Why You Should Make Your Life Tiny

Jordan & Kaylee built a bus-based tiny house in just two months and now they are touring North America. In this video they answer a read question and share five reasons you should make your life tiny. While Jordan & Kaylee went the van life route, much of their advice applies to any tiny life path.

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Lindley Tiny House by Tiny Life Construction

The Lindley tiny house by Tiny Life Construction is built on a custom 20-foot trailer. It’s 8’6″ wide and 13’4″ tall. The primary sleeping space is a loft with ample headroom, but it also has space on the main level for a futon sofa to accommodate guests.

The exterior can be finished in natural or stained cypress siding. Inside you’ll find white oak flooring, LED lighting, a sliding barn door for the bathroom, propane range, full size refrigerator, solid oak counterops, and an automatic heating/cooling system.

Tiny Life Construction Interior

It’s built with standard RV hookups for power and water and an RV toilet system or composting toilet are also options. It’s pictured here with a standard flush toilet.

The Lindley tiny house is built by Tiny Life Construction in Greensboro, North Carolina. To learn more visit the Tiny Life Construction website.

Tiny Life Construction Bathroom

Tiny Life Construction Kitchen

Tiny Life Construction Loft

Tiny Life Construction Kitchen Detail

Tiny Life Construction Front Door

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Some Favorite Space Saving Ideas

I’m always on the lookout for those space saving solutions that will making tiny living that much more enjoyable. After my first tiny house experience I ultimately realized that the biggest error in the design was lack of storage space. My next living space will definitely have better thought out arrangements especially around clothing storage and kitchen/entertainment space.  First, and most important criteria in my book, is that everything does double duty!” – Andrea

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Metal Sheathing

The windows and roofing will be arriving this week. It’s a little later than we were expecting but in the meantime our metal sheathing is being installed.

We decided not to do traditional sheathing but we needed to have the metal sheathing installed over the house-wrap in key areas of the house to prevent racking and provide stability for when the windows and roof get installed.” …Continues

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

One Way to Anchor a Tiny House to a Trailer

Ryan shares how he plans to anchor his tiny house to the trailer in this YouTube video.

“Many people have asked how do you anchor a Tiny House to the trailer so that it doesnt come off while moving down the road or get lifted off during a storm. The four front blots will help with any forces the could cause the house to slide off and the eight tie downs will prevent from any lifting forces they also have a really high sheer sideways strength.”

via Anchoring A Tiny House To The Trailer – YouTube.

Tools To Build A Tiny House

Ryan gives a quick tour of the tools he’ll be using to build his tiny house. You can watch the video on YouTube too.

“Today I did a quick video of some of the tools I have on hand to build my Tiny House.  These certainly isn’t all of them, but they are the main players. I will do an update after I am done building the house to talk about what I used, what I didn’t use a lot, what tools I needed to get along the way, etc.”

via Tools To Build A Tiny House « The Tiny Life.

Ryan is Building a Tiny House

Ryan’s dream of building a tiny house is coming true – some assembly required. He’ll be building himself a modified Tumbleweed Fencl.

“Over four years ago I discovered Tiny Houses and fell in love with them.  I have always been fascinated with alternative housing, from the time I was a boy I built countless forts in the woods.  So we have arrived, I will be building my Tiny House starting in just a few short weeks!”

Follow along at The Tiny Life.