12/14 Meet the Mobile, Off-Grid Tiny Solar House Traveling Across America

What happens when a passion for solar energy gets combined with enthusiasm for traveling, facilitated by the small-house movement? Enter the Tiny Solar House, a mobile marketing campaign that gives people a first-hand example of the practicability of living in a home powered by solar. The Tiny Solar House has been on a surprisingly big… Read more »

12/14 Pearl City students complete tiny house project

Mrs. Brouhard’s fourth-graders at Pearl City Elementary recently completed a tiny house project to practice and show their understanding of finding area and perimeter. They began the unit by watching an episode of “Tiny House Hunters” and discussing the creative use of space. They were given a list of things they had to be sure… Read more »

12/13 Salida, Colorado, will be the home of the largest tiny home community in the US

200 tiny homes, a community building, an exercise facility, a restaurant, and other amenities will be built along the Arkansas River in Salida. One of the country’s leading tiny house developers, Sprout Tiny Homes, got approval last month from the Salida, Colorado, city council to build 200 tiny house rental units, along with a number… Read more »

12/11 Tiny house community coming to South Bend?

A group hopes South Bend will become a pioneer in America’s tiny house movement with a tiny subdivision on the city’s near northwest side. The plans, still in the concept stage, would involve six to eight tiny houses, defined as measuring 250 to 400 square feet, built on permanent foundations across two vacant lots at… Read more »

12/09 Tiny house community proposed to Athens-Clarke planning commission

A development proposal that would return part of an intown residential neighborhood to what it was a century ago has captured the imagination of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia planning commissioners, but neighborhood residents are worried it could bring additional traffic and might force their property taxes upward. Laurie deVegter, an Atlanta-based real estate agent and developer… Read more »

12/08 Who profits from relaxed rules to allow micro homes? Rules are bonkers, says Royal Institute of British Architects

RIBA’s housing lead has dubbed the ability of new housing developments that feature communal space and very small living units to skirt planning rules a “scandal”. Julia Park, who is interim chair of the institute’s housing group, told a London Assembly Housing Committee session on space standards that it was “bonkers” that some housing types… Read more »

12/07 What I Learned From Buying A Tiny Home

When you think about buying a home, you probably don’t envision a house that’s 120 square feet. In fact, the average person probably imagines a house that is many times that size. But for some, owning (and oftentimes building) a tiny home is an ideal way to live. While there’s no statistic that details how… Read more »