUSE FACES MATTERS]

The old real estate joke that location is everything takes a slightly different twist when one owns a Tiny Home. We are living in our third location since moving in about a year and a half ago (an average of six months per location, though that isn’t actually accurate). Each has presented a unique set of advantages and disadvantages, but a glory of the Tiny Home […]

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HAVE YOU PUT DIRT IN THE TOILET LATELY? (AND OTHER THINGS YOU DON’T HEAR LIVING IN A “NORMAL” HOUSE)

HAVE YOU PUT DIRT IN THE TOILET LATELY? (AND OTHER THINGS YOU DON’T HEAR LIVING IN A “NORMAL” HOUSE)

If you read any Tiny Home blog, you will eventually run into the all-important toilet question. It’s quite valid, and worthy of serious research and consideration. What kind of toilet are you going to have? Are you going to have a black water tank and one of those low-water RV toilets? Are you going to attempt a standard toilet? How about a composting toilet? Or […]

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COOKING BACON ON THE BBQ: WHY I DON’T USE MY STOVE IN SUMMER, AND NEED MOISTURE ABSORBERS IN THE WINTERTIME.

COOKING BACON ON THE BBQ: WHY I DON’T USE MY STOVE IN SUMMER, AND NEED MOISTURE ABSORBERS IN THE WINTERTIME.

If you’re any sort of follower of food blogs or (gasp!) magazines (Do those even exist any longer? Full disclosure: I still have one magazine subscription, but I’ve been disappointed in it of late, and shan’t be renewing it.), you know that they usually feature comfort foods–stews, roasts, root vegetables, and the like during the colder months; and lighter fare–salads, lightly-sauced pastas, fresh vegetables, and […]

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YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN A TINY HOME! CAN YOU?

YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN A TINY HOME! CAN YOU?

Can you do that (whatever that is; fill in the blank) in a Tiny Home? Well, probably. You just need to be a little creative about it. For instance: You can live quite happily with a family of five in a Tiny Home. You can have a sense of space in a Tiny Home. You can fit the necessities for life in a Tiny Home. You can have […]

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MORE HISTORY, AND SOME DESIGN CONCEPTS

MORE HISTORY, AND SOME DESIGN CONCEPTS

When last I wrote about how we wound up living in our Tiny Home, I left off when we had finally drawn up plans (my husband has always been good with plans) and begun building our Tiny Home. We decided we were building a prototype. We wanted to see if “normal” people could do this. I mean ̶ sure, our kids are cute (they get […]

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