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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

4/30 Tiny houses face big policy hurdles in Petaluma
04/30 From Australia, a tiny house with demountable deck, retractable bed and lots of storage
04/27 The surprising effects of a tiny house community on the surrounding neighborhood
04/27 Spacious two-bedroom tiny house is fit for a small family
04/27 Young couple goes Dutch with $28k tiny house build
04/26 College invites alumna to live free on campus in her tiny home in exchange for volunteering to assist students
04/27 The allure of the tiny house to bypass the mortgage burden

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.