Category Archives: Tiny House

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

Meet the Tiny House Crafters of Vermont!

Meet the Tiny House Crafters of Vermont!

If you are looking for a team of tiny house enthusiasts who can help you design and build your completely customized and swoon-worthy tiny house on wheels, look no further than Tiny House Crafters of Vermont. Known across the web for our 8×20 Sherwood model, featuring a space saving shed roof, funky under stair storage,Continue Reading

Living Large in Tiny Spaces with Felice Cohen

Living Large in Tiny Spaces with Felice Cohen

I grew up in a large home on Cape Cod and assumed I would one day have a large home of my own. It never dawned on me I would love living in a space the size of a Honda Accord. I moved to New York City after graduating from the University of Massachusetts AmherstContinue Reading

2nd BIG Tiny House Festival – Call for Vendors

On July 16, 2016 from 12:00-6:00 pm, show off your business at the 2nd BIG Tiny House Festival. This festival is the culminating event of BIG Art; Tiny House, a yearlong public art process that highlights functional forms of art. In particular, we’re looking for businesses or artists that focus on one or more ofContinue Reading

Why do people build tiny houses?

Why do people build tiny houses?

– written by Hearth Founder, Miranda Aisling It’s officially happened, I have become one of those people: The Tiny Housers. Over the past two years, I have shifted from merely curious to hopelessly entangled with the tiny house world. It started in November 2013 when I first saw one of the multitude of tiny house articles.Continue Reading