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Build Small Live Large Summit 2017

Want to tour some tiny houses on wheels, a shipping container home, small backyard cottage homes, or real tiny home villages for the houseless? Then head to Portland, Oregon on November 3-5 for the Build Small Live Large Summit! This multi-day event has something for everyone! Here’s a run-down on what’s happening, including photos of all the great spaces and places you can visit as part of the event.

Friday, November 3: The Summit and Free Tiny House Tours!

Build Small Live Large Summit 2017

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The Cider Box Tiny House - Interior Rendering

The Cider Box Tiny House Plans from custom tiny house builder Shelter Wise have been one of their most popular designs since 2014. And now there’s a whole new reason to love them! The Cider Box Plans now come with a fully-editable 3-D SketchUp model created by the Tiny Nest Project – and to celebrate, the plans and model are on sale for 40% off until 7:00 pm PST on Saturday, June 17th!

You can go straight to PAD Tiny Houses to get this special offer now, or read on to learn about the Cider Box design, and what you can do with a well-made 3-D model like this one!

The Cider Box Tiny House Plans

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Hikari Box Tiny House on wheels interior

Are you getting ready to buy your very own tiny house? Now comes the hard part – finding a reputable tiny house builder.

We at PAD Tiny Houses have heard from a number of people lately who bought tiny homes from professional builders, and now need significant repairs within the first year of living. It’s disappointing, but avoidable, so we asked an expert how to have a good tiny house buying experience.

When Derin Williams from Shelter Wise started building custom tiny homes in 2012, he was among the first tiny house builders in the country. Shelter Wise no longer builds custom homes, but does still offer their popular Hikari Box and Cider Box Tiny Houses, and Derin shares his unique expertise on tiny house design and construction through local and online consulting. With years of experience seeing how his own homes and the homes of others have stood the test of time, here are some of Derin’s tips for buying a tiny house.

Hikari Box Tiny House on wheels interior

The interior of the Hikari Box Tiny House, one of Derin’s most popular tiny house designs.

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Dee Williams PAD Tiny House Workshop

Would you like to spend the holidays in your very own tiny house on wheels next year? Then consider this holiday sale on the Tiny House Basics Workshop with PAD Tiny Houses on March 4-5, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.

From now until January 3, 2017, you can register for $300 per person – an extra $25 off even the Early Bird registration price. An early spring workshop could be just what you need to build during the spring and summer, and be sitting in your new home at this time next year.

Holiday Sale on Dee Williams’ Tiny House Workshop!

Dee Williams PAD Tiny House Workshop

Dee Williams at a PAD Tiny House Workshop. Photo: Chris Tack

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3-D-Model-Sample

How do you decide what kind of home is right for you, design what you need, and actually put the plans together to build it?

The limited-time “Dream, Design, Build Bundle” from PAD Tiny Houses was created for the tiny house dreamer who wants to take the next step because it includes information on

  • how to build a tiny house,
  • a set of tiny house plans,
  • and a Life in a Tiny House eBook.

Tiny House Dream Design Build Bundle from PAD Tiny Houses

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Bunk Box Modern Tiny House on Wheels

The Bunk Box Tiny House from Shelter Wise is a unique, modern design that leaves the wall framing and electrical exposed on the interior. This creates a valuable, seven extra inches of interior space that residents can use, see, and feel. With a flat roof and exposed ceiling framing, the sleeping loft offers extra height and increased functional space. Two skylights, six windows, and an optional second door bring the outside in and increase the feeling of spaciousness. Although it’s built on a 16 foot trailer, the Bunk Box lives as big as a 20 foot house.

Shelter Wise partner PAD Tiny Houses is offering a launch-only, one week sale on the new Bunk Box Tiny House Plans, so check them out ASAP! Check out the pictures and learn more about the design below!

The Warm and Modern Bunk Box Tiny House on Wheels!

Bunk Box Modern Tiny House on Wheels

All photos © Shelter Wise

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Dee Williams Kozy Kabin tiny house

Do you want to build an inviting home that’s simple, functional and affordable? The Kozy Kabin Tiny House Plans from Dee Williams at PAD Tiny Houses could be just what you’re looking for.

While many tiny homes on wheels are getting larger, fancier and more complex, the Kozy Kabin keeps its simple roots. At 14 feet long, it’s 84 square feet on the main floor, plus a sleeping loft of about 40 square feet. There’s no running water, no dedicated bathroom, and Dee always ran it on just a “smidge” of solar electric power, but she was happy enough there for 12 years.

Dee famously built the original Kozy Kabin tiny house for $10,000 in 2004. She was able to build on a budget using tons of salvaged materials and putting in around four (unpaid) hours of time on its construction for three months. To build this house yourself today, budget for a construction cost anywhere between $15,000 and $25,000 depending on material choices.

Dee Williams’ Original $10k Tiny Home (Plans Now Available)!

Dee Williams Kozy Kabin tiny house

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