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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

10/22 The Big Trend of Tiny Homes is Still Going Strong
10/22 How to Style Your Tiny House
10/20 Historic Major Urch building to become ‘tiny house’
10/20 Planning Committee Report on Maui Housing Inventory includes Tiny Home Options
10/19 Sparty’s Cabin, a tiny house with all the hookups, is up for auction at Michigan State University
10/19 Filipino-American champion of tiny homes lives her cause
10/19 Tiny house needed to support Legal Team at Standing Rock
10/18 This Luxurious Tiny House Has its Own Soaking Tub and Recording Studio
10/18 Sac State wins best bathroom award at Tiny House Competition
10/17 Texas Is Using Tiny Houses To Solve A Big Problem
10/17 Tiny House project: students learn big construction skills
10/14 Amazing off-grid Tiny Solar House travels across the U.S.

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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