Black Friday is always a conflicting time of year for us here at Tiny Home Builders. We are definitely not fans of the over-consumption that shopping days like Black Friday can lead to. Where businesses market inferior goods so that they can lower the price to entice all of us to go out at 5am in the morning (or now, 6pm on Thanksgiving Day) to get to the front of the line to buy, buy and buy. But at the same time, to build a tiny house you will likely need some tools that you don’t already have, and there are some great deals to be had on this day. So if you need something and planned on purchasing it anyway, why not get it at the lowest price? Just try to resist being pulled into the ‘buy it all’ mentality. So let’s check out the best Black Friday deals.
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 from a couple of years ago 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.
Living tiny is really only 10% the actual tiny house itself and 90% the attitude of the people going to live there. There are many people who have their mentality backward – they say, “Living tiny will allow me to do these things,” when they need to start living tiny well before they even get there. If you wait to start living tiny, you are going to be in for a heck of a shock when moving in day comes. So if you want to be ready, or even just see if you are able to start living tiny, here are some radical ways to start living tiny right now!
Going tiny is a big decision and certainly not an easy one. As this niche industry continues to build, so does its naysayers. Don’t give up on your big dream to live tiny! Most of what they say isn’t true anyway. Here are a few of the most common tiny house problems which are really myths.
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.
Let’s face it; America has a lot of stuff. We have so much stuff that not only can we not fit it all in our full sized houses, but we even have extra storage spaces offsite that we pay monthly to keep around. This is precisely the reason why tiny living is so appealing. So how can you reduce a lot of that stuff that is cluttering up our lives? Go digital! Here are a few tips and tricks to getting your eLife going digital.