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We’re Way Off the Reservation with Diane Freaney and Emerson Street House

What is Emerson Street House? Well we never really found out because our interview with intrepid Diane Freeney, Wall Street banker turned community advocate, roamed so far from housing and tiny houses, even we lost our way. It was a great conversation nonetheless, ranging from praising President Donald Trump, lambasting the construction trade, solving education in the US, build [...]

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How Much Does It Really Cost To Build A Tiny House

Let's establish one thing first. I don't like to spend a buck unless necessary. I would not consider myself frugal or frivolous. I am just careful about expenditures and I don't care to squander money. That said, let's talk about an oft-argued upon topic in the tiny house universe. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A TINY HOUSE? Just this past week I read a gem of a comment in a [...]

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11 Easy Ways To Downsize And Simplify, No Matter What Size Your Home

Downsizing and going tiny isn’t for everyone, but purging your closets and countertops of unwanted and unnecessary stacks of stuff is not only good for your household but great for your soul. Many articles support that clutter encourages anxiety. So, let’s partner together on this organizational journey. While my planner may be color-coded, sometimes my house isn’t. [...]

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Minimalist Living + Maximum Space: Tour of the Kasita

This unique, smart home is setting up to not only be a stylish and minimalist place to live, but also a futuristic option for overcrowded cities. During the Kasita Roadshow, a trip through several western U.S. cities, I had a chance to tour the 374 square foot micro home in downtown Reno. The Roadshow brought the house to cities currently facing immense growth and the growing p [...]

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Tired of the Cold? Tiny Pacific Houses Now Available in Hawaii

Tiny Mountain Houses of Salem, Ore. now has an arm in the tropics. The tiny house designer and builder’s new partner, Tiny Pacific Houses offers 25 different tiny house models for residents of the Hawaiian Islands. The homes are sold by Hawaiian native Brandon Hardin, but built on the mainland by Pacific Tiny Houses by builders experienced with modular and factory constructio [...]

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Multigen Home: The Next Phase of Smart Building

While tiny houses and their cuteness factor make most of the news, the next most important aspect of home design and construction will most likely be the multigen home. A multigen home is a standard, traditional home that has been converted to accommodate multiple living spaces. This is usually done to house multiple generations of one family or to create a rental option for ad [...]

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California Campground Host’s Tiny House Tour

A while back the Tiny House Blog posted a job offering for a tiny house owner to be a campground host in California. Scott Sherman heeded the call and has been the host for the Inn Town Campground in Nevada City for a few years. Take a tour of his tiny house and life in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Scott Sherman is a camp host at the Inn Town Campground in Nevada City, Calif [...]

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Great Lakes Tiny Homes Offers Custom Homes and Placement

When you think of the Great Lakes, you think of some of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. Now when the words come up, envision some tiny dwellings instead. Located halfway between Detroit and Traverse City, Mich., Great Lakes Tiny Homes is designing and building tiny homes in a state quickly adopting housing alternatives. Great Lakes Tiny Homes designs and buil [...]

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Most Popular Log Cabin

What makes a great log cabin kit?

The tiny house movement is growing in popularity year on year, and it’s no surprise when the average cost to build your own is $23,000 compared to the average cost of a standard house of $272,000. Most tiny homes are in between 100 and 400 square foot, and one of the beauties of building a house of this size is that people can afford high-quality materials. One of the m [...]

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How to Build Your Own Tiny Off-grid Cabin Today

The tiny house movement is not just a fad. It is quickly growing in popularity due to cheaper living costs, less environmental impact, and a simpler lifestyle. A large proportion of tiny homes owners don’t want to be grid-tied and so off-grid tiny homes are also growing in popularity. There are so many different options when it comes to living in a tiny home, from bu [...]

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What Makes the Perfect Tiny Log Cabin Plan?

Small. Perfect. and Functional. My first thoughts when I saw a tiny log cabin in the forests of Roberts Creek. Log Cabins have been at the center of the tiny house movement as over 700,000 Americans now own log homes. This makes log cabins the most popular off-grid lifestyle; ahead of container homes, schoolies, caravans, and RVs. The unique thing about tiny cabins [...]

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Green River Log Cabins Builds Custom Park Models in 3 Weeks

While park models offer a larger way to live tiny, many of them can only be purchased out of the box. Green River Log Cabins in South Carolina not only offers 12 models, but various ways to customize each cabin. In addition, once the design and planning process is complete, the build of each cabin only takes three weeks. Green River Log Cabins contain wood from sustainable for [...]

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