There is a fact finding mission that everyone goes through when they are starting out looking to go tiny. During this search, most people’s idea of what size they want their house to be changes a couple of times. There are definitely some pros and cons to the different sizes that are out there. Here are some of items to look over when considering your tiny house size.
There are many people who only live in their tiny house for a couple of years and then decide that they need a change. Some of these folks rent out their house or make a vacation cabin out of it. But some choose to sell it. If you are interested in owning a tiny house and are not wanting to build it yourself or wait the time to have it completed, then buying a used tiny house might be for you. Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware)! There are a few things to consider as you make your way through the secondary tiny house listings. Here is what you need to know when buying a used tiny house.
Here come the holidays and you have reservations about hosting people at your tiny house. Don’t count yourself out of entertaining just because you have decided to go tiny. Laura Fenton is the Lifestyle Director for Parents Magazine and has contributed to ShelterPop, AOL, Good Housekeeping, and Quick & Simple magazine. Her article for Refinery 29 is a perfect handbook for anyone looking to have a Tiny House Thanksgiving dinner (or ANY dinner party for that matter) in a small space.
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.
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.
One of the most common questions asked in the tiny house industry is “How much does a tiny house cost?” Although there is no simple answer, we will give you the best estimates and guidelines to help you plan for your tiny living experience. Here are the three ways of constructing your tiny home and the cost associated with each.
When you make the transition to tiny living there are undoubtedly some sacrifices that need to be made. Giving up all of your modern conveniences does not have to be one of them. Many people think that they are going to have to sacrifice some of their major appliances, and normally the first one to go is the laundry machine. But with the options available on the market today, you don’t automatically have to forgo your washer and dryer. Here are your options when it comes to doing your tiny house laundry.