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Want More Living or Working Space? Consider Your Garage

You don't have to sign up for a pyramid scheme to get more more living space, more room to work, or even more cash. As a homeowner, you may have an important, underused asset on your property. That …


5 Potential Barriers to the Tiny House Movement

By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger TreeHugger has been covering tiny houses for years; I even own one, the remains of a previous career trying to promote the idea of the tiny house. Notwithstanding the s…


The Art of Tiny House Living

By Kevin Stevens, Networx Tiny is a relative term and generally refers to homes of 400 sq feet or less; many of these are much smaller at 98 to 140 sq feet or so. One of the big drivers for peopl…


7 Tiny House Websites

Tiny House Design This site presents information on a variety of tiny houses and their plans. It also has articles and information about related books. Tiny House Blog This site contains many e…


Living Little: Take Inspiration from Tiny Homes

Because we get excellent reader feedback on them, we feature a "Tiny House" in every issue of Natural Home & Garden. Generally under 500 square feet, these tiny houses run the gamut from woodland …


A New Tiny Home Kit–Worth Coveting

When Natural Home put out a call for entries in our Natural Home of the Year contest in 1999, Jay Shafer sent in a few photos of an exquisitely built tiny house and an essay about why he chose to live…


2 People, 600 Square Feet: Not an Inch is Wasted

After living in a 600-square-foot studio apartment for 23 years, Ken and Linda Bolton bought their first home in 2000. I was seeking three bedrooms, a dining room and lots of windows, Linda says. Sh…


Benefits of Living in a Tiny Home: Time, Money, Peace of Mind

Ryan Mitchell lives in a 300-square-foot apartment in Charlotte, North Carolina, and thats just too much space. Hes saving up so he can pay cash to build his 130-square-foot dream home. Ryan, who…


Tiny Houses Create More Freedom

Jay Shafer is a designer of tiny houses, so small some might laugh when they first see the 89 square-foot house on a trailer, but there is something undeniably practical and sane about what he is doin…


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