Coming off another successful sold out tiny house hands-on workshop, we never tire of watching the growth of people and their confidence in just one weekend. There are many people who come to the workshop just for that very reason: because they feel like they could never build a tiny house. Well, anyone who doubts themselves is totally wrong! Not just anyone can build a tiny house, everyone can. Even you! Here are just of the few of the many reasons why you, too can be a tiny house builder.
The Tiny House Movement is growing by leaps and bounds. Everyday more and more people think that they may want to give it a try. If you are unsure whether or not going tiny is right for you, or you just want to give yourself a double check, here are five tiny house questions that you are going to want to ask yourself before jumping in with both feet.
If you have ever seen a tiny house reality television show, you are probably surprised by the more than occasional reveal at the end where the couple who is moving in says, “Wow, it’s so tiny!” If you are like me, you yell at the TV, “WHAT DID YOU THINK IT WAS GOING TO BE? IT’S A TINY HOUSE!!!” But the sad truth is that many people who get into the tiny house market have never seen a tiny house in person, let alone been inside of one. So how do you prepare yourself for the conversion to a tiny home? Well you need to get inside of them, of course! So if you have ever asked, “How do I find tiny houses near me?” then here are a few ways that you can get a taste of tiny living without making the commitment to buying.
A couple of weeks back, I discussed cooking in a tiny home and the choices that are available to prepare food. As a part of our Tiny House Kitchen Series, in the coming weeks we will discuss the essential equipment, utensils, spices and even foods that you are going to want to have in your tiny home to take advantage of the space (or lack thereof). Meal planning can be tough in a normal sized kitchen, but even tougher when you go tiny. Here are some tips and tricks to help you with tiny kitchen meal planning.
Unless you live in a century old home, having a level house is something that most people take for granted. Tiny house owners, on the other hand, may have to deal with leveling their house on a regular basis. There are many ways to level a tiny house, some better than others. Here is your guide to the hows and whys of Tiny House leveling.
If you consider yourself a culinary connoisseur, love to cook, or just see eating as a functional event, you are going to need a way to prepare your meals. Many people believe that when you move into the tiny lifestyle, that you have to make sacrifices when it comes to cooking. That doesn’t have to be the case. Here are some options that will allow you to have full-size cooking features in your tiny house kitchens.
Many people join the Tiny Living Movement because they are interested in saving money and/or the environment. Going off the grid is one way that you can help your pocketbook and the planet at the same time. But how “off the grid” can you really be in a tiny house? One of our biggest needs in everyday life is water. We use is for drinking, washing clothes and dishes, and for showering. Rain water collection in off-grid systems is one way to feed your supply. It can also allow you to keep your expenses down and even reduce your carbon footprint.