Category Archives: Tiny House

Off-Grid Urban Tiny House

Tiny House homeowner Steve built his 8×17 tiny house in his backyard, moved-in, and then rented his front house. The renters essentially pay the mortgage on the property. So now Steve is living a mortgage-free life. There are lots of innovate ideas in this design. For example, his bed functions as a sofa during the […]

Van Life Sucks

I love a little sarcasm in my coffee in the morning. Follow The Nomadic Movement on YouTube and then go buy a van.

Progress on Shae’s Earthbag Tiny House Bedroom

I love watching the weekly updates from the My Little Homestead family. This week they’ve made excellent progress on the youngest daughter’s earthbag tiny house bedroom. She designed it using Minecraft and it’s floor plan is heart shaped. Follow My Little Homestead on Youtube!

Why You Should Make Your Life Tiny

Jordan & Kaylee built a bus-based tiny house in just two months and now they are touring North America. In this video they answer a read question and share five reasons you should make your life tiny. While Jordan & Kaylee went the van life route, much of their advice applies to any tiny life […]

Whimsical Storybook Cottage

Yes… this is real. Bryce from Living Big in a Tiny House interviews the homeowner and gets a tour of this amazing 500 square foot house. It’s located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and built from locally sourced natural materials. On the inside it has all the expected comforts of a contemporary home. Read […]

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Tiny House?

Jenna shares what it costs to build a tiny house. This is one of the most common questions I hear… and apparently Jenna too. It’s not a question that’s easy to answer. But after interviewing so many tiny home owners, she’s found the average cost of a tiny house is $25,000. Jenna has also put […]

What’s #VanLife All About?

Here’s a short video that does a good job explaining what #VanLife is all about. Some of the pros and cons are exposed. The folks interviewed in the video have one of the longest running #vanlife YouTube channels, and you can find Kombi Life here. You can also find them at HastaAlaska on Instagram!

Canadian Couple Builds Tiny House on Wheels

Remember how great Facebook was for tiny houses a few years ago? Well if you haven’t noticed… Instagram is where everyone went – which might explain why Facebook bought Instagram for $1billion! Here’s one example, a Canadian couple building a 200 square foot tiny house on wheels. The house is amazing. Love the use of […]

San Francisco Couple Avoids High Rent with Tiny House

The San Francisco Bay Area has incredibly high rent, but the salaries tend to be unusually high too making it an attractive place to live. But balancing the high living cost against the income opportunities can also feel like a high wire tight rope walk. This couple decides to bit the bullet and move to […]

Quick Report from the SMUD Tiny House Competition

I stopped by the one-day SMUD Tiny House Competition yesterday and was amazed at the huge crowds and long lines to view tiny home interiors. Thinking it would be fun for my kids, I had brought them along so they could tour the tiny homes – but quickly decided to just take some quick exterior photos since my […]

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