tiny home

7 Tips For Keeping Cats and Dogs in a Tiny House

Whether it’s financial savings or living a more minimalist lifestyle, there are many advantages to living in a tiny house. However some people argue that it is unfair to have cats or dogs in a tiny home, because they won’t have the freedom to roam like they can in a standard-size house. We disagree with […]

Check out this 1960 AirStream turned into a house!

Lookie what I just stumbled across… this is a 1960 AirStream that has been completely remodeled into a non-mobile mobile home, and then added on to! It’s for sale right now in Seal Beach, California. Yes, there is even a freaking fireplace. Holy crap, I’m in love with this “house.” Wanna peek inside the 1960 AirStream house with me?

Take a peek inside my retro, rainbow, second-hand, mobile home

It used to take me a long time to tell people I lived in a trailer park just because of the stigma but… I love this trailer. I like to think my house looks like someone in the late 1960s was in the middle of updating. Add to that my collection of toys, knick-knacks, and second-hand furniture, and you get my version of paradise.

A slice of paradise: Our small lake-side cabin in Wisconsin

Our cabin is on a very quiet, small lake. We have nearly four acres. We’re big do-it-yourself-ers. We love the outdoors, so this cabin is our weekend getaway.

The search and rescue mission for a tiny bathtub for my tiny home

One of the aspects of building a tiny house is the difficulty in finding products and materials suited to a tiny space. Take, for example, our tub. With the 4′ footprint allowed by the space in my bathroom, I went shopping for a cheap, deep, small tub.

Is it possible to “put down roots” while on the road?

In the past six years my husband and I (and our two pets) have lived in five countries (and I don’t mean ones particularly close together). Having never found that mythical place called “home,” a few months ago we put our most recent dwelling on the market, and two weeks ago we moved into our motorhome.Yesterday, my father-in-law mentioned he looks forward to us “putting down roots.” And so, as I easily do, I’m questioning… What is the benefit I’m missing out on (that I’ve really never known) of being part of one specific community? Does it exist as an RVer, as an ongoing traveller?

Get inspired: a tiny house built by a teen

We have an entire tag devoted to tiny homes, but this is the first we’ve featured built by a middle-schooler. 14-year-old Sicily and the tiny house she built are both amazing and adorable. She named it La Petite Maison, and it’s 128 square-feet of efficiently organized space. It has a working kitchen and bathroom, a queen-sized loft bed, a bunch of storage — and it’s on wheels.

Family of four moves onto boat to find path again

When my husband and I met ten years ago on Orcas Island, we would spend a considerable amount of time dreaming of living alternatively. The thought of a house in a neighborhood bored us to tears. We wanted different, we wanted a little hardship in our living, and we wanted to physically work for what we had. The standard American way of living never looked that lovely to us. And then one day it all became clear. This little family of four + one old lab needed a boat.