Building The Tiny House Blog

How to Build a Tiny House on the Cheap

One of the biggest concerns that I hear about around building tiny houses, is how much they will cost. I get asked this question a lot, and there’s really no way around it. If you want to live in a tiny house, you’re going to need to pay for it. My house... read more

How To Find Local Tiny House Communities

Being a tiny house owner is great, but it can sometimes get a little lonely. “Normal” people often look at you like you’re crazy when you tell them where you live, so it’s not a surprise that many tiny house dwellers find themselves wishing... read more

Should Your Tiny House Have a Skylight?

The idea of sleeping under the stars is a romantic one, so skylights are something that many tiny house builders dream of incorporating into their plans. But just how easy are they to install? Are they as practical as they are beautiful?

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How To Finance A Tiny House

Part of the appeal of tiny house living is being able to avoid spending your whole life paying off a huge mortgage. Many people in the tiny house community are also minimalists who endeavour to live simply and debt-free. But, while building or buying a tiny house does cost way less than building or buying a regular house, it still doesn’t come cheap.

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Why I Decided to Build a Tiny House on Wheels

One question that I’ve been asked over and over is ”why did you decide to build your tiny house on wheels?” The answer is multifaceted and I’m sure each tiny house dweller’s reasons are slightly different from one everyone else’s. However I’m sure many other tiny house dwellers would identify with my reasons.

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How to Choose the Right Heater for your Tiny House

I’m often asked how you choose the right heater for your tiny house. It’s a good question because there are a number of different elements you need to consider when deciding how to heat your tiny house. In this post, I’ll take you step-by-step through the process of finding the right heater for you and your tiny house.

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Tour of the Tiny House Loft

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sit or sleep in a tiny house loft? Are you currently debating whether or not to include a loft in your tiny house? Have you wondered what difference an extra few feet can make in a tiny house loft?

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How I’m Preparing My Tiny House For Winter

Now that winter is well and truly on its way, I thought I’d give you an update on how things are going in my tiny house and on how I’m preparing it for the cold Vermont weather. I recorded the video below on a rainy day to show you the changes I’ve made to the tiny house to keep us warm this winter.

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