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downsizing

Upsides of Downsizing: How To Effectively Downsize Your Home

Downsizing has more facets than you might think. It's not just about getting rid stuff. Going tiny by downsizing has swept over the world as more people indulge in the...
tiny home ADU

Maker’s Plant-Filled Tiny Home ADU with Studio

Denise Bayron is a multi-talented maker living in a tiny home ADU (accessory dwelling unit) in Oakland, California. She is a knitwear designer and sewing patternmaker with a knack for...
beginner plumbing

5 Easy-To-Avoid Beginner Plumbing Mistakes (and What to do Instead)

Building your own tiny home? Need plumbing repairs? Read this! Performing plumbing tasks on your own is rewarding in more ways than one. Aside from the feel of satisfaction after...
eco-friendly tiny house tips

Eco-friendly Tiny House Tips: 8 Proven Energy-Saving Ideas

Make your humble home greener with these eco-friendly tiny house tips! Believe it or not, living in a tiny house can still have a somewhat negative impact on the environment....
10-ft wide tiny house

His 10-ft Wide Tiny House with Exotic Pets

Alex lives in his charming farmhouse-inspired 10-ft wide tiny house with an exotic selection of animal roomies-a python, an iguana, a tarantula, and two rare cats. His pets definitely wouldn't...
tiny home improvements

Tiny Home Improvements to Maximize Beauty

Always be optimizing! Tiny home improvements can help you upgrade quality. Some tiny homeowners may struggle to make some tiny home improvements, afraid they would make the place feel more...
Tiny House Garage Conversion

Artist’s Tiny House Garage Conversion Funds His Passion

We partnered with Airbnb to share the amazing stories of hosts behind unique small space listings, like Superhost Michael Crockett's tiny house garage conversion. Michael is a Sacramento-based artist who...
Teachers' Tiny Home

Teachers’ Tiny Home Offers Fulfilling Lifestyle & Room for Baby!

Teachers Gilbert and Jessica downsized into a 28' tiny house to simplify and spend their money on adventure over a mortgage. They live in their THOW with their dog and...
caboose tiny house

Impressive Caboose-Inspired Tiny House

Do you dig the railroad and trains? You'll love this darling caboose-inspired tiny house! We share a look inside the build to see how space-efficient ideas were brought to life...
tiny home additions

7 Amazing Tiny Home Additions You Should Consider

Looking to mix things up? Try these ideas for tiny home additions! When I imagine my tiny house, I envision a self-made sanctuary from the outside world. Our home is...
geodesic dome home

Magical Renovated Geodesic Dome Home

What makes a geodesic dome home work? Keep scrolling! We are partnering with Airbnb to share the amazing stories of hosts behind unique small space listings. Meet Superhosts Denise and...
tiny house parking

Tiny House Parking Comparison: Village VS Backyard

Tiny house parking is hugely important. The good news is the number of options is growing all the time. Check out our in-depth guide to learn about the available types...
solar power generator

Solar Power Generators: Pros and Cons You Need to Know

Is a portable solar power generator worthwhile for your tiny home? Did you know that the United States experiences more power outages than any other developed country? If you want...
tiny home storage

How To Sneak Extra Storage Into Your Tiny Home

Sharing tips for maximizing & adding extra storage for your tiny home. Storage space is limited in a tiny home-just facts. The decreased amount of storage helps you adhere to...
tiny homes for homeless

Seattle’s Tiny Homes for the Homeless

Tiny homes for the homeless are proving to be an effective solution for emergency shelter and transitional housing. Seattle, like many US cities, is experiencing a staggering homelessness crisis. Innovative,...
easy tiny home upgrades

Inexpensive and Easy Tiny Home Upgrades

Looking for simple, affordable, easy tiny home upgrades? Moving into a tiny home is an exciting move. You're leaving so much baggage behind that it feels liberating. For most people,...
Tiny house family

Tiny House Family, Simple Life in 320 SQFT

Throwback to our visit with the Gerde tiny house family a couple of years ago after they relocated to Colorado for a fresh start. Read Emily...
Tiny House Beach Cottage & Tiny Log Cabin

Beach or Mountains? Tiny House Beach Cottage & Tiny Log Cabin

Do you prefer the beach or mountains? Try out a beach cottage​ and rustic tiny log cabin vibes with these two charming tiny houses on wheels. Rent both at Tiny...