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20 Shipping Container Home Floor Plans

by Tom Woods

Today we’ve got something perfect for anyone looking to build their own tiny shipping container home.

As most of you probably know the …


The Truth About Tiny House TV Shows

I was cleaning up my inbox this morning and came across an email from mid March of this year from a producer at Pie Town Productions:

Hi Greg!

I hope …


Choosing A Wardrobe Fit For The Tiny House Life: female edition a continuation from a previous post by Andrew Odom: http://tinyhouseblog.com/how-to-2/wardrobe-female-addition/

The Simplicity of RV Living

I just returned home from almost four months of living in my RV. It was a first. I took the RV south in December and spent a wonderful 2 1/2 months …


Ways to Reduce Cost When Building a House

A house is a huge investment. Saving money on initial construction costs allows you to build a better home for less money. Solid designs, efficient …


How to Buy a Shipping Container

You have decided to join the shipping container revolution. Your plans are drawn up, your site is prepared, and your welding torch is ready to transform a discarded steel box into the durable, stylish, and sustainable home of your dreams. Now what? To help you get started, we asked architects, DIY …


This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.

If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

Tiny House Movement

31 Genius Ways To Organize Your Tiny Kitchen

Many of us don’t have the luxury of own big homes with spacious kitchens. But that doesn’t mean you’re tiny kitchen is lacking in anything, with a …


The Quickstart Guide to Decluttering Your Home

One of my favorite habits that I’ve created since I changed my life nine years ago is having a decluttered home. I now realize that I always disliked …


These Friends Built Tiny Homes Just to Live Next to Each Other

Welcome to "Bestie Row."

Living on the same block as all of your best friends is something that many dream about, but few probably get to experience. But for four couples in Texas, that dream was enough to incite them to create what the Internet is dubbing "Bestie Row," a mini neighborhood where …


These 10 tiny homes prove that less is so much more.

In case you hadn’t noticed, tiny homes are the next big thing.


Blink and you’ll miss it. That’s because this home, built in the wasted space …


Tiny houses on HGTV

This summer, HGTV explores the “tiny house” movement in new and returning series, both premiering on Monday, July 6.

“Tiny House, Big Living,” …

It’s Only 160 Square Feet But The Inside Is Mind-Blowing!

This shipping container home by the Costa Rican firm, Cubica is only 160 square feet.

Yet, it can sleep up to four people and is available as a rental …

10 Modern Prefabs We’d Love to Call Home

Over the years, the prefab movement has been gradually gathering steam as a great option for a new home. Built in much less time than a …

Prefab Homes

44 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses Ever

Minimalist Living

This 196-square-foot house near Boise, Idaho, is home to Macy Miller, her partner James, their daughter Hazel, and their Great Dane, …

40 Genius Space-Savvy Small Garden Ideas and Solutions

Repurposed Furniture Garden

You can create a beautiful garden area with some old furniture that you are planning to throw out. Old dressers make great …

Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston

By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.

Project: Row on 25thDesigner: Shade House Development

Powered by petrodollars and famously devoid of zoning laws, Houston, Texas, hasn’t …

This Road Legal Truck Transforms Into An Awesome, Livable Castle With An Interior You Have To See

Now this is a motor home like none other.

This custom built camper started life out as a standard looking work truck with an open bed on the back. The …


35 Items In Your Wardrobe is All You Need: 7 Steps

My interpretation of a "minimalist wardrobe" was recently challenged when my girlfriend Jenn Mapp told me about her 35 items. I have known her for years (pre toddler and infant, pre house), and have always thought of her as a "fashionista" in the best sense of the word. I rarely saw her wear the …


I have spent a rather large amount of time over the last month trying to grasp the concept of a tiny house history, how it plays into a more obtuse history of domiciles, and the inspiration spots we tiny housers regularly resort to. It has been eye opening to say the least. Read more here: http://tinyhouseblog.com/tinyhousehistory/tiny-house-story-end/

A Contemporary Cottage In The Dutch Countryside

Zecc Architects, together with interior designer Roel Norel, have designed a small contemporary cottage in a rural area north of Utrecht in The …


The Zeer Pot, a good solution for a little outdoor, power-free food cooling? Read more here: http://bit.ly/1xCjEGD

Ballard Cottage

My Month of Minimalism Challenge

I have a lot of stuff.

That’s not really meant to be a brag—far from it. More just a statement of fact.

Amazon deliveries arrive all the time. …


The Definitive List of Tiny House Blogs

Here's all the quality blogs I could find about building and living in tiny houses. I've tried to list blogs written by those actively living in …

Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World

Ecocapsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar …

Renewable Energy

The Simplicity of RV Living

I just returned home from almost four months of living in my RV. It was a first for me. I took the RV south in December and spent a wonderful 2 1/2 …