Author Archives: Michael Janzen

Old Fashion Simple Living

This isn’t really about a tiny house but instead old-fashion simple living. Dick and Bonnie Cain live out in a remote part of West Texas without running water, electricity, or any other modern amenities. They live like folks used to live back in the 1800s and their story is really inspiring. YouTube: Pioneer Couple

Cabana Village Cabin Kits

Here’s a cabin builder in Wilmington, Delaware that sells cabin kits. They seem reasonably priced and would make it a bit easier for novice builders to setup a small cabin. The cabin pictured here is a 12×12 kit with an 8×12 interior plus deck. I really like the slightly whimsical design. Cabana Village Cabin Kits

A House For Khayelitsha

Over the weekend I was contacted by a fellow named Neville Montgomery, a business owner in Cape Town, South Africa. He owns a high-end retail store in downtown Cape Town and has an employee that came to him asking if he had any spare plastic tarp she could use on her house to keep the […]

Simple Panelized Shelter

Some recent news about the Sacramento Police rousting a group of homeless folks from their temporary tent town got me a bit riled up last week. Being someone who likes to take proactive measures when trouble brews I set to work on publishing a simple panelized structure that could be built as temporary housing for […]

Hostel in Marathon, Texas

The family riding the Tumblewagon stopped at an unusual hostle in Marathon, Texas that offers a variety of tiny house accommodations. It’s rumored that the owner sometimes lets other people build tiny houses on his property and that bicyclists stay free. Photo credit to Nathan. Hostel in Marathon Texas