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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

07/29 Big move into tiny home: Bellevue couple taking home on the road
07/28 Big interest in tiny homes in Ottawa
07/27 Basecamp tiny home has huge roof deck built for mountain climbers
07/26 Tiny living means normal living for this couple
07/27 I Live In A 56-Square-Foot Tiny House. Here Are My Top Tips For Decluttering
07/25 Granny Pods: a senior housing option in your own backyard
07/24 New resident moves into Natick, MA farm’s tiny house
 

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.