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Welcome tiny house enthusiast! I'm Elaine Walker, a long time tiny house fan. Recently, tiny houses have gained enormous popularity! If you're excited about joining the tiny house community, you've come to the right place. Explore the world of tiny by using the menus up top, under Create and Read & Discuss to find information on designing and building (or buying) a tiny house, places to live, FAQ, blogs and more. Choose a map or find an event in the Maps & Calendar dropdowns.

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Tiny House News

12/09 Tiny house community proposed to Athens-Clarke planning commission
12/09 Charleston, WV students build tiny houses for people displaced by floods
12/08 Tiny house from new builder in Christmas Parade in Sterling, Colorado
12/08 Who profits from relaxed rules to allow micro homes? Rules are bonkers, says Royal Institute of British Architects
12/07 What I Learned From Buying A Tiny Home
12/06 Tiny houses at a big crossroad
12/06 Retro-modern Scottish tiny house is all about simple comforts
12/05 Tiny house friendly changes in IRC 2018
12/05 Peek Inside a 310-Square-Foot Tiny Home That Can Sleep 8 People
12/05 Tiny house interior changes at the flick of a switch
12/05 Buy This Pot to Build Tiny Houses for the Homeless
12/04 Christmas To Do List for a Minimalist
 

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Why do I love tiny homes?

A tiny house building company recently had a contest where the entrants were asked to answer a simple question, "Why do you love tiny homes?" Here's my answer:

  • I love tiny homes because they bring the opportunity for expression of residential creativity and individuality to folks who would otherwise have to settle for cookie cutter dwellings.
  • I love tiny homes because they bring back into the control of the individual, the provision of their own shelter, without having to be in debt to banks.
  • I love tiny homes because they can stay with us our whole lives - no need to keep selling and buying your home when you can move it with you.
  • I love tiny homes because they can be perfect for the homeless (with the right community support) as well as the wealthy (as vacation homes or rental houses).
  • I love tiny homes because at the same time they provide these opportunities for individual expression and control, they are in harmony with the greater good of reducing our consumption of fuel and material possessions.
  • I love tiny homes because they are provoking positive conversations with zoning boards and housing authorities, helping us to reexamine our neighborhood priorities.


I'm sure you have your own reasons, and as you explore this website, I hope you'll be able to discover even more things you love about tiny homes.

Video Tour of Tiny House

Take a tour of my tiny house, hosted by my friend and former tiny house resident,
Emily Lindahl of Florida Tiny House Enthusiasts.

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