Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

How to plan, build, and live the tiny life
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Your Host, Ethan Waldman

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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Retired Teacher Builds DIY Tiny House on Wheels with Bill Knapp – #247

Retired Teacher Builds DIY Tiny House on Wheels with Bill Knapp – #247

This week’s guest is a longtime member of my online tiny house community, Tiny House Engage. His name is Bill Knapp, and I’ve been fortunate to be able to watch his build take shape over the last couple of years. Bill is a retired educator and he’s quite skilled in construction, among other disciplines. He put together a fascinating PowerPoint presentation so we decided to share the video of this podcast interview, which I normally don’t share beyond Tiny House Engage.

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The Ultimate Heated Water Hose and Other Smart Products I Recommend for Tiny Living – #245

The Ultimate Heated Water Hose and Other Smart Products I Recommend for Tiny Living – #245

When I built my tiny house 10 years ago, I missed out on some of the more modern smart home things, like smart locks and smart thermostats. I’ve spent the last few months modernizing the house to make it work as an Airbnb in its current location. In this episode, I review all of the things I purchased for my tiny house in 2022. Whether you’re planning or building your tiny house or already living tiny, you can definitely find things in this episode to make your tiny lifestyle a whole lot easier.

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Interior Design for Small Spaces with Sarah Bronstein – #244

Interior Design for Small Spaces with Sarah Bronstein – #244

Designing for small places has its own special challenges. Who better to talk me through approaching the design of your tiny house than an experienced designer who specializes in small spaces? Sarah Bronstein, who both designs for small spaces and lives in an Avion LaGrande travel trailer, talks to me about her own transition to living tiny, her favorite interior design products for small spaces, and helpful tips for you as you plan out your tiny house.

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2022 Year in Review – #243

2022 Year in Review – #243

2022 was an incredibly busy and wonderful year! This week, I give you a recap of the Tiny House Summit, an update on my personal tiny house, and I also share some of my favorite episodes of the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast. Thank you for listening to the show every week. Happy New Year!

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She Went Tiny and Then Created TinyFest with Renee Seevers – #242

She Went Tiny and Then Created TinyFest with Renee Seevers – #242

Why are tiny house festivals important? My guest, Renee Seevers, is the creator of TinyFest Midwest, TinyFest California, and recently TinyFest Southwest. Renee tells me about switching from a tiny house to a skoolie, what it’s like running the festivals, and what you can expect at one of her TinyFest events.

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Can a Successful Entrepreneur Live in a Van?! with Rob Rast – #237

Can a Successful Entrepreneur Live in a Van?! with Rob Rast – #237

Why would an entrepreneur who has raised millions of dollars through crowdfunding live in a van? Vanlife doesn’t seem common amongst the startup and tech crowd, yet Rob Rast is living this alternative lifestyle while successfully running his e-mobility business. In this interview, we cover how living in the van brings Rob closer to his work with electronic bikes and skateboards, plus how those devices can get you around in an eco-friendly way.

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Buyer Beware: How to Work with a Tiny House Builder with Jenifer Levini – #236

Buyer Beware: How to Work with a Tiny House Builder with Jenifer Levini – #236

There are some great tiny house builders out there, but there are also some unscrupulous builders who are cutting corners and putting the tiny house dwellers that buy from them in potentially unsafe situations. Jenifer Levini goes in depth about what the codes and certifications mean, why they are important, and how you can determine whether a house was built to these standards.

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