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  • Crossing The Bridge 3

    Dee’s Tiny House Road Trip to the Jamboree!

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    A few months ago I announced my intentions to go from Tiny to Tinier, giving my little house to my nephew Jonathan and moving into my 56 square foot Don Vardo, Jolene. In the time since, I not only had to downsize (again!) and move, […]

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  • Loft Skylight Square

    Skylights: Dee’s Best Tiny House Decision

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    When I built my tiny house, I was nervous about installing skylight windows, thinking they could leak gallons of the Pacific Northwest winter rain into my house. But I also knew that a skylight would completely change the way my house felt.  All in all, […]

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  • Solar Powered Tiny House Off the Grid

    How to Power Your Tiny House With Solar Power

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    My current little house has been running on solar power for 13 years, but when it came time to set up a system for my new, littler house, I was starting from square one.  My book, The Big Tiny, explained my solar knowledge…my lack of […]

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  • Square Camper

    Why Jonathan Williams is Upsizing into a Tiny House

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    I didn’t realize how intimidated and, honestly, downright terrified I feel about owning and moving into a tiny house until Dee asked me to consider what most intimidates me about soon-to-be-tiny-home-ownership, and conversely, what I’m most looking forward to. So…Thanks, Dee. But it’s probably time […]

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  • Dee Vardo By Tammy Square

    Why I’m Going From Tiny to Tinier

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    By Dee Williams In February I asked myself the question, “Will I always live in my tiny house?” And the answer was a classic Dee Williams hedge:  maybe.  I went on to write about why I still love my house — the skylight windows that […]

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  • ACE Academy students' Sweet Pea tiny house

    ACE Academy Students Build Two Tiny Homes – Now For Sale!

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    At PAD, we love supporting schools.  Seeing young people get their feet wet and hands sawdusty in a construction project just lights us up. We also love seeing people build off PAD’s plans, with the subtle but inevitable differences in approach and details to the […]

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  • Hikari Box Tiny House Modern Exterior

    Why We’re Lowering Our Tiny House Plan Prices

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    If you’ve shopped for tiny house plans, you have likely noticed that there is a very wide range of prices (from free to $700 or so), and an equally wide range of formats, design quality, and which details are included. Why all the differences? What […]

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  • Dee Williams tiny house roof detail

    The Devil in the Details of Tiny House Construction

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    A friend recently sent me an article from The Onion about a beaver who shifted his dam project from that of house and home, to esoteric art project. She added a little note that said, “For some reason this made me think of you.” I […]

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  • Caravan Tiny House Hotel

    April’s Tiny House Mixer Extravaganza at Caravan – The Tiny House Hotel!

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    A couple of extra-exciting things are happening in April, so we’ve turned our free, monthly Tiny House Mixer into an extra-special event. If you’re in Portland on Friday, April 17th, you’re in luck! And a few more tiny house folks might be in Portland that […]

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  • Sweet Pea Tiny House

    Get a Video Tour of the Sweet Pea and the Salsa Box on Tiny House Hunting!

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    Ever wished you could take a tour through some of our tiny house designs? Well good news! Two of the houses in our store were recently featured on the TV show Tiny House Hunting on the FYI network. Click here to watch the full episode […]

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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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  • First Design For Others

    How Do You Legally Move A Tiny House?

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    How do you make sure your tiny house is “road legal”, and that you have the approval you need to haul it down the street or across the country? We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the “wide” trailers from Iron Eagle – the […]

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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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  • Trailer Square

    A New Trailer Designed Just For Your Tiny House!

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    We’ve been updating people about Iron Eagle Trailers’ new website in our newsletter recently without really celebrating the awesome news the site introduces – the PAD Series Trailer, designed specifically for tiny homes on wheels! We put our heads together this past summer (me, Derin Williams […]

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  • Japan Square

    Dee Does Japan!

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    Last month, I flew to Japan to participate in a Tiny House Building Workshop hosted by my friend Yuichi, one of PAD’s former students and a master tree house builder. He worked for almost a year to bring students and teachers together for several weekends […]

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