Tag Archives: DIY

20-Something Couple DIY Their Own Tiny Home

Nicolette and Michael built their tiny home themselves using steel framing. Now that it’s complete, it’s time for a full tour. You can find more tiny house tours like this on the Tiny House Listings YouTube Channel. If you want to learn more about this house follow Nicolette and Michael on Instagram and on YouTube where […]

Joe Builds a DIY Travel Trailer – Part 6

Joe at Homesteadonomics has been building a Travel Trailer and sharing each step of the process with how-to videos on his Homesteadonomics YouTube Channel. In this most recent update he works on completing interior seating. There’s a ton of relevant tips in his videos for tiny house construction. He’s very close to completing this project. […]

15 Things To Know Before Building A Skoolie

Zac shares 15 things he and Tiffany wished they knew before building their Skoolie School Bus Conversion. Find them at Rolling Vistas. Subscribe to the Rolling Vistas YouTube Channel for updates. Image and video by Zac and Tiffany. Here’s the list… but listen to the whole video because there’s a lot of essential details in what […]

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 […]