By Billy Ulmer As the frenetic holiday shopping season winds down, we often turn to the new year with a sigh of relief.  For me the commercialized holiday season is the perfect prompt to think about what I want to do differently. Traipsing through busy malls and making shopping lists just makes me hyper aware…Read more

By Billy Ulmer, author of the Life in a Tiny House Ebook. A tricky question we face as members of a consumer society is not, “To buy or not to buy?” But, “How can I have access to what I need?” Shopping might be the most common means to that end, but it’s only one…Read more

By Billy Ulmer, author of the Life in a Tiny House Ebook. Let’s say you’re working on yourself to become a more conscious consumer, but then it’s the holidays or somebody’s birthday, and you’re suddenly obligated to buy stuff. And just thinking about how to explain to your sister that you’d rather not buy her son the…Read more

By Billy Ulmer, author of the Life in a Tiny House Ebook. Last week I signed up for the “Unshopping Challenge,” a commitment to buy nothing new for a month, except consumables like food and gas. I wanted to take the challenge because I’ve been thinking about my possessions more than usual lately. It’s spring cleaning…Read more

What is a “perfect day” for someone who lives in a tiny house? I wanted to understand how tiny homes influence people’s lives in and out of the house – you know, where most of life happens – so asked everyone I interviewed what a perfect day might look like for them. While their answers…Read more

By Billy Ulmer, author of the Life in a Tiny House Ebook. 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…Read more

By Billy Ulmer, author of the Life in a Tiny House ebook. 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…Read more

By Billy Ulmer, author of the Life in a Tiny House ebook. 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…Read more

This is a guest post from Billy Ulmer, author of the Life in a Tiny House ebook. What can a tiny house enthusiast learn from a book written for a business audience? If you ask me: plenty. Before I started interviewing tiny house owners, I was reading books on anthropology, business, philosophy, urban planning, career…Read more