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About Tiny House Talk

Hi, I’m Alex Pino. In 2007 I started to explore simple living and frugality because I wanted to

get out of debt and lower my expenses. By 2008 that led me to build my first website dedicated to tiny houses (Tiny-House-Living.com) using this platform called SiteBuildIt!.

Meanwhile by 2009 my fiancee Andrea and I went from living in a 1400 square foot apartment…

…to a ~450sq. ft. apartment in a more exciting location with less expensive rent.

That’s when I was inspired to start a blog (Tiny House Talk) using WordPress along with a free e-mail newsletter (the Tiny House Newsletter) using AWeber. I figured it was the perfect way to keep sharing my passion for affordable tiny and small homes! A blog and an email newsletter!

By the way, if you haven’t already, join our free tiny house newsletter and you also get access to free tiny house plans (and other cool resources!)

So welcome! Grab a cup of coffee, or tea and enjoy! This is a place for you to explore, dream, and share!

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor to Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She’s a wife and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and quail on their happy little acre.

We love sharing tiny homes and tiny living stories that are interesting, inspiring, and sometimes even thought-provoking! Plus you can take part in the comments throughout.

From people living out of their backpacks, others in from their cars, vans, RVs, Tiny Houses on Wheels, bus conversions, etc., so that they can travel the world until they want to settle down again…

…to people designing and building their own custom tiny homes, cabins, cottages, and other small homes.

From 120 sq. ft. tiny homes on trailers to 825 sq. ft. solar-powered cottages and just about EVERYTHING else in between.. Like: Houseboats, teardrop campers, van dwelling, and more!

We’re here to show you affordable and alternative housing ideas and options. We’re here to inspire you to think creatively through the content we get to share with you every day!

To explore a little more Tiny House Talk history, please enjoy below…

Alex and Andrea next to Dan Louche's Tiny Living House

Andrea and Me In Front of One of Dan Louche’s Tiny Houses

At Jay Shafer’s Tiny House Workshop in March of 2010 (My first one)

In March of 2010, I got to go to one of Jay Shafer’s tiny house workshops. It was in Orlando, Florida.

This helped me better understand what it takes to design and build a tiny house (on a trailer).

Alex Pino and Jay Shafer at a Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop

Meeting Jay Shafer (Great Guy!) in Orlando, FL

In July 2011 at Derek “Deek” Diedricksen’s Micro Building Workshop

Deek's RelaxShacks Micro Cabin Slash Tiny House Workshop

At One of Deek’s Hands-On Micro House Workshops

Building Your Own Tiny House

If you need help building, designing, or getting your own tiny house built start with my free eBook, Plans to Build Your Own Tiny House. If you want to take it further, I recommend Dan Louche’s Tiny House Construction Guide. He also offers e-workshops and hands-on workshops (see his events/workshops tab).

Deek’s 2013 RelaxShacks Hands-on Workshop in NC

RelaxShacks Hands on Workshop

Learn about Deek’s latest/upcoming workshops here.

Workshops and Tiny House People

In 2013 I got to help with a hands-on workshop led by Dan Louche of Tiny Home Builders which was amazing!

GA Tiny Home Builders Workshop with Dan Louche

Meeting Dee Williams and Dan Louche (At Tiny House Fair in Vermont)

Alex, Dee Williams and Dan Louche

Dee Williams is at PAD Tiny Houses. Dan Louche is at Tiny Home Builders.

Dee Williams and I

With Christopher Smith of TINY: The Movie (now on Netflix)

Christopher Smith and I

Learn more about Christopher Smith, his tiny house, and his documentary TINY: The Movie (on Netflix).

Free Tiny House Plans and More When You Join Our Free Newsletter!

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