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L.A. Legalized Tiny Houses! – What does it mean?

Los Angeles is the second largest city in the U.S., and on December, 12th 2019 L.A. officially legalized tiny houses on wheels as legal accessory dwelling units.  The Tiny House Community at large is ecstatic about this victory, which took a great deal of persistence, work, and a wide community of advocates to move this…

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How to Prevent Common Problems in a THOW due to Cold Temperatures

Any sized house deals with temperature fluctuations throughout the day as temperature rises and falls, with each passing season, and during extreme changes in temperatures or storms. Tiny houses are no exception and although built like a house on a foundation and far more durable and insulated than recreational vehicles or van/bus conversions, they still…

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Gift Ideas for Someone who Lives in a Tiny House

The minimalist “tiny life” is not exactly conducive to acquiring gifts. Often tiny house dwellers “collect” experiences rather than physical items, or already have what they need. Most tiny house belongings are already being fully utilized. When it comes to buying a little something for your loved one who lives in a tiny house, or…

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NOAH’s Unique DIY Builder Certification

At the beginning of the tiny house movement, tiny houses were built by individuals. Most of whom did not have concrete building experience, and rather learned hands on as the build progressed. Often materials were reclaimed to add character and keep the build cost low when the labor was “free”. Reclaiming materials usually requires more…

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Tiny House Holiday Decorations

Living in a tiny house creates the opportunity to downsize belongings. Often the first items to let go of are the seasonal ones that only come out of storage once a year. Therefore, holiday decorations usually don’t make it through the initial downsizing purge. However, there are a select few unique ideas for decorating tiny…

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Different Ways to Frame in a Tiny House

The framing for a tiny house is an aspect of the build that boils down to experience and choosing which building materials make the most sense. Many professional tiny house builders have experience framing with wood in houses on foundations and choose to continue when building Tiny. In recent years steel framing has become popular…

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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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