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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 […]

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 […]

Do You Dream of Exploring Tiny Living Alternatives?

Do you dream of exploring tiny living alternatives but aren’t ready to take the plunge into a tiny house? Here’s an idea… build a low cost camper van and give tiny temporary living a try. If you’re a tiny house dreamer you’ve probably seen the videos made by Exploring Alternatives on YouTube. The video below […]

Rainwater Tanks are Full!

Derek & Hannah live in a tiny house in the southern Arizona desert – near St. David (Between Benson and Tombstone). It’s super hot and dry there and they don’t have a well on their tiny house homestead. Instead they have an elaborate rainwater collection system. But you might wonder… how do you live off rainwater […]

Build Your Own Tiny House at an Incredible Tiny Homes Workshop

The 8′ x 16′ tiny house on wheels in the video below was recently completed during a hands-on workshop by the owner-builder. If this home were custom built it would have had a base price of $25,000 – but as a workshop build had a base price of $18,440. That’s right, you can build your […]

Small Solar System DIY Tutorial

Do-it-yourselfers that want to learn the basics of setting up small solar systems should watch this video by the Tin Hat Ranch. It’s a 47 minute video but worth every minute. White the Tin Hat Ranch YouTube Channel is geared toward disaster preparedness, a small off-grid systems a tiny house system and a backup system for essentials are […]

Power It Up! DIY Electrical Wiring DVD Set

The following is a guest post from Kevin Coy. Hello! Kevin Coy here with Kevin’s Micro Homestead and A Self Reliant Life. Some of you may already know me from videos that Michael has shared from my Youtube channel here on his site. I have been a contractor and remodeler for the better part of […]

Rustic Tiny House Made From Reclaimed Materials

The house looks to be about 12-by-18 foot, and whilst not stated on their AirBnB page, the usable square footage is probably in the range of 300 square feet when you include the loft. The house is a pet project of DIY enthusiasts, Jenny and Michael, who built the home from as many recycled and […]

Tree House in Kauri Forest

The builder of these tree houses has been chipping away at their construction in his spare time over the last few years. They are a true DIY marvel. He estimates that he has so far spent around NZ$30,000 constructing these.” –  Living Big In A Tiny House Read more about this Incredible DIY Tree House in […]

Laura’s Tiny DIY Solar System

To tell you the truth electricity scares me because it carries the power of fire. Even so, I thought about it enough to know that I did not want to be on grid, and that I wanted to do it myself.” – Laura Read and see more of The 12 volt Tiny House Option.

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