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  • Dee House Layout

    What’s the “Value” of a Tiny House Workshop?

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    A big goal of our Tiny House Basics Workshops is to help attendees design and build a tiny house that fits them, and to do it right the first time. We answer the questions people have right now, AND give them the tools and resources […]

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  • Kent Griswold from Tiny House Blog and Dee Williams from PAD Tiny Houses

    Operation Gratitude, and Finding Courage

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    On January 1st this year, I decided to embark on a year of gratitude. I want to spend more time honoring my relationships and expressing my thanks. I also want to put in the effort to find moments of gratitude in unexpected places. It’s easy […]

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  • Aldo Square

    Why “Do It Yourself” When Someone Else Can Do It For You?

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    The ranks of tiny home builders are growing rapidly, so it’s easier now than ever to buy a tiny house instead of building one yourself. This is great, because not everyone has to, or should, build a tiny home themselves – just as not everyone […]

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  • Macy Square

    Macy Miller: Following a Dream to Unexpected Places

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    Have you ever had an idea so exciting that you wanted to drop everything to work on it, but you wondered if it would be worth it in the end? Macy Miller is a young architectural designer who found an opportunity to make her professional […]

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  • Normal Pad Square

    Tiny Houses In Context: What’s a “Normal” House, Anyway?

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    A lot of people ask me what a tiny house is, but I think these questions are just as interesting: “What’s a ‘normal house?’ Where is it normal? And for how long has it been normal?” The main thing that makes a tiny house tiny […]

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  • ADU For Pad

    How Do You Know If You Should Move Into A Tiny House?

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    Do you wonder if you should move into a tiny home? Choosing where to live is a big deal, and feels like an even bigger one when what you want to do isn’t a common or popular choice. But while it’s hard to make an […]

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  • Ohio Country For Pad

    What Makes Unlikely Decisions Difficult?

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    What can a tiny home enthusiast learn from a book written for a business audience? If you ask me: plenty. On the way to creating Unlikely Lives, I was reading books on anthropology, business, philosophy, urban planning, career counseling, and psychology, and constantly finding overlaps […]

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  • Alex and Allison's ADU

    Alex and Allison: The Community Is Their Living Room

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    Is it the size of your house that matters, or the community it makes you a part of? Communities give us places to work and play, they are the friends and family who give us purpose and support. We might think of home as what’s […]

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  • Erin Square

    Erin: Be Fearless and Have Fun

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    One of the biggest barriers to living in a tiny house is that it can be challenging to find a stable place to put it. Many tiny homes, especially those on wheels, operate in a legal gray area because the movement is so new that […]

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  • Esther Square

    Esther and Kenny: Quality Over Quantity

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    What are your priorities? It’s surprisingly hard to be clear about that, after a lifetime of having products and whole lifestyles advertised at us. That’s part of why tiny houses can be so polarizing: they represent a growing shift away from the priorities that mainstream, […]

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