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There is a new tiny house floor plans book now available by Michael Janzen with hundreds of new designs and I was just able to get my hands on one of the first digital copies of the book, and so far I’m really impressed! There are over 350 new floor plans all designs for tiny homes on wheels from 12-ft. to 36-ft. lengths.

To celebrate Michael’s new book, I’m giving away a signed copy of his other book from 2017, 101 Tiny House Designs. All you have to do to be eligible to win the book is 1) leave a comment at the bottom of this post stating what size tiny house you want or have (12-ft, 16-ft, 20-ft, 36-ft, etc.) and 2) re-share this post on your Twitter and/or Facebook or via email to a friend (just CC us [email protected] and tag us on social media @tinyhousetalk). From there, I’ll pick a random winner within 30 days and reach out to you on where to ship the signed book. 🙂

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Over 350 Tiny House Floor Plans In His New Book!

Tiny House Floor Plans Book by Michael Janzen

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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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A winner has been selected for Deek‘s Humble Homes, Simple Shacks book giveaway.

It was great reading all of your comments and suggestions.

So I made a video that tells it all. Including how I picked the winner.

You can watch it right here below. Don’t worry–we’ll have giveaways like this more often.

Thank you for participating and a big thanks to Derek over at RelaxShacks.com.

If you want to pre-order a copy of his new triple-caffeinated expanded edition you can get it at Amazon.

Humble Homes Simple Shacks by Derek DEEK Diedricksen

In July 2011 Derek Diedricksen gave me a copy of one of his homemade books so that I can give it away to you guys.

When you’re done reading this post you’ll know exactly what to do to win this copy.

Handmade Copy of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks

Deek’s book has one of the longest titles I’ve ever seen. The full title reads: Humble Homes Simple Shacks Cozy Cottages Ramshackle Retreats Funky Forts and Whatever the Heck Else we Could Squeeze in Here!

This homemade edition of the book covers things like…

  • Basic bridge building
  • Redneck window construction
  • Rain barrels
  • Solar showersHumble Homes, Simple Shacks.. By Derek Diedricksen - Book Giveaway

And there’s so much more. All ideas and concepts are accompanied by illustrations from Deek.

How You Can Win this Signed Copy of Humble Homes

All you have to do to enter is the following. The more you do, the better your chances of winning the book.

Step 1

If you already haven’t, do the following:

Step 2

Important: Leave a comment on this post answering these three questions:

  • How did you originally find us?
  • What do you like best about Tiny House Talk?
  • What improvements do you think we should make?

Feel free to throw in whatever else comes to mind.

Video Explanation

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