Podcast: Ethan Waldman interviews Michael Janzen

I recently had the opportunity to join Ethan Waldman from The Tiny House on his new podcast. We covered a lot in our 46 minute talk. The questions he asked me were:

  • How long have you been designing tiny houses?
  • How many tiny houses have you designed to date?
  • How many houses have been built based on your plans?
  • What’s your favorite tiny house you’ve designed?
  • What inspired your anchor bay tiny house design?
  • How do you estimate the gross weight and cost of your designs if they haven’t been built?
  • How should a beginner get started designing a tiny house in SketchUp?
  • Discussion on how tiny houses are attached to their trailers
  • Is the tiny house movement a fad or is it sticking around?

To hear the full conversation you can listen to the podcast here: www.thetinyhouse.net/michael/

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 Prefab – eBook & Plans

I was so busy finishing up my first tiny house ebook last week I failed to publish Tiny House Living. Sorry about that. The ebook is a 65 page downloadable PDF that includes the plans ans assembly instructions for a panelized prefab building system a do-it-yourselfer could build with common building materials. It’s $27 and includes free updates.

Tiny Prefab – eBook & Plans