Jay Shafer brought tiny houses into the public eye when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show (original video here) in February of 2007. At the time the idea of living simply in a small space was refreshing approach that inspired many to follow. Jay’s Tumbleweed Tiny House Company thrived over the following years as more and more people discovered tiny houses.
But now Jay has chosen to resign from his position at Tumbleweed to start a new endeavor - Four Lights Tiny House Company.
via Tiny House Design.
They are battening down the hatches at this tiny house community under construction.
“DC is preparing for Hurricane Sandy: the metro system has closed, federal government has shut down, and sandbags were put in all around my neighborhood. While I’m a bit worried about the fate of our little houses, I do feel assured knowing that my house and trailer already survived 60mph+ winds during a storm earlier this summer that left us without power on the lot for five days. Moreover, the house is much more weatherproof now than it was a few weeks ago.”
Read more about preparing for the hurricane: roof and windows on lee’s house | Boneyard Studios.
You’re invited to the Build Small | Live Large Housing Summit on October 26th in Portland, Oregon.
“The 2012 Build Small | Live Large Housing Summit will gather leaders in the development, real estate, building, and design sector from across the bioregion for an intensive day of inspiration, project case studies, and peer-to-peer learning. Industry professionals will see innovative designs and learn about the financial success stories emerging across our area.”
Continue for more details about the Build Small | Live Large Housing Summit.
Seattle Tiny Homes will have one of their homes available for tours on October 20, 2012 in Redmond, Washington.
“Tour a tiny home at Whole Foods-Redmond on Saturday, October 20, 2012!Come see our Ballard model on Saturday, October 20.We’ll be there at the front of the store from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with our Ballard model – a beautifully crafted tiny home with all the amenities you need for simple, sustainable living. See how you can fit a kitchen, a functional bathroom, a washer/dryer, and a comfortable living area all in 174 square feet. Plus, two sleeping areas and a mini office!”
Continue for complete details about this tiny home at Whole Foods-Redmond.
Andrew Odom is publishing a regular podcast on tiny houses.
“The Tiny r(E)volution podcast is growing more and more each week. The message of small living is expanding by nearly 30 new listeners each week. With a show on Tuesdays and a show on Thursdays it is a great labor of love to bring quality content to all who will listen.”
See the upcoming Tiny rEvolution Podcast Schedule.
Ella Jenkins is having an open house for Little Yellow.
Monday, October 8:
From 10:00 to 12:00 in Frazier Park, CA across from Coffee Cantina.
Address: 3011 Mount Pinos Way 93225
From 4:00 to 6:00 in San Luis Obispo, CA Trader Joe’s parking lot.
Address: 3977 S Higuera St
Tuesday, October 9
1-2:30 in Santa Cruz, CA Home Depot parking lot (Soquel)
Address: 2600 41st Ave 95073
Read more at Ella’s Little Yellow Open House.
Kent Griswold, the fellow behind Tiny House Blog is now publishing an online magazine available in iPad that’s aptly named Tiny House Magazine.
“I am excited to introduce Tiny House Magazine and its Preview Issue hot off the (virtual) presses and available in the NewsStand for the Apple iPad. The goal with the magazine is to reach a new audience via this new media. At this time the Tiny House Magazine is only available for the iPad but I am hoping to be able to migrate it to the Android and Kindle in the not to distant future. I may also offer a pdf version though it will not have all the interactivity built in.”
Read more about Tiny House Magazine.
Kevin Coy will be appearing on the air! Where? We don’t know yet it’s a secret for now. Congrats Kevin!
“Well after 3 days of shooting 12 to 14 hours a day we have a wrap ! this has been one of the top 10 highlights in my life.I have never been so out of my comfort zone and yet so at home in an environment at the same time. We had no rehearsal ! this was live raw and in the moment cameras in your face all day ! I had my family at my side in all of the action.”
Read more about producing an episode for television at Kevinsmicrohomestead Blog.
Tammy’s new book is now available. You can enter to win a copy on her website.
“Today, I’m giving away THREE signed and stamped copies of my new book, You Can Buy Happiness (and it’s Cheap)! ””
Visit her website to enter A Book Giveaway + The Blog Tour — go small, think big & be happy.
Just a heads-up for those interested in domes… Pacific Domes is having a sale.
“Pacific Domes has discounted inventory covers for sale frames included upon request. New inventory items are 10% off. Used inventory items are 20% off. Prices do not include shipping. Please contact our sales team for official pricing.”
via Clearance Items – Pacific Domes International.