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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How and Why an Airstream Makes a Great Tiny Home with Kate Oliver – #212

How and Why an Airstream Makes a Great Tiny Home with Kate Oliver – #212

Even if you've never heard of an Airstream you probably know what they look like. These iconic travel trailers from the 1950s have become a hot commodity for renovation into beautiful, lightweight, tiny homes. Kate Oliver is the author of the new book The Modern Caravan, which tells the stories of beautiful Airstream conversions and the people who live in them through words and gorgeous photographs. Kate’s journey started with a DIY Airstream renovation that led to starting a company and she shares some great advice on finding and renovating vintage Airstream trailers.

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This Modern Millennial is Living the Tiny Dream with Ashley Monkhouse – #211

This Modern Millennial is Living the Tiny Dream with Ashley Monkhouse – #211

What happens when two siblings decide to buy tiny houses and live next door to one another? Ashley Monkhouse is here to tell us all about her tiny lifestyle. Even though the two sisters bought their tiny houses from the same builder, they are quite different. In this interview, we'll hear Ashley's tiny story, learn about the tiny house community where they live, and find out what advice Ashley would give herself if she could go back in time before she bought a tiny house.

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How to Convert a Shed to a Tiny House (On the Cheap!) with Adrian and Katherine – #210

How to Convert a Shed to a Tiny House (On the Cheap!) with Adrian and Katherine – #210

If you’re trying to build a tiny house on a budget, starting with a pre-existing shed can be one of the cheapest ways to do it. Adrian and Katherine Alvarez purchased a $20K 16×50 Dirksen shed for $10K and spent very little to turn it into a home for their family of 3. Shed conversions are their own special animal and the Alvarezes share some great tips and what they wish they knew before they started.

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Composite Structural Insulated Panels are a Light Weight Game Changer with Harrison Langley – #208

Composite Structural Insulated Panels are a Light Weight Game Changer with Harrison Langley – #208

Today is one of those rare occasions where I get to introduce you to a new building technology. My guest, Harrison Langley, is the founder of the company Boxvana, a composite SIP manufacturer and modular builder. Their LitePan material is up to 4 times lighter than a conventional wood SIP. That weight, along with the thermal properties, makes this incredible new technology an amazing application for tiny homes on wheels.

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Building an Affordable Off-Grid Hot Tub with Chris Strathy – #206

Building an Affordable Off-Grid Hot Tub with Chris Strathy – #206

Is there anything cooler than taking a shower in your own waterfall? This week, Chris Strathy comes back to the show to tell us about his treasure trove of fun, off-grid projects. We talk about his redneck hot tub design, building an underground hobbit house, rehabbing an old log cabin, and so much more. Stick around to be inspired and hear all of the good wisdom that The Capable Carpenter has to offer.

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How to Eliminate $30,000 of Debt in Two Years with Deanna Michaelson – #205

How to Eliminate $30,000 of Debt in Two Years with Deanna Michaelson – #205

Have you ever seen a shed or a building that is not a house, looked at it, and thought that you could probably turn it into a tiny home? Well, that’s what my guest, Deanna Michaelson, did! Deanna was able to eliminate $30k of debt in two years by renovating and living in a 9×12 tool shed. Stick around to hear what it took to turn the shed into a beautiful tiny house, why she got kicked out, and what she’s doing next. We also talk about her coaching business, Stoked Coaching, and what kind of clients she’s hoping to work with. And of course, we talk about Deanna’s next tiny house which will be on wheels and is tentatively called Shed 2.0.

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