Rethinking the House; Using our Resources to Make our Lives Better

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Solar power. Composting toilets. Conserving water. Places to stay in a tiny house. Links to learn more. Follow us here for resources and articles on all types of natural energy, water collection, and other ways to save money and protect the environment.

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Follow the real journeys of people who actually living in or building tiny houses and other alternative housing. They generously share their experiences, what it was like to downsize, how they made their plans and even where they got materials. Get useful information along with lots of pictures and how-to’s.

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Support for TINY Business

Do you need a new website or to revamp your existing site? Do you want to start your own business but you aren’t sure where to begin? Maybe you would like to blog about your tiny house experience. I will help you get it all going. I am dedicated to helping you make your tiny business grow.

Latest Blog Posts

A Tiny Build – Right Before Our Eyes!

No Fear!
Gwen McShepard believes it starts with a dream, and she is making her dream come true. In spring 2017, Gwen started making plans to build her own tiny house…herself!  She spent some time planning …

What Happens to Tiny Houses During a Hurricane?

You might be surprised at the answer. Several Florida tiny house owners recently learned just how tough their tiny houses are!
During the Tennessee Tiny House Festival, Hurricane Irma was paying a visit to my home …

This Boat Doesn’t Float!

This unique tiny trailer, appropriately named the Pirate Ship, has so many cool features, and it was all made for under $500.00!
The Pirate Ship was handmade by Tj Albert, who tells the story behind its …

Why Not Me, Indeed!

I’ve had to reinvent myself many times due to life circumstances. The best gift I’ve ever received is from my mom, who taught me that if I wanted something I should just go out and …

Artisan Josh and his Tiny Home

Every detail of this tiny house built by Artisan Josh is creative, useful, and a work of art.

Josh, a Certified Master Tradesman, Contractor, Artisan, and Muralist, used his 21 years of design, construction, and fabrication …

Diesel or Not – That is the Question

For the past few months my husband has been trying to decide if our tow vehicle should have a diesel or gas engine. He has been researching this like crazy (did I mention driving me …

The One Thing I Absolutely HATE to Do!

I talk a big game about downsizing and decluttering.  I think I do okay…but here’s the dirty little secret, the thing I’m terrible about, the thing that is taking up way too much space in …

Why Do We Do It?

People are always asking me, “But why do you go to all these tiny house festivals?” For one thing you can actually get inside lots of tiny houses to see if it’s really for you. …

The Periwinkle Tiny House

My favorite thing about this tiny house is…
its owner, Patti Cannan! Well, and the colors, and all the personal touches Patti included in it which just make it one of the happiest tiny homes I’ve …

What’s it Like to Work with Leanne?

  • Gina Villanell, P.A., When looking for someone to build my website I stumbled upon Leanne and I am beyond pleased with her work! Leanne listened to all my needs and answered every one of my questions in a clear and concise manner. She continues to be unbelievably helpful and professional - I highly recommend her!!!

  • Kari Cooper, Leanne’s special skill that I love is that she got to know me right away, and made my website such a strong reflection of who I’m building Yurt Grrl to be, as a brand and an ideal. That’s what she does; she’ll understand you and shape the site to be what you need it to be.

  • Ross Miller, Leanne Stephens recently set up a new (and our first) website for the Royal Pelican Condos on Fort Myers Beach, FL. We’re very pleased with the site, the layout, ease of access and support. We certainly recommend Leanne for website development.