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A True Story of a DIY THOW Build

Written and photos by Isabelle Nagel-Brice of A Tiny Good Thing I always imagined I would build my own home one day. The process intrigued me and the idea of creating a space for myself that would meet my own needs and preferences was really exciting. I didn’t think it could be possible without land…

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Is it Smart to Buy a Tiny House Shell?

Taking the leap to build or buy a tiny house takes a great deal of research to begin with. It’s often a fun process with a steep learning curve and lots of optimism. DIY (do-it-yourself) tiny house builders will tell you what they would have done differently, and for some that’s hiring out parts of…

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What it Takes to Get a Tiny House Ready to Move

Written by Isabelle Nagel-Brice of A Tiny Good Thing There may be a misconception out there that moving a tiny house is basically as easy as hooking up a truck and moving it. There are a select few tiny house dwellers who choose to move frequently with their tiny houses and designed the home to…

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How a Tiny House Can Positively Change Your Life

Living in a tiny house is a unique way to live. It’s not a conventional lifestyle and it’s definitely against the grain, but what it adds to our lives is immense and beautiful. It’s interesting how downsizing to live in a tiny house can open up so much more than we ever expected.  Live with…

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Living in a Tiny House Can Make Your Life Healthier

Tiny houses are usually quite specific for the unique inhabitants of the home. Tiny house builders often customize their homes for what their customer needs out of the space. When choosing to live in less than 500 square feet, certain design elements become more important than others. Hobbies, pets, belongings, aesthetic, and size are some…

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First 5 Steps to Downsizing

Moving into a tiny house isn’t for everyone, but it’s becoming a popular option for people who want to live a more simple life. Living in a smaller space means having less belongings to be responsible for, a smaller space to clean, lower monthly bills, and the option to move and live in different areas. …

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Tiny House Insulation

Tiny houses on wheels (THOW) are built similarly to homes on foundations except for that their foundation is a trailer, and their wall systems are typically thinner. Tiny houses are built with wood or steel studs that create a 4 inch thick wall, or they are built with SIPs (structurally insulated panels) that are also…

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Are Tiny Houses a Long Term Living Solution?

The tiny house movement has been around since the late 90’s as we know it, and if we are not including the fact that humans have lived in tiny homes for basically all of history, then we can focus on the last 20 years or so. Are people choosing to live in tiny houses long…

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