Living with Pets in a Tiny House

A lot of people have pets and love their beloved fur balls, us included! So when we decided to downsize and go tiny, we thought it would be a challenge to figure out how we were all going to work in a much smaller space. It seemed to be more of a mental challenge than a physical one. We were … Read More

College Couple Skips the Dorm Room to Build a Tiny House!

By Nicolette Cascione   Hey Tiny House Basics! I just wanted to start off by thanking you so very much for our custom 28 foot long Tiny House Basics’ tiny house trailer! We knew ordering from you would guarantee us a safe and strong foundation for our home on wheels and you guys did not disappoint!     Here’s a … Read More

We Sold Our Tiny House!

    You Must be wondering, What on earth were we thinking? This is the story of why we sold our tiny house. By Mario Soto It was proven to provide so much financial freedom and it actually did! Did we just stop loving the tiny house life style after just three years or maybe realized it just wasn’t for … Read More

What is the first step in planning and building your own tiny house?

BUILD OR BUY? How much of it do you want to build yourself? There are 3 main options: 1. Building it yourself from the Tiny House Trailer up. Option 2: Having a Shell Built by a builder and completing the rest (interior finishes) Yourself. Lastly, Option 3: Having a fully turn key tiny house built all for you by a … Read More

Tiny Houses: The Home Hour Podcast Interview

KIRSTEN DUNLAP and GRAHAM SMITH, best friends of 20 years and co-hosts of The Home Hour podcast, are passionate about helping moms create welcoming homes and gracious living spaces.   Today on the Home Hour, we’re celebrating the little things. And by little, we mean TINY! We’re learning about living the good life in small spaces with Joshua and Shelley Engberg from Tiny … Read More

The Duo Who Does It All with Joshua and Shelley Engberg

  Originally posted on TinyHouseBlog You don’t have to appreciate Marvel Comics to enjoy this week’s interview with the dynamic duo of tiny houses, Josh and Shelley. Long before their episode on “Tiny House Nation” aired, this young power couple was already moving their lives in a direction which focused on freedom, travel, and using their talents to help others … Read More

#1 Amazon Bestselling Tiny House Book!

Our Highly Anticipated Tiny House Book: “Tiny House Basics, Living the Good Life in Small Spaces” was just released on May 16th 2017 and we have already hit #1 Amazon Bestseller in over 4 Categories (Small Homes & Cottages, House Plans, Design & Construction, Green Housekeeping) Pick up your copy today to start your tiny house research off on the right … Read More

A Look Inside a Award Winning Tiny House

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This month Santa Clara University’s Tiny House got a big celebration at Santa Clara University where hundreds of students, faculty and staff, stopped by to congratulate the team for winning the SMUD Tiny House Competition, a new competition challenging collegiate teams to design and build net- zero, tiny solar houses. SCU beat out 8 other California universities and colleges, taking home the win for … Read More

Using a Composting Toilet: A Woman’s Perspective

Tiny House Composting Toilet

The #1 question I have been asked as a woman living in a tiny house is; How is using the composting toilet? followed by: Is it easy to use? Does it smell? How easy is cleaning and changing it? What kind do you have? Well I shall address all of the pros and cons of a composting toilet in my experience. This will … Read More