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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 you see when you get inside! Wait…that’s a school bus ceiling? No way! Luke and Rachel raised the roof, […]

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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 and researching, and in late August she began the build. Gwen decided to build her tiny house with the […]

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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 creation in the video. 80% of the materials are salvaged and recycled, so the whole thing cost less than […]

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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 experience to build his 12′ self-sustaining tiny home. It is his full-time home and workplace. In one end of […]

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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. Plus, there’s a wealth of information to learn at the festivals, the people are so cool, and, well, here are […]

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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 seen. Most of the interior items have a story behind them, many coming from family and others found at […]

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Tiny Houses to be in Bankruptcy Auction

More than 20 tiny homes will be included in an online auction on April 4, 2017. The homes are located in northwest Alabama and are part of a court ordered liquidation of the company, Lil’ Lodges of Alabama, which has filed for bankruptcy. According to auctioneer Chip Pearce, these homes are built of high quality […]

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Tiny Cabin, Big Charm

On a recent visit to Indiana, we got to tour this adorable cabin which was built by our friends Charlee and Gary Pippenger.  It may be small but they have filled it with charm and warmth.   Gary sacrificed his knee to make Charlee happy. Gary and their son Craig built the cabin themselves. While […]

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Zane’s Tiny House Build

Combine a great photographer with a great person (who just happens to be the same guy!) who decides to build his own tiny house, and you know you are going to get to see some great pictures of the process. That person is Zane Spang, gentle soul, world traveler, aforementioned photographer, and Native American who […]

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DIY Outdoor Shower

What’s so great about outdoor showers? They give you an extra shower without having to have an extra bathroom. You don’t track dirt inside. You can use them to wash the dog. You can build them yourself. Best of all…they feel so darn good! It’s fairly easy to build them yourself. There are a couple […]

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