Author Archives: Michael Janzen

Ethan Interviews Michael Garofalo – Off Grid Power Expert

Ethan Waldman interviews Michael Garofalo (@mgarofalo23), a former Tesla lead solar installer and 4 year van-lifer. Michael’s an expert in off-grid solar, and in this podcast Michael explains how to size your solar system yourself. Listen to the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast. In Ethan’s podcast you’ll learn: How to choose off grid batteries. How to avoid mistakes selecting […]

Congratulations Jordan & Kaylee – 365 Days Free

In this video Jordan tells the full backstory for how his path to freedom began… and no it wasn’t because he was a winner on The Price is Right; It’s because winning The Price is Right gave him the opportunity for a taste of freedom and he & Kaylee haven’t wanted it to stop. Rock […]

Jenna’s Top 10 Reasons Why Tiny House Living Stinks

Jenna shares her top 10 list of things she wish she knew before going tiny. Here’s the cliff notes: You’ll be cleaning constantly. It’s easy to clean a tiny house, but it’s just as easy to mess it up. Composting toilets are a trick to learn. You also have to explain how to use them […]

Tiny House Mobile Dentist Office

Here’s a novel idea… a dentist office built inside a tiny house. They move about downtown Dallas, Texas, bringing their office to your office. This makes going to the dentist more convenient and they are still able to provide high quality dental care. Learn more about Nomad Dental. Want to take a closer look? Visit them […]

Jordan & Kaylee Made it to Alaska!

 Jordan & Kaylee built a bus-based tiny house in just two months and have been touring the US, exploring, having adventures, and even feeding the homeless. In this video they share an update on their trek through Canada and arrival in Alaska. Follow Jordan & Kaylee at The Nomadic Movement on Youtube and on Instagram. Photo […]

Bryce Visits Doug at his Off-Grid Tiny Home

Bryce Langston visits with Doug, an architect in Wanaka, New Zealand, designed and built his own tiny home. Wanaka is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It’s also not cheap to live there, and it’s one of most expensive real-estate markets in New Zealand – so […]

How to Convert a Van in 7 Days

Nate Murphy helps Harriet build a van conversion in just 7 days. Nate is a climber and built his van so he could travel and climb more. On his website Nate provides a ton of info on DIY van conversions. In this video he works with Harriet to build out her van and shows all […]

Two Humans and Two Dogs Living in a Conversion Van

The following is a guest post by Jayme & John from Gnomad Home. Hey there, we’re Jayme and John from Gnomad Home! We’ve been living and traveling in our 1996 Chevy Express high top conversion van since April of 2017. Joining us in our adventures are Nymeria (3) and Delilah (7), our four-legged companions. We […]

Tiny Home Builders Explain What to Look for in a Used Tiny Home

Tom at Tiny Home Builders explains what to look for in a used tiny house. Tom’s been on the tiny house bandwagon for years and has some good tips in the article. In a nutshell he suggests: Get the scoop on who built the home. Find out why it’s for sale. Weight the price carefully. […]

Tiny House Magazine – 4th of July Sale – 20% Off

Since 2013 Kent Griswold has been publishing the Tiny House Magazine – allowing dozens of voices in the tiny house community to be heard. They’ve brought many wonderful stories to life and shared so many stunning images. To celebrate the 4th of July, Kent is offering 20% off subscriptions to this downloadable online magazine. Already a subscriber? […]

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