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Save the Tiny House Movement

When I became involved years ago, the tiny house movement had two central themes: Less is More: voluntary downsizing to own fewer possessions and consume fewer resources, allowing us to get off the hamster wheel, focus on the work and people we love, and live sustainably. Quality homes at a […]

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The ABCs of Launching Your Tiny House Dream

Lots of us love tiny houses. We ooh & ahh over tiny house pictures, spending hours on Facebook and Pinterest . But how can you get from the dreaming stage to actually kicking into gear and launching that dream? It’s as easy as ABC! A. Explore: learn all you can […]

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Five Questions To Ask Before Every Purchase

Do I really need this type of item (book, t-shirt, etc.)? Is this particular item the best value – the best combination of quality, price, beauty and utility – that I can find? If I don’t buy this, what will I miss out on? Is there a better use for […]

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The Tiny House Movement is Getting Bigger

I’m happily surprised by how much bigger the tiny house movement has grown in the past year. Tiny houses have received so much positive press that they’re no longer an oddity. New meetup groups are forming; old ones are growing. There are now 19 tiny house meetup groups in the […]

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Honoring National Building Safety Month

Chaw Choon Kee built this home in the Sematan settlement of Sarawak, Malaysia, where she lives with her two teenage children, after they were abandoned by their husband/father. Chaw’ works on an oil palm plantation, earning less than RM20 per day. On rainy days, as they endure the leaking, the […]

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My Top Ten Favorite Things About Tiny Houses

My tiny house journey began in 2008 with a workshop in New York City taught by Jay Shafer, current founder of Four Lights Houses (and original founder of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company). I had the pleasure of owning my own tiny house since 2009. Here are my top ten favorite […]