Laurie Balmer

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16 Micro Dwelling Stories Straight From a Tiny House Memoir

<b>Dee Williams,</b> author of the new memoir <i>The Big Tiny,</i> lives in a house she calls "painfully small," an <b>84-square-foot cabin</b> that's "nearly thirty times smaller than the average house in America, smaller than a parking spot, smaller than some SUVs, and smaller than the square footage of tissue provided …

Couple Tired of Living with a Mortgage Build a Tiny 221-Square-Foot House

Andrew and Gabriella Morrison were tired of living with a mortgage, tons of bills, and debt hanging over their heads. So, the couple decided to stop the nonsense and start living a more satisfying life by simplifying. Their most notable transition was the construction of their house, called hOMe, …

Occupy Madison Builds Tiny Homes for the Homeless Using Recycled and Repurposed Materials

Occupy Madison, a non-profit organization from Wisconsin, has built a tiny house for the homeless using recycled and repurposed materials. The 96 …

Dee Williams downsizes to a tiny house, opens a bigger world

Ten years ago, a heart attack prompted Dee Williams to reexamine her hectic lifestyle. "My heart made me look at everything differently," she said recently.<p>Sitting in a doctor's office, she spotted an article on Jay Shafer's tiny house on wheels. "What if I sold my big house with its rats in the …

Meet Bunkie: A Tiny Prefab House from 608 Design and BLDG Workshop

Have you ever dreamed of having your own little house in the countryside, just big enough for you and friend or two to hang out and take in the …

Prefab Homes

Architect Builds Tiny 196 Square-Foot Dream House From Scratch

Cash-strapped Idaho architect Macy Miller wanted a place of her own without the burdensome mortgage, so she decided to build a tiny house from the …

Tiny House Movement

This Trailer-Based Tiny House Set Its Builders Back $33K

<b>Andrew</b> and <b>Gabriella Morrison</b> are so proud of the diminutive mobile home they put together that it's taken center stage on <b>Tiny House Build</b>, the blog they keep on the downsizer lifestyle. To help those with similar aspirations at the planning stage, the Morrisons recently revealed the cost of their …

Tiny House Workshop with Peter King

<b>Upcoming Tiny House Workshop – May 24-25th</b><p>On May 24-25th we’ll be building a 12 x 16 tiny house in the shadow of Camel’s Hump in Vermont. On-site …

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

The Durango Tiny House on Wheels is a Minimalist Traveler's Dream Come True

Anyone looking to explore the beautiful Colorado mountain ranges in style may want to consider the Durango Tiny House as a home base. Itsy bitsy even …

Chamfer Home: Tiny Self-Sufficient House Operates Off-Grid in Any Locale

The Chamfer Home is a tiny self-sufficient shelter with a clean modern design that is made from eco-friendly materials. Designed by S-Archetype, the …

Off-grid

Alek Lisefki's Tiny House is a luxurious eco-friendly dream on wheels

Web designer Alek Lisefki lives by a motto: "Less House, More Life." Driven by the desire to simplify his life, Lisefki built a transportable tiny …

This 50-Something Woman’s Journey

<i>By: Shirley J. Loomis</i><p>There is a lot of hub-bub today about tiny houses. I can only tell one story, about one tiny house, and the one woman who built …

Tiny House Movement

Tiny House Directory and Newsletter

I am excited to announce two of my New Years resolutions for the Tiny House Blog that are ready to launch.<p><b>1. The Tiny House Directory</b> which I have …

Tiny House Movement

Tiny House in a Landscape

This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape features a Airstream trailer with the mountains in the background. I have been a big fan of Airstreams for many …

Tiny House Movement

Tall Man's Tiny House

<i>Guest Post by Adam Leu</i><p>This past winter, my brother and I decided to try our hands at a tiny house build. With my skills as a builder and my brother’s …

Tiny House Movement