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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Vintage Airstream to Beautiful Tiny Home in 2 Months! with Allison and James – #225

Vintage Airstream to Beautiful Tiny Home in 2 Months! with Allison and James – #225

How do you renovate a vintage Airstream in two months when you have no building experience? Allison and James not only made their vintage Airstream livable in two months while working full-time, but they also taught themselves how to do carpentry and electrical work – and found a parking spot! In this interview, we talk about how and why they worked on such a short timeline, how they approached learning, and what design choices they made in order to make the Airstream fully functional for their lifestyle.

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The Innovative Tiny House on Wheels with a Full Second Story and a Great Backstory with Arya Mazanek – #224

The Innovative Tiny House on Wheels with a Full Second Story and a Great Backstory with Arya Mazanek – #224

I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about this company Wilderwise, so I decided to invite one of the founders, Arya Mazanek for an interview. Wilderwise is taking a custom approach to just about every aspect of their tiny home builds- from the custom aluminum trailer that doubles as the floor foundation, to the aluminum and SIP frame, what really sets these tiny homes apart is the fact that they expand to have a full height second floor once they are parked in place. In this interview, I’ll ask Arya how the homes are built, how the second-floor expansion works, and what makes them modular. Stick around!

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How to Build a Mortgage Eligible Tiny House with Aubrie Gibbons #223

How to Build a Mortgage Eligible Tiny House with Aubrie Gibbons #223

Yes, a tiny home can qualify for a traditional mortgage! Aubrie Gibbons works for Atlas Cottage Homes, a company that has developed a modular small home, or cottage as they call it, that can be traditionally mortgaged. They can even help you roll the cost of the land into that loan, along with the cottage. We also dispel some of the common myths about modular building, along with what modular building can and can’t do.

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I Turned my Tiny House into an Airbnb. My Experiences + Listener Q&A – #222

I Turned my Tiny House into an Airbnb. My Experiences + Listener Q&A – #222

Are you interested in listing a tiny house on Airbnb? I’ve been doing just that and I wanted to share my experiences with you. In this episode, I’ll cover what it’s been like turning my tiny house into an Airbnb, things I would have designed differently if I knew I was going to turn my house into a rental, and what it’s like to be an Airbnb host. Thank you to everyone who submitted their listener questions for the episode. For those of you who asked (and a lot of you asked), I do talk about what we do with the poo.

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The Case for Tiny, Low Impact Living with David Friedlander – #221

The Case for Tiny, Low Impact Living with David Friedlander – #221

David Friedlander has been an advocate for the widespread adoption of minimal and tiny/low-impact living for over a decade. He’s been featured in the New York times, Minimalism documentary, and more. In this wide-ranging conversation, we explore micro-living, hotel living, and what needs to change in our culture to more fully support a sustainable future living on the planet.

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How and Where to Find Affordable Land for your Tiny Home with Dave Denniston – #220

How and Where to Find Affordable Land for your Tiny Home with Dave Denniston – #220

If you’re looking for inexpensive raw land you won’t want to miss this episode. Dave Denniston is a sort of raw land broker. he finds inexpensive land, makes sure it all checks out, finds out what can be done with it, and offers in-house financing. He explains the basics of raw land, gives us the scoop on some of his favorite tiny-home-friendly counties in US states, and lets us know which episodes of his own podcast will be most beneficial as you’re searching for that perfect plot.

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This Couple Built a Tiny House and Became Pro Tiny House Builders Together with Cassie and Richard – #219

This Couple Built a Tiny House and Became Pro Tiny House Builders Together with Cassie and Richard – #219

Can a relationship survive a DIY tiny house build? Cassie and Richard Saude of Lionheart Homes built their own tiny home and took their passion for the tiny house community to start their own tiny home building business. They now build houses for others, using their knowledge and insights as tiny home dwellers to provide additional insight to their clients in the design and construction process.

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The Ups and Downs of Living as Full-Time Nomads with Alli and Gaylen – #217

The Ups and Downs of Living as Full-Time Nomads with Alli and Gaylen – #217

Would you believe me if I told you that it was entirely possible to record an album on a sailboat? Alli and Gaylen are the Sail Bums, a musical duo from Maine who live on their 37-foot Endeavour sailboat. In addition to explaining how they manage their music business while traveling the eastern seaboard, they also give some great advice to nomads on both land and sea and talk about why the nomadic lifestyle is so appealing to them.

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How Living on a Navy Warship Taught Me to Live Tiny with Sabrina Bosserman – #216

How Living on a Navy Warship Taught Me to Live Tiny with Sabrina Bosserman – #216

Sabrina Bosserman is a professional skoolie builder, and she's here to tell us all about the ins and outs of converting a skoolie into a beautiful rolling tiny home. Sabrina is also a former Naval nuclear engineer who now builds skoolies full-time, and we chat about how her experience in the Navy helped to inform her desire and some skills for living tiny.

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