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Deek's Tiny House Workshop in Miami

It’s official! I’ll be at the Tumbleweed Tiny House workshop in Miami, Florida.

It’s on April 14-15, 2012. If you’re interested, mark your calendar and get your tickets/arrangements made.

Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen author of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks will be leading the workshop.

It’s a great opportunity if you want to meet other tiny house enthusiasts and are interested in learning how to build.

Also- if you have specific questions/concerns before you actually start your project, this is a great place to get your questions answered.

I have a feeling we’re also going to get to learn a whole lot about acquiring RECLAIMED building materials for REALLY cheap.


Note: See below for an exclusive coupon code you can use when checking out for your workshop tickets so you can save $100!

Deek's Tiny House Workshop in Miami

Deek’s an expert at that and I’m excited to spend two days learning from all of his experience. I hope that you can make it, too.

I made a two minute video announcement you can watch below if you want.

Announcement: Tiny House Workshop in Miami

Length: 2 minutes

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Check out Mandala Custom Homes' Round Tiny House... It's a yurt-like cabin!

Today I’m going to introduce you to Mandala Custom Homes.

Specifically, their round tiny home, which is 21′ in diameter.

It’s 322 square feet inside and has just the right mix of yurt and cabin, don’t you think?

The video is going to take you through a two minute time lapse of the construction process.

From the subfloor setup to to roof sheathing, you’ll get to see it all in fast forward.

It took a small group of people to go from floor to sheathed roof in approximately 8 hours.

Check out Mandala Custom Homes' Round Tiny House... It's a yurt-like cabin!

Spaces like these are great for a lot of different purposes. Below are some ideas on what a structure like this might be used as. [click to continue…]

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Itty Bitty House Company

Recently I found out about a new tiny house builder.


I ran into their video tour on YouTube and saw that the house is for sale for $55,000 on Tiny House Listings.

You’ll get the complete tour of the house below.

Andrew Gilcheck is the man behind Itty Bitty House Company.

The tiny home you’ll see here has a relatively large porch and is completely non-toxic.

On the outside it’s all solid cedar siding, trim, and decking.

The roof is metal and the windows are all full crank-out casement while the others are crank out awning style windows.

Itty Bitty House Company

Photo Courtesy of Itty Bitty House Company

The front door is fully insulated wood with a double pane fully insulated glass window. [click to continue…]

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Aldo's Tiny House Living Project - Trailer with Floor Framing

Hello fellow tiny house enthusiasts!

I’m looking for your questions/concerns/experiences on trailers for tiny homes.

Would you be willing to share your thoughts real quick?

Are trailers something that you even need help with?

If so, let me know how I can help!

You might find the ideas listed at the bottom of this post helpful.

I will be using your feedback for future posts, ebooks, videos, and interview questions.

Thank you so much in advance for your suggestions. I truly appreciate it because it helps me serve you better later on.

Aldo's Tiny House Living Project - Trailer with Floor Framing

Photo Courtesy of Aldo Lavaggi

This might help you get your brain going… [click to continue…]

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Erick's Tiny House on Wheels and a Video Tour of the Construction Process

I ran into Erick’s tiny house over on YouTube.

His video takes you through the entire construction process.

It’s in a slideshow format and starts with the trailer floor foundation.

Erick’s design includes a…

  • hot water heater,
  • refrigerator,
  • and other common appliances.

Be sure to notice the corner shelving in the kitchenette area for storage too.

Erick built an inexpensive composting toilet in the back across from the shower that you’ll also see.

Erick's Tiny House on Wheels and a Video Tour of the Construction Process

Photo Courtesy of Erick / YouTube

Here’s what Erick had to say in the YouTube comments regarding the toilet… [click to continue…]

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Aldo Lavaggi's Tiny House Construction Project and Tips

You’re on day 13 of 22 with Aldo Lavaggi and his tiny house project.

We’re asking him 22 questions in 22 days.

Today we’re giving you tips on building your own tiny house.

Here’s what we’ve already covered with this tiny home builder:

Aldo Lavaggi's Tiny House Construction Project and Tips

Photo Courtesy of Aldo Lavaggi

22 Tiny House Questions Answered in 22 Days With A Builder – Day 13: Building Tips

Alex: What tips could you give to someone who is looking to build a tiny house? [click to continue…]

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Aldos Tiny House Project And Thoughts on Minimum Housing Standards

You’re on day 12 of 22 with Aldo Lavaggi and his tiny house project.

We’re asking him 22 questions in 22 days.

Today we’re covering loopholes on how to legally build and live in a tiny house on wheels.

Here’s what we’ve already covered with this tiny home builder:

Aldos Tiny House Project And Thoughts on Minimum Housing Standards

Photo Courtesy of Aldo Lavaggi

22 Tiny House Questions Answered in 22 Days With A Builder – Day 12: Legal Loopholes for Tiny Houses

Alex: What are your thoughts on the available loopholes for people who want to build and live in tiny houses? [click to continue…]

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