Tag Archives: community

Want the Kids to Stick Around When You’re Old? Build a Tiny House Family Compound!

I don’t think the parents at My Little Homestead were planning that far ahead – or maybe they were (shhhh) – but by building tiny earthen ‘bedrooms’ with their kids they’ve ended up with their own tiny house community. A cluster of tiny homes like this would make it an easy choice for kids to stick […]

Add Yourself to the Tiny House Map

The tiny house community is constantly growing. To find tiny folks near you use the Tiny House Map. Be sure to add yourself too. Complete as much or little of the profile as you’re comfortable. To find tiny house professionals near you use the Tiny House Directory, which can be handy if you’re looking to tour […]

Occupy Madison Village Building a Sense of Community

Keith Valiquette says it was the sense of community that attracted him to Occupy Madison’s tiny house movement. And he predicts that others, even people who can afford regular-sized houses, will be joining him.” – Pat Schneider for The Cap Times Continue reading about Tiny house occupant drawn to Occupy Madison village out of desire for […]

Tiny House at Quixote Village – A Cure for Homelessness

Quixote Village, as it is now called, practices self-governance, with elected leadership and membership rules. While a nonprofit board called Panza funds and guides the project, needing help is not the same thing as being helpless. As Mr. Johnson likes to say, “I’m homeless, not stupid.”” – NYTimes.com Read the full story about Small World, Big Idea […]

Jay Shafer Tiny House Workshop with a Field Trip

Thought I would inform you that at Jay Shafer’s upcoming workshop in California this August 10-11, 2013, you’ll get to also go on a tour to see a bunch of tiny houses on a field trip the entire group will be taking. Little things like that are what make certain workshops special to me, in my […]

Boneyard Studios Update – Tiny House Community

A tiny house community is emerging in Washington DC. Here’s the mid-August report. “Lots of exciting progress. The biggest news is that Jay’s tiny house is in full swing, with flooring and insulation in place.  Check out the very cool time lapse video he’s making.  Lee and Tony are working away on her house, extending the […]

Should We Form an Intentional Community or Join One?

These folks are considering community. What would you do? “Here is a question for our readers: Would you consider joining or forming an intentional community? And, if so, what kind of community would you be looking for?” Post your comments after following this link… Should We Form an Intentional Community or Join One? – The Simple […]

Dignity Village Update

I’ve written about Dignity Village in the past on Tiny House Design but wanted to share an update I stumbled on this past week. This is a community of tiny houses located outside Portland, Oregon built and maintained by a group of people working hard to find their own solutions for homelessness. Really inspiring story […]

Habitat for Artists

This is an interesting project run by Simon Draper. It’s a funky little tiny house artist community. You can read the whole story on Simon’s website. Here’s a short quote that summarizes the project: Draper,who has long been working with concepts regarding habitat/shelter in his own art practice will provide each artist with a basic […]

Tiny House Eden

This is a great story about several homeless advocacy groups getting together to create a tiny house village for the homeless in Sacramento, California. Bathroom and kitchen facilities will be centralized but people will have their own tiny houses to sleep in at night. This seems like a great step in the right direction. I […]