• 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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  • Coverall Family Square

    On the Road with The Big Tiny

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    I’m home in Olympia now, back from my six week book tour for The Big Tiny. I was absolutely wowed by the whole experience, and I want to share short vignettes of some of my most memorable tour stops over the next couple weeks. The […]

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  • Aldo Square

    Aldo Lavaggi: Count Your Blessings, Whatever Your Square Footage

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    Will a tiny house make you happy? Not that life in a tiny house would fix every little problem, but surely with more money in your pocket or more time on your hands, life would feel a little easier…wouldn’t it? Many people feel a tiny […]

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  • Unlikely Lives tiny house interview

    Candice Ding: A Family Scales Up

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    Many people are skeptical that tiny homes can work for romantic couples, let alone families, which are still rare in tiny house demographics. While we know intellectually that it’s common for families in other parts of the world to house multiple generations in close quarters, […]

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  • John Square

    John Labovitz – Through a Traveler’s Lens

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    What would your home look like if one of your top priorities was maintaining the feeling of traveling, where an interesting surprise could be waiting around any corner? As I dug around John Labovitz’s blog for clues to why he built a housetruck, as opposed […]

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  • Square

    Chris and Malissa – Committed to Home, But Not to a Mortgage

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    I first saw Chris and Malissa Tack at a PAD Tiny Houses Workshop, where a rotating slideshow displayed beautiful photos of the tiny home on wheels they designed and built themselves. I remember Malissa calmly chiming in on highly technical building issues, despite describing her […]

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  • The Big Tiny Jacket

    Big Tiny Tour and Media Update!

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    The Big Tiny hits bookstores tomorrow – Tuesday, April 22nd!  Dee will soon be visiting cities all over the country for readings and events with her inspirational story. Scroll down for the Book Tour Schedule or check it out on The Big Tiny Book Page. […]

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  • Dee Williams Tiny House - Unlikely Lives Profile

    Dee Williams: An Independent Spirit Grows Into Community

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    With 10 years in her 84 square foot house on wheels, Dee is often called a pioneer of the tiny house movement. I think it’s brave enough just to be an early adopter of a new idea, but Dee was one of the earliest adopters out […]

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  • Dee Building Square

    How do you start building a tiny house?

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    “A few days ago, I spent almost an hour trying to recondition an oscillating fan that I found in a junk pile. I’m not certain, but I think the reason it was tossed out was because it had a frightening wad of human hair wrapped […]

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