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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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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Incorporating Minimalism and Sustainability in Architecture and Design with Amanda Gunawan – #235

Incorporating Minimalism and Sustainability in Architecture and Design with Amanda Gunawan – #235

What is sustainability? Amanda Gunawan is an architect who is dedicated to sustainable development, inspired by Japanese culture. In this episode, Amanda tells us about her perspective on sustainability and how architects can build spaces that last through their design choices. Although she does not design tiny homes, there is a lot of crossover in ideas with the tiny house movement that we can learn from and incorporate into tiny house design.

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Meeting the Demand for Tiny Homes through Modular Building with Abby Shank – #234

Meeting the Demand for Tiny Homes through Modular Building with Abby Shank – #234

How does a tiny home community builder get good-quality tiny homes quickly? Abby Shank is solving that problem by partnering with other companies, essentially becoming a tiny house builder who doesn’t build all of the houses herself! We discuss the evolution of Tiny Estates from a community of vacation homes to permanent residences and all of the work that that shift entails, plus her new business model.

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Why Tiny Homes are Important + A Big Announcement with Macy Miller – #233

Why Tiny Homes are Important + A Big Announcement with Macy Miller – #233

You may have seen Macy Miller hinting about something a few weeks ago. The time has finally come for me to be able to share that with everyone! Even though tiny house festivals are starting up again, I thought it would be great to put on an online event that anyone worldwide can attend without having to travel. It’s called the Tiny House Summit and it’s a completely free 3-day online event. In this excerpt from the Summit, Macy shares why tiny houses are important and I thought it was too good not to share with the podcast audience. If you’re feeling unsure about your choice to go tiny, this interview will help you feel more confident and be a better advocate for yourself and your own lifestyle. You can see the lineup and register for the Summit at tinyhousesummit.co.

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My Builder Forgot My Furnace with Megan Lockhart – #232

My Builder Forgot My Furnace with Megan Lockhart – #232

This is a great real conversation about what it’s like living tiny. Megan Lockhart doesn’t try to hide the things that are struggles for her and her family and she’s also great about advocating for the benefits of tiny living. We talk about the pros and cons, trials and tribulations, and the immense benefit Megan feels she and her family get from the tiny house lifestyle. Stick around after the credits to hear a bonus session where Megan shares how her builder forgot to install the furnace in her tiny house and how it wreaked havoc in their first winter!

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An Amazingly Unique Floating Tiny Home Lifestyle with Sarah and Brandon – #231

An Amazingly Unique Floating Tiny Home Lifestyle with Sarah and Brandon – #231

This has to be the most unique tiny house living situation I’ve ever seen! Sarah, Brandon, and their dog Iko live in a 225-square-foot tiny home that floats on a lake in The Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. They live fully off-grid with no cell service and they are only accessible by boat. In this conversation, Sarah and Brandon graciously and openly share why and how they live this way, plus how much it costs and some of the unique challenges that present when you live on a lake in a temperate rainforest.

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Ethan Waldman on the Tiny House Conversations Podcast – #230

Ethan Waldman on the Tiny House Conversations Podcast – #230

We’re changing it up a little bit this week! Lucy Lich interviewed me on her podcast, Tiny House Conversations. We had an in-depth conversation about some of the most important decisions you need to make to plan and build a tiny house successfully. We also talked through my best-selling resource, Tiny House Decisions. Lucy is a great interviewer and it was a pleasure to be on her show!

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