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Face Your Fear: Tiny House Electrical Wiring

There is very little more terrifying for most DIYers than doing electrical work. The fear of blowing circuits, starting fires or even electrocution is usually what steers most people away from attempting to rewire anything in the house, let alone install electricity from scratch. Here we will discuss how even the most novice of tiny house builders can learn to feel comfortable around tiny house electrical wiring.

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boat-house

This past weekend a friend of ours graciously invited my family out on their boat. We went up to Lake Rabun, which is a man-made lake about 2 hours north of Atlanta Georgia.  It turns out that this is where a lot of very wealthy people live and vacation and they had houses that demonstrated that wealth. What I found so interesting though was all the boat houses, because so many of them looked like tiny houses (on top of two car garages). Check out the design of these ‘not so tiny’ boathouses to inspire your tiny house design.

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tools-new-used

When it comes to tiny house building, the tools of the trade are well, literally tools. For the average person who comes at this undertaking from a more novice point of view, you may not have everything that you need to get you through the project. To be fair, you are trying to pare down your “stuff” and simplify your life. Buying a whole load of tools definitely does not follow in this school of thought but the fact remains that you are going to need tiny house tools. This raises the questions, “Should I buy new or used tools and what should I do with them afterwards?”

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5 Great Dog Breeds for a Tiny House

Contrary to popular belief, when you go tiny, you don’t have to make EVERYTHING in your life go tiny. For the most part, this holds true with your dog breeds as well. Just because you have a toy breed, doesn’t mean that they are perfect for a tiny house and the same holds true on the opposite side: just because the dog is huge, doesn’t mean he won’t fit into your new tiny life. Although there are MANY breeds that will fit in a tiny lifestyle, here are five of the best dog breeds for a tiny house worth checking out.

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tiny house design and construction guide 2nd edition

I’ve been working on this tiny house guide for over a year and I’m really pleased with the way it has turned out. I’ve taken all the feedback from the 1st edition (which is already a Best Seller on Amazon) to really make this edition so much better. It now has over 50% more content and over 38 more images and illustrations to help you understand the various aspects of building.

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Moisture 101: how to keep your tiny home dry

Moisture is one of a builder’s biggest concerns. Water can damage wood, ruin structural integrity and even cause toxic mold which can lead to severe health problems. The good news is with weather and vapor barriers acting as your mold prevention, you will be well on your way to a safe, happy, dry environment. Although these two terms are sometimes confused and used in place of one another, here are the details on the differences and how they work.*

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The Best Grills for your Tiny House

Summer is right around the corner, and that means it is once again time to fire up the grill and get cooking with gas. Or charcoal. If you are living in a tiny house or are thinking about building one, you may find yourself outside grilling more often for a number of reasons. So break out the meat and veggies with these: the best tiny house grills.

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