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A Black Friday weekend sale on tiny houses

Forget the doorbusters at Sears.  There are tiny houses on sale this Black Friday weekend! Four Lights Tiny House Co., which is run by tiny house pioneer Jay Shafer, is hosting a sale through Monday.  The company is offering 30 percent off tiny house building plans, as well as half off the Small House Book…

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Happy Thanksgiving from TinyLiving

From our family to yours, we wish you a joyful Thanksgiving filled with friends, family and of course, good food. We are grateful for you, our readers. Happy Thanksgiving. ~TinyLiving

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TinyLiving Marketplace: Items that help with small living

As holiday shopping season approaches, we’d like to introduce the latest feature on TinyLiving:  our Marketplace. It’s a spot where we’ve collected all the items that make Tiny Living easier, from laundry solutions to convertible furniture to kids toys that don’t take up a lot of space.   So if you’re looking for a gift for…

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French garage turned minimalist home (c’est tres bien!)

If you’ve ever dreamed of a French pied-a-terre, this tiny home nestled in an alleyway of Bordeaux will steal your Francophile heart. FairCompanies.com shares the story of an architect with an amazing vision who turned a run-down garage into a beautiful home.  The design incorporates a large patio that  brightens up the previously windowless space.  A…

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Minimalist gifts: Giving experiences, not things

What do you get a minimalist for Christmas? When the holidays roll around, we often turn to shops to stock up on things. But for people who live in small spaces, acquiring more physical items can be problematic, even when the gifts come with the best of intentions.  When space is at a premium, experiences…

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Five items in my small house that don’t make sense

When I was downsizing my possessions, I tried to be pretty logical.  I considered how often a thing got used, how well it would fit into a small space, and whether it added value to my life. Still, I find there are a number of things that people might be surprised made the cut for…

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Nomad Micro Home promises affordable, sustainable housing

Our latest tiny house crush is the Nomad Micro Home, a 10-by-10 foot house that is energy efficient and bursting with natural light. The company behind this new entry on the tiny house scene says its goal is to reduce consumerism and provide an affordable and sustainable housing option.  The design uses space spectacularly, but…

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Small Space Products: Slow Cooker vs. Roaster Oven

Buying a slow cooker?  If your space is limited, consider a roaster oven instead — it slow cooks, steams, sears and even bakes. Roasters are similar to slow cookers, but their temperature dials are fully adjustable up to 425 degrees.  With the exception of broiling, a roaster can do anything your oven can. A fan…

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Hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays in a small space

We’re set to host our first holiday in our tiny house, and the prospect of company has me scouring the internet for tips on serving a holiday meal in a small space. With a relatively small kitchen, I plan to limit the side dishes to a select few and buy some prepared food from the…

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Splendide 2000: An Ode to Splendid Things

Our washing machine recently kicked the bucket. As we were wheeling it to the curb, I couldn’t help but recall what this tiny little washer did to help me feel at home in a small space.  Never a huge fan of laundromats, I knew as soon as we’d bought our first washer and dryer that…

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