Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary – Two Years in the Making!

Several great documentaries on the Tiny House Movement have come out in recent years; but this one captures the story from the human side unlike I’ve ever seen. Filmmaker Jeremy Beasley captures the physical and emotional challenges faced by folks who take on their own tiny house endeavor while at the same time taking the shiny wrapping many tiny house stories come wrapped-in.

While the story unfolds the viewer is pushed & pulled emotionally, not sure where this story is headed. This not only makes the film riveting to watch, but encourages one to reflect on their own opinion and/or involvement with the Tiny House Movement – at least that was my experience. Without revealing any spoilers I can say I felt re-energized by this film and have begun to re-double my own involvement in the movement to think smaller.

Here’s what director Jeremy Beasley had to say about his film:

“I wasn’t aiming to glorify tiny house living. I explored what it is really like to build and live in a tiny house, sharing the subjects struggle and triumphs – and their real life journey through it.  I wanted the film to go deeper than trends or aesthetic. I wanted it to be courageous and vulnerable. To explore the real human aspect living tiny.”

Small is Beautiful – A Tiny House Documentary [TRAILER] from Jeremy Beasley on Vimeo.

How can people watch the film?

Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House documentary is available worldwide for download (which you get to keep forever) for $9.99 via SmallBeautifulMovie.com

There is loads of bonus content in different packages there with hours of great info and footage that we couldn’t fit in the film as well. If you love tiny houses, the deluxe edition of the film is the best option.

Small is Beautiful is also available on iTunes, Vimeo on Demand, Amazon Instant and Google Play. You can also watch it on iTunes now.

This Tiny House on Wheels Is Nicer than Most Studio Apartments

The tiny house movement might start looking really appealing to city dwellers — one roughly 172-square-foot house recently featured by Reuters looks nicer than many studio apartments youd find in New York City.” – Business Insider

A quote from Business Insider. Read the whole story, This Tiny House On Wheels Is Nicer Than Most Studio Apartments at Business Insider. Photo by REUTERS/Rick Wilking. For those wondering… it’s a Tumbleweed Tiny House.

The World Is Catching on to the Tiny House Movement

There’s a tiny house movement worldwide that aims to reduce carbon footprints and greenhouse emissions.  Some of the homes are as small as 70 square feet.  Most are under a thousand square feet, but are designed so well that they feel cavernous to those accustomed to larger dwellings.  Learn more about space-saving and compact living from this info graphic.” – The Tiny House Movement [Infographic].

People Young & Old Are Building Mortgage-free Lives in Tiny Homes

When Sicily Kolbeck first told people she was planning to build her own house, they often assumed she meant a doll house. “I got a lot of, ‘That’s cute,'” Sicily recalls. In reality, Sicily, 13, aimed to become part of a burgeoning movement. Sicily didn’t have any construction expertise when she read about these scaled-down houses online and was inspired to build her own.” – BBC News

Read the complete story of Americans construct tiny houses – and new lives.

Brett’s Off-Grid Tiny House Moves To Bethells Beach

Last week Brett Sutherland’s Tiny House made the journey from Hamilton to it’s new home at Bethells Beach on the west coast of Auckland.” – Living Big in a Tiny House

Read and see more about Bret’s Move…

Inside an Ecovillage Tiny House

EarthSong Eco-Neighbourhood has long been at the cutting edge of sustainable design and urban permaculture. It’s for that very reason that it should be no surprise to discover that EarthSong is also now home to one of New Zealand’s first Tiny Houses.” – Bryce at Living Big in a Tiny House

 

Land for our Tiny House

We are almost 1 month away from (hopefully) moving into our tiny house!

Before that, there are some important things that need to be addressed. One BIG thing is where we are going to put (park) the house.

We live in San Francisco, so I already know it will be impossible to find anywhere in the city to park the house. However, we are still planning on staying in the Bay Area and there are opportunities of this sort available to us north/east/south of San Francisco.” …Continues

Where to Park Your Tiny House …

This is a question that is on EVERYONE’s Minds even before they start their build, and rightly so, after all, why spend months of your life and $20,000-$50,000 or more to end up with a house but nowhere to put it… So the way I see it, there are Two main issues… 1) The legal issues, of where you can park legally, and can the authorities do anything, fine you etc – (this will be the topic of a future blog post / rant lol) and… 2) Finding a place to put your Tiny through various means on privately owned land (where the councils etc have even less of a hold on you) This post continues […].