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ELEVATE Puts A Solar Powered, Green Walled, Rainwater Collecting Tiny House On A Pedestal

Posted by on August 6, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 4 Comments
ELEVATE Puts A Solar Powered, Green Walled, Rainwater Collecting Tiny House On A Pedestal

There are a lot of advantages to a tiny house being built on stilts like this: the air up there is cooler and there are fewer crawly things; It frees the ground plane for storage of cars and provides shade; it’s useful in floods. When you put a 400 square foot box on a 40 square foot stick, you have to design the foundation really well to keep it from falling over, particularly in the wind. It has to go deeper and have a lot more material. It also takes a lot more structure to cantilever the box out over the stick than a conventional building would need.

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The Pequod is a Whimsical, Family Size Tiny Home You Must See

Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
The Pequod is a Whimsical, Family Size Tiny Home You Must See

Durango, Colorado based designer and tiny home builder Greg Parham of Rocky Mountain Homes built this family-sized tiny house that is surprisingly convincing as real family home, featuring two lofted bedrooms connected by a plexiglass catwalk.

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Retired Couple Lives Merrily Off-Grid in a Tiny Float Cabin (Video)

Posted by on July 28, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Retired Couple Lives Merrily Off-Grid in a Tiny Float Cabin (Video)

Los Angeles expats of a certain age Margy and Wayne Lutz took a decidedly unique route when selecting where exactly to hunker down after taking an early retirement from their careers in education.

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Brilliant Off-Grid 161 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home Built For Less than $14K (Video)

Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 1 Comment
Brilliant Off-Grid 161 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home Built For Less than $14K (Video)

Living Big In A Tiny House host Bryce Langston and tiny home owner Brett Sutherland take us inside Brett’s amazing little 15 square metre (161 square feet) jewel, which Brett designed and built himself. Packed with unique, space saving design elements, Brett has created a fantastic space to both live and work.

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Artist Couple Builds Beautiful Mountain Cabin Out of Recycled Material for Only $500

Written by on July 18, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 4 Comments
Artist Couple Builds Beautiful Mountain Cabin Out of Recycled Material for Only $500

How did they build the cabin so cheaply? Well, it helps that the property was owned by Olson’s family, so they got a great deal on that. Additionally, the dwelling has no plumbing or electricity, and almost all of the building materials are repurposed.

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Student Builds Lovely Tiny Home For $20,000 to Reduce His School Debt

Posted by on July 16, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Student Builds Lovely Tiny Home For $20,000 to Reduce His School Debt

University of Texas design student, Joel Webber had a desire many college students have — to reduce the debt of his college years. But unlike many of us, he used that desire to motivate him to create a beautiful 145 tiny home. Rather than spend $800/month for housing, Webber invested $20,000 into his own tiny house. It’s very cleverly designed — the steps up to his loft double as storage cubbies — which means it feels much bigger than 145 feet (which is on the smaller side for a tiny house).

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Is this the Tiniest Tiny Home Ever? Man Lives Rent Free in Cozy $950 Dwelling

Posted by on June 30, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 1 Comment
Is this the Tiniest Tiny Home Ever? Man Lives Rent Free in Cozy $950 Dwelling

Rob Greenfield’s journey for a more simpler, but more impactful life has led him to live in a second-hand tiny home, rent-free in someone else’s backyard that he is cultivating in exchange.

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Discover How This Tiny Home Community Was Created & Tour One of The Homes

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Discover How This Tiny Home Community Was Created & Tour One of The Homes

When the Simply Home community members decided to look for a place together, they blanketed the residents of their area with flyers requesting a property with a very large lot. Once they secured the land, the group spent several months hashing out all their community agreements about where they’d keep the cats and dogs, who would garden, wash the dishes, etc.

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Woman Builds 140′ Tiny Dream House for 40K & Lives Off Grid

Posted by on April 24, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Woman Builds 140′ Tiny Dream House for 40K & Lives Off Grid

California designer, Vina Lustado is quick to point out that her tiny house is not temporary, but her “forever” house. If she moves, it’s going with her. That is one of the great advantage of owing a tiny home. It’s mobile.

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Is a “Sharing Economy” the Key To a Brighter Future?

Posted by on April 17, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Is a “Sharing Economy” the Key To a Brighter Future?

Watch as Emily Castor talks about her experience diving into the “sharing economy” and how she feels it will ultimately benefit everyone.

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Couple Quits Their Day Jobs & Takes Their Tiny Home On Tour

Written by on April 15, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Couple Quits Their Day Jobs & Takes Their Tiny Home On Tour

Just a few years ago, Jenna Spesard and Guillaume Dutilh of Tiny House BIG Journey had a pretty common lifestyle. They both had regular jobs and resided in pretty typical homes. Jenna lived in a 2500 square foot home with roommates and Guillaume lived in a 1000 square foot apartment that he had all to himself. So it’s an understatement to say that their lifestyle changed radically when they both quit their jobs to build a tiny home on wheels and tour the U.S.

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Could You Live In a (112′) Tiny House? Watch These People Try

Posted by on April 11, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Could You Live In a (112′) Tiny House? Watch These People Try

B.A. Norgard loans out her tiny 112 square foot house to some people so they can try on her little lifestyle. The experiment was only for a few hours and even so, it clearly wasn’t the right lifestyle choice for some.

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Cheap ‘City’ Living: New Zealander’s Cute Tiny Space Costs Her $37 Per Month

Posted by on April 3, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Cheap ‘City’ Living: New Zealander’s Cute Tiny Space Costs Her $37 Per Month

With house prices in Auckland City (New Zealand) going through the roof, 22 year old Lily Kemp decided to get a bit creative in order to escape the rent trap. For her, inspiration struck in the form of a vintage pop-top camper which she found on TradeMe (similar to ebay) for only $1,000.

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