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This is a tiny house movement montage for tiny house enthusiasts and builders by Jamaica Cottage Shop, a small company that specializes in building sheds and tiny homes for its customers.

You’ll get to hear stories about a single mom and her daughter, an environmentalist, an entrepreneur (founder of Jamaica Cottage Shop), and others about why and how they’re living small.

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

Living Large in the Tiny House Movement

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Images © Jamaica Cottage Shop via YouTube

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According to this article by Heather Cha at Yahoo Makers, Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation is partnering with FYI’s Tiny House Nation to build their first tiny house in New Orleans.

Brad Pitt founded the Make It Right Foundation in 2007 with the purpose of providing affordable housing for people and communities in need. This particular tiny home project is set to sell for under $100,000. It measures 28-by-12.5 feet and offers about 430 sq. ft. of interior space.

The team is working hard to finish the tiny home by August 28th and a local school teacher will be moving into it. What do you think of the Make It Right foundation building tiny in New Orleans? Pretty cool, right? Either way please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Brad Pitt Bringing Tiny Homes to New Orleans?

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This tiny house is designed and built by Wohnwagon in Austria near Vienna.

The exterior of this tiny home is beautiful, isn’t it? Once you go inside through the modern french doors you’ll find an open layout with a table, multi-functional sofa bed, built in storage, shelves, kitchenette, and a bathroom. All of this in a one level floor plan. That means no sleeping loft, no ladders, and no staircases.

How do you like this tiny house design? Do you think you can live tiny in it? Let us know why or why not in the comments and either way, please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

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Beautiful Wohnwagon Tiny House in Austria

Wohnwagon Tiny House in Austria

Images © Wohnwagon.at

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This off grid tiny cabins retirement story is a guest post by Michael Scheer – share your tiny house story here too!

My name is Michael and about 5 years ago I wanted an off-grid place for vacation and retirement. Like many others, I am tired of bills, bills, bills and knew I would never have enough money to retire on unless I became debt-free and my home was paid off.

A couple of years passed and as things happened I had a friend who went through a divorce (I recently moved out of my ex-girlfriends home 8 months prior) and he needed help monetarily in order to buy a home and asked me to move in. The move cut my rent in half and enabled me along with my bonus check to purchase some land I found in northern AZ at about 6500 ft elevation. Summers are mild with highs in the low 90’s high 80’s and winters are in the 40’s and 50’s with light snow. I picked up 6 acres for less than $4k.

He Built Two Off Grid Tiny Cabins for his Retirement

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Images © Michael Scheer

Months later I decided to put in my first cabin, I bought a 10×18 from weatherking (apx. $4200.00), it was just a shell.

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This is a converted school bus that Sarah Szymczak, her husband Ed, and their four kids live in.

Sarah says, “I never thought we would own a school bus. Yet, it does not surprise me that we do. We’re always up for an adventure, always open to venturing outside of the norm. Two creative parents. Four fun loving kiddos. And a whole lot of wild and crazy dreaming.”

I hope you enjoy learning how this family converted an old school bus into a fun, crafty and cozy tiny home for six! So I’ll let Sarah take you on their journey to school bus living below.

We want our children, our family, to be grounded in a lifestyle that isn’t about the next big purchase, but rather the next experience that feeds the core of who we are. So, we bought a bus. Here’s how that happened…

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Family of 6 Living Tiny in Converted School Bus

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Images © Simply Mothering

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This is Haley Kalb’s Buddhaful Tiny Home on Wheels. She used to be a banker but has now transitioned into a new career where she teaches yoga and is also an Ayurvedic practitioner. You can learn more about that at her business website, Hibiskiss Yoga & Ayurveda.

With her new career change came an entirely new lifestyle with her custom designed and built tiny house on a trailer that she parks in a growing tiny house RV community in Orlando, Florida. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thanks!

Woman’s Buddhaful Tiny Home on Wheels

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Images © Haley Kalb

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