Communities

Family’s Charming Backyard Tiny House Village

Chris and Malissa Tack designed and built their beautiful, off-grid tiny house 8 years ago—now famous Tiny Tack House. If you have ever perused Pinterest or Google images for tiny house inspiration, you have definitely seen the lovely Tiny Tack House. Chris and Malissa Tack built it in 2012 before “tiny house” was a well-known…

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Finding Your Ideal Tiny Home Community

With more and more people going tiny, the need for parking is at an all-time high. The desire for tiny house community parking is on the rise too. As the tiny house movement gains momentum, states and cities are updating their codes to make it easier to build—and live in—tiny homes. Across the nation, more than…

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Life in a Tiny Home Community, the Low-Down

After visiting over 30 tiny house communities we have learned that there’s much more to tiny living than minimalism. A few years ago, almost no one had even heard of a tiny house. But now? Across the nation, more than a dozen cities have become officially tiny-home friendly and 50-plus communities of tiny homes have…

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Llamalopolis, Urban Tiny Home Community Living

Ten thousand miles into our exploratory tiny house road trip, we found ourselves in the infamous Sin City. And what we experienced blew our minds. Downtown Vegas is full of surprises. Along with the dancing neon lights and innumerable casinos, it hosts many bustling small businesses, especially at the magnificent Container Park. Additionally, it features countless brightly…

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A Groundbreaking Zoning Ordinance for Tiny House Communities

A Tale of Zoning Happily Ever After Once upon a time in the small, forward-thinking city of Rockledge, Florida, some of the most progressive tiny housing zoning ordinances in the entire US of A were approved, in record time and with great ease. You see, the forward-thinking City Manager had an eye for viable solutions for the…

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More than a Tiny House: Florida’s Booming Movement

Inside Florida’s Booming Tiny House Movement Arriving in the Sunshine State last month, Christian’s first observation was “it’s not too bad.” He was referring the infamous Florida humidity and heat, and believe me; he is not a fan, Christian much prefers snowy slopes to the steamy coast. Surprisingly it was easy to persuade him to…

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Coffee with Community-Makers: Tiny Houses Greensboro

A poignant conversation about a non-profit’s mission to create a tiny house community for those most in need. Warm, funny and patient: my initial impressions of Audra Volpi and Amanda Albert, when I fumbled my way into The Green Bean for our coffee date. I was a bit of mess that morning, running late from…

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