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5 Impressive, Pre-Fab Tiny Houses You Can Order Right Now

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 16 Comments
5 Impressive, Pre-Fab Tiny Houses You Can Order Right Now

Thinking about building a tiny house? Maybe you should just order one pre-made. Here are a handful of cool options.

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Is the Tiny House Movement Sustainable or a “Big Lie”?

Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 21 Comments
Is the Tiny House Movement Sustainable or a “Big Lie”?

Are tiny houses just a fad? Or a true way of life? Read this examination of the movement and weigh in.

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How to Stay Connected to the Internet In Your Off Grid Home

Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 11 Comments
How to Stay Connected to the Internet In Your Off Grid Home

Here is a practical way in which more and more rural people will be able to keep in touch with the Internet while living the off-grid.

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This Portland Native Lives Out Of An Abandoned Airplane In The Expansive Pacific Woods

Posted by on December 23, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 9 Comments
This Portland Native Lives Out Of An Abandoned Airplane In The Expansive Pacific Woods

Portland native Bruce Campbell has changed many people’s thinking on the possibilities of aircraft recycling, living out in the Oregon woods in a converted 727 jetliner.

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This Micro Houseboat Can Be Towed With a Bike

Posted by on December 15, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 6 Comments
This Micro Houseboat Can Be Towed With a Bike

This art college graduate’s little boathouse allows you to enjoy a little boating with barely any ecological footprint. You can even tow it with your bike!

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Family Expands Their Lovely $11,000 Tiny Home to Make Room for Baby #2

Written by on November 22, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 11 Comments
Family Expands Their Lovely $11,000 Tiny Home to Make Room for Baby #2

Want a cost effective home? This video shows how the dream of real home ownership can be attained with a cute, cheap tiny home.

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For Under $500 Man Builds Dream Micro-Cabin from Salvaged Materials

Posted by on October 26, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 3 Comments
For Under $500 Man Builds Dream Micro-Cabin from Salvaged Materials

While it is less expensive in the long run, many people don’t want to dish out thousands of dollars for a living space no bigger than a bathroom.

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“Bestie Row”: Lifelong Friends Build A Row Of Cheap, Hip Tiny Houses

Posted by on September 29, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 41 Comments
“Bestie Row”: Lifelong Friends Build A Row Of Cheap, Hip Tiny Houses

They created what they call the “Llano Exit Strategy” (pictures below), where they built a row of tiny homes, one for each couple.

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Amazing Design of Tiny (Less than 200’) Apartment Creates Lux Living

Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 7 Comments
Amazing Design of Tiny (Less than 200’) Apartment Creates Lux Living

Despite the miniscule size, there is space for exercising, sleeping, relaxing, and working in this tiny apartment.

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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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