Dream of Mortgage Freedom?

Do you dream of mortgage freedom? I sure do. Luckily the Tiny House Family offers an e-course called The Plan: Your Pathway to Mortgage-freedom. It's a five-week online course designed to lead you through the process of redesigning your life so that you can live on your terms and not the terms of a mortgage. You’ll develop … Continue reading Dream of Mortgage Freedom?

Tiny House Chat Podcasts

Tiny House Chat

Macy Miller of minimotives and Ryan Mitchell of The Tiny Life and The Tiny House Conference have started a podcast about tiny houses!  I'm especially excited because Tiny r(E)volution is on hiatus, so now I can get a tiny podcast fix. There are 2 podcasts on the site right now.  The first is an introduction … Continue reading Tiny House Chat Podcasts

TINY: A Story About Living Small

Hello, hello, tiny people! In the rare case you haven't seen all the rage about the new tiny house movie, here is your information!  I had the privilege of viewing the movie a bit ago at Radford University and being on a tiny house panel of sorts for an evening.  This movie is awesome!  It … Continue reading TINY: A Story About Living Small

Build Day 3 (4/19/12)

A lot happened over the last few days besides building.  I grabbed another heap of pallets to work on in case the weather didn't allow for construction.  I'm considering making wood flooring out of the pieces...we'll see where that idea goes. There's a pile of about 10 pallets waiting for me to dismantle, which I … Continue reading Build Day 3 (4/19/12)

Build Day 2 (4/8/12)

Luckily day 2 was shorter than day 1, but we still got a ton done.  As I noted in the previous post, we bolted down the floor frame to the trailer itself.  After that was done, we finished up the foam board insulation by layering on a thinner sheet over the 2 3/4 inch sheets … Continue reading Build Day 2 (4/8/12)

Build Day 1 (4/7/12)

It finally happened!  The first official build day began with leveling the trailer.  I attempted this by myself so it took considerably longer than if I had help, but we all know that I'm stubborn and determined.  The trailer has a jack on each corner and various sizes of wood underneath to help level it … Continue reading Build Day 1 (4/7/12)

Heating options for the tiny house

Tiny wood stove made by Jotul

It may seem a little early to think about heating the wee house, but it's actually pretty appropriate so I know how to alter the framing if needed.  Will a window be in the way, how will it vent, will it take forever to ship, etc.?  So I'm down to 3 options after a ton … Continue reading Heating options for the tiny house

The trailer is in and pallets have met their match…

Last weekend the trailer came in! This was quite a pleasant surprise, considering I was expecting it to take 4 weeks. For a trailer it looks like a decent size, but seems quite small when you imagine it being a house. Now that it’s in, titled and registered, dad and I are going to find … Continue reading The trailer is in and pallets have met their match…

Tiny House Plans

Although I'm building from plans, this house is going to require a bit of customizing.  The biggest issue at the moment is the overall height because the trailer we ordered seems a little higher off the ground than most, thus requiring some shortening of the walls and changing the pitch of the roof.  I need … Continue reading Tiny House Plans

Let the tiny house fun begin!

Well it has officially begun!  I've ordered the tiny house trailer and it should be here in 3 - 4 weeks.  It's a 7 x 20 Leonard brand trailer, wood deck, no dovetail, no ramps, no sides, 10,000 # GVWR tandem axle. I was determined to find a trailer from a Virginia dealer and this … Continue reading Let the tiny house fun begin!