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This is an exciting announcement for all our Colorado readers: The inaugural Colorado Tiny House Festival is coming to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg on July 28-30.

Einstyne Tiny Homes, Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses, and Trailer Made Trailers are presenting the event which will include builders, DIY tiny homes, vendors, speakers and more.

What’s especially cool is that if you have a DIY tiny home you’d like to bring, you can let them know here. Other professional tiny house builders and anyone who considers themselves knowledgeable enough to be a speaker can also get in touch with the organizers to be included in the program.

Stay up to date on the festival’s Facebook page here, and scroll below to get more event details and buy tickets!

Announcing the Colorado Tiny House Festival, July 28-30

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Looking for a great book about tiny homes? Consider pre-ordering Tiny House Basics: Living The Good Life in Small Spaces!

We got a sneak peak of the book a few months ago, and we think you will love it. This book is an honest, insightful and conversational look at the ins and outs of tiny-house-living, from the “why” to the “how.” It forces you to take a careful look at what going tiny means in terms of time, money and lifestyle, and if you’re thinking about taking the plunge, we say don’t do so without reading this book!

It’ll be released on May 16th in bookstores and online, but you can pre-order your copy today on Amazon! Click here to order. Read more from the authors below the picture!

Related: Rubicon Tiny House Shell by Tiny House Basics

Preorder Tiny House Basics: Living The Good Life in Small Spaces Today!

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This is the SHEDsistence Tiny House. We’ve featured this great build in the past (and even named it one of our favorites of 2016!), but it turns out there are now new, even better images of the home that we get to share with you.

The 204 sq. ft. tiny was the DIY brainchild of Robert and Samantha, an architect and nurse who spent 14 months and $30,000 designing and building their very own tiny home. They’ve now lived in it for a whole year and wrote a fantastic post about their first 365 days of tiny home living. It’s well worth a read!

SHEDsistence: The Finished Product A Year in Review

Images via SHEDsistence

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This is the Porta Palace modern tiny house on wheels in the Netherlands built by WoonPioners.

From the outside, you’ll immediately notice the large swinging glass doors. Inside, you’ll find a living area, kitchenette, bathroom, and a sleeping loft. Would you live your own minimalist lifestyle in this tiny house? Let’s talk about it in the comments.

Don’t miss other interesting tiny homes like this – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more! 

Beautiful and Modern Tiny House on Wheels…😍

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Images © Woonpioniers

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This is a guest post from Gretchen Chingris about the grand opening event for 305 Microlofts at Commoncove.

Below is the press release about the newest micro lofts to come to the Chelsea, MA area.

Boston-area developer Kevin Saba, co-founder of Commoncove, one of the Boston area’s first co-work spaces, today announced the Grand Opening of 305 Microlofts at Commoncove, a new residential development overlooking the Admiral’s Hill Marina on the Chelsea waterfront, a stone’s throw from the Mystic Brewery, featuring nine (9) new construction microloft apartments for sale with prices starting at $200,000. The Grand Opening will begin with a public open house and barbecue event on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and will continue throughout the weekend with open house events Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM both days.

305 Microlofts at Commoncove is located right above the Commoncove co-work space which launched in 2013 at Chelsea’s Admiral’s Hill Marina to offer mobile knowledge workers affordable shared workspace. Each of the nine (9) units features flexible-space living area and high end, though sensible finishes, including a full kitchen with custom-sized stainless 4-burner range with oven, dishwasher, and Fisher & Paykel refridgerator, granite countertops, wide plank floors, and built-ins. Each apartment has air conditioning, outdoor deck space and parking.

“305 Microlofts at Commoncove is an idea whose time has come — an exciting next step in the development of a larger concept built around the sharing economy,” Saba said. “Combining co-work space and high quality modest-sized living space at one location not only enhances the value of each, it introduces something new and unique that many people want and need.”

Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!

Related: 290 Sq. Ft. Tiny Studio Condo in Brazil

 Waterfront Micro Lofts Under 500 Sq. Ft. in Chelsea, MA

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Images © 305 Micro Lofts

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Have you been thinking about the steps you need to take in order to start living a tiny life? If so, you’ve probably already been thinking about simplifying and smart-sizing your life.

Maybe you need that little nudge, that determined motivation, to get you started.

Or maybe you just need some help figuring out “where the hell do I start?” I know it can seem like a daunting task to downsize your belongings, bills, and lifestyle (I’ve done it myself!)

My good friend Mariah has a helpful, fun, and challenging step by step course called Tiny Transition and Downsizing, that will get you on the path to smart-sizing, simplified freedom in no time.

Tiny Transition Course Starts Soon!

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In this video based post you’ll get to see how a family of five lives in an 850 sq. ft. small house that’s 100 years old. And if you do the division, that’s only 170 sq. ft. per person. So if you really wanted to, you can say that they’re living tiny, right?

But it’s really more of a ‘normal’ small house with fenced in yard (which is great!). They even bought a shed that they’ll later on be turning into a tiny house to use as a guest house later on. You can get the full story from Talya Rose in the video below so you can learn how and why they’re living in this little home as a growing family.

I think they made a great decision for their life long-term because it seems like this house will work well for them for many years to come if not for the rest of their lives. What do you think about families and tiny houses? In your opinion, should they go tiny or go small instead? Please share your best thoughts in the comments below. Thank you.

Family of 5 Living in 850 Sq. Ft. Small House

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Images © Talya Rose

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1/14/15 Update: Congratulations to Brad, Robyn, Cherry, Dona, Ashley, and Jared who each one a Tiny House Book for commenting and giving feedback. And a big thanks to you too for reading and participating!

I just wanted to take a moment right now to wish you a happy new year and I want to start the year off with a tiny house book giveaway.

I’ve had another amazing year getting to share tiny houses with you and I’m looking forward to getting to be able to do that again with you in 2015. Only I want to do better. And I need your help to figure out how.

But first off, thank you so much for your support the last few years. Tiny House Talk and our Tiny House Newsletter wouldn’t be alive without you. I love and appreciate you very much and I’m excited to serve you again this year. I just need a moment of your help because I want to do better this year.

So how can I better serve you in 2015 and beyond? Please let me know how I can help you specifically in the comments below by answering some of the following questions. What is frustrating you the most about tiny houses? What is it that’s holding you back from doing what you want to do? I want to help you better meet your goals and desires in 2015.

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