Month: September 2016

A Tiny House Tells His Own Story

I have always loved books. Let me correct myself. I have always loved children’s books. There is something so magical about the vibrant words that often give character to other inanimate objects. The glow of the illustration colors. It is just such a freeing feeling; hearing the stories of far off places and whimsical people. And now that I am a father of a 5-year old who is starting to read on her own and unlocking the magic of story books I have become extra sensitive to the sounds of those magical places within the slick pages of a...

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Tiny House Insurance

We have been a part of the tiny house community and contributors to the ongoing dialogue for just at 7 years now. In the course of that time we have heard conversations come and go. We have also heard some of the same conversations come and go, come back again, and in some cases go away again, and in a few cases, come back again. One of those conversations is the one that starts with the question “Do you have insurance for your tiny house? Have you ever tried to get it?” And while for so long now that...

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#LightUpLife and Win 1 of 3 Luci Color Inflatable Solar Lights

In 2013 we were perusing an outdoor supply store when a simple “beach ball” caught my attention. Of course I know now it was no beach ball. But when you see something just about palm sized that has an inflation nozzle and is made of vinyl plastic, your mind kind of thinks it is a beach ball. I remember asking myself “Why does this store carry beach balls?” I had to pick it up for further…er, um, inspection. Turns out it was indeed no beach ball. On top of the deflated gizmo was a small solar panel. I couldn’t...

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NOAH Certification May Leave More Questions Than Answers

There is certainly no doubt that a governing body of building standards is needed in the tiny house industry. Since the modern tiny house movement began there has been a marked presence of DIYers that at first was endearing but later became an impediment. Because the mass of the movement was from a do-it-yourself perspective, there was an overwhelming concern by politicians and citizens alike. Even the RV industry took notice. Who was regulating these builds and what made them safe enough to be on the road or even parked next door to your house? A certification was needed;...

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