Page Hodel Cover

Page Hodel is a DJ, artist, and life-long builder. She converted a school bus into a tiny home way back in the 1980s and was featured in Dwell Magazine and on HGTV. Page is inspiring, humble, and is here to share the message that ANYONE can build their own home.

In This Episode:

  • Pioneering the tiny house movement with an old schoolbus
  • Page's carpentry journey: how she learned and practiced
  • A little bit about Page's current project
  • The benefits of trying new things, taking time, and having fun!
  • Challenging stereotypes and dispelling negativity – nobody is born knowing how to do things

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Guest Bio:

Page Hodel

Page Hodel

Page is a 63-year-old woman carpenter who loves to build homes in small spaces. Page renovated a 1973 International Harvester Schoolbus which was featured in Dwell Magazine and on HGTV.


This Week's Sponsor:

Tiny House Engage


Have you been working on planning or building your tiny house and feel like you want to connect with other people, get your questions answered, and just support each other along the way? Tiny House Engage brings together tiny house hopefuls and DIYers to share plans and resources, learn from each other’s challenges and mistakes, and celebrate our successes so that we can feel less alone while we build faster, safer, smarter, cheaper homes and embrace the tiny house lifestyle. Whether you’re a tiny house dreamer who is still figuring out all the systems, plans, and everything you need to go into your tiny house, or if you’re actively building, Tiny House Engage has the resources for you.

There are professional contractors in the community here to answer your questions about plumbing, electricity, and ventilation, and there’s also plenty of interaction between members. If you need some encouragement or just need to know how someone else solved a problem, you’ll get those answers in Tiny House Engage.

I’m also very active in the community, answering questions and keeping an eye on things, so if you want to interact with me, this is a great way to do it. Tiny House Engage members are also able to listen live as I record these podcasts and interviews, and ask questions of our guests. So if you’re a big fan of the show, it’s a great way to get an inside look at the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast and get access to episodes weeks – or even months – before they go live on the feed. To learn more and register for tiny house engage, go to Registration is closing today, Friday March 13th! I can’t wait to meet you in Tiny House Engage and I know you’ll love your new tiny house community.

More Photos:


The perfect parking spot

Cozy with a lot of storage



A tiny pan for the tiny house

Check out Page's trailer


Prepping the trailer

Looking good!



Roxanne brand new to Page

Roxanne Storage

Roxanne Storage

Roxanne shelving

Roxanne's parquet floor

After paint

Roxanne after paint

Part of the bedroom and hallway. Love the triangular side table!

Roxanne's hallway

Roxanne's living room- complete with cat!

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