Your Host, Ethan Waldman
Tiny House Author, Speaker, & Teacher
The Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast features interviews with tiny house luminaries, builders, DIYers and more.
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More Recent Episodes
As I mentioned in my last episode of the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast, I just finished teaching a two week design/build course at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont. Working alongside other talented instructors was an inspiring experience for me, and a highlight was being able to work with students on framing and sheathing a tiny house on wheels. Teaching this course reminded me how challenging it can be to properly build your tiny house around the wheels of a trailer, so I decided to do a solo episode all about trailers! We’re going to be talking about trailer terminology, different styles of trailers, and also which types of trailers I recommend for building your tiny house on wheels.read more
Erin Maile O'Keefe is a talented designer who designed and built the Paper Boat tiny house for herself and her husband, where they live in the backyard of a house that they own. In this conversation we'll break down the Paper Boat design, and in the process, share some of the ways that Erin thinks about designing tiny spaces so that they work for the occupants.read more
Lindsay and her husband Eric were not expecting to build their tiny home themselves. In fact, they hired a builder expecting the house to be finished for them. Part way through the build, their builder went out of business and they were left with the shell of a 33-foot Gooseneck tiny house on wheels. In this episode, we'll learn what happened from there, Lindsay's tips for working with builders to make sure you don't end up in the same situation that she did, and what Experience Tiny Homes is doing to spread the love for the tiny house movement.read more
Sierra Martin decided to skip the expensive rent in Burlington, Vermont and instead built herself a tiny house on wheels. When she started, she had no building skills. Her beautiful home is heated with a pellet stove and features bright, beautiful wood walls and floors. Oh, and Sierra keeps 3 of her 4 bicycles inside!read more
Liberation Tiny Homes combines fine Amish craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and a pretty quick turnaround time to produce a tiny house package that is pretty appealing. They have preset models, they have custom models, and they can work in a range of different sizes and styles. On the show today I’ll ask Matt to give us an inside look at the workings of Liberation Tiny Homes, his tips for working with Gooseneck trailers versus regular flatbed trailers, and how this company (that has built over 60 tiny houses!) has seen the tiny house movement change over the last four years.read more
Talking to kids about downsizing, minimalism, and going tiny can be difficult. That's why my guests Becky Flansburg and BA Norrgard decided to write a children's book. Sissy Goes Tiny was created to share the process of going tiny from a child's perspective.read more
As tiny houses are getting larger and more similar, my guest Abel Zyl is still building handmade pieces of functional art. He hand builds windows, doors, roofs, and more, and incorporates amazing curves that lend the houses an almost fairytale or dreamlike appearance.read more
Steven has been involved with the tiny house movement for nearly a decade and is the founder of Tiny House Listings, the world’s most-visited tiny house resource.read more
Dee built and moved into her first tiny house on wheels in 2004: Dee’s house, life and memoir The Big Tiny have been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CBS This Morning, Slate.com, Yahoo.com, Yes Magazine, and the National Building Museum, to name a few.read more
Lloyd Kahn’s Advice on Building a Home, Reconsidering a Tiny House On Wheels, and Documenting 50 Years of DIY Dwellings
Lloyd Kahn is the former shelter editor of The Whole Earth Catalog and editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications. He has published a series of books on building including Shelter and Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter.read more