Author Archives: Michael Janzen

Top Tiny Houses of 2019

Bryce Langston from Living Big In A Tiny House shares his top tiny houses of 2019 in the video below.

Comprehensive VanLife How To Guide

Jayme & John from Gnomad Home have put together a comprehensive VanLife How To Guide which you can find on their website. In the guide they cover the benefits and challenges of living in a van full time, building out a van for living, where to park, bathrooms, showers, laundry, cost, earning money, getting mail, insurance, […]

Talking to Kids about Downsizing Can Be Challenging

In this episode of the Tiny House Podcast, Ethan Waldman speaks with Rebecca Flansburg and BA Norrgard about their new book, Sissy Goes Tiny. It’s a children’s book, written to help kids learn about tiny house living from a kid’s perspective. Click here to listen to the podcast. Get a copy of Sissy Goes Tiny […]

Interview with Zyl Vardos

Ethan Waldman recently interviewed Abel Zyl, the man who creates the unique handmade tiny homes from Zyl Vardos. Abel Zyl handcrafts each fairytale-like whimsical tiny home. The quality of the woodwork in these homes is amazing and everything including the windows, doors, roof rafters are custom made. Listen to this interview at TheTinyHouse.net. If you […]

Digital Nomad Trades San Francisco Condo for VanLife

Kirsten Dirksen visits Eric Kennedy, tours his off-grid Mercedes Sprinter Van, and learns how and why he chose VanLife over traditional housing. For many, the lower living costs of living in a van are one of the major draws. I don’t think this was the case for Eric. For Eric freedom, quality of life, and […]

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.

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. […]

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