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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…


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 thatís just too much space. Heís saving up so he can pay cash to build his 130-square-foot dream home. Ryan, who…


Small And Stylish ECO Homes

Ever dream about creating the perfect eco-house? The importance of greening our homes to save energy and the planet has become more and more mainstream. Iíve been following the tiny house movement, an…


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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