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Tiny House Plumbing: Build your Bathroom, including Shower & Toilet

Tiny House Plumbing: Build your Bathroom, including Shower & Toilet

One of the parts of building a tiny house that many people worry about is tiny house plumbing. This is one big area where your tiny house will be very different from a regular house. While normal houses generally have permanent access to water because they're on the grid, when your house is mobile, there's no guarantee that you'll always be near to a water source that you can hook up to.

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Tiny House?

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Tiny House?

One of the questions I get asked most often is, “how much does it cost to build a tiny house?” Of course, that's a difficult question to answer because the cost of building a tiny house varies enormously. Just as it's impossible to say how much it costs to build a regular house, it's impossible to give one definitive price for tiny houses.

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How Big Can a Tiny House be?

How Big Can a Tiny House be?

How big can a tiny house be? For people who aren't bothered about owning big houses and having lots of possessions, we sure do seem to worry a lot about size!

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How to Prepare Your Tiny House for Severe Weather Conditions

How to Prepare Your Tiny House for Severe Weather Conditions

Securing your tiny house so you can tow it is one thing, but what if you live in an area that experiences hurricanes, tornadoes, and other dangerous types of weather? If you do live in such an area, it's important that you know how to prepare your tiny house for extreme weather conditions.

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How Do You Downsize to Live in a Tiny House?

How Do You Downsize to Live in a Tiny House?

One concern I hear from many would-be tiny house owners is that they're not sure they'll be able to downsize to live in a tiny house. They like the idea of cutting down their possessions and living tiny, but they don't know if they'd actually be able to do it.

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“Will We All Fit?” 5 Tiny House Families

“Will We All Fit?” 5 Tiny House Families

I often hear from people who would love to live in a tiny house, but who don't believe they can because they have a family. Some people have one kid. Others have three kids and a dog. And plenty more don't have kids right now, but know they will want them in the...

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13 Creative Alternatives to Kitchen Cabinets for Tiny Houses

13 Creative Alternatives to Kitchen Cabinets for Tiny Houses

If you've been dreaming of living in a tiny house, or if you're currently working on your build, you've probably been on the lookout for clever space-saving ideas. And while you might have come across fold-out desks, under-bench storage, and stairs made out of drawers, I wonder if you've considered alternatives to regular kitchen cabinets.

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Skip the Trailer: Should You Build Your Tiny House on Skids?

Skip the Trailer: Should You Build Your Tiny House on Skids?

When they think of tiny houses, most people think of tiny houses on wheels. These portable homes have become the symbol of the tiny house movement. They're popular because building a tiny house on a trailer enables you to get around pesky building requirements and zoning laws.

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Tiny House Hunting: 9 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Tiny House

Tiny House Hunting: 9 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Tiny House

While my focus is on helping people to build their own tiny houses, I do recognize that not everyone wants to or indeed should build their tiny house. Building a tiny house is a huge thing to do. It requires a lot of time, effort, patience, and skill. If you're even slightly unsure about doing it, you probably shouldn't go there.

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