Category Archives: Construction Story

Reciprocal Roof Framing Complete on Shae’s Earthbag Tiny House Bedroom

The framing is complete on Shae’s heart-shaped earthbag Tiny House (bedroom). She designed it using the Minecraft video game. It’s heart-shaped so a reciprocal roof was a natural fit – and it’s exactly what she wanted. In this family, as you get older, you get to build your own tiny house bedroom. Shea is the […]

Roll With It Skoolie Update – Windows!

Scott and Kayley are converting a 40′ Bluebird school bus into the Skoolie Tiny Home that will take them on an Epic Road Trip! They plan to spend at least 72 hours in EVERY state starting August, including Alaska. In July of 2015 Scott was in a nearly fatal motorcycle accident and was in a […]

Got Laid Off? Build a Bus-Based Tiny House!

Jordan & Kaylee built a bus-based tiny house in two months. Jordan was laid-off in May, and now on August 1st, they are hitting the road on their next life adventure. The did the conversion themselves, starting with removing all the moldy old floors and odd bits and pieces. They didn’t have a lot of […]

Cheat Sheet – How to Build a Tiny House on the Cheap

Ethan Waldman took his learnings from building his own tiny home and packed them into an ebook called Tiny House Decisions. He also took some specific tips and put them into a short free downloadable Cheat Sheet where he shares the top cost saving tips. I’m all for doing things on the cheap – and […]

The Graham Family Is Raising Funds to Start Their Homestead Project

We have always been interested in sustainable living, self sufficiency, and alternative building materials… We yearn to be out in the woods, living more harmoniously with nature, and providing for our needs right from out of the Earth. We want to take what you give, and build a homestead, centered around a small earth bag […]

Markus Shares His Tiny House Building Process

Take careful note of the building technique he uses for the walls and roof. You won’t see that much in the USA but Markus reports it works great for cold climates. The house is 17 sqm and the lofts are 10,5sqm so its a pretty big tinyhouse on wheels. Ceiling hight is almost 4m inside. […]

Greg Parham’s Tiny House – What’s the big idea?

Greg Parham of Durango says his tiny house has all the necessary amenities – a loft for sleeping, and a kitchen with a stove and water heater that operate on propane. Parham, like others, has found a way to have more freedom, a simpler lifestyle and not be bound to an unmanageable mortgage.” – Dale Rodebaugh […]

Building a Tiny House – Completed Exterior & Insulating

“Now it’s time to reveal the (almost) finished exterior! Isn’t it adorable? As I stand back and look at it all I can think about is that it looks like a doll house sitting on that little hill in the woods.” –  Tiny Lake House.

A Tiny Existential Meltdown – The Challenges of Building a Tiny House

The sometimes tough side of building your own tiny house, as told by Pix: Oh, I know, no one likes to read about the unpleasant. If you’re such a person, you can forego this blog post altogether. But it’s not easy to make something you’ve never made before, with little time, money, or gumption. People […]

One Way to Anchor a Tiny House to a Trailer

Ryan shares how he plans to anchor his tiny house to the trailer in this YouTube video. “Many people have asked how do you anchor a Tiny House to the trailer so that it doesnt come off while moving down the road or get lifted off during a storm. The four front blots will help […]

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