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He built a Tiny House at age 24 and Updating it at 30

We all grow and change, and unsurprisingly, the first tiny house Richard ever built has needed some updates as the years rolled by. He lived in the THOW for about 18 months after building it, and then had it on Airbnb for about 4 years as he traveled cross-country in a micro tiny house! When [...]

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He Built This Cabin at 17 – 5 Year Update (He has a GF Now!) 4

Five-Year Update: Built his Tiny Cabin at 17

Remember Jesse? The 17-year-old who was living in a tent (on purpose) and decided to build his own cabin from reclaimed materials? Well, it’s been five years since Florb’s last interview with Jesse, and guess what — Jesse is still living in his DIY cabin, now with girlfriend Jayne. They’ve made plenty of adjustments to [...]

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8×10 Pondside Cottage on Quebec Farm 9

8×10 Pondside Cottage on Quebec Farm

While 80 square feet might sound uninhabitable, this quaint Quebec cottage doubles the living area by providing a lovely covered patio and BBQ area where you can enjoy the pond views and sounds of the farm. Inside there’s a kitchenette with a mini-fridge and gas oven, and a ladder leads to the loft bedroom with [...]

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Forest Gully Farms Hobbit Village Vacation Stay! 12 13

Forest Gully Farms: Hobbit Village Vacation Stay!

Sure you could stay in a hobbit hole, but about a vacation in the Shire? This little Hobbit Village in Tennessee sits at Forest Gully Farms and includes three hobbit holes which you can rent all at once! Two of the holes contain beds, and the third is a dry kitchen and dining area to [...]

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Kris’ Handmade Off-Grid Smallholding in Wales 3

Five Years in his $3k Cordwood Home

As a fellow homesteader/self-sufficient wannabe, Kris’ tour of his smallholding that he created from basically nothing for very little money is absolutely astounding. He’s planted 2,500 trees, built a solar array and hydroelectric plant, crafted his own cordwood home as well as a huge workshop, greenhouse, and multiple outbuildings all using — primarily — materials [...]

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Natalie’s $400 Pallet Shed 18

Natalie’s $400 Pallet Shed Using Reclaimed Materials

It’s Natalie here! I do a lot of the writing about tiny homes here, but today I want to show you what my husband and I have been working on — an 8×6 pallet shed using tons of reclaimed materials and rough cut lumber from a local sawmill. We have three little kids and live [...]

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Navajo Family Shares Ancestral Earthen Homes on Airbnb 7

Navajo Family Shares Ancestral Earthen Homes on Airbnb

People have been living tiny since they started building homes, which is just what you’ll find at Shash Dine’ EcoRetreat. Set on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, the “glampground” features a number of tiny dwellings which represent the past and future of Navajo architecture. On site you’ll find authentic “hogans,” which are round earthen homes [...]

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