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

This is the place to learn about alternative types of housing and more efficient use of energy and resources. Discover what it’s like to live your dream life in a small space.

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Not so TINY Resources

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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Tiny House

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

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Tiny House Auction!

Here’s your chance to own a tiny house!!

This 102′ tiny house was built by Lake Michigan College staff and students to help students learn about sustainable construction practices. The house was built with plans from:
Tumbleweed Tiny House, Weebee …

Buh-bye 18…What?!

Hey do you want to join me in an easy challenge?
The laundry basket is for donations. The stuff on the right is getting “re-homed” to the trash. 🙂
I decided to start the year 2018 off …

Tiny Industrial

Chris Schapdick may say he’s a tiny house builder…
…but I say he’s an artist!  His tiny homes are functional, true, but they are filled with artistic details designed by Chris. The man has an eye, …

Method to NOMADness!

Ross and Sheena are 2 very cool people with 2 adorable dogs and a super cool tiny house.
They are on a great adventure and in their words, “Our only goals are: enjoy life, avoid the …

A Skoolie You Have to See!

You’ll be amazed when you see the inside of this bus!
Known as the Midwest Wanderers, Luke and Rachel Davis built, live, and travel in their skoolie. The unadorned exterior does not prepare you for what …

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 …

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.