Tiny Blue Devil Continues To Grow

Building a tiny house is one of those odd projects that seems to move slowly yet moves incredibly quick. While the visual results may not seem great, the amount of work is often mind-numbing. Since the start of January and the initial deck installation, the tiny house...

Tiny Blue Devil Officially Gets Underway

Many of you may remember me talking about my mentor role with South Lenoir High School in an effort to build a tiny house on wheels with their construction trades program. Called the Tiny Blue Devil we are building a 20' Elm (plans courtesy of Tumbleweed Tiny House...

Tiny Houses and Small Homes Can Free You From A Mortgage

When we were thinking of transitioning to Tiny r(E)volution v.3.0 we were perhaps most concerned about having to enter back into the mortgage pool. We knew we didn't have as much as we would like for a down payment. We knew our monthly budget was one we were happy...

Romancing the farm

I am not a poet nor am I a poetryfile. And if you are like me than the name Albert Stroud of Coffeyville, Kansas may mean nothing to you. But in 1917 he had a poem published by The Journal Press that seems to speak volumes to man of us today. They say the population...

Lighten the load. Go paper free!

I have been reading UpcycledLove for quite some time. Written by Lynn Fang, a shameless idealist, social change and nature nerd, and organic gardener in training, the site strives to empower and inspire you to realize that you have what it takes to make a difference....

Tiny Houses and the crap that goes with them

When you make the decision to abandon the traditional sticks and bricks method of Americana living decision become much more difficult and less tested than you can even believe. Between how to get a certificate of occupancy to gaining space on the electrical grid for...

Tiny House as a modular dwelling

My first true introduction to modular homes came (by no coincidence, I am now sure) by Farmers' Almanac TV. Just about four years ago they introduced a short film about the Katrina Cottage. The Katrina Cottage was designed as a replacement for the FEMA trailer made so...

Creating the Minimalist Medicine Cabinet

After we are asked "are you a minimalist" it is usually followed with "what is a minimalist" which then turns into "so why don't you like stuff?" So to answer.... No, we are not minimalists. We are nothing. We are not a label and, quite frankly, don't care to be. It...

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