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In five seconds you can tell me what kind of content you want to see here, that way I know!

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Choose as many as apply to you and then click the vote button. I thank you!

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15 Year Old Building a Tiny House

Do you think you can build a tiny house? This 15 year old kid is doing it right now.

His name is Austin Hay and he’s actually 16 now and a sophomore in high school (but still!).

He started building a Tumbleweed Fencl tiny house because he wanted to downsize, be good to the environment, and to make a financially smart decision.

On his web site he says, “I have started to build a tumbleweed house to show adults and peers that one person can help the big picture. I think its important that we keep this one world we have healthy.”

If Austin is doing it, you can do it too. With a little motivation (think about living pretty much mortgage free) and some leg work: building plans, construction site, and a place to park it when finished.

You could be well on your way too. What’s stopping you? Tell us about it in the comments below. You don’t have to register, just click here to go to the comments.

15 Year Old Building a Tiny House

Photo Credit Austin Hay, Visit his web site by clicking here.

250 square foot tiny house

If you want to see a normal example of a tiny house along with small space furniture designs, you’re going to enjoy this post! Read on…

By normal I mean that the home isn’t built on a trailer and instead is apart of an ordinary neighborhood. I think it’s one of those houses that have been grandfathered in with the building codes.

Dirk, the homeowner, has been living in this 250 square foot house since 1999. Since then it’s inspired him to simplify his life and design solutions for storage. On his web site, you can see the transformation that the house has gone through since. He’s added a garage, fencing, and new landscape.

Now he is thinking of adding a second story to the home. Don’t worry, it will still be small after this project (around 500 square feet) but maybe not tiny. I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to checking out his progress. I like the idea of that balcony up there!

You’ll find his designs simple, planned, and smart. His furniture will give you some ideas that you might be able to put to use yourself, like his vertical storage on wheels that are perfect for a multifunctional room. You can see a photo of it at the bottom of this post.

250 square foot tiny house

250 Square Foot Tiny House

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Simply Car-Free Ebook

If you’re starting to commute by bicycle that is awesome because you’re improving your health, saving thousands every year, and helping the environment.

When you commute by bike you are even making people around you consider making the big change themselves some day.

Can you imagine enjoying all of the benefits of riding on bike instead of car? Sure, there will be times when you need that rain coat, or have to get mud guards installed.

But you could save up to $8,000 every year if you are paying for a car right now. That’s enough to be able to rent one when you need to! Maybe it’s even enough savings for you to completely change your life by spending more time with family, pursue something new or old, or to simply ease up your finances while bumping up your health.

Your body’s looking better and your heart is getting healthier when you’re on a bicycle instead of a car. Tammy, the author and bike commuting expert who lives in Portland, OR, will show you how to properly equip your bicycle so that you can go to the grocery store without issues.

After reading the book you will understand the most practical safety techniques. It’s packed with helpful information on buying a bike, getting used to the transition, and other challenges you might encounter and how to overcome them right away (or avoid them all together).

When you order, you’ll receive the ebook instantly.

To get your copy now, click here.

Simply Car-Free Ebook

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So you want to build your own tiny, off grid, cob, or maybe earthship house but need to find land where there are no regulations or code inspections. You envision your home surrounded by nature so that you can have an escape where you can read, write, retire, grow your own food, or just relax and get away.

But you want to do all of this without breaking the bank.

If it’s a cabin, shed conversion, or a recycled shipping container that you have in mind, there are already places you can build without code inspections!

The No Building Codes e-book is an up to date list on locations in the United States with little to no restrictions on construction.

After you’ve ordered the book you’ll gain immediate electronic access to it.


Inside you’ll have a map of all 50 states with the countries outlined and current code information for each one. They even give you links to get the most up to date information from different counties.

Yes, the author provides web links throughout the ebook that you can click on to learn more about the no code areas so that you can build a small house without the regulatory hassles.

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Here’s a fun video on going off the grid on an island for six days.

It’s called Little Deadman’s Cay in the Bahamas — there is only one house on the nine and a half acre island and that’s where he stays with his wife.

The house does have its amenities like solar panels and a windmill.

In the video he says “this is still very much like camping only in a really nice tent.”

They had to take gravity showers outside and give up the Internet, television, and replaced it with each other, reading, and the environment.

Enjoy watching…


The Ladybug Cabin is a tiny getaway house in Hocking Hills, Ohio.

It has a screened in lanai with a hot tub and a view of the woods.

The video will show you the bed area, little kitchen, living area, the bathroom, and the screened in deck/lanai.

Hocking Hills sounds pretty cool, too — cliffs, caves, waterfalls, lakes, and wildlife.

Well, here’s the “tiny cabin tour”…

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