Talking to Kids about Downsizing Can Be Challenging

In this episode of the Tiny House Podcast, Ethan Waldman speaks with Rebecca Flansburg and BA Norrgard about their new book, Sissy Goes Tiny.

It’s a children’s book, written to help kids learn about tiny house living from a kid’s perspective. Click here to listen to the podcast. Get a copy of Sissy Goes Tiny directly from the publisher.

Image via the Tiny House Podcast. Book cover credit to the authors and publisher, Audrey Press.

Family Builds Off The Grid Tiny House

Environmentally conscious Fred Schultz is building a “tiny house” or 10sq m home on a trailer at his wife’s family home in Templestowe so he and his family can do just that.About 4.2m tall and less than 2.5m wide, the house can be towed by a truck and the family can park at their leisure, unfolding the two veranda roof shades to enjoy their scenery.” – Herald Sun

Read the whole story about Templestowe family builds tiny house to live off the grid.

MetroPlay Playhouse

The folks at MetroShed have come up with an interesting new take on the playhouse, no surprisingly named MetroPlay. It’s a modern playhouse with a central 8×8 unit with some expansion options. Expect to pay between $6,000 and $7,000 for a MetroPlay.

MetroPlay

Treehouse for Play

While this is a treehouse designed for kids, it’s a really inspiring design. I suspect it’s not completely practical with the translucent fiberglass cladding but the design was so well done I just had to share it with you. It was designed by Canadian designer Nicko Björn Elliott.

Treehouse for Play

Kids build Hutopolis

This is a fun story about a group of kids building a village of tiny buildings from sawmill scraps. Read more about it on Make and in the Morning Sentinel.