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...

How to stock a minimalist kitchen

Originally written for my weekly Thursday post on scissorsanddrumsticks.com. -------------------------------------------------------------------- I am not a great cook. Crystal on the other hand, is. But both of us live in the same small space. Equally small is our...

How to determine trailer weight for your Tiny House

Perhaps there is no Tiny House subject (or trailer subject, in general) that causes more arguments and confusion than that of weight. Between the cryptic way that RV weights are reported by the manufacturers, the lack of clear standards by the DOT and the often...

How to share your Tiny House with a friend or spouse

Having lived in 'the Bungalow' now for nearly three weeks we have found that tiny living is an exercise in patience, understanding, balance, love, and friendship. We are both quite sure there are many more lessons to be learned but we have figured out a few things...

5 Ways to Have a Minimalist Thanksgiving

In just one week we will all be preparing to tie on our feed sacks and gather round the family table in recognition of the first meal shared between Indians and Pilgrims and blah, blah, blah. Truth be told, Thanksgiving has become, for many of us, an obligatory meal...

Project 333 – Week 6 redux

Today I felt completely uninspired to get out of bed, much less get dressed. And even with just 33 items of clothing I felt like it was a chore to sort through what I should wear today. The temperature outside is currently an alarming 39ºF. Not exactly a tropical...

How our Tiny House became our Enormous Dream

Originally written for my weekly Thursday post on scissorsanddrumsticks.com. --------------------------------- Back in 2009 Crystal and I saw a small house in Barnesville, GA that we thought would be perfect for us. It seemed like a bit of a bungalow with 2 bedrooms,...

How to organize your digital photos

Now that we are in 'The Bungalow' and are beginning to live in essentially one room (yes, I am working at 6:42am while Crystal sleeps about 9 feet away from me) I am realizing that even what I thought was minimal simply is not. Take for instance my digital photos. I...

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