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  • Simple Home

    What is “Home,” Anyway?

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    When you live in an 84-square foot house, you get used to taking about home. People ask you about yours, and they want to tell you about theirs – what it is now, and what they want it to be. But no matter how many […]

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  • Natalie and Ronny, walking across America

    Asking the Big Questions

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    Someone once wrote an article about my tiny house that described me as a “Sustainable Barbie,” which threw my friends and I into hysterics. We joked about the accessories that would be come along with a Sustainable Barbie: a pop up tiny house, a teeny, […]

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  • Dee Superhero Serious

    SUPERHEROES WANTED!

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    If you saw an ad that said, “Superhero Wanted,” would you feel qualified to apply? Most of us would say no. And I think that needs to change. YOU can be (and likely already are) a superhero in your own life, simply by the way […]

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  • Live Large Market Icon

    Introducing The Build Small Live Large Summit!

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    Are you curious about tiny homes on wheels, but equally curious about other kinds of little houses? Maybe you’ve considered building a backyard cottage, or dreamed of living in a pocket community of neighbors and friends. If you’re interested in the tiny house movement but […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stop 4 Touring A House1

    How To Visit A Tiny House: Why a guided tour of a tiny house is a vital part of PAD workshops

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    While tiny houses are getting more and more coverage in the media, it’s still difficult to find an opportunity to go inside and tour one. This is a shame, because like any space, you’ve got to be inside it to really know what it’s like.  A […]

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  • Dee Williams tiny house on the road

    The Big Tiny Tour Diary: On The Road With Jolene

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    I’ve been dreaming about a possible downsize for a while… and especially since I busted my butt falling out of my loft a few years ago. Limping around for six months with my sacrum slowly knitting itself back together, I started wondering what it would […]

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  • PAD Tiny House Mixer

    PAD’s Tiny House Mixers – A Chance to Meet Face to Face

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    The tiny house movement has an impressive online presence, and some great websites for people to see houses, share ideas, and connect to others in different states. But the benefits of online communities are also its challenges – they’re diffused across huge distances and loaded […]

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  • Dee Williams The Big Tiny

    A Look Back and Forward for PAD, Our Community, and the Tiny House Movement

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    Hey PAD pals, Joan Grimm here. New Year’s is my favorite holiday, so I like to stretch it out for the whole month of January. Reflecting on the path we’ve traveled helps us learn from it. Otherwise a whole year of new experiences and change […]

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  • ADX Blade

    PAD Partners with ADX

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    PAD is super excited to announce our partnership with ADX and share what ADX can offer the tiny house community. ADX is a 12,000 square foot space in Portland, Oregon packed with shop facilities, tools, and work and event spaces. Access to the facilities is […]

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  • Raising the roof of a tiny house

    Tiny House Work Parties: Barn Raisings for the Tiny House Community

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    Next month we have a couple of tiny house work parties coming up – click here for dates and information. “Work party” might sound like an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp, but we use the term for a reason. The “work” is learning how to build, […]

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  • PAD Tiny House Workshop

    Lina Menard on PAD’s April Design Workshop and Tiny House Momentum

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    “The folks who attend tiny house workshops are wonderful people. They’re collaborative and intentional. They’re open-minded and open-hearted. They tackle big questions about needs and wants. They carefully consider what makes a place feel like home. I’ve come to expect that of tiny house lovers. […]

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  • Casa Pequena Tiny House Building Workshop, Portland Alternative Dwellings

    Dee’s Field Report from the Casa Pequena Tiny House Building Workshop!

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    Over the years I’ve built go-carts, chicken coops, backyard saunas, lumpy cat-scratch towers and tiny houses. Building is one of my favorite things to do in the world, but last weekend’s Casa Pequena Tiny House Building Workshop stood out as one of the coolest builds […]

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