Building The Tiny House Blog

Tiny House Kitchen Video Tour

I had such a great time shooting my last Relaxshacks video, that I decided to do it again! In this installment, I strap on the gopro and give you a point-of-view tour around my tiny house kitchen. I show you how the kitchen is laid out and also touch on some of the... read more

The Tiny Guide to Tiny House Retirement

Usually when you think of someone living in a tiny house, you think of young singletons and childless couples like myself. Tiny houses are appealing to people my age because they cost less to buy and run than regular houses. Moving into a tiny house is fairly easy for us too, because we tend to have no children and fewer responsibilities than older people.

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How to Avoid Having a Ladder in Your Tiny House

Most tiny houses builders make the most of the space they have available to them by incorporating a loft into their build. The loft area is then used as a bedroom, and it’s accessed via a ladder. This all makes space-saving sense.

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8 Composting Toilet Tips for Happy Tiny House Living

Composting toilets are the most common type of toilet used in tiny houses. They are also better than normal toilets for a number of reasons: They turn your waste into compost. They reduce water consumption. You can make a DIY one for under $100. They’re really... read more

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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