Author Archives: Michael Janzen

Interview with Dee Williams

Ethan Waldman recently interviewed Dee Williams. Dee is one of the pioneers of the modern tiny house movement. Her 12′ tiny house on wheels inspired thousands to downsize and go tiny. Listen to this week’s episode of the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast with Ethan Waldman. Photo via The Tiny House.

Colorado Tiny House Festival This Weekend

Come celebrate and explore tiny house living this weekend (June 21-23, 2019) at the Adams County Fairgrounds, in Brighton, Colorado. The Colorado Tiny House Festival will blend the spirit of the tiny living movement with the most up-to-date information on going tiny, simplifying your life, minimalist living, and living greener. The Festival will feature a […]

Tiny House Magazine – Issue 78 – Insider’s Peek

I can’t believe it’s been over six years since Kent Griswold started publishing the Tiny House Magazine. It seems like just yesterday when he first told me of the idea, and now he’s on Issue 78. This week only you can get Issue 78 for just $4. Below is a sample of what you’ll find […]

Van vs Bus – Which is Better?

Jordan & Kaylee and Trent & Allie have been traveling together in Mexico and Belize for about two months now; and they’ve gotten to know each other’s vehicle well. Jordan & Kaylee live in a converted micro bus and Trent & Allie live in a Ram ProMaster van conversion. In this video they compare and […]

Why Two Tiny Homes Are Better than One Big One

Why two tiny homes are better than one big one – my life in a van and on a boat The following is a guest post from Kristin Hanes, a journalist and writer in the San Francisco Bay area. She writes about alternative living – campervans, RVs, sailboats and tiny homes – at The Wayward […]

Magenta Micro Tiny House – $2,500 in Materials

Pin-Up Houses has created a low cost mini tiny house. Their estimated cost to complete it with labor is $11,000, but materials cost only $2,500. It’s just 70 square feet but light weight and can be towed by many vehicles.  It’ has an insulated wooden structure. Inside the house features a sofa bed, stove, a […]

Greenhouse of the Future

The Greenhouse of the Future is an innovative and strategic design, built of recycled and natural materials. The technologies and concepts that have inspired the design of this greenhouse have been proven by over 40 years of research and development by Michael Reynolds’ Earthship homes as well as the many studies on passive solar greenhouses. […]

10×26 Tiny House Sized Survival Shelter

This is a rare look inside someone’s underground tiny house sided shelter. Most people that buy shelters keep quiet about their details, but this particular customer is happy to share. Inside the shelter’s temperature stays steady between 59 and 63-degrees Fahrenheit thanks to being buried deep underground. It has bunk beds for four a bathroom, […]

Linsey is Building a Tiny House Eco Village from Adobe in Morocco

Dylan Magaster recently visited Linsey in Morocco where she created a Tiny House cottage and eco village from bdobe brick with the help of Work Away team members. Work Away promotes volunteering, family exchanges, homestays, farmstays, working holidays, travel buddies, language learning and cultural exchange. If you want to travel, learn, and work, check out Work Away. Assilah […]

20-Something Couple DIY Their Own Tiny Home

Nicolette and Michael built their tiny home themselves using steel framing. Now that it’s complete, it’s time for a full tour. You can find more tiny house tours like this on the Tiny House Listings YouTube Channel. If you want to learn more about this house follow Nicolette and Michael on Instagram and on YouTube where […]