Tiny House Events This Weekend August 1-3

It’s very busy tiny house weekend! Eugene, OR, Lloyd Kahn book signing, August 1, 4 pm Berryville, VA, workshop installing windows & doors, August 1-2 Boulder, CO, Tumbleweed workshop, Aug 2-3 Sante Fe, NM, tiny house meet-up, August 2, 10 am Minneapolis, MN, tiny house social & share, August 2, 1 pm Deland, FL, tiny… Read more »

Tiny House Events this Weekend July 25 – 27

Berkeley, CA: Tumbleweed design & build workshop, July 26-27 Carrboro, NC: Hart’s Mill Ecovillage Tour and Brunch, July 26, 10 am Flat Rock, NC: Open House at Highland Cove, July 26, 10 am to 6 pm, with a Tiny House Talk and Tour at 5 pm         Details and event links are in the calendar.

Tiny House Events this Weekend July 18-20

Sante Fe, NM: Tiny House Social, Saturday at 10 am Seattle, WA: Tiny Open House-in-Progress, Saturday 4 pm to 8 pm Asheville, NC: Tumbleweed workshop, Saturday to Sunday Waitsfield, VT: Yestermorrow tiny house design/build workshop Sunday 7/20 through 7/31 El Sobrante, CA: Tiny House Build, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm Miami, FL: Community Sharing,… Read more »

Five Questions To Ask Before Every Purchase

Do I really need this type of item (book, t-shirt, etc.)? Is this particular item the best value – the best combination of quality, price, beauty and utility – that I can find? If I don’t buy this, what will I miss out on? Is there a better use for my money? Do I have… Read more »

Tiny Houses are Gaining Acceptance by RV Parks!

More RV parks are welcoming tiny homes. Below find both RV parks and campgrounds, listed alphabetically by country, state, then city. You can also find these on the communities & parking map by looking for the icon of a white camper on a green background. Be sure to call before arriving at an RV park to… Read more »

The Tiny House Movement is Getting Bigger

I’m happily surprised by how much bigger the tiny house movement has grown in the past year. Tiny houses have received so much positive press that they’re no longer an oddity. New meetup groups are forming; old ones are growing. There are now 19 tiny house meetup groups in the USA and Canada. The Florida… Read more »

Honoring National Building Safety Month

Chaw Choon Kee built this home in the Sematan settlement of Sarawak, Malaysia, where she lives with her two teenage children, after they were abandoned by their husband/father. Chaw’ works on an oil palm plantation, earning less than RM20 per day. On rainy days, as they endure the leaking, the family also worries that strong… Read more »

My Top Ten Favorite Things About Tiny Houses

My tiny house journey began in 2008 with a workshop in New York City taught by Jay Shafer, current founder of Four Lights Houses (and original founder of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company). I had the pleasure of owning my own tiny house since 2009. Here are my top ten favorite things about them: Their beautiful,… Read more »