Tiny House Movement

Advocates use tiny houses for the homeless

Homeless advocates across the country are proposing plans that use tiny houses for the homeless.

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Tiny House Conference planned for April

There’s a tiny house conference coming to Charlotte, N.C., this spring. If you’re considering building your own tiny house or if you’ve ever wanted more info on composting toilets, this might be your kinda party.

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Tiny Houses: How big is still small?

Luxury buyers echo some of the same sentiments I hear from the rest of us. They want a home they can be proud of, but one that doesn’t take over their lives.

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Is living in small apartments unhealthy?

The Atlantic has an article today that explores the health impacts of living in small quarters — and says living in tiny spaces can cause pyschological problems. “The Health Risks of Small Apartments,” focuses on New York City, where policymakers — including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — have been trying to address a perennial…

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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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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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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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Tiny House Hotel debuts in Portland

Caravan, a venture that’s being described as the nation’s first Tiny House Hotel, has debuted in Portland. A cluster of three tiny houses located in the middle of Portland’s Alberta Arts District, Caravan celebrated its grand opening July 27.  It promises to give tiny house fans a taste of the small life.  Each of the…

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Infographic: How Do Tiny Home Dwellers Stack Up?

When it comes to tiny houses, a lot of people ask, “Who actually lives in those things?”  A North Carolina writer and tiny home builder set out to find the answer, and has created an interesting infographic about the people who live in tiny homes. Ryan Mitchell, editor of TheTinyLife.com, wrote a post on the…

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Small-living Advocate Jay Shafer Plans a Tiny House Village

Small-living advocate Jay Shafer wowed the world and fueled the Tiny House movement with his frugally small, 89-square foot home on wheels.  Now, the founder of Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. is hoping to provide a sense of community for people who live in tiny homes, with a new village proposed for development in Northern  California.…

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