Storybook Cottage By The Sea

This fantasy cottage is guaranteed to take your breath away. Masterfully constructed, this small home which is located on the shores of Vancouver Island , British Columbia truly looks as though it belongs in a storybook. The home is affectionally named Winckler Cottage, after it's owner Bruce Winckler, although Bruce's Read more

This Couple's Natural Eco Tiny House Is a True Stunner!

This tiny house is a true head turner. Made from natural, eco friendly materials and built by Tofino couple Alan and Venita entirely as a DIY project, this impressive home is filled with very clever design elements. The exterior is clad in a mixture of weatherboards and cedar shingles which give Read more

Life In The Trees With The Treehouse Masters

There is something about the idea of a treehouse that truly captures the imagination. For builders, it's a licence to let their creativity run wild and construct something which is playful and adventurous. For years now the team at Nelson Treehouse and Supply (better known as the Treehouse Masters Read more

From Fame To Forest - Rockstar's Magical Woodland Cabin

Alban "Snoopy" Pfisterer is perhaps best known as the original drummer for the rock band Love, which rose to fame in the late 60's. After his time in the public eye, he retreated to a spectacular property in the Pacific Northwest where he was able to find privacy and Read more

This Enchanting Cabin in the Forest Will Leave You Breathless

Standing amongst the sea of green that is the forest of Olympia, this whimsical cabin appears to have fallen onto the land directly from the pages of a storybook. Built by the inspiring Jacob Witzling, a math-teacher by trade, the cabin was designed to be beautiful yet unassuming, nestling perfectly Read more

Astounding Tiny House With Downstairs Master Bedroom

At only 24 feet in length (7 meters) this tiny house has been designed to include some extremely impressive features. Built by Asheville couple Andrew and Rachel the home is designed to comfortably accomodate their small family while also being future-proofed for retirement. The exterior of the home is clad Read more

Creative Couple's Stunning Tiny House Cost Only $17k!

Built for only US$17,000 this young couple's tiny house is certainly an incredible achievement. The home, constructed by Asheville, NC couple David and Catherine, was built mostly using reclaimed or recycled materials and is filled with clever design elements to truly make the home their own. An ideal parking space for Read more

Tiny House Stairs & Ladders

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Tiny House Stairs vs Ladders

One of the most popular debates in tiny house land is between stairs and ladders. The truth is, that it really is a matter of personal preference and both have their advantages and disadvantages. Stairs and ladders was one of our most discussed topics while designing our house and in the end, for good reason, we chose to incorporate both into our design. Read more

Steel Framing With FRAMECAD

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We found that steel framing was most suitable for our Tiny House build. There are a lot of benefits to framing with steel, most important to the construction of a house on wheels of course is the fact it is very light weight.

The team at FRAMECAD have been brilliant and have helped us every step of the way with the framing. They have taken our drawings, worked out all the framing detail and also the engineering to make sure that it’s a safe and stable structure. Read more

Less Is More: The Tiny House Movement

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Tiny House Infographic

The tiny house trend is on the rise with more and more individuals, couples, and families choosing to trade in space for simplicity. And from college grads to retirees the appeal of a miniature home spans the ages. Shrinking square footage not only cuts down on chores — it’s a lifestyle change all about living with less and decreasing environmental impact over time. Thanks to the folks at Custom Made for this great infographic. Read more

Spectacular 20ft Off-The-Grid Tiny Shipping Container House

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This off-the-grid shipping container tiny house is one that you have to see to believe! Converted from a 20ft (6 meter) shipping container, this tiny house has everything that you need and is an exceptional example of functional, space-saving design.

Outside the Container House

Brenda Kelly has been passionate about shipping container homes for as long as she can remember, and has been drawing designs for most of her life. Her passion and eye for great design can be seen throughout the fantastic features of this tiny home. From the outside, you can see she has used only 4 of the 6 meters of the shipping container, allowing her to keep it under 10 square meters (107 sq ft) and thus not requiring council consent. Read more

Tiny House Floor Installation (Part 2)

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With the floor now securely in place on the trailer, it’s time to get it looking good! In this video we show how to plug the holes in the trailer that have been left by the screws and then how to sand and oil the floor. If you have missed the first video of our floor installation, you can check that out here.

Floor Install Before & After

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Growing Food in Small Spaces

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There’s a big misconception that you need a lot of space in order to grow your own organic food. The truth is that you would be amazed at just how much food can be grown in a tiny area. Fresh, organic produce is fantastic for your health, and working with plants is actually extremely therapeutic. So, if you’re living downsized there’s still no excuse to not be growing food in your small space!

Sprouting Jars

One of the easiest (and also most effective) ways of growing food in small spaces is sprouting. This can be done in jars or in specially designed sprouting machines. Either way, the sprouts allow you to grow a nutrient dense food that is fantastic for juicing, adding to salads or even just eaten on their own as a snack. Read more

Space Saving Ideas For A Small Home Office

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If you want to work from home but are worried that you don’t have enough space for a home office, then fear not! The good news is that for people looking to create a fantastic small home office space, with modern digital technology it’s now easier than ever.

Minimalist-Work-Table-For-Home-Office

Going paperless not only helps to drastically reduce the amount of clutter in your office, it also eliminates the need for bulky items such as printers and copiers. In many cases that means that people are able to accomplish everything they need to using nothing more than a laptop. As cliché as it sounds, it also really does equate to saving trees! Read more

Tiny House Floor Installation (Part 1)

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In this video we show you step-by-step how to install a tongue and groove floor directly onto a Tiny House trailer. We’re incredibly lucky to have master builder Alan Drayton and his team from Bio Build Ltd helping us on our build and giving us their expert advice. Read more