The year was 2008. I thought that I'd build a few cottages to take a break from remodeling. It was not my idea. My friend Chris and his girlfriend wanted to start a little business selling backyard sheds and cottages. They asked me to put together their first cottage for the new venture.Read More
Let’s face it: building a tiny house is a brilliant, amazing thing to do - but it certainly has its challenges. Like my pops always told me - “if you’re going to do something, do it up right” - and this timeless wisdom holds true today.
Every time I interact with a group of people at one of my How to Build Tiny seminars, I encounter people who say the same thing:
“I thought I was going to build a mobile tiny house, but now I realize I need to build on-site on a foundation.”
Why is this basic (and, I humbly assert, incredibly important) decision so often a mistake for DIY tiny house builders?
I believe it's because they have three main misunderstandings, and limited resources to help them make this determination. Well, search no more. I’ve got your back - the three faulty beliefs that make you think you should build mobile & when you should probably consider a build on-site.Read More
These tiny rule-benders are the cutest outlaws, ever.
A common misconception is that you have to break rules to live in a tiny house. The truth is, tiny houses are flexible, clever little dwellings that in some places, defy classification. Where rules do exist, it’s possible to be resourceful and thoughtful about how to work within them so you get the amazing tiny house you want - while not running afoul of the law.Read More
After building dozens of tiny houses, and talking with hundreds of tiny house builders, I’ve distilled the top five ways mobile tiny house builders inadvertently shoot themselves in the foot. If you want to build a mobile tiny house, and do it up right, don’t make these mistakes. You’re better than that.Read More