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Tiny house community for veterans in Phoenix This is the story of a tiny house community for veterans in Phoenix that was opened in late 2018 to benefit working homeless veterans. The project is called The Village on 13th and it's being developed thanks to the efforts of Build Us Hope, an Arizona non-profit.

The Boxcar Tiny House Cedar Edition This is the Boxcar Tiny House on Wheels in cedar. It's built by Timbercraft Tiny Homes on a gooseneck / fifth wheel trailer with triple-axles. One of the first things you might notice is the custom wood front door, it's beautiful. Don't miss other super cool tiny homes - join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!

Not Utopia Minimalism will not solve all our problems. Unfortunately, we often believe that the goal of simple living is to own as few things as possible-to declutter our homes, organize our lives, and clear our minds. Once we do this, we'll each find our own private utopia and bask in the glory of our newfound happiness, right?

Colorado's Tiny House Movement Continues to Grow: Latest News Colorado is one of the top states for tiny house activity, from a booming industry to a quickly growing number of placement options. It is home to over ten tiny home communities, both RV/THOW parks and planned unit developments. Like the much-anticipated Escalante Village in Durango, scheduled to open at the end of the summer….

Bryce Langston reveals his tiny home in New Zealand This is Bryce Langston's tiny home in New Zealand. If you're a fan of Bryce and his hit YouTube series, Living Big in a Tiny House, you've probably been waiting years for this. And the moment is finally here, hehe. Yup, this project started almost five years ago.

Bryce Langston's North American tiny house on wheels… The Campulance ambulance conversion! This is Bryce and Rasa's North American tiny house on wheels. It's the vehicle that they use to travel the country to create many of the amazing episodes on their popular Living Big In A Tiny House YouTube channel. And, it's actually a converted ambulance called the Campulance!

Tiny Cabin #60 at Mill Creek Ranch: Are Park Models Better Than THOWs? You don't like it as much when I show you vacation cabins, but I think you'll like this one. It's a classic timber-frame tiny cabin in Canton, Texas. Well, if you like the idea of tiny homes, but you know it just wouldn't work, maybe you can consider something like this instead?

Stackt, an Instant shipping container shopping and entertainment spot is built in Toronto Sometimes shipping container architecture makes perfect sense. Shipping containers may not make much sense for permanent housing, but they are terrific for temporary uses - they were designed to move, to be cheap to transport, to be stacked up to 16 high.

Make a Garden Obelisk in 3 easy steps But then there was a problem. The plant had a huge pile of climbing branches. In its original spot, the branches were hanging on ropes tied to the strong curtain rails of the bow window. On the second floor the windows are completely different and the curtain rails are quite flimsy.

Closed or open kitchen? Charlotte Perriand's design is the best of both worlds Lessons from the kitchens at Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation in Marseille. Unlike the Frankfurt kitchen, which was totally separated, the Perriand design had a low wall of cabinets, accessible from either side, which gave some visual privacy but didn't cut the kitchen off completely.

Secret barn tiny house on 1-acre for $49,000! This is a secret barn tiny house on a 1-acre lot in Williams, Arizona. From the outside, you would just think it's a barn shed for storage! It's always nice to find and enjoy some tiny house-friendly real estate, isn't it? But the moment you step inside, you realize it's quite the wonderful studio tiny home offered at $49,000 via Zillow.

How this tiny brick house in Australia was legally built This is a tiny house built out of bricks! It's quite nice, isn't it? Being in the United States, it's actually kind of rare to see something like this… A seemingly new structure that's, well, pretty small of a house.

950-square-foot small house in Harbor Beach, Michigan for sale This is a 950-square-foot two-story small house in Harbor Beach, Michigan that's on the market for $50,000. There's an interesting story behind this house because it was originally in Detroit but made its way to Harbor Beach more than fifty years ago, according to the listing on Zillow.

Tiny house-friendly lot in Port Hope, Michigan This is a tiny house-friendly lot in Port Hope, Michigan that's on the market for $18,900. It's an 8,276 square-foot lot according to the Zillow listing. Don't miss other tiny houses and real estate for sale - join our FREE Tiny Houses For Sale Newsletter for more!

British architects declare climate and biodiversity emergency Architects all over the world should be doing this too. The Stirling Prize is awarded every year to the best building in the UK, and its recipients are considered among the most important architects in the country. So when 17 of them announced Architects Declare, it was a very big deal.

5 thrifted dining table takes on the elliptical shape IKEA hackers is all about modding, repurposing and customizing IKEA products. We have 5,000 hacks from all over the globe. You're bound to find something to inspire you. Here's a quick start guide. Happy hacking!

Touring the toilets of Le Corbusier There are many lessons about health and hygiene to be learned from the great French architect. This sink in the hall of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye has been a fixture on TreeHugger for years. I have been a bit obsessed with it, and even put the sink in the hall in my own house.

Couple refurbish 1980 Mercedes 307D van into their tiny home This is the story of Ody, a 39-year-old Mercedes 307D van conversion that the couple originally bought in Germany. The couple, Dana and Lou, taught themselves how to convert the van thanks to videos on YouTube. It took them 6 months to complete, and now they're traveling Europe and living out their van life dream.

Granny flat tiny house in Australia… The perfect legal tiny? This is a granny flat tiny house on a foundation in Australia. It's called the Smithfield and it's designed by 5 Star Granny Flats and built by 5 Star Builders. It's one of their 1-bedroom designs, but they also offer 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and even completely custom designs.

A real tiny house community in Florida… This is the story of a real tiny house community in Florida. It's called Circle Pond Tiny Home Community and it's located in Ruskin, Florida and today we can have a peek inside thanks to Andrew Bennett of Core Housing Solutions.

One-bedroom tiny cottage with a garage This is a one-bedroom tiny cottage with a garage. It's a granny flat in Australia called the Northmead by 5 Star Granny Flats. It's a one bedroom house design with a full kitchen, bathroom, and one-car garage. It's perfect, isn't it? What would you pay for a house like this in your area?

Decluttering is Great. Minimalism is Even Better. And while decluttering is great, minimalism is even better. Decluttering is the act of removing clutter from a room, an area, etc. Removing items from our home that we know are no longer needed and are creating crowded messes or confusion. Minimalism, on the other hand, accomplishes that and takes an additional step.

Toongabbie granny flat cottage with rainwater collection If you're looking for a tiny house, but find the ones on wheels are just too small and clunky to you, well, there's still hope. That's why I'm showing you this tiny cottage on a foundation with rainwater collection by 5 Star Granny Flats in Australia.

PodCast - Musician's Modular Tiny House Combines Foundation and Trailer Asha is an electric violinist for the Trans Siberian Orchestra. She has toured with Gnarls Barkley, Dee Snider of Twisted sister and performed regularly on the American Idol show. In 2016 she built her dream "Amplified" tiny house in Fayetteville Arkansas where she hosts tiny deck concerts.

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