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

Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Economy, Loans and 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, Loans and 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, Loans and 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, Loans and 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, Loans and 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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Brilliant Off-Grid 161 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home Built For Less than $14K (Video)

Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Loans and 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, Loans and 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, Loans and 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, Loans and 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, Loans and 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, Loans and 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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Couple Quits Their Day Jobs & Takes Their Tiny Home On Tour

Written by on April 15, 2015 in Economy, Loans and 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, Loans and 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, Loans and 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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