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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Designing a Fire-Resistant Tiny Home ADU with Vina Lustado – #139

Designing a Fire-Resistant Tiny Home ADU with Vina Lustado – #139

When it comes to designing tiny homes, Vina Lustado is the real deal. Her iconic Sol Haus and Sol Pod homes are beautiful, light-filled examples of high tiny design, and Vina has lived tiny for many years and in several locations. As a California resident, Vina has seen the destructive and traumatic effects of wildfires and has answered the call in the best way she knows how: By designing a pre-fab tiny home that can be permitted as an ADU in California and has several fire-resistant design elements.

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Living Off-Grid for Months at Sea: Hydroponics, Solar, Wind, and Gardening on a Sailboat with Rick Moore – #138

Living Off-Grid for Months at Sea: Hydroponics, Solar, Wind, and Gardening on a Sailboat with Rick Moore – #138

Living off-grid is especially challenging when you're on a 50-ft sailboat in the middle of the ocean. My guest today is Rick Moore, whose sailboat, the Sophisticated Lady, is fully set up to live off-grid for months at a time, with solar and wind power, a water desalination unit, and even a garden on board. Rick walks us through his systems and helps figure out how we can apply them to tiny house living. Stick around!

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Pro Tips to Develop a Tiny House Community with Darin Dinsmore – #137

Pro Tips to Develop a Tiny House Community with Darin Dinsmore – #137

Darin Dinsmore is the urban planner and landscape architect behind the amazing Tiny Camp Sedona, a small pod of tiny houses available for nightly rentals outside of Sedona, Arizona. Darren is just getting started applying his skills as a developer to tiny house communities. He’ll let us in on the projects he’s working on now, how he approaches developing tiny house communities, and what he’s excited about for the future of tiny homes.

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The Ultimate Go-Anywhere Tiny House Ambulance Conversion with Tom Roszko – #136

The Ultimate Go-Anywhere Tiny House Ambulance Conversion with Tom Roszko – #136

If you’re hoping to move around a lot, a moveable tiny home isn’t always the best option. While vans and school bus conversions take the spotlight, my guest Tom Roszko set his sights on a medium-duty ambulance. In this conversation, we’ll learn why used ambulances actually make a fantastic starting point for a conversion, how to find them, and other tips for a DIY, super mobile tiny home. Plus, Tom shares details about his solar, water, and off-grid living in his home.

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Exploring the Timeless A-Frame Design with Den Outdoors Founder Michael Romanowicz – #135

Exploring the Timeless A-Frame Design with Den Outdoors Founder Michael Romanowicz – #135

There’s something enduring and timeless about the A-frame. It seems to fit into any landscape and instantly says “cozy”. Today, I’m interviewing Michael Romanowicz, founder of Den Outdoors, which designs beautiful, easy to build A-frames and sells plans. In this conversation, we’ll explore the popularity of A-frames, the advantages and disadvantages of the design, and learn about what’s in store at Den.

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From Moveable Tiny House to Luxury Skoolie: Tiny Lifestyle with Baylie Carlson – #133

From Moveable Tiny House to Luxury Skoolie: Tiny Lifestyle with Baylie Carlson – #133

Baylie Carlson made a splash in the tiny house movement with her tiny house home birth story. She has lived in both a moveable tiny house, a luxury skoolie, and has lots of insight to share when it comes to raising kids in small dwellings. Baylie is also involved in a really interesting YouTube competition called Outlast Homestead, where the winner gets the title to the land.

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Permaculture For Tiny Homes with Kenton Zerbin – #132

Permaculture For Tiny Homes with Kenton Zerbin – #132

Permaculture is one of those words I hear batted around a lot in conjunction with the tiny house movement, but have never taken the time to learn what it is. Kenton Zerbin is the perfect guest to help explain it. In this conversation, we’ll learn that Permaculture isn’t some technique or life hack- Rather, it’s an entire way of thinking: A design philosophy that pairs beautifully with tiny homes. Kenton is a teacher by trade, and he’ll also share how he designed his tiny home to survive off-grid in cold, Canadian winters.

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How to Legalize Tiny Houses: Advocacy 101 with Dan Fitzpatrick – #131

How to Legalize Tiny Houses: Advocacy 101 with Dan Fitzpatrick – #131

Dan Fitzpatrick is the Director of Government Relations and president of the Tiny Home Industry Association and has made a name for himself as the go-to guy for tiny home legalization. This info-packed conversation does not disappoint! We talk about the importance of calling our homes “Moveable Tiny Homes” instead of “Tiny Homes on Wheels”, The current status of Appendix Q, and how to do tiny house advocacy the right way.

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Lloyd Kahn's Half-Acre Homestead: Building, Gardening and Getting Started – #130

Lloyd Kahn's Half-Acre Homestead: Building, Gardening and Getting Started – #130

Lloyd Kahn’s first interview on the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast is the most downloaded episode to date, so I knew I had to have him back on to talk about his wonderful new book, The Half-Acre Homestead. We talk about the benefits and limitations of homesteading in the present and future. While Lloyd is a bit dubious about the viability of living in a tiny house long-term, I think that the lifestyle he showcases in The Half Acre Homestead is readily compatible with tiny house living.

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