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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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21st Edition of “NOAH News is Good News”

BUILDER OF THE MONTH January 2020  KJE Tiny Homes KJE’s ‘Rolling Cabin’  KJE Tiny Homes is based out of Fresno, California. They are right in the thick of all things exciting happening in California over the past year. I love that the first thing that you see on their site are the words “We Build…

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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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From the Desk #12

Picture this: This is your dream. You’ve finally made the decision to go all in and start your Tiny House Business. You’ve designed the home. Floor-plan is done. You even have buyers. But oh no, wait… You don’t have the adequate amount of funding to make this dream a reality. I get how this can…

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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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20th Edition of “NOAH News is Good News”

NOAH’s Builder of the Month December 2019! Freestyle Spaces LTD Freestyle Spaces has been chosen as NOAH’s Builder of the Month! This Innovative Tiny Home Manufacturing Company is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. They produce some jaw-dropping Tiny Houses! Right from the beginning the team at Freestyle Spaces focuses on providing the best customer…

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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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From the Desk #11

The number one reason for going Tiny…To save money.   Financial seems to be the number one reason from those endeavoring to go Tiny. Of course, there are save the planet, less of a footprint, all of those reasons. But most people want to know what’s in it for them. That just seems to be…

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