Author Archives: Michael Janzen

2010 Tumbleweed Workshop Schedule

Some of the best tiny house design and building workshops are hosted by Jay Shafer from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. This past week the 2010 workshop schedule was announced. If you’ve been day dreaming about designing and building your own tiny house attending one of Jay’s workshops can really catapult your project and dreams […]


Here’s a cool concept for disaster relief housing. These little housing units are inspired by stacking cups and actually fit together just like stacked cups for easy transportation. These little units are estimated to cost about $5000 each. I’d love to see some of these manufactured for homeless shelters. EXO HOUSE

Don Botsford’s Treehouse

Here’s another great treehouse from the Monday Morning Treehouse series on This Tiny House. It’s the treehouse of Don Botsford in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Don actually has two treehouses on his 20-acre property which he bought back in 1975 and turned into a nature preserve. Don Botsford’s Treehouse

Tiny Solar House

Bill Brooks is making great progress on his tiny solar house built from the free house plans I offer on Tiny House Design. It’s especially exciting for me to see one of my designs come together. When Bill is done with this house he plans to take it on an extended trip up to Alaska. […]

Bug Out Vehicle Becomes Art

Here’s a great house truck commissioned by The Creative Foundation for Tales of Time and Space and built by Roger Beck. It’s based on a former army Bedford Green Goddess fire truck. Roger Back is a well known house truck builder in the US and author of Some Turtles Have Nice Shells. Tales of Space […]

Tiny House for Rent in Washington DC

If you’re looking for a place to rent in the Washington DC area you might want to check out this tiny house. The interior space is 252 square feet and will be available starting November 1st. I really wonder why more landlords haven’t jumped on the tiny house bandwagon. It seems like there would be […]