Category Archives: Tiny House

The Beauty of Building Your Own Home

The Beauty of Building Your Own Home

I was working the Boston Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop this weekend and as always I found it encouraging to be in a room of 60+ people who are all interested in carefully crafting their lives. While I listened to the attendees talk about their plans and dreams, the normal tiny house aspirations came up: economic freedom, environmentalContinue Reading

Just Roll With It: Behind the Tiny House

Just Roll With It: Behind the Tiny House

Building my own house is not a dream that I’ve harbored since my childhood like some of my tiny house fellows. Instead, I came to it through a series of economic and logistic considerations. After much budget-crunching and soul-searching, I realized that building my own tiny house was a way to start my life atContinue Reading

A Building Update from Tiny House Crafters of Vermont!

A Building Update from Tiny House Crafters of Vermont!

With only a few days left until the 2nd Annual BIG Tiny House Festival, we here at Tiny House Crafters are hard at work putting up the siding and running the utilities in our 8×26’ Nova Tiny House. The Nova is unlike anything we have built before. Instead of a traditional lofted sleeping area (likeContinue Reading

Trailers: The Tiny House Foundation

Trailers: The Tiny House Foundation

– – – Written by Jason Cardinale of Granite State Trailers Meet Jason and see one of his trailers at the 2nd BIG Tiny House Festival on July 16, 2016 at The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA. – – –

A Tiny Studio inspired by Thoreau

A Tiny Studio inspired by Thoreau

In 2014 I found myself re-evaluating elements of a work space and my somewhat stationary lifestyle. When I came across a book at a Connecting for Change event, I started getting ideas for a mobile studio. I have rented and bartered studio spaces in the past, but it wasn’t until I came across this bookContinue Reading

Tiny House Festival RAFFLE!

During the 2nd BIG Tiny House Festival on July 16, we’ll raffle off the following prizes to support the festival and the growing tiny house community. Raffle tickets are $2 a piece, $5 for 3 tickets, or $10 for 7 tickets. Tickets will be available at the Information Table throughout the festival! One free nightContinue Reading

To Build or Not to Build… | Living The Tiny House Dream

To Build or Not to Build… | Living The Tiny House Dream

Life always has twists and turns at every corner. My life is no exception. I had been bent on building my own Tiny Home for over 2 1/2 years. I already had fallen in love with Cypress 20′ from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and attended not only one but two workshops where I bought theContinue Reading

Meet Aubergine: The Purple Hearthmade Tiny House

Meet Aubergine: The Purple Hearthmade Tiny House

Introducing the newest Hearth Member: Aubergine, the Purple Hearthmade Tiny House! Aubergine was born on the front lawn of The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA during the BIG Art; Tiny House project.  From June 2015-June 2016, the community of Miranda’s Hearth came together to bring her into the world through blood (yes, actually), sweat, andContinue Reading

Tiny Houses: Creating a Home Worth Living In

Tiny Houses: Creating a Home Worth Living In

I built a tiny house to learn how to create a home worth living in. Growing up in one city – Lawrence, MA – and settling in another – Somerville – I had always been dependent on the structures and systems built for me, without understanding how they developed, what sustains them, or whether they’reContinue Reading

Lessons Learned from Tiny House Builder Jana Lembke

Lessons Learned from Tiny House Builder Jana Lembke

Now that our tiny house is close to completion, I wanted to share some of our “lessons learned” and advice to future homebuilders. DO: …Measure your car’s capacity. We spent 20 minutes, in the rain, trying to cram a shower unit in our car. It was an inch too big! We ended up having itContinue Reading