Simply Living – Build It for $10,000-$12,000 in Materials

What we came up with is a 20 foot house that can be fully completed for only $10,000-12,000 with all new materials even less with reclaimed materials… For a limited time, we are offering the plan package PDF download for whatever amount of money you decide and what you think they are worth. And we are going to donate 100% of the proceeds to charity, specifically I Care Atlanta which is a nonprofit devoted to ending homelessness.” – Tiny Home Builders

Learn more about this New House Plan For Charity at Tiny Home Builders.

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 watching Dan’s tiny home building videos. Also be sure to check out Dan’s how-to book and plans.

via Tools – Drills and Drivers – YouTube.

Alex’s Top 7 Tiny House Books for 2013

This year a lot has happened in the world of tiny houses including quite a bit of new books. In this post I wanted to share some of my new favorites with you along with some of the classics.

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 aren’t many alternatives that are as strong for the high winds that are experienced while moving a house and as lightweight as metal.”

via On to the Interior | Tiny Home Builders.

Exterior Siding is Going Up – Tiny Home Builders

Dan is making great progress on this tiny house and recording the entire building process in how-to videos.

“The siding is going up and I am starting to see what it’s going to look like. I hope to have all of the exterior siding done as well as the roof by the end of the week, but I’m thinking that might be just a bit much, especially since we have rain predicted. I have a tendency to set lofty goals which often leads to disappointment, but when I aim low it’s easy not to overshoot.”

via Exterior siding is going up | Tiny Home Builders.