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No Permit Micro Home just 50 Square Feet

This entire micro home including the deck is just 90 square feet.

If you only include the interior, it measures just 50 square feet.

This is just a bit beyond a tiny house, isn’t it? I’d definitely consider it ‘micro’.

Good news is that in many areas this would just be a simple backyard shed or accessory structure meaning there’d be a chance you won’t need a permit to build something similar.

On this one, there’s a downstairs area and upstairs loft both with wonderful views through the large window.

Surrounded by nature, forest and wilderness, you can relax in peace, write, or just take a nap.

It can even work as an efficient, inexpensive, and handy guest suite for when you have visitors.


No Permit Micro Home just 50 Square Feet

Photo Credit Robin Falck

Notice how the window is angled to bring in light and provide great views of the landscape and the sky at night. The lower half is the living area and the upper half is the sleeping loft.

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Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop in Miami, Florida

This is a last minute announcement for the Tumbleweed tiny house workshop in Boston, MA led by Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen, author of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks

It’s May 19-20, 2012 a Saturday & Sunday course from 9 am to 5 pm. If you can’t make it to this one no worries because there are others.

As for Boston, if you didn’t get your tickets yet, you’ll have to order them at full price at this point. Still a great value and way worth the cost if you ask me. Lots of people go on to actually building their tiny house after attending a workshop.

So if you’re serious about building a tiny house on wheels, or if you just want to interact and connect with other like-minded people, you’ll enjoy attending. And sometimes you can take a flight to a cool new, never before seen city to meet one of your favorites…

Dee Williams, Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen, or even Jay Shafer. And you might get lucky and have a guest speaker or two. Below are some videos where you can take a sneak peek into a Tumbleweed workshop..

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Modern and Rustic Tall Man Tiny House

It’s called the Tall Man’s Tiny House because the builders are brothers and they are both 6’7″ tall.


They designed and built the house just as if they were going to use it for themselves.

So if you’re tall or you plan on sharing your tiny home with someone else who’s tall, this might be your chance to pick up a ready made home for a really good deal. More details on that below.

The windows are huge which makes it feel so open inside. In the pictures- at least to me- it looks like a much larger home.

It’s also unique because it has both a modern and a rustic feel to it. It turns out that one brother is a builder and the other an artist/designer. It’s no wonder it turned out so nice.

Modern and Rustic Tall Man Tiny House

Photo Credit Tall Man’s Tiny House

It’s 130 square feet inside without including the sleeping loft. They built it on a trailer with dual 3,500 pound axles and the home weighs an estimated 6000 pounds.

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Tiny House Maps Classifieds

This post is to announce Tiny House Map classifieds.

This is a place where you can browse other people’s entries and create your own, all for free.

And since it’s map based, you can easily find people, builders, and tiny houses for rent/sale nearest to you.

It was put together by Dan Louche of Tiny Home Builders and Michael Janzen of Tiny House Design.

I encourage you to head on over there, check it out, and add an entry (or yourself) to it if you want to.

The categories for entries include: builders, houses for rent, houses for sale, open houses, social events, and workshops.

Once you get there you can easily add your own entry using the two links at the very top of the page.

Tiny House Maps Classifieds

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Yestermorrows Design Build School and their Tiny House on Wheels Project

Yestermorrow’s 12 day tiny house design build workshop starts on September 16, 2012.

Thank you so much, Dee Williams, for bringing this to my attention.

A while back, I shared Yestermorrow’s documentary on tiny houses with you in case you haven’t checked it out already.

Dave Cain, Patti Garbeck, and Paul Hanke will be instructing the course/workshop.

But here’s the interesting part. This is a workshop that shows you how to build a tiny house on wheels (hands on).

It’s in Vermont and they’re looking for someone who would like to offer their little house as the subject of the class.

That seems like a pretty cool exchange, doesn’t it? You provide the design and materials and they’ll build it for you.

Yestermorrows Design Build School and their Tiny House on Wheels Project

Here is the email which was forwarded to me, so that I could share with you:

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Woman Living in Shipping Container Home Conversion and Tiny House on a Flatbed Trailer with Family

This post is based on a video created by Kirsten Dirksen of Faircompanies.com about a woman living in a shipping container and a tiny home on wheels with her family.

A friend suggested she build something after being forced out of her last home where she was renting.

After that she was able to attain a shipping container for free that used to bring things back and forth from China.

The homeowner spent $4,000 to convert the container into a home so that now there’s a kitchen, living room, tiny playroom, and more- all crammed into the small space. She customized everything without any previous carpentry experience.

You’ll also get to see the awesome tiny house on wheels that the woman built right beside her container house so that she and her children can enjoy more space.

Woman Living in Shipping Container Home Conversion and Tiny House on a Flatbed Trailer with Family

Photo Credit Kirsten Dirksen/Faircompanies.com

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How To Floor And Frame a Tumbleweed Tiny House on Wheels

In this video based post you’re going to learn the basics of how to floor and frame a Tumbleweed tiny house on a trailer.

In this video they are building the Fencl tiny house using a 18′ trailer.

The design shown here is 130 square feet without including the upstairs sleeping loft and the tiny front porch area.

Designed by Jay Shafer, original designer at Tumbleweed Houses (today he’s at Four Lights).

This video (below) is going to show you the basics of flooring and framing a tiny house on wheels.

How To Floor And Frame a Tumbleweed Tiny House on Wheels

Photo Credit Tumbleweed Houses/YouTube

The steps outlined below are assuming that you have already decided on a design (either your own or set of plans) and are therefore ready to buy a trailer.

How to Floor and Frame a Tumbleweed Tiny House on a Trailer

Step 1. Buy your trailer, materials, and order your windows

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