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If you’ve been around Tiny House Talk for a while, you’ve likely heard of John and Fin. This couple runs off-grid workshops, tiny house meetups, and their organization, United Tiny Homes, has donated thousands to charity! Oh, and they run a whole Airbnb resort in Georgia with several tiny homes they’ve designed and built.

But have you ever toured the home that started it all? The “Beloved Cabin” is their shed-to-house conversion, which they built 12 years ago and have been improving ever since. Most recently, they added a spacious greenhouse bathroom and kitchen which you’re going to love! Check out the whole tour below.

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Their Off-Grid Homestead w/ Shed Conversion

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Here’s your chance to spend a weekend (or longer!) in a hand-crafted Earthship house! This off-grid masterpiece in Montana is a self-sufficient structure complete with a greenhouse, passive heating and cooling, and an awesome water system.

Don’t know much about Earthship buildings? The video below from Tiny House Giant Journey gives a great overview and you can learn more here. Jeff has two Earthships on his property — one is his own, and the other (pictured below) he rents on Airbnb.

This one features a large master bedroom off of the main living area complete with a luxury kitchen and a comfortable living area. The front greenhouse has fresh produce growing! Enjoy the photo tour below.

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Off-Grid Living in a Montana Earthship

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This inspiring couple had a dream to live with their sons off-grid and debt-free, and they made that a reality with their $6,000 tent home on a riverbank in New Mexico!

They’re such an inspiration that Living Big in a Tiny House has done two video interviews with the couple: During this most recent tour we get to see the family’s finished solar set-up, new outdoor shower, and fresh bedroom layout for their 16×20 wood-frame tent cabin.

Enjoy the video tour and be sure to follow the family on Instagram (@denforourcubs) to keep up!

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Debt-Free, Off-Grid Tent Life on One Acre

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Meet the Longnecker Family, they are a family of six that travel full-time in their 1972 Airstream travel trailer.

Starting next week (October 1st) they are hosting a 5-day challenge to help you plan your first boondocking trip. Get more details below, take a virtual tour of their Airstream tiny home, and please re-share this story on your Facebook to help us spread the word. Thank you!🙏

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This Family of 6 is Living and Traveling Full Time in Their 1972 Airstream Trailer!

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Images via Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker

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This is a guest post by Kathleen of Tiny House, Tiny Footprint.  

We’re Kathleen and Greg. A year ago, we left our city apartment in Denver in hopes of finding a more affordable and rewarding lifestyle.

Our plan? To live in a camper trailer while we build a tiny house.

Couple Living Tiny in a 140 Sq. Ft. Camper Trailer

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Images © Tiny House, Tiny Footprint

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This Girlfriend’s Perspective on Off-Grid Tiny House Living is a guest post by Cheryl Davies and Rob Greenfield – share your story and tiny home here too!

A few months ago we shared with you a story about Rob Greenfield’s off grid micro cabin life in California. Since then, Rob’s girlfriend, Cheryl, has shared her perspective on his lifestyle. So here is what they both have to say, starting with Rob…

I often see comments like, “This guy obviously doesn’t have a girlfriend,” and they’re talking about me when they say that! Well let me tell you, I DO have girlfriend and she is AMAZING, GORGEOUS, and we are SO IN LOVE! She loves to spend time at my off the grid tiny house with me and she’s coming over right now. Here she shares her perspective on my off the grid, tiny house lifestyle…

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

Girlfriend’s Perspective on Off-Grid Tiny House Living

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Images © Rob Greenfield

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I’m excited to show you an updated tour (and new video tour and interview) with Vina and her tiny home on wheels (of Sol Haus Design) thanks to the amazing Joshua and Natsuko of Chibi Moku. They’re a husband and wife couple who live and travel in their RV throughout the United States (and beyond?).

Right now I’d like to share with you their video and photo tour of Vina’s amazing tiny house on a trailer that she lives simply in full time. And it truly begs the question, would you rather stay put and live simply in a tiny house on wheels or live and travel full time in an RV like Joshua and Natsuko? A tough question for you, I might imagine, as it is for me. Enjoy the tour (and video) below and let me know your preferred way of living simply in the comments at the bottom. Thanks!

Vina’s Tiny Home on Wheels… Or RV/Travel Full Time?

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Images © Chibi Moku

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In this video based post you’re going to learn how to design tiny houses in SketchUp with LaMar Alexander of Simple Solar Homesteading.

So hopefully if you’re here you’ve already downloaded SketchUp and you’re ready to follow along. If not, you can do so right now. Then come back here to watch the video so you can watch, learn, pause and rewind when you have to, and most importantly do.

It’s important when you watch instructional videos like this to take the time to pause the video for a few minutes so you can practice and play around with the tasks you just learned. Otherwise, you’ll completely forget!

So don’t expect to go through the entire video all at once. For best results, bookmark this page. Take your time with each lesson inside. Mark off where you left off and come back to it later in between practice.

Designing Tiny Houses in SketchUp Lessons 1-5 (FREE)

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I encourage you to enjoy, follow along and learn using the full 1-hour long video lesson with LaMar for FREE below:

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If like me you’ve been wanting to see more tiny house communities come to life you’ll probably really enjoy this post (and the videos below).

Because projects like this can serve as a model for any of us to follow or at least learn from to create more tiny living micro communities around the world.

I like the idea of independent ‘micro’ communities created by relatively small groups of people who exchange labor with each other to keep building costs low.

But if you wanted (or the group wanted) the land could also eventually serve as a learning center, farm, sustainable living learning center, etc.

DIY Micro Tiny House Community in France

I encourage you to learn how a group of friends and fellow carpenters built this micro community using very little money and their own labor in a fairy tale forest setting in France:

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