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  • Tammy 5

    Workshop Follow up–Codes and Tiny Houses


    WHAT CODES APPLY TO A TINY HOUSE ON WHEELS? In our November 10, 2012 workshop, we walked through a couple of key distinctions in how city/county codes apply to little houses.  I wanted to recap our discussion with a few suggestions for would-be builders. CONSTRUCTION […]

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  • Rudy And Nola On Porch

    Tiny House Insurance Update


    Update to this Update! Check out our more recent post on Real Insurance for Tiny Houses on Wheels! The info below covers some good ground that will be useful for many, but do check out the newly emerging and more formal insurance policies for tiny […]

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  • Shop Class1

    Shop Class Builds Tiny Houses in St Helens


    I had a chance to meet with a group of high school students today at St. Helens High School in St. Helens, Oregon. For the past few years, their teacher, Joe Mauck, has been teaching students how to frame, sheath, plumb and wire tiny houses […]

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  • PAD Participates in Build Small Live Large Symposium


    The 2012 Build Small | Live Large Housing Summit will gather leaders in the development, real estate, building and design sectors from across the bioregion for an intensive day of inspiration, project case studies, and peer-to-peer learning. This one-day housing summit will challenge architects, developers, builders, […]

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  • Relaxing At Home

    OPB’s Think Out Loud explores Tiny House Living

    Oregon Public Broadcasting’s radio series “Think Out Loud” began a new show about how and where people choose to live across the Northwest, and the unique places that people call home. They began with tiny houses, and specifically with the home and lives of PAD’s […]

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  • Dee Williams In her loft

    CNN Money Tours Dee’s House

    This video from CNN Money visits Dee Williams’ 84-square foot home.  

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    Living Large: A look inside the tiny house movement

    PBS’s Need to Know takes a look at the tiny house movement and speaks to Dee about her experience in a tiny home. From PBS: “Given the state of the current economy, a growing number of Americans with ordinary lives are choosing to scale down […]

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  • Picture 44

    The Allure of Tiny Homes


    Oregon Home Magazine takes a closer look at the Don Vardo Tiny House Design, PAD’s first set of tiny house plans. From Oregon Home: “What’s fire-engine red, has wheels and is utterly fantasy inducing? No, not a sleek Euro sports car but the Don Vardo, […]

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  • Dee Williams In her loft

    What’s a Dream House?

    This short film by Mark Hoffman, presented by Nau, speaks to Dee about her move into a tiny house: “The average American house size is 2,500 square feet, but due to rising energy costs, job uncertainty and the mortgage crisis, a growing number of people […]

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