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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 at Toledo Museum of Art

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Tiny House News

09/24 People get peek at tiny house
09/24 170 sq ft tiny home built for $25,000, partially from salvage but with 14 new high quality windows
09/23 The tiny house movement rolls into Manatee County, FL
09/22 Coconino County, Arizona crafts new rules for tiny homes
09/22 Surfer couple designs & builds 260 sq. ft. modern tiny house
09/22 Builder’s tiny houses are big attraction at Clark U. in Worcester, MA
09/21 Ithaca, NY Tiny House Builder Tries Pocket Neighborhoods
09/21 Apopka, FL firm makes Tiny House insurance affordable
09/22 This tiny house expands in size with the push of a button
09/21 How to register a tiny house on wheels in Connecticut
09/20 Aiken, SC now allows tiny houses on wheels on their own land
09/21 New Zealander says that living in her tiny house was “actually awesome”.

From the Blog


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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