Interview with Laura LaVoie – Author of 120 Ideas for Tiny Living

Even though Laura stays extremely busy with her various projects including being co-host of the r(E)vo Convo podcast, she somehow found time to write 120 Ideas for Tiny Living, the story of how one couple downsized their lives to fit into a tiny house measuring only 120 square feet. In this book, Laura describes just 120 of the ideas they had to turn their tiny house into a home. Everything from construction to decorating to spending time in the tiny house is explored. If you’ve ever thought about building or living in a smaller home, then this is a great resource for you.” – Andrew

Continue to the to the interview with Laura LaVoie with Tiny r(E)volution.

Andrew Interviews Tiny House Filmmakers

With TINY still winning over audiences and being featured at film festivals around the world the cineplex is once again being invaded by tiny houses. Small is Beautiful will be a feature-length documentary film exploring the tiny house movement. The movement runs much deeper than architectural trends and design aesthetic. The stories being uncovered reveal an organic response to the societal constraints keeping people from fulfilling their life’s potential…” – Andrew

Read Andrew’s interview with the filmmakers…

The World’s First Tiny House Conference Hosted in North Carolina

The value of conferences is the information and insights one gains by hearing other people’s perspectives on a host of topics. Of course with the omniscience of social media we have seemingly become a world of conference ho’s. We shuttle to and fro listening to this speaker, Q&A’ing with that one. We buy the books and use the hashtags appropriately.

Andrew Explains Passive Solar Tiny House Basics

I was recently challenged by one of the students in theSmall Home. Big Life. e-Cours(E) to talk more about passive solar opportunities in the small house/tiny house community. My initial response was that it was not in the course outline (for good reason, mind you) and that that was a huge challenge considering all of the layers of passive energy. After thinking about it some and even losing a little sleep over it I realized that the concept itself wasn’t all that hard and that some may want to know more about it or how to find out more about it.

Small Home. Big Life. e-Cours(E)

The folks at Tiny r(E)volution are offering their e-Cours(E) again.

“Small Home. Big Life.” the four-week, self-guided course is designed to carry a person through the beginning stages of building a tiny house from the dreaming phase all the way through the drying in of a tiny house.  The course became so much more though infusing our personal experiences with detailed instructions, creative prompts, guest artists, and multi-media, that served to inspire and educate.

For more information visit: Small Home. Big Life. e-Cours(E) … Round 2

 

Where To Hang Your Keys In a Tiny House

For nearly three years we have written about every aspect of building a tiny house ranging from heating and cooling a tiny house to welding on scissor jacks to clearing land on which to live. But since January 2013 we have been living full time in our tiny house and the focus of our tiny life has changed.

How-to Install a Metal Roof on Your Tiny House

The folks at Tiny r(E)volution are making quick progress on their tiny house.

“Installing a metal roof can be as easy as screwing a few corrugated panels on the roof or as difficult as crafting custom standing seam and using multiple trim pieces to obtain a fluid roofline. Whatever the case, it is a job that when done right provides an amazing result and really puts a nice finishing touch on your house. For our tiny house we chose to use a Gulf Seam product manufactured by Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing.”

Watch on YouTube: How-To Install a Metal Roof on your Tiny House (part 1) and (part 2).