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 clothes washer and dryer. But with the options available on the market today, you don’t automatically have to forgo them. Here are a few options when it comes to doing your laundry in a tiny house.
Summer is here! 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.
Not everyone is a cook. Not everyone needs to have a chef-level kitchen. But at sometime in your tiny living situation, you are not only going to have to cook, but more than likely you are going to have to plan out head of time what you need and where you are going to store the food that you buy. To be fair, 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.
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.