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07/31 The Seeding Project Awards Tiny House Grant

Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons are a filmmaker duo embarking on an extraordinary expedition across North America to document grassroots projects that creatively address modern housing issues such as the lack of affordable housing and unprecedented rates of homelessness. Alexis states, “We want to share stories of the inspiring, innovative […]

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07/29 When will Atlanta join the tiny house movement?

Aside from academic experiments, like the 135-square-foot “SCADpads” built last year in a Midtown parking deck, developers aren’t allowed to build tiny homes inside the Atlanta city limits. Why not? The city’s code prohibits the construction of single-family homes smaller than 750 square feet. Some local governments have created restrictions […]

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07/28 Expedition = a journey with a purpose, the new American Dream

How much is enough? When does enough become … too much? Those may seem like philosophical questions suited to long discussions over a few pints at the pub, but for a couple from Winston-Salem, they are ideas that frame their lives. Watch the video http://myfox8.com/2015/07/28/winston-salem-couples-tiny-house-expedition/

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07/28 Video of Tiny House Built Solo by 65 Year Old Disabled Woman- Cancer Survivor

Vera Struck, of www.silverbullettinyhouse.com, is visited/interviewed by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen of www.relaxshacks.com at her Newbury, MA tiny home on wheels that she designed and built. Struck, Age 65, was a former attendant at one of Deek’s early Tiny House building workshops. Her off-grid home, self-designed, and self-built, is off-grid, and […]

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07/27 Canada’s first tiny house festival debuts as part of planned tiny housing development

Tiny homes are becoming a big thing, but one barrier to widespread adoption has been finding land to legally site it on. That may be changing here in Canada, though: we visited Canada’s first official tiny house festival over the weekend, along with hundreds of curious people who descended upon […]

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07/27 Living in tiny homes was much harder than these people realized

Tiny homes offer the escapist fantasy of having less: less square footage, less responsibility, and less stuff. The idea has been particularly trendy in recent years. Tiny homes — which typically include any free-standing, single-family home that’s less than 1,000 square feet — have been the subject of countless Pinterest […]

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07/27 Changing the way society heals at LightWorks, a chance for a brighter future

“We are trying to address the concept of solving community issues,” said LightWorks founder Frank Genetti. “Part of the social concept of LightWorks is sustainability.” LightWorks is a for-profit vocational training project of Shepherd’s Table Inc., a nonprofit, faith-based organization [in Idaho]. It provides full-time work and on-the-job training for […]

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07/27 Tiny house living on Cape Cod

My shed was once the office to the old Grindell’s Trailer Park on a Dennisport beach. The few old cottages there were going to be bulldozed if not saved from destruction. As a descendent of the old Cape Cod mooncussers, I saw a mission in saving a bit of the […]