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May 16, 2024
Top 5 Resources for Building an Eco-Friendly Tiny Home

If you're on a quest to craft your very own pint-sized sanctuary while treading lightly on our planet, you're in for a treat. Here are the top five resources you won't want to miss at TinyFest Events for building your eco-friendly tiny home!

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May 8, 2024
Financing a Tiny Home or ADU With a Tiny Home Loan

Whether you’re drawn to a minimalist lifestyle, environmental sustainability, or the idea of owning a home without a huge mortgage payment, financing your tiny home can seem like a daunting task.

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January 11, 2024
The Time is Now

Everyone has a reason (or two) that draws them to the tiny house lifestyle. For some, a tiny home is a way to make the world better or create memories. For others, a tiny house could help save money or provide the freedom that comes from a less-is-more approach to life.

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December 14, 2023
Big Heart, Tiny Home

Ellen Stone is a champion advocate for tiny homes. She worked with city officials for years to adopt legislation which allows movable tiny houses to be legal ADUs in San Diego. That legislation passed in July of 2020, but she didn't stop there!

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November 16, 2023
What's Your Why?

In a world constantly urging us to accumulate more, bigger, better, the allure of downsizing has never been more profound. As someone who resides in the cozy quarters of a tiny home, I've come to appreciate the transformative magic that lies in understanding the reasons behind our choice to live tiny—the profound "Why" that propels us toward a simpler, more intentional life.

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March 7, 2024
7 Reasons You Can’t Miss This Tiny House Festival in California

Every year, you say you will go, but then you decide that it’s too much of a hassle to travel, life is too busy, and that a tiny house festival is just too frivolous. But let’s pause. It’s true that living in a tiny house is whimsical and fun, but there is nothing frivolous about taking control of your housing.

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November 17, 2023
Jumpstart Your Journey

Thanks to the magic of Facebook Memories I was recently reminded of a memory from 8 years ago- a weekend I refer to as The Tiny House Trifecta. It was my first real life experience with tiny homes and it set me on the correct path, with a wealth of knowledge and heaps of inspiration to jumpstart my journey to tiny home living.

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April 28, 2022
Designing a Two-Bedroom Tiny House: Space, Planning & Things to Consider

In the past, the majority of tiny homes were designed with a main living area and a loft style bedroom. As the tiny home movement has grown, more people are looking for two-bedroom designs to accommodate children and guests. The tiny house industry is responding by creating unique two-bedroom designs with space and utility in […]

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April 28, 2022
What You Need To Know For Legally Parking A Tiny Home On Wheels In California

This article is about tiny homes on WHEELS. For tiny homes on a FOUNDATION, check out our other article, What You Need to Know About California's ADU Laws The Tiny House Movement has noticeably grown in popularity since the release of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, and the rise of transcendentalism in the mid 1800’s. Tiny […]

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April 1, 2022
What You Need To Know About California's ADU Laws

California Laws For Building Tiny Homes in Backyards, Rural Locations, and Vacant Lots. If you are interested in building a tiny home on a permanent foundation, the first thing you are going to need to decide is whether you plan to build it as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on a property with another home, […]

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