Author Archives: Michael Janzen

Tiny House Eden

This is a great story about several homeless advocacy groups getting together to create a tiny house village for the homeless in Sacramento, California. Bathroom and kitchen facilities will be centralized but people will have their own tiny houses to sleep in at night. This seems like a great step in the right direction. I […]

Nick Weston’s Treehouse

This is Nick Weston’s home in West Sussex. It’s an experiment in sustainable living, a cozy tree house, and the simple life of a modern hunter-gatherer. Read about Nick’s adventures on his blog at huntergathercook.typepad.com. Nick Weston’s Treehouse

Cozy Cottage For Sale

I really like the design of this tiny house. The steep roof and low side walls really give it a cottage look. This one is also for sale and located in Sebastopol, California. The seller is asking $19,900 for it. Cozy Cottage For Sale

Tiny Prefab – eBook & Plans

I was so busy finishing up my first tiny house ebook last week I failed to publish Tiny House Living. Sorry about that. The ebook is a 65 page downloadable PDF that includes the plans ans assembly instructions for a panelized prefab building system a do-it-yourselfer could build with common building materials. It’s $27 and […]

Portland Tiny Homes

Tammy Strobel from RowdyKittens just did a guest post on Tiny House Blog about these great little houses in Portland. They were built by Jeff and Brad who make an extra effort to reuse and recycle while creating these tiny habitable works of art. Portland Tiny Homes

Urban Rancher

This is a great story of the Urban Rancher, a freelance designer in Los Angeles who has bought some property in the mountains outside of town and is building a mortgage free tiny house. Construction has just begun but first he’s got to visualize some design options. This is definitely a project to follow. Urban […]

Retro Trailers

I’ve really enjoyed some of the recent retro travel trailer posts on Tiny House Blog. These teardrop trailer designs are really incredible and they pack a lot of function into so little space. Teardrop Trailer Gatherings Retro Traveler

Shed Design Competition Heating Up

This design competition ends October 31st… and I thought I had missed the entry deadline. It looks like the competition is steep so I better pull some of my most creative ideas out if I’m going to have a chance at winning. You can enter too… the more the merrier. Read more at Shedworking. Shed […]

A Guide To Buying Energy Efficient Windows

One of my favorite non-tiny house blogs is The Good Human. This article on windows was a guest post by Nan Fischer a Green Real Estate expert who lives in Taos, New Mexico. The Good Human is definitely a blog to bookmark. A Guide To Buying Energy Efficient Windows

Derek Diedricksen’s Vermont Cabin

I was recently contacted by a fellow named Derek Alexander Diedricksen who is in the process of writing a book called, “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts, and Anything Else We Could Squeeze in Here.”  It turns out that Derek is quite a scavenger-builder himself. Derek Diedricksen’s Vermont Cabin

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