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Tiny Home Builders Explain What to Look for in a Used Tiny Home

Tom at Tiny Home Builders explains what to look for in a used tiny house. Tom’s been on the tiny house bandwagon for years and has some good tips in the article. In a nutshell he suggests: Get the scoop on who built the home. Find out why it’s for sale. Weight the price carefully. […]

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 […]

Learn to Build a Tiny House with Nelson Tiny Houses

This summer the folks at Nelson Tiny Houses will be filming a how-to series that will show owner builders how to build their own tiny homes. Soon they’ll launch a KickStarter for those who want early access to the how-to video series – and for those who just love their work. Speaking of their work, take […]

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 […]

Finished Exterior of the Tin Can Cabin

My plan was to eventually paint them gray, but that just hasn’t happened.  The “tan” was starting to grow on me until this, which now raises the question: do real men have yellow hunting cabins?” – Steve at Tin Can Cabin via Finished Exterior | Tin Can Cabin. Learn how to build your own Tin Can […]

Cozy Cabin Plans from Mother Earth News

Anyone with basic carpentry skills can construct this classic one-room cabin for under $4,000.” – Mother Earth News Learn more about what it takes to Build This Cozy Cabin.

Sol Haus Design Photo Book – Tiny House Construction Process from Beginning to End

This is a 69 page book that documents the construction process from beginning to end, from the customization of the trailer to the installation of the hardwood floors. The book provides an excellent visual aid during construction.” – Sol Haus Design Learn more about this book at Sol Haus Design.

Scottish Blackhouse

The blackhouse is built on clay where the base stones of the wall stand on pebbles to prevent movement. The thick insulated walls of the home are built from two layers of dry stone with an infill of peat topped off with a layer of clay to prevent water getting in to the wall and […]

How to Create Extra Storage By Building Box Stairs

I know that many tiny houses today don’t have staircases in them because people opt for ladders instead; however, I don’t think ladders are a great option for several reasons. First and foremost, there’s nothing quite like having to climb down a ladder in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Further, as […]

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 […]

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