Santa Claus Haus: subfloor

I was thinking about my posts regarding the Santa Claus Haus and how in depth I wanted to be with them. When this blog first started we were one of only a handful of builders, documenting the day in and day out of a tiny house build. We talked about everything from...

Santa Claus Haus: trailer salvage

The trailer the Santa Claus Haus is being built on is a salvage one. We liberated our original tiny house on wheels from a 1967 Shasta travel trailer. It was a bit of a mess but we proceeded and while saving thousands of dollars, invested dozens of hours. When we...

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

I am a huge fan of the Christmas season and by Christmas season I mean that very special time during the first 60 or years of the 20th Century in which Christmas was magical, Santa was beloved, and gifts were given more than received. By mid-October I am full of the...

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;...

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...

#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...

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...

Deek Diedricksen Hosts A Hands-On Workshop To Benefit Make-A-Wish

There is nothing new about Deek and even his brother Dustin, leading a tree-house building workshop. When you are King you must continue to shape your kingdom. Suffice to say Deek has proven he is the king of the funky forts and relaxshacks world! What is so unique...

Dreaming Big With Lora Higgins

Wednesday, I wrote about a relatively new author in the modern tiny house movement and her book Dream Big, Live Small: A Guide For Downsizing and Intentional Living (or How Not To Panic in 200 Square Feet). I talked to her just after the post went live and asked if I...

Learning To Dream Big Even In A Small Space

There was a day when I was a voracious reader. In fact, it was through reading that I learned that word; voracious. I have gone a number of places, had a multitude of adventures, and met some incredible characters, through reading. These days though I don't read much...

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