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Towing a Tiny House: How to Do it Safely & Simply

Towing a Tiny House: How to Do it Safely & Simply

One of the most obvious benefits of living in a tiny house on wheels is that you can move house, quite literally! But towing a tiny house isn't no simple task. If you've ever towed any kind of mobile home, you'll know that a lot goes into making sure it will be safe while it's on the road.
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10 Bunk Bed Ideas for Tiny Houses

10 Bunk Bed Ideas for Tiny Houses

I'm often asked how families or couples with children can all fit into one tiny house. Others want to know how they can find the space to host guests in their tiny houses. Well, it's not easy to find extra bed space in a tiny house, but if you get creative with bunk beds, you might just be able to do it! I have therefore compiled a list of bunk bed ideas for tiny houses.
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Tiny House Plans: Where to Get Them, What to Look for and What to Do with Them

Tiny House Plans: Where to Get Them, What to Look for and What to Do with Them

One of the questions I'm asked most frequently is, "where can I buy tiny house plans?" And while I ended up working with an architect to design a completely custom tiny house, you may not know that, before that, I bought plans for the Tumbleweed Fencl (now called the Cypress). I've also collaborated with lots of brilliant tiny house builders, many of whom have put their tiny house plans up for purchase.
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Tiny House Living: Cooking in a Tiny House

Tiny House Living: Cooking in a Tiny House

A lot of potential tiny house owners have concerns about cooking in a tiny kitchen. I'm often asked what it's like to cook in a tiny house, so I thought I'd give you an insight into what it's like to whip up a meal in my tiny house.
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How to Find Parking for your Tiny House on Wheels

How to Find Parking for your Tiny House on Wheels

When I started building my tiny house on wheels, I had no idea where I would park it. I followed my instincts, which where that if I built it, the land would appear. And I was right about that: I was able to rent the ideal piece of property in the town near where I...

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Why Tiny House Living Might Not Be For You

Why Tiny House Living Might Not Be For You

While everyone seems to enjoy looking at Pinterest photos of tiny houses, not everyone would enjoy living in a tiny house. And you may assume that the only people who shouldn't live in tiny houses are those who flat out aren't interested in this way of life. But it may surprise you to hear that even if you've got your heart set on tiny house living, this lifestyle might not be for you.
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An Unexpected Love Story: Me, Myself, and My Tiny House

An Unexpected Love Story: Me, Myself, and My Tiny House

Note from Ethan: This is a guest post by Miwa Oseki Robbins Like many tiny house builders I see out there, my dream to build a house started with a partner. We were going to build our small, off-grid, sustainable house and live happily ever after. You could even say...

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16 Alternatives to Tiny Houses

16 Alternatives to Tiny Houses

While I really love tiny houses, I don't think they're for everybody. I recognize that some families simply couldn't fit into a home of just a couple hundred square meters. I recognize that not everyone finds tiny houses as aesthetically pleasing as other buildings. And I recognize that there are cheaper homes you could build.
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5 Money-Saving Ideas for your Tiny House (and 3 to Avoid!)

5 Money-Saving Ideas for your Tiny House (and 3 to Avoid!)

Have you ever heard the saying "you get what you pay for?" In a lot of ways, I think that saying is very true. Even though there is a wealth of building materials available for cheap and even for free, by using them you are accepting some serious trade-offs in your...

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Tiny House Kitchen Video Tour

Tiny House Kitchen Video Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsmUgdwzUOM&feature=youtu.be 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...

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The Tiny Guide to Tiny House Retirement

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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8 Composting Toilet Tips for Happy Tiny House Living

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 simple...

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