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
Everything you wanted to know about tiny house insurance but were afraid to ask. My guest is Martin Burlingame from the Strategic Insurance Agency, which has risen to national prominence their ability to insure tiny houses on wheels.read more
It’s not just about finances. Though many people are drawn to tiny house living for the financial benefits, living tiny has a way of changing the way you look at everything in your life. Living tiny for 3.5 years has had a lasting impact on my guest, Alek Lisefski. In this conversation, we’ll talk about those changes, plus what Alek learned from having two significant relationships in a tiny house.
Notes and links: https://www.thetinyhouse.net/alekread more
If you’ve never heard of Kent Griswold, you’re probably mistaken! Kent runs the near-ubiquitous TinyHouseBlog and publishes the monthly Tiny House Magazine. In our wide-ranging conversation, we’ll talk about where Kent sees the movement going, plus what kind of tiny house he hopes to one day live in. Kent is a thoughtful, knowledgeable guest, and you’re sure to learn something about the movement from this interview.
Notes and Links: https://www.thetinyhouse.net/kentread more
Documenting the Legalization of Tiny Homes from the Worlds most Travelled Tiny House with Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons – #012
Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons are the darlings of the tiny house movement. Their little house has been featured in countless news stories, a children’s book, and if you’ve attended one of the large national tiny house events, chances are you’ve seen it in person!
They are also documenting the movement, through the multi-part Living Tiny Legally documentary series. As a result, Alexis and Christian are connected to the pulse of the movement and what’s happening in it.
As the most traveled tiny house (currently around 40,000 miles), Christian and Alexis are in a unique position to document how well these little houses hold up to the stresses of life on the road. I’ll as them what has worked in the house, and what they’d do differently if they planned to build another moveable house for long-term travel.
Links and notes at: https://www.thetinyhouse.net/expeditionread more
Living the Minimalist Family Life: 3 People, 3 Cats, and a Dog in a 325sf Tiny House On Wheels with Emily Gerde – #011
Emily Gerde and her husband Justin, son Wyatt, three cats and one dog live in a 325 square foot tiny house on wheels. What's it like raising a minimalist family with plans to grow in tiny house? How do you keep the intake of stuff to a minimum while creating an enriching experience for your children? I'll ask Emily those questions and more.
Notes and Links: https://www.thetinyhouse.net/emilyread more
Are you considering heating your tiny house with wood? My guest today is Nick Peterson from TinyWoodStove.com. We’ll talk about what the common installation mistakes Nick sees with tiny house wood stoves, how do you handle keeping your house warm when the stove goes out, installation tips, and more.
Show notes and links: https://www.thetinyhouse.net/nickread more
Today my guest is Jody Brady. In 2014, after living in a series of traditionally scaled houses, Jodi and her husband Bill decided it was time to “right-size” their living space. They designed and built our tiny home in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, and the've been living tiny for two and a half years.
In this interview, we get into what it’s like to go tiny as a couple at retirement age, but who certainly aren’t “retired” in the traditional sense. We’ll talk about what “rightsizing” is and how you can get rid of things that you no longer need that are standing in your way.
View notes and links from this episode: https://www.thetinyhouse.net/jodyread more
In this episode, Jenn Baxter shares some of her techniques to help you start decluttering and downsizing, and tells the “buyer beware” story of her tiny house.
Jenn Baxter is an accomplished author, speaker and blogger based in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2015, Jenn launched her website, Live a F.A.S.T. Life, based on her own experiences with clean living and downsizing into a 160-square- foot tiny house. Jenn also has a “buyer beware” story to share about her house, so if you’re thinking about hiring a builder, definitely pay attention!read more
Michael Janzen established TinyHouseDesign.com all the way back in 2008. Janzen is a prolific designer, offering tiny house plans in many different shapes and sizes. I’m particularly excited about this conversation because Michal has been around since the beginning of the modern tiny house movement, so he’s seen lots of changes, plus lots of potential.read more
Ella is a Harpist, artist and singer/songwriter in the Bay Area who lived in 120 sq feet with 2 people and a big floppy dog for over 5 years. Ella was an early blogger in the tiny house movement, and was an early inspiration for me while I was building my own house.read more