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

Videos

  • TINY: a story about living small – a documentary film by Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith following their design and build
  • Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary – a documentary film about the tiny house movement and an honest account of people choosing to build their dream homes
  • All The Time In The World – a documentary film about a Canadian family who choose to disconnect themselves from society by living in a cabin for a Yukon winter in order to learn about themselves and the world around them
  • Tiny House Tours – Living Big In A Tiny House visit other tiny house builders in New Zealand to get inspiration for their own build, and for us
  • Dream big, live small – Dee Williams speaking at TEDx about her life and reasons for going tiny

Architectural

Plans

The following companies offer professionally designed tiny house plans for sale:

Reference

SketchUp

Websites


General Construction

Books

  • Go House Go – another must-read for anyone building tiny by a Dee Williams, a legend in the tiny house community
  • Building Construction Illustrated – an excellent reference for all things construction, which includes really well thought out diagrams

Videos

  • Tiny Nest – a superb video serious documenting a Canadian couples’ journey from design to construction of their tiny house
  • Living Big In A Tiny House – a detailed video series covering a steel framed house in New Zealand

Roofing

Websites

Videos

  • Standing Seam Metal Roofing Installation Basics – part one and two


 

Framing

Videos

Trailers

Purchasing / Importing

Framing/Subfloor Construction


Off-Grid

Composting Toilets

  • The Humanure Handbook – the bible for all things to do with composting poop. Different formats available, including a free PDF download.

Solar


Other Resources

  • The TinyHouses Subreddit – containing far too much information to be categorised, the people on this subreddit are both knowledgable and patient, answering questions and sharing information on every topic imaginable

2 Comments

Brady

about 2 years ago

Wow awesome resources Joe! Thanks for putting this together.

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Joe

about 2 years ago

Thanks Brady, I'm hoping others will find it useful. By the end of my build this page should be pretty long!

Joe

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