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Thinking about going tiny? Wondering what benefits you can expect after simplifying your life and moving into a smaller space?

Whether you end up downsizing into a tiny house on wheels, an apartment, school bus conversion, a little cabin on a foundation, or any other sort of small space, you’ll likely experience most of these benefits.

Which one benefit do you think would have the biggest positive impact on your life?

Top 5 Benefits You’ll Probably Experience by Moving into a Tiny House

Escape One Version 2

Image © ESCAPE

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This beautiful tiny house on wheels was built by Blaine of Cornerstone Tiny Homes in Oklahoma for he and his wife to live in. They enjoyed their tiny life, but now that they are adding to the family they are building a 765 square foot carriage house and selling their tiny home.

Blaine and his dad did residential remodel construction before setting out building tiny homes. They are now moving into SIP building with fiberglass sheathing that is extremely lightweight, durable, and efficient. His tiny house build allowed the couple to start their marriage with zero debt, which is quite the accomplishment!

They’re asking $79,000 for the house, which includes a loft bedroom and an additional Murphy bed that opens over the dinette for guests or downstairs sleeping. You can contact the company with questions/offers here.

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Modern Farmhouse THOW by Cornerstone Tiny Homes, OK

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This is the story of Michele’s Pawsitively Tiny House. Recently, she reached five years living in her tiny house, and has recently made some pretty big changes, which I’ll allow her to fill you in on… Enjoy! 🙂

This is year 5 living in my tiny, and I have had many changes in the last 6 months. After living in the country for 3 years, I decided to move back to the city, (Cleveland, Ohio) to be closer to family.

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Michele’s Pawsitively Tiny House Life in 2019 – Big Move And Interior Redecoration

Micheles Pawsitively Tiny House Update 2019 001 – On the Road

Images © Michele Wilson

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I thought I’d start a new series of posts called tiny house concerns.

In it we’ll go over questions and concerns that readers from Tiny House Talk have sent in.

Then in the comments, we’ll all discuss possible solutions and swap ideas. So here’s this week’s question from Pamela.

Hi Alex,

A couple of things I’ve never seen anyone address regarding the tiny houses on trailers is, what about the long term decomposing of the tires? Do folks jack the house up a bit to alleviate pressure on the tires, remove them, or do they pick the house up and take it to the local gas station now and then to fill them up? Also what happens if they leave the trailer to rest on the tires and one gets a flat or loses air? And finally, have you heard of anyone building a small house on a trailer with the intent of being able to remove it from the trailer once they get to a more permanent spot?

Thanks,

Pamela D.

Tiny house on trailer foundation

Photo Credit Dan Louche of Tiny Home Builders

If you have any ideas, tips, or suggestions on protecting trailer tires from decomposing, please share them in the comments below. Thank you!

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Is the sequel even better than the original? I suppose it depends on who you ask, but this second version of the “Viking” model by Voyager houses has a lot going for it. In this iteration, they have a larger wall of separation between the dining and sleeping area, and there’s the addition of a cozy wood stove!

This one has a shelving unit in place of the original washer/dryer combo, which works great if you have access to another laundry source. It looks like this home is nestled on a farm with a greenhouse and a “big house,” and is likely used as an Airbnb or guest accommodations. What do you think of the Viking series?

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The Viking 2 Modern Tiny House

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Images via Voyager Houses

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If you’re going to have a loft bedroom, having standing room and a staircase to reach it is the way to go! The Leola model by Liberation Tiny Homes makes that happen in this 30ft x 10ft house. I’m always amazed at how much more spacious a tiny home feels with that extra two feet in length.

Besides the loft bedroom, there’s a storage loft over a cozy living room space that has plenty of room for a real loveseat, T.V., and some guest seating. The kitchen features a dining peninsula and a coffee cubby, and there’s room for a washer/dryer unit in the bathroom alongside a small shower stall. What do you think of this home?

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You’ll Love the Standing Room in the Loft!

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This is the East Side Beehive tiny house in Austin, Texas.

It’s a quirky backyard cottage with an open floor plan in Central East Austin. What do you think?

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East Side Beehive Tiny House in Austin

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Images via Kerthy/Airbnb

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Emily was inspired by what she read in magazines about living off-grid on her own raw land and reducing her carbon footprint. She ended up buying a shipping container before she even purchased land in Maine to put it on. Thankfully it all worked out and she found her perfect spot.

For the past decade, it’s been her mission to transform that container (and the 3 additional ones she has purchased since) into a fully off-grid and sustainable home for herself. The last couple of years have enabled her to take what was a weekend project and turn it into her full-time focus, and now she has such a tremendous spot. Be sure to read her interview with us after the photo tour!

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Look What She Did With These 4 Shipping Containers!

Her Off-Grid Container Condo in Maine 6

Images by Emily/Instagram

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Nelson’s son, Coley, suffered a stroke four years ago. It took three years of constant care for Coley to become medically stable, and in that time Nelson left his full-time job to be Coley’s full-time caretaker. The two started going up and down the coast for shorter trips that soon became longer ones.

Eventually Nelson found his 40 Ft. Blue Bird bus and spent 5 weeks converting it into a home for the two of them. Nelson has loved the community that comes along with bus life, and taking his son to see what the world has to offer!

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40 Ft. Bus Conversion for Single Dad & Son

His Son Had a Stroke & They Went Tiny Together

Images by Tiny Home Tours

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