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.
Scott, the owner of a historic restoration company, lays out the benefits of tiny home living.
“My wife and I just finished turning our detached garage into a mother-in-law suite and it really got me thinking about Small and Tiny Houses. Our new guest house is about 400 square feet, and it has inspired me to push forward toward building a Tiny House on wheels for my wife and I. Of course, convincing her might require a little work. So, I’ve been putting together a list of reasons I want a Tiny House. Tell me what you think!”
Ryan shares how he plans to anchor his tiny house to the trailer in this YouTube video.
“Many people have asked how do you anchor a Tiny House to the trailer so that it doesnt come off while moving down the road or get lifted off during a storm. The four front blots will help with any forces the could cause the house to slide off and the eight tie downs will prevent from any lifting forces they also have a really high sheer sideways strength.”
This looks like it might be a nice opportunity for someone.
“So here the Our tiny house sits in Sky Meadows, Cle Elum, WA. We are waiting for the snow to come. We have decide with a heavy heart that our tiny cabin and the property it sits will now be for sale.”
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!”
Ryan shares some of the thinking behind his tiny house design process.
“When we began designing La Casita we knew we needed to think seriously about space management. I remember wishing there were more blogs dedicated to advice on designing and living in a tiny house, not just constructing one. Now I’m living the tiny life and I want to provide useful advice to those out there embarking on this exciting endeavor. Here are a few suggestions from our experience and what influenced us in our design and build. While each tip may not be useful or of interest to you, I hope it helps to inspire and assist in your tiny house design, build and overall living experience.”
You might remember the story of this young man building his own tiny home. He started the project when he was 16.
“Austin Hay has grown just as much as his tiny house has. However, the semi-famous young man seemed unfazed by the attention his house was getting on this sunny day in October. Dozens of people visited his tiny build last Saturday, including the parents of Kirsten Dirksen, who filmed Austin when he was 16 years old.”
“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.”
A couple of things to consider when noodling over making a tiny house part of your future.
“If you’re pondering building (or buying) a tiny house, it’s likely that you’ve already thought about it a lot. You may have thought about the very things in this post, but for those of you who haven’t, I’m going to highlight 2 major considerations to be as as realistic as possible in determining if a tiny house would work for you.”