Tiny house designs come in all forms. Some people buy already built tiny houses that are on the market, while others may commission the use of a skilled contractor to build the tiny home of their dreams. One of the other options, and something that makes a tiny home so desirable, is the possibility of designing and building your tiny house yourself. Tiny houses are great for people with a DIY spirit. When houses are built small enough or are built on wheels, it makes them not require permits or inspections. This situation give do-it-yourself enthusiasts the change to build a tiny home however they see fit. Continue reading “Tiny House Designs For DIY”
Going off the grid is a very freeing experience. Not only are you going to save money on utilities, you will be cutting the shackles of the utility giants who have a monopoly on your area. You may have found your piece of land and are ready to build your tiny house, but you have a few pressing question:
- How are you going to power it?
- How much electricity will you need?
- How do you figure that all out? Continue reading “Powering Your Tiny House”
Downsizing your home is a great way to cut down on heating and cooling costs, effectively lowering your carbon footprint. I’ve discussed the benefits of downsizing on my previous blog entry, More Space Equals More Waste. As easy as it sounds in theory, it really is a lot of work to pare down your belongings and find a way to fit your whole life into a smaller space. Especially if you are thinking about switching to a “tiny house“.
The good news is that most average homes have a massive amount of wasted space. The items you have now could be multiplied by ten and still fit in your home, if your home was set up to utilize its space more efficiently.
The increased popularity of the Tiny House Movement has brought us television shows like Tiny House Nation and a new show called Tiny House Hunters. As I watch these shows, I notice a trend among these new tiny house adopters: a lot of them aren’t ready for a tiny house. Continue reading “Downsizing Doesn’t Have To Mean Tiny House”