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Tiny Living Resources

Tiny Living Resources

  One of the best things about the tiny house movement is that so many people who go down this road want to share their knowledge and experiences. This means that no matter what you need to know, there is plenty of great (most often free) information out there. This page will list the resources I have found useful during my own project and I will continue to add to them throughout the course of the project. Introduction and Inspiration Books Tiny House Living - Ryan Mitchell does an excellent job of introducing the tiny house movement and inspiring people to join in Tiny Homes:
A Man With Some Tiny Plans

A Man With Some Tiny Plans

So far all of my work on the project had been very speculative and I was feeling the need to focus my efforts, to do this I needed to decide what to build. In a previous post I outlined some of the tiny house plans I had found for purchase. Deciding the house I wanted to live in was not an easy process. This isn't a space I will be spending just a day or two in, this will be my home for years. Going tiny relies on good design, in order to make the most out of the available space and create something pleasurable to live in. After much deliberation I decided to go with the Ynez from the Oregon
Where To Call Home? (Once There Is One)

Where To Call Home? (Once There Is One)

I have been busy working on the tiny house project recently, so it's time for some updates. Instead of one long post I am going to write several shorter posts. This is the first... Before I start my tiny house project I wanted to get an idea of where I would be able to live in my tiny house once it is complete. At the moment I'm not sure if that will be on Vancouver Island or somewhere else, but I thought it would be a good idea to find out what is possible here. Having read that it is best to work with your local planning authority rather than against them I brushed up on some terminology, shifted
The Search for a Tiny Plan

The Search for a Tiny Plan

In a recent post I talked about the tiny house movement and my reasons for wanting to live a 'tiny' life. Since then I have spent a lot of time researching and thinking about the type of house I want to build, as well as thinking ahead about the kind of life I want to be working towards. Ever since I seriously considered this journey I knew I wanted to buy plans for the house, as apposed to designing and building it myself. Having done nothing like this before, building my own house is going to be plenty to keep my busy. At the end of the day I want a house that is safe, structurally sound
Thoughts on Living Tiny

Thoughts on Living Tiny

For as long as I remember I have been interested in small spaces, from making dens as a child to living in van on extended road trips. As an adult this interest transformed into an interest in cabins and small living structures, with dreams of one day having my own. Around a year ago I saw an online news article about a couple who built their own little house on wheels, this was my introduction to the tiny house movement. Tiny house what? Living in small spaces isn't anything new, but with average house sizes getting bigger and bigger, living in spaces which shun excess certainly isn't
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