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Fiction can transport us into new worlds and inspire us to follow new dreams. I think that’s exactly what might happen when you read “Coming Home: A Tiny House Collection.”

This book is a collaborative effort by seven authors who each wrote a story about a character living in a tiny house. You can read a tiny blurb about the plot of each story, and then an italicized “from the author” about their inspiration for their stories below.

Want to get the book? Head over to Amazon. It’s available in Paperback and Kindle.

Related: “The Big Adventures of Tiny House” Children’s Book

“Coming Home”: Tiny House Fiction for Tiny Living Fans

Photo via Amazon

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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 Video Tour.

Do you remember this adventurous couples’ fantastic tiny house?

The couple just finished a great video tour, and they also have an awesome e-book memoir about building their DIY home.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below!

Shedsistence Tiny House Video Tour


Images via Shedsistence

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This 450 Not-So-Square Ft. Yurt is a guest post by Jen McGeehan – share yours!

Our little love yurt is nestled within an Ohia forest, one of the few remaining (they were almost completely wiped out when the sugar cane industry arrived!) on our island in Hawaii.

The God of our universe is still in the business of financial healing and restoration! Travel to paradise as one financially devastated couple take a flight-of-faith, leaving the economically-challenged mountains of Southern California for the unknown off-grid lifestyle of a rented yurt on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The country-wide real estate and banking collapse of 2008 sent millions of American families into financial ruin. Many hung on for dear life, believing the market would correct itself within a year or two. By 2010, no correction was in sight.

In my book, “My Year In A Yurt“, I tell the true story of how my hubby, Pat, and I filled a 40-foot Matson container, shipped our two vehicles, along with our twenty-nine year old equine and three-year old goat, and flew the friendly skies in search of a simpler way of life.

Our enormous debt of over $600,000 came as invisible baggage, as did the painful memory of handing our realtor the keys to our 3,000 square-foot home after three and a half years on the non-existent real estate market. As foreclosure and bankruptcy – additional unwanted travel companions – reared our heads, I sent yet another urgent prayer to heaven asking for God’s divine intervention.

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

My Year in a 450 Not-So-Square Ft. Yurt


Images © Jen McGeehan

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A few days ago I received Derek Diedricksen’s latest edition of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks in the mail so I was pretty excited to be able to review it so you can see what it’s all about before you order it.

In this video I’ll give you a sneak peak of the book that way you can figure out whether it’s something you’d find useful or not.

It’s a really fun book with tons of ideas. Some very practical and others are straight up funky. Either way the book will certainly get you thinking.

Well, enough yapping on here. Click the “play” button below to watch the complete review.

If you decide you want to order your own copy, you can do so over at Amazon.com.

Humble Homes Simple Shacks by Derek DEEK Diedricksen

Click here to order your copy of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks through Amazon.com.

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This is a mini-booklet that focuses on how to connect a tiny house onto a trailer. How to keep the walls and roof from twisting, leaning, warping, or buckling.

There’s also helpful information on avoiding moisture plus a list of common building materials.

It’s not a long book but has enough technical information on…

  • Permits
  • Size restrictions
  • Connecting walls and roof
  • Floor construction

…and other resources to get you started.

Go House Go: How to Build a Tiny House on Wheels

Go House Go: How to Build a Tiny House on Wheels by Dee Williams

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The Small House Book by Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Houses is a fun read.

I got it more than 3 years ago when I first heard about tiny houses, how they’re built on trailers, composting, permits, and things like that.

The book starts with an introduction on how the author lives in a house that’s just 90 square feet.

It’s so crazy to think, but he designed the house to meet all of his simple needs and it’s given him the opportunity to pursue other things in his life.

Jay Shafer and his tiny house

Photo credit: Tumbleweed Houses

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Some of you already know Dan from the interview we did after he built and delivered a tiny house on a trailer for his mother who lives in Florida.

He was inspired by Michael Janzen over at Tiny House Design. After seeing his work on SketchUp he decided to go at it himself. His dream became real… a new tiny house for his mother to live in.

Lucky for anyone that wants to learn how he did it–he documented the entire process and offers it as a package.

It includes his book which details just about all of the steps he took to build the house and it has lots of pictures to reference from.

Then he has the plans for his particular design, the electrical diagram, and the materials list organized by category. It even has approximate prices (what he paid).

Finally there’s the SketchUp file which he used to model the house in case you want to look at it from different views or make any changes.

Order the plans and learn more about them at Dan’s website. (Link opens in a new window/tab)

Dan Louche's Tiny House

Photo credits: Dan Louche

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