Whether you have been considering tiny living for a while now, or you are brand new to the movement, research is an intricate part of gaining the knowledge that you need and answers to the questions you have. Here are a few great tips to help you make the most of your time and efforts in your tiny house research.

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One of the more common questions that we are asked is, “How do you keep your tiny home secure?” Well, let’s discuss secure for a moment. Given enough time and remote enough location, any tiny house out there can be stolen. But there are precautions that you can take and tiny house security systems that you can install. Here is how to make it as tough as possible for thieves to steal your home and your possessions and make it as easy as possible to recover your home should they succeed.

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Announcing the newest addition to the Tiny Home Builders line of tiny houses: The Backyard Studio.

The Backyard Studio is an easy, inexpensive, and do-it-yourself (DIY) way to expand your house to make room for your work, hobbies, and crafts. It is small enough to be considered a shed in most municipalities and can thus be legally built in most backyards.

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Tiny House Plans: What to Look For

Purchasing tiny house plans can be a daunting experience. There is much to choose from: different comprehension levels, different digital file types and even different price points. Not to fear, we are here to break down everything for you so that you get the exact tiny home plans that you need.

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Plans Now Available Pre-Printed


Up until now our plans have always been sold as a download, which meant you needed to print them out yourself. Because of this I always formatted the plans to fit on an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper since I knew that size is easiest for most everyone to print at home. The problem was that there is a lot of information in the plans and so that translated to a lot of pages (47 for our Tiny Living house), and thus a lot of flipping around during construction.

While building our last house I finally decided that I wanted the plans to be on a bigger sheet of paper (over twice the size at 12” x 18”). This would allow us to fit more information per sheet and make the images bigger and to scale. However, I didn’t want there to be any surprise costs when you went to print the plans yourself (I had them printed in color locally and they were $50!) so I also decided to start sending out the plans instead of them just being a download.

Check out the newly formatted plans over on our tiny houses page.

Tiny Retirement Plans Updated

Tiny House Plans

As promised I’ve updated the Tiny Retirement Plans as well. Just like with the Tiny Living plans the updates are relatively minor.

  • – Additional dimensions and notes added to the plans
  • – Some redundant pages removed from the plans
  • – Minor corrections and updates to the materials list
  • – Minor changes to the loft and added rafter ties


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Tinier Living is next!

Tiny Living Plans Updated

Tiny House Plans

I recently updated the plans for my Tiny Living design. If you have previously purchased the plans you should have already received an email from me including the updated files (for free). If not, please send me an email.

The updates are mostly minor and include:

  • – A front storage loft was added
  • – Additional dimensions and notes added to the plans
  • – Some redundant pages removed from the plans
  • – Minor corrections and updates to the materials list including current prices

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I’ll be updating my Tiny Retirement Design in the next couple weeks and then releasing the final version of my Tinier Living plans. Lots of updating going on here :)