12/29 In Rapid City, Tiny houses are a step in right direction

Mayor Steve Allender is thinking big and out of the box these days as he begins to tackle Rapid City’s affordable housing shortage. Allender is looking at tiny houses as part of the solution in a community where jobs that pay even $14 an hour are difficult to find. But now, the mayor is going… Read more »

12/27 Tiny houses in 2016: more tricked-out and eco-friendly

Another year in our housing-crunched yet sustainability-minded world means another year of folks exploring down-sized lifestyles in tiny homes. Used for everything from housing the homeless to short-term rentals to, yes, full-time residences, these under-400-square-foot dwellings still have momentum on their side. Sure, there are a slew of regulatory hurdles surrounding tiny house ownership, but… Read more »

12/27 Transition to tiny house life poses big challenges for Nebraska family

For the six-member Mike family, living in their pair of tiny houses felt just right. But everything else that comes along with owning a tiny house — construction costs and the bureaucracy of finding land — wasn’t so cozy. Since the family sold its house this summer, moved into an RV and built its collective… Read more »

12/24 Tiny houses become homes before holiday

More than 2,000 vocational students across the state put their trade skills to work building tiny homes for survivors of the June 2016 flood. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin presented 15 families with keys to those new homes Tuesday in a ceremony at the 130th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia National Guard. Through the “Big… Read more »

12/23 A Wish for My Tiny House Friends

I wish for you, my tiny house friends, a Christmas that is as peaceful and comforting as the tiny house of your dreams. May you be blessed with joy that radiates from within, and a heart overflowing with compassion and forgiveness. May you grow into who you are truly meant to be: brave and strong… Read more »

12/22 Luxury tiny house on wheels with garage for two Harleys or a golf cart

Ever find yourself 15 minutes into an episode of Tiny House Hunters, thinking I could do that? Here’s your chance. Luxury homebuilder Joseph Santarelli, owner of Dallas-based JDS Innovative Home Concepts, is departing from the sprawling abodes he typically builds to bring tiny houses to Big D. “The craze got me,” says Santerelli, who first… Read more »

12/21 Top Investments for Tiny Home Owners

When building or buying a house, some things are worth splurging on. Below are our top recommended investments for new homeowners – especially for a tiny house! Big sink and adjustable faucet An oversized sink means you can pile up dishes and do them at your convenience (fun fact, we can fit all the dishes… Read more »

12/16 Could you live in a tiny house?

Bigger isn’t always better for many homeowners. The proof: the ever-growing popularity of so-called tiny houses, where full-size people live in small-scale homes of 80 to 400 square feet. That’s quite a leap from a typical single-family home. If you’re looking for affordable, sustainable housing where every inch is put to good use, then a… Read more »