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01/31 Zappos’ multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas

About 12 years ago, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh created a set of principles for the multibillion-dollar online shoe and apparel retailer that included “Create fun and a little weirdness.” He’s truly led by example, and that’s one of the reasons why he lives in a 240-square-foot trailer with a couple […]

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1/30 Off-Grid Living Affordable After All

Based out of Fredericksburg, the Tiny House Building Company is Virginia’s first company to build self-sufficient tiny homes. Thousands of first time home buyers across the country are building their dream homes at a fraction of the cost. For the first time ever, singles and newlyweds can live off the […]

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01/26 Stunning Off Grid Tiny House Built by Boat Maker

Every now and then you come across a tiny house that has been constructed to an incredibly high standard. That’s exactly the case with this stunning off-the-grid tiny home, built by ex boat builder and cabinet maker Jeff Hobbs. There’s no hiding the amount of sustainable technology that has been […]

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01/28 How to Build a Tiny Home on a Tiny Budget

You aren’t alone if you are dreaming about a tiny home. One part of the attraction is living a more minimalist lifestyle that has less impact on the environment. But an even bigger allure for some is the affordability factor. At the end of 2015, the average sales price on […]

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01/27 Tiny home camper raises big stink

Seasonal worker Tristan Clegg got to spend just a week in a tiny home he built for himself before a neighbor’s complaints forced him out and onto the couches of friends. Living in an RV is against the town of Jackson’s building code, a letter informed the woman who had […]

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01/27 Workshop for Homeowners Who Want to Build an ADU in the Backyard in Portland, OR

This class is intended for homeowners interested in building an ADU on their property. For most homeowners, building an ADU is not simple or straightforward–it’s essentially the job of being a land developer— a job that most of us know have ever done, or will likely ever do again. Think […]

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01/27 Tiny House is Right-Sized

It might not be conventional, but Luke and Charlene Sabin find their tiny home to be functional, cozy and, most importantly, affordable. The Sabins live in a house with a 204-square-foot floor plan and two lofts that bring total usable footage to 280 feet. They designed the layout, and Luke […]

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01/26 High School Students Building Tiny House Models

Students in a new design elective class at St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, DE are jumping on the tiny house bandwagon. “The tiny house movement is huge, and people are fascinated by them,” said art and design teacher Jen Mrozek. Her class looks at current trends in both architecture […]