Category Archives: Tiny House

Nomad Pad – A Subtle Nuance of Old Growth Wisdom

Built by Ryan O’Donnell of Humble Hand Crafts, the Nomad Pad was built using tools powered by an off-grid solar system that was backed up by a biodiesel generator – but just on stormy days. Notable features inside are a Hobbit wood stove, full-size fridge, copper bath tub, 2 lofts, and an on-demand water heater. Outside is a mobile “slide under” 5’ […]

Steilacoom, WA Asks Tiny House Family to Leave

Between Olympia and Tacoma is Steilacoom, a small town of about 6,100 people – 3 of which are being asked to move their tiny house by September 17, 2016. Peter, a high school graphics design teacher, mother Shannon, and baby Hart Samuel, live in a tiny house they built themselves. Their tiny home has been […]

Wanderlust Tiny House

Patrick and Lauren got married in September of 2015, sold their 3-bedroom house, quit their jobs, and ordered a Tumbleweed Barn Raiser – a tiny house shell that the homeowner finishes themselves. They completed their house in quickly and hit the road. Their plan is to tour the US and Canada in their tiny house […]

Tiny House Delivery to Gambier Island

This tiny cabin was sent to Gambier Island, located north of Vancouver, and measures just 16′ x 12′. It was built by Click Modular Homes and then sent by boat to its permanent location. It’s only 192 sq ft and is just a one-room cabin – with a loft bedroom. To learn more about the […]

Ballard Cottage – Charming Tiny Home

This unique studio cottage – found on Airbnb.com – is set among mature trees and tucked away above street level. Sized perfect for two, this tiny cottage is brightly decorated and fully equipped. The large window seat is great for catching Seattle sunsets or step outside on the terrace. To learn more visit Airbnb.com.

Albuquerque’s Tiny House Guidelines

Albuquerque, New Mexico is officially recognizing tiny houses (not THOWS [Tiny Houses on Wheels]) as an option for affordable and sustainable living. Albuquerque’s Planning Department’s Building Safety Division has published some guidelines so that potential tiny home builders know the specific building codes and regulations that will need to be followed to stay in compliance […]

Tiny House Plumbing at Life Inside a Box

Derek at Life Inside a Box has started plumbing their tiny house. He has experience as an electrician, but not a lot of experience with plumbing – so we get to watch and learn as he does. This is also an opportunity for us to see how a tiny house owner-builder can really accomplish seemingly […]

Life Inside A Box – Exterior Siding Complete!

Congrats to Derek & Hannah for completing their tiny house siding – a huge milestone! If you’re thinking of building a tiny house you’ve got to follow Derek & Hannah on their YouTube Channel. While Derek has worked as a professional electrician in the past, he’s never done a project like this himself – so […]

How to Pick a Tiny House Builder

The folks at Tiny Home Builders teach workshops, design tiny homes, supply some of the best tiny house trailers, and have some of the best DIY books on building tiny homes available. They know tiny houses. In a recent blog post, they share some simple questions you might want to ask when interviewing a tiny […]

New Design – Navarro 20

We’ve got a new design available, the Navarro 20. It’s a 20-foot tiny house plan with a shed roof. Four large windows let tons of light into the house and make this design ideal for a locating in a place with a great view. The high ceiling, big windows, and single large room would add to the […]