Category Archives: How To

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 […]

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. […]

DIY LED Awning Lights

Derek and Hannah have a large awning/porch that’s about as big as their tiny house, and basically doubles their usable living space when the weather is nice. But until now the lighting out there has been a bit inadequate. In the video below, Derek from DIY Homestead Projects demonstrates in detail how he installed LED lighting […]

Earthbag House Building Tutorial by Kerry Bingham

This guide is to give people an idea of what building an earthbag house entails, particularly for those living in Turkey, the Mediterranean or the Middle East. I didn’t even know what a joist was when I started this project, so if I can do it, anyone can. You don’t need prior knowledge. You can […]

Building a Roundwood Spiral Staircase

The completed roundwood spiral staircase At last, I’m here to report that April and I accomplished building the round wood spiral staircase.  Over the course of five days, literally up to the day before we left Dancing Rabbit, we installed the risers and treads. The staircase design came from our dearest Tom Cundiff, who instructed […]

Learn How to Build an Earthbag Dome from Owen Geiger

We built this earthbag dome at our home in Thailand for Mother Earth News Magazine in 2007. The article that describes the complete building process in detail was published August/September 2009. It is now free on the Internet: Low-Cost Multipurpose Minibuilding Made With Earthbags , by Owen Geiger.” – Instructables Continue and learn How to Build […]

Dan Louche Shows How to Use Drills and Drivers (Video)

Dan Louche at Tiny Home Builders explains the basics of drills and drivers in the video below. Dan has made a complete series of videos on how to build tiny houses. If you’d like to learn more about building your own tiny house, a nice alternative (or addition) to taking a tiny house workshop are […]

Tools To Build A Tiny House

Ryan gives a quick tour of the tools he’ll be using to build his tiny house. You can watch the video on YouTube too. “Today I did a quick video of some of the tools I have on hand to build my Tiny House.  These certainly isn’t all of them, but they are the main […]

Tiny Home Builders – How to Video Series

Dan is making excellent progress on his latest tiny house and how-to video series – a virtual tiny house building workshop. Last step on the exterior of this house was to finish the roof. “I personally like the look of the metal roof, but I know it’s not for everyone. The problem is that there […]

Boneyard Studios Tackles RV-Style Plumbing

Here’s an article that explains some of the mysteries for building an RV-style plumbing setup for a tiny house. “Currently the majority of tiny homes are built to accept pressurized water hookup from a hose. Simple, but also quite limiting if the house is ever moved for a few days (or longer) to somewhere where […]

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