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Conversations on how to plan, build, and live the tiny life. Learn from tiny house luminaries, builders, DIYers and mor

Conversations on how to plan, build, and live the tiny life. Learn from tiny house luminaries, builders, DIYers and mor
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Conversations on how to plan, build, and live the tiny life. Learn from tiny house luminaries, builders, DIYers and mor

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Episodes

Live: How to Build a Tiny House with Salvaged and Reused Materials – #094

1/17/2020
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This is a special live recording of a panel discussion that I gave at the Big Mass Tiny House Festival in September of 2019, all about building with reused and salvaged materials. The discussion includes an all-star panel of tiny house DIY builders and dwellers who have done amazing things with reuse and salvage materials. Featuring Alex Eaves, Vera Struck, Sarah Hastings, and Shorty Robbins. The post Live: How to Build a Tiny House with Salvaged and Reused Materials – #094 appeared first...

Duration:00:39:27

Tiny House Repairs and Creative Conversions with the Capable Carpenter – #093

1/10/2020
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Chris Strathy AKA The Capable Carpenter has jumped headfirst into all aspects of tiny house building. After his first tiny house on wheels "It's OK To Play", he has worked on a horse trailer conversion, a tiny a-frame, and even repaired some damaged tiny homes that needed some love. Chris works with salvaged materials and has an amazing mobile workshop made from a converted camper. We cover it all in this interview. The post Tiny House Repairs and Creative Conversions with the Capable...

Duration:00:42:25

Are Tiny Houses Actually Good for the Environment? Maria Saxton, Ph.D. Has an Answer – #092

1/3/2020
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Maria Saxton is the first person to have done academic research about the Tiny House Movement, and she decided to explore how the ecological footprint of tiny home downsizes change as a result of going tiny. Now we actually have some science about how tiny houses can be a positive factor for the environment. In our conversation, we dive into her research to learn more. If you’re concerned about the environment and you want to reduce your environmental footprint, or you’re just curious about...

Duration:00:37:39

How to Create an Airbnb Tiny House Experience with Lauren Hudson and Chris Krieger – #091

12/27/2019
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Lauren and Chris are a husband and wife team of Airbnb entrepreneurs. They own two rental properties in Southern Vermont, one of which is the beautiful Green Mountain Tiny House. They were incredibly intentional about how they set up this tiny house as an Airbnb. If you're thinking about investing in tiny houses as rentals, or you want to make sure your own tiny house will be viable as a rental down the road, this is a great interview to learn about what features it should and shouldn't have...

Duration:00:48:19

100% Legal Tiny Accessory Dwellings in Seattle: A Look at DADUs with Bruce Parker – #090

12/20/2019
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Backyard cottages (DADUs) are dwellings that share a lot with a primary residence. They provide opportunities for families while increasing housing stock density and diversity. And they are becoming more common as housing costs increase and regulations are eased. Through his company, microhouse, Bruce Parker has been designing DADUs in Seattle for 10 years. The post 100% Legal Tiny Accessory Dwellings in Seattle: A Look at DADUs with Bruce Parker – #090 appeared first on The Tiny House.

Duration:00:31:39

6 Years of Off-Grid Tiny House Living in Wyoming with Ariel McGlothin #089

12/13/2019
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Ariel has lived off-grid in a tiny house in the Wyoming mountains for 6 years now. She has first-hand experience on how to deal with heat, water, and electricity without a reliable connection to the grid or even consistent sunshine. Ariel is a generous guest who offers an inside look at how she has set up the systems in her tiny house. The post 6 Years of Off-Grid Tiny House Living in Wyoming with Ariel McGlothin #089 appeared first on The Tiny House.

Duration:00:52:36

Tiny House Eviction! Avoiding Legal Troubles with Melissa Gersin – #088

12/6/2019
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Melissa Gersin is here to tell us the tale of 3 tiny house parking spots in 3 years, one of which resulted in her actual eviction. This is not what we want to think about when we are excited about living in a tiny house, but Melissa has been kind enough to share her story and impart some wisdom to help us all avoid some of the negative experiences that she had with tiny house living. The post Tiny House Eviction! Avoiding Legal Troubles with Melissa Gersin – #088 appeared first on The Tiny...

Duration:00:53:55

Improving the Tiny House Trailer with Steven Wright – #087

11/29/2019
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I met Steven at the Vermont Tiny Fest and I was impressed by his contributions to a panel discussion about the future of tiny house trailers. Steven has been in the trailer business for a long time building custom trailers, and so it was only natural that when the tiny house movement took hold he started building custom tiny house trailers. He has some ideas about how we can improve tiny house trailers for the structures that we’re building on them and has noticed some problems with the...

Duration:00:48:43

Tiny Houses in the U.K. with Jonathan Avery – #086

11/22/2019
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Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland has developed an ingenious system (NestHouse) for building moveable, modular tiny houses. Jonathan shares his philosophy on carpentry and design, and we explore the tiny house scene in Scotland and the United Kingdom. The post Tiny Houses in the U.K. with Jonathan Avery – #086 appeared first on The Tiny House.

Duration:00:54:09

Wet vs. Dry Compost Toilets for Tiny Houses – #085

11/15/2019
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This week, we're back to everyone’s favorite topic: Tiny House Toilets. On the show, I chat with the inventor of the C-Head Compact Composting Toilet, Sandy Graves. This system diverts urine away from the solid waste resulting in a system that requires much less frequent emptying than the classic Jenkins Humanure toilet. The post Wet vs. Dry Compost Toilets for Tiny Houses – #085 appeared first on The Tiny House.

Duration:00:38:20

Tiny Houseboats as Airbnbs with Nicole Young – #084

11/8/2019
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What does it take to buy and repair a used houseboat and turn it into a successful Airbnb? Nicole Young reached out to me because she was a listener of the show who also happened to have bought two different house boats and retrofitted them to be used as Airbnb hotel rooms. I've been wanting to talk with someone about houseboats for a while, and Nicole was the perfect guest. The post Tiny Houseboats as Airbnbs with Nicole Young – #084 appeared first on The Tiny House.

Duration:00:43:35

How This Little-Known Law Can Help Build Legal Tiny House Villages with Dan Armstrong – #083

11/1/2019
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This is an exciting time in the tiny house movement, as cities and states across the country are looking at legalizing tiny houses in some form. There are many strategies that advocates of tiny houses are using to push for tiny house legalization. I recently heard from a listener, today’s guest Dan Armstrong, about something called RILUPA, or the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. There have been several examples of churches and nonprofits using this law to legally build...

Duration:00:27:24

Transformable Trailers, CLTs, and other Tiny House Innovations with Cubist Engineering’s Mike Haney – #082

10/25/2019
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Cubist Engineering made a splash with The Sturgis, a gorgeous tiny home built with some very innovative materials like Cross Laminated Timbers. Mike Haney has an engineering background so I asked him to come on the show to explain what CLT’s are and how they can be used for building tiny houses. Plus, a look at Cubist’s transformable trailer that can be converted into a permanent foundation. The post Transformable Trailers, CLTs, and other Tiny House Innovations with Cubist Engineering’s...

Duration:00:39:07

The Allure of the Roadtrip: Building Towable Tiny Houses with Author Chris Schapdick – #081

10/18/2019
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Lil Wing is a metal triangle on wheels with a putting green grass landing, and it was the most unique tiny house I saw at last year’s Big Mass Festival. The builder, Chris Schapdick of Tiny Industrial, specializes in smaller tiny homes that are easy to tow. In addition, he is the author of two books about tiny house living. In this conversation, we’ll cover the ins and outs of building towable tiny houses, why Chris decided to share his process on Instructables, and what we can look forward...

Duration:00:36:31

Organizing a Tiny House Festival with Miranda Aisling – #080

10/11/2019
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Miranda Aisling is returning to the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast to update us on the upcoming Big Mass Tiny House Festival, and her plans to turn an unused public building in Beverly, Massachusetts into a community art hotel. Plus, what to do when you realize that there are mice living inside your tiny house walls 🐭 The post Organizing a Tiny House Festival with Miranda Aisling – #080 appeared first on The Tiny House.

Duration:00:31:25

Real Estate Development and Tiny Houses: How to Build a Tiny House Village with Terry Lantrip – #079

10/4/2019
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I learned about Terry’s work through Alexis and Christian of Tiny House Expedition. Terry is in the process of creating an urban tiny house village in Lake Dallas, Texas, in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. After working on this project for some time and running into a lot of red tape, the project is almost done. The Lake Dallas Tiny Home Community will have 13 parking spaces for tiny houses on wheels and a communal washateria (a place to do laundry). There is a lot to learn about...

Duration:00:44:25

Shou Sugi Ban and Bamboo: Old School Materials and Methods that are Better than Modern Techniques with Palo Coleman – #078

9/27/2019
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What natural material has the tensile strength of steel and can grow 12" in a single day? Bamboo! On today's show, I'm chatting with my friend Palo Coleman about alternative and old-school building methods and materials that are better than what we do today. We'll also go in depth on Shou Sugi Ban, which is the (now popular again) technique for preserving wood by burning it. The post Shou Sugi Ban and Bamboo: Old School Materials and Methods that are Better than Modern Techniques with Palo...

Duration:00:46:31

Representation Matters in the Tiny House Movement: Talking Diversity and Inclusion with Jewel Pearson – #077

9/20/2019
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Jewel is leading the conversation on inclusiveness and diversity in the tiny house movement and is a wonderful interview guest. We talk about a wide range of topics, from her own tiny house and the special features inside it, to some issues that persist in our housing and financial systems. There are many problems with housing in the United States, and there’s been systemic racism built into our housing system and financial structures for a long time. I think it’s important that as we build...

Duration:00:41:25

Can You Heat your Tiny House with Compost? The Compost Powered Water Heater with Gaelan Brown – #076

9/13/2019
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On today’s show, we will be exploring the possibility of heating your tiny house with compost. Not long ago, I came across a book called The Compost-Powered Water Heater. It's only about 140 pages and I read it in one sitting. Author Gaelan Brown details the experimentation and the work that has been done in harvesting the heat from a compost pile and using that to heat a greenhouse, barn, or even a hot tub. I was surprised to find out that the author also lives in a tiny house, built on the...

Duration:00:45:23

How to Downsize Your Life in 31 Days with Brenda Mason – #075

9/6/2019
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Brenda Mason downsized from a 3100 sf, 5 bedroom home to a 310 sf converted motor coach tiny home in just 31 days. Brenda is passionate about helping others downsize their own lives, and she recommends doing it fast! In this conversation, Brenda shares her take and tips on downsizing, plus reflections on the emotional attachments we all have to our stuff. The post How to Downsize Your Life in 31 Days with Brenda Mason – #075 appeared first on The Tiny House.

Duration:00:41:31