10 Tiny Homes Amazon Will Ship to Your Front Door for Under $20,000

November 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm




In case you missed the news last month, Amazon will now deliver a fully-furnished, ready-to-move-in shipping container tiny home to your “front door” — or empty lot — for $36,000 + $4,000 in shipping fees:

Apparently, there are ten other tiny homes for under $20,000 available on Amazon now with free shipping! There’s only one caveat… you have to build them yourself and they don’t come with plumbing or electricity, as the one above does.

7 Reasons You Might Be Happier in a Tiny Home

January 30, 2017 at 2:07 am




Tiny home from the HGTV show Tiny House, Big Living

My family and I have been happier than ever since we moved into a tiny home six months ago. Below are seven ways we’re living larger in a smaller space:

1. It saves money. Tiny homes are a fraction of the cost of the average American house, and they cost less to heat, cool and maintain.

RV Industry Aims to Take Out Tiny Homes

April 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm




The RV and manufactured housing industries are behind HUD’s proposed regulation to crack down on “renegade” tiny home living.

Tiny_House_Giant_Journey_in_the_Petrified_Forest_and_an_RV Under HUD’s proposed new regulation, living in your RV full-time will be just as legal as it’s always been – not very – but still doable, as it’s hard to prove how long people have been residing in their vehicles. What will be more difficult if the law is passed, is living in a tiny home.

Proposed HUD Regulation Would Crack Down on RV and Tiny Home Living

April 2, 2016 at 5:18 am




The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – which ironically was founded to end poverty and racial injustice in housing –  proposed a law last month that would make living in a recreational vehicle – and potentially a tiny home – illegal.

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You can help prevent this proposal from becoming law by sending comments to regulations.gov by April 11!!

Why Cob Houses are the “Best Bang for Your Buck”

February 18, 2016 at 3:22 am




Cob or “adobe” houses are cheap, energy efficient, termite-proof, fire-proof, earthquake-resistant, non-toxic, beautiful and can last thousands of years.

cobhouse__Hobbit_H_2745149kImages of a cob house built for under $250 in England two years ago have been re-circulating the internet lately, inspiring tiny-house-enthusiasts and back-to-the-landers with hope that living off the grid on a low budget might not be too far out of reach.