When I think about tiny houses I sometimes feel like it’s something new, but you and I know it isn’t.
Here’s another interesting way that people have figured out as a way to live simply in a world where building codes and laws have set limits on how small we’re allowed to build.
Tiny houses built on old trucks and buses. How would you make your own (if you wanted to)?
One of my good friends who lives in California sent me this picture just the other day and I knew you’d enjoy it.
It’s got a complete upstairs area and it even looks like it has a permanent slide out.
The roof addition is interesting which keeps it better protected from the elements.
I think this is neat (and I wonder if it runs) but if I did it it would be something more stealthy so that you could easily travel and park in places without attracting attention. Needless to say this is a great example of how you can bring old things back to life.
I have been hesitant to write about this butI know that some of you are looking for ways to start your own simple Internet-based business and I love this topic because it’s what I’m doing full-time and it’s intriguing.
This post is for you if you have that interest or if you already run a small business and are looking for ways to expand so you can reach more people.
So let’s jump right in.
There are so many ways to go about building a business online. I’m going to take you through seven different ways that I am familiar.
I’ll only show you businesses you can start and run from a really small space. Since you’re here on some kind of computer, you can most likely start with what you’re already using.
Providing High Value Information On A Topic (#1-6)
Whether you can help others pass a professional exam or if you just want to share information on a subject that you are passionate about it’s never been simpler to make it on your own as a researcher/writer/publisher than it is today.
And writing is only the beginning because you can provide information through audio podcasts and videos too.
Free blogs (WordPress, Blogger, TypePad)
Writing for places large websites where you receive a percentage of revenue forever (no costs)
Website (if you want to build advertising income)
Paid blog (easy to start and you get full control versus free versions)
Podcast (audio programs â€“ if you like to talk)
Video (if you are comfortable with video)
Ways You’d Make Money
I won’t let you expect this to be easy because it’s not. It will take you at least six months of consistent, focused effort to see results in income.
You love the idea of living in a tiny house so you can have a maintenance free lifestyle with super low expenses.
I do too, but where are you going to park it?
If you’re like most people you prefer living in an environment where you can easily get to places like a park, grocery store, work, and neighbors.
It’s nice to be able to hop over to a coffee shop or something when you don’t feel like being home. After all, your house is tiny so you might as well be pretty close to the places you like to go to.
Those are my beliefs anyway and I am sure you have your own.
Finding your space to build and park
If you are buying your house ready made you really only have to worry about one spot which is where you are going to park it and live in it.
If you’re building it yourself you need to have another place where you’re allowed to construct it. Lots of times this might be the same place.
Here are some general ideas where you can start looking…
Backyards where RV’s or sheds are allowed
Renting your own piece of land (more on this later)
Run a free Craigslist WANTED ad
Newspaper classified WANTED ad
When posting on Craigslist I highly recommend using a photo of a tiny house so that potential land owners see what you’re working with and understand that they will not be having to look at an eye sore beat up travel trailer, etc.
Renting land or bartering with business owners is a great way to find a solution. And don’t forget to ask whoever you talk to if they know anybody else who might be up for the idea. I’ve found the best and most honest people to do business with just by asking person to person.
You can also search your local craigslist and look in your newspaper but I recommend for you to explore areas of interest to get a feel for everything and talk to people about what you’re doing.