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Talk about the ideal tiny living arrangement: This couple and their toddler in Ontario purchased a DIY tiny house from its previous owners and live in it on 6 acres of beautiful land that they “steward” for the landowners who need help with the upkeep!

Because they paid for the tiny home by selling their condo they have no mortgage or utility bills while living in The Giving Tree Tiny House. The coolest part? Owner Bianca is working with local authorities to try and make “land stewarding” a legal way to create affordable housing for others, and her trailblazing could open doors for the rest of us down the line.

Now they have their little home, way fewer bills, and tons more time together as a family, working the land and connecting with nature. How awesome is that? We got to interview Bianca so make sure to read our Q&A with her at the end of the post!

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Family in Ontario’s Land Steward Tiny Arrangement!

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Meet Grace! This is her tiny house on wheels that she lives in with her fiance Ryan and dog Tofu. They settled on the ONE model from ESCAPE and found a gorgeous wooded spot for it to live on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border.

Grace (@inner.grace on Instagram) works as a yoga instructor and health/mindset coach and her plant-filled home couldn’t feel more peaceful. We interviewed her about her decision to go tiny and her minimalist lifestyle, so be sure to check out the Q&A at the end of the post!

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Grace’s Plant-Filled Oasis Tiny Home in Massachusetts

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Designers, artists and environmentalists Geoff and Rose spent two years taking this 1988 Motorhome and transforming into an eco-friendly and incredibly cozy tiny house!

While the truck still runs they don’t intend to travel in it, but rather have it parked on a 200 acre farm in rural Ontario (they even have their own chickens). Neither Geoff nor Rose have building experience, so they learned as they went and carefully researched everything. They even insulated the whole home with wool they cleaned themselves! Woah.

We got the chance to do a Q&A with Geoff which you can read below the photo tour. They documented the entire build from start to finish on Instagram (@woollymammothtiny) so be sure to follow them to get even more details.

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Couple’s Wooly-Mammoth Motorhome Cabin

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Meet Mollie and her adorable tiny house on wheels. She lives with her two adopted dogs in her THOW in Teton Valley, Idaho.

She just moved in at the end of February, and has lots of time to enjoy decorating and making it home due to the shelter-in-place order! She plans to add metal skirting and a deck to the home once the weather warms up.

Enjoy the photo tour of her great home and be sure to check out the Q&A we had with her at the end of the post!

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She’s Living Tiny With Two Dogs in Teton Valley, Idaho

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This is one couple’s DIY Tiny House in Ecuador! James is from Ireland and built the home with his Polish partner, Monika.

The two are in living tiny in Ireland right now after spending five and a half months on their Ecuadorian home. There’s more to do when they return, but in the meantime, enjoy James’ build story and our interview with him:

It was built from mid-September 2016 to mid-February 2017. It essentially started out as a truck trailer, these types of trailers are quite common in Ecuador. Once the trailer was purchased we essentially just built a little house around it.

Neither of us had really done anything like this before, and I have never worked in a trade or anything so it was quite an undertaking for us, especially in the quite short time we had available to us. We had to get some hired help for a few weeks to speed up the process, but we did a lot of the work ourselves, including the furniture and loft.

It’s quite basic compared to some of the Tiny Houses out there, but needless to say we are very proud of it. Unfortunately we had to leave Ecuador just as it was completed (a friend is living in it at the moment) but we plan to make it back in the near future.

We use Eucalyptus wood for most of the construction, with some Pine in the roof structure to keep the weight down. Bamboo was used on the inside of the roof, and the walls are insulated with foam and covered in wooden board. It’s quite spacious inside.

Also I like to think that someone who has never built something or perhaps doesn’t have building skills per se, could look at our house and say ‘Hey I could do that!’. We built the house for $6500.

The rest of the interview is below the picture tour of the home’s construction. Enjoy!

Related: Christine’s 16 x 32 Lofted Barn in AL: Her Story

One Couple’s $6,500 DIY Tiny House

Couple's DIY Tiny House in Ecuador: $6,500 to Build

Images via James McSherry

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This is Jadon and Katie’s Good and Tiny House that I first saw featured on Jenna’s Tiny House Giant Journey.

I included Jenna’s video tour of the house below the pictures, and I also got in touch with Jadon and Katie myself and asked them some questions about their tiny life and adorable tiny home.

Their house is completely custom, built by Canadian tiny house builder, Mint Tiny Homes. It has one of the most amazing bathroom/mudrooms I’ve ever seen in a tiny, and it includes a back-wall staircase which is one of the best ways to include stairs in a THOW in my opinion.

So tune out the world for a few minutes and enjoy the pictures, video tour and interview below!

Related: Jenna’s Tiny House Giant Journey

Interview (& Video): Jadon and Katie’s Good and Tiny House

Images by Katie Good

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This is Troy & Krista’s 25 ft. Castle Peak Tiny Home in Washington.

It’s a fully-customized THOW built for them by Tiny Mountain Homes, and they’ve been living inside for 8 months, loving their tiny life!

We are thrilled with the design, and functionality of this model. Every detail of the interior and exterior my wife and I specifically picked out.

Troy and Krista sent us pictures of their lived-in home, and shared their story in a Q&A at the end of the post: You don’t want to miss it. I really love that they prove living in an RV park can be luxurious — just wait until you see their quaint little lot!

Related: Jared and Haley’s Tiny Mountain Home

Interview: Troy & Krista’s 25 ft. Castle Peak Tiny Home

Images via Troy & Krista

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We all love admiring staged tiny houses, captured by professional photography in ambient light, but have you ever wondered what these tiny houses look like after they’ve been lived in for a while? Or what they look like once the staging furniture is gone and your stuff is inside?

Andy Bretz over at THoW – Economic Hippie shared a whole album of pictures showing his lived-in THOW. We featured the builder’s pictures last month, so go check those out first and compare it to the sampling shown below! Plus on the last page you can read our interview with Andy about his tiny life, including his love of cooking and the challenges tiny living brings.

Want to see even more pictures? Check out the rest of his album here.

Related: Gooseneck Westbury Tiny House with Awesome Living Room

Lived-In Tiny House: Andy’s Life in his Westbury THOW

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We recently shared the Stunning Juniper Model Tiny House by Backcountry Tiny Homes, and today we want to share our interview with the couple who purchased and just moved into the THOW!

Brian and Alexis designed and helped build the Juniper, and they are documenting their tiny life in Yelm, Washington on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Keep reading to see a few pictures of the Juniper again (see them all here), as well as find out why the couple chose to go tiny, how long it took them to get their dream home and even how the might have named a few beetle kill pine boards!

Enjoy!

Related: Stunning Juniper Backcountry Tiny Home

Living the Tiny Dream: Our Interview with Brian & Alexis

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