Design & Construction

10/30 Open source tiny house built from Lego-like components kicking off next month

“We’re interested in manufacturing the components that can be rapidly assembled into a home, kind of like contemporary Lego blocks,” Fischer said. Fischer’s new company, Extraordinary Structures, uses Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) technology, plasma cutters and laser cutters to manufacture modular wood components for rapid assembly of thermally efficient tiny […]

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10/30 Off grid, luxury tiny home in Indianapolis

‘I don’t want stuff’ The concept of actually downsizing her life became reality for Hedges after her father was diagnosed with brain cancer. She watched as her parents had to clean out the home they had lived in for nearly 35 years in order to move into a smaller house. […]

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10/30 Tiny House Eviction & Rejection

In the past year, Guillaume (my partner) and I [Jenna] have traveled all over the United States and Canada with our tiny home. We have never been turned away from a campground. We’ve parked on private land: residential driveways, small business parking lots, etc. We’ve always had permission and finding […]

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10/29 Two new tiny house communities

Here are two new communities seeking tiny house members, the first in Puget Sound, WA and the second in Portland, OR: Puget Sound, WA: Chris and Malissa moved their Tiny Tack House onto the yard of a larger home they recently purchased. “One of the biggest reasons for moving, and […]

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10/29 Big dreams surround Esk’et Tiny House

When a home is 280 square feet every inch counts, says Robert Johnson as he stands inside the tiny house he is building for his parents at Esk’et First Nation [Alkali Lake, BC, Canada]. “Outside it looks tiny, but the idea is to make it feel spacious inside,” he smiles […]

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10/29 Tiny House Going Up in Berkeley: Proof You Can Live in the Bay Area on a Budget

You’ve heard the nightmare stories of the high cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Even this falling-down San Francisco shack for $350,000 was snapped up for well above asking price. But we found at least one Berkeley, CA, couple who opted out of the high-priced game, going […]

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10/28 Letter to the editor: Tiny houses pose problems for communities and don’t deserve zoning break

To the editor: The town of Hadley [Massachusetts] needs to take a serious look at setting a precedent to allow “tiny houses” such as the one located at 42 East St. With roughly 30,000 college students in the Valley, can anyone imagine the impact of, say, 100 of these structures […]

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10/27 Impressive Tiny House Built for Under $30K Fits Family of 3

While there are quite a few tempting “turn-key” tiny homes available to order right now, there’s just something about a super personalized owner-built home that’s extra thrilling to see. Case in point: this 160-square-foot “Tiny Hall House” (“Hall” being the owners’ surname) in Massachusetts, which was built for under $30K […]