Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

Ethan Waldman

Conversations on how to plan, build, and live the tiny life. Ethan Waldman from thetinyhouse.net gives you the chance to get inside the heads of tiny house luminaries and every day tiny house dwellers so you can plan, build and live the tiny house life you’ve been dreaming of. Discover how you can create a tiny lifestyle that includes owning your own home, whether it’s a tiny house on wheels, van, or camper that you can take with you, or just a sweet tiny cabin in the mountains. Ethan built his own tiny house on wheels in 2012 and has been educating other tiny house hopefuls ever since. His flagship resource, Tiny House Decisions has been widely recommended by tiny house experts as a must-read how to guide to planning a successful tiny house. From tiny house heating, plumbing, and composting toilets, to building a tiny house for cheap, DIY techniques and more. Subscribe if you are ready to start YOUR tiny house journey. read less
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She’s Building Her Tiny House Dream Against All Odds
17-05-2024
She’s Building Her Tiny House Dream Against All Odds
I am excited to introduce you to Kaylee, a passionate advocate for the tiny house movement and a biology teacher with a deep interest in sustainable living. Kaylee will share the inspiring saga of her journey building her own tiny house and how it reshaped her perspective on simple, ecological living. We'll dig into the challenges she faced from zoning laws to financial hurdles and how these experiences fueled her advocacy for tiny house legalization. Kaylee's story is not just about building a small home, but about building a life aligned with values of minimalism and sustainability. Join us as we explore the highs and lows of tiny house living and learn from Kaylee’s relentless pursuit of her dreams against all odds.In This Episode:🏡 Tiny House Lifestyle Challenges: Kaylee shares the immense difficulties in transitioning to tiny home living, including legal hurdles.🌿 Environmental Passion: As a biology teacher, she highlights her commitment to eco-friendly living and how it integrates with her tiny house journey.📜 Advocating for Legal Change: Her involvement in pushing for legislative changes to accommodate tiny house living, reflecting on her work with bill S 897.🧰 Building Struggles: Kaylee narrates the practical challenges faced while building her tiny home, including weather setbacks and zoning conflicts.💑 Relationship Dynamics: Kaylee's relationship plays a crucial role in her tiny house adventure, providing both support and a backup housing option.📚 Education Evaluation: How her personal experiences have changed the way she views education and priorities.🚀 Movie Inspiration: "Gattaca" acts as a motivational tool for her, symbolizing overcoming imposed limitations, similar to her struggles with tiny house living.💸 Financial Struggles: Discusses the financial stress of building and maintaining a tiny house, including renting out spaces to fund her project.⚖️ Navigating Local Politics: Kaylee describes contrasting interactions at state and local levels, highlighting more receptive planning board meetings.🤔 Reflection on Life Choices: Despite challenges, Kaylee wouldn't change her journey, embracing her natural tendency to challenge authority and societal norms.Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
How to Transform Tiny Homes into Profitable Rental Ventures
10-05-2024
How to Transform Tiny Homes into Profitable Rental Ventures
MJ Boyle is a mastermind in the tiny house community and the founder of several successful tiny house businesses, including My Tiny House Village and Oregon Teardrop Rentals. MJ has not only built and rented out nine unique tiny homes but has just embarked on transforming a construction trailer into an alluring tiny home called “My Tiny Bunkhouse.” In today's episode, MJ will share her innovative approach to waterless and odorless toilet systems that enhance both guest and staff experiences. We'll also delve into the art of rehabilitating and renovating tiny structures, a skill MJ has honed over years of experience, turning dilapidated shells into dream homes with sustainable practices. Join us for a comprehensive discussion on maintaining high occupancy rates, exceptional guest satisfaction, and the strategic intricacies of managing multiple tiny house locations efficiently. It’s a packed interview you won't want to miss!In This Episode:Pet-Friendly Policies 🐾: MJ allows pets but requires a deposit and adherence to specific rules to grant a free stay, addressing the challenge of finding pet-friendly rentals.Flooring Choices 🏡: Luxury vinyl flooring is highlighted due to its scratch and water resistance, plus its ability to make spaces appear larger.Built-In Furniture 🔨: Stability and practicality are achieved through built-ins instead of traditional furniture, tailored to renter needs.Profitable Rentals 💸: MJ shares a success story where investing in tiny homes yielded substantial profit and emphasizes the importance of long-term planning.Laundry Logistics 🧺: Discusses the high costs and logistical challenges of laundry management across multiple rental properties in different states.DIY Composting Toilet 🚽: MJ designed a cost-effective, odorless composting toilet system using buckets, wood pellets, and cedar shavings, enhancing guest experience.Property Rehabilitation 🛠️: MJ transformed a dilapidated trailer into a functional and inviting tiny home, showcasing her talent in renovation.Business Growth During COVID 📈: The pandemic brought high demand, with rentals fully booked for an extended period, demonstrating business resilience.Infrastructure Challenges 🔌: MJ recounts the technical and regulatory hurdles in establishing a new site for her tiny house village.Visit the show notes page for more photos, links and resources.Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
How to Build a Health-Conscious Tiny Home
03-05-2024
How to Build a Health-Conscious Tiny Home
Today, we have a very special guest, Lucy Lich, joining us from the South Coast of New South Wales Australia. Lucy is not only a dedicated tiny house dweller, but also a teacher, wellness enthusiast, and the host of the Tiny House Conversations podcast. Over the next hour, we'll dive into how living tiny has profoundly integrated with her values of minimalism, health and environmental consciousness. Lucy will share her personal journey into tiny living, her insights on designing for health and minimizing environmental impacts, and how her experiences have shaped her podcast. Join us as we explore the unique challenges and joys of tiny living with an expert who lives and breathes this lifestyle every day.In This Episode:🏡 Tiny House Customization: Lucy hired builders open to unique material customization, accommodating her health-centric needs in tiny house construction.💡 Health-Oriented Lighting: The story behind trading standard bulbs with amber and red to mimic natural sunlight, promoting better sleep and relaxation.🌿 Electromagnetic Sensitivity: Extra measures like non-wireless tech and special electrical wiring incorporated into the design to reduce electromagnetic fields.💧 Natural Living Approach: Features like a composting toilet, rainwater tank, and solar setup installed to enhance sustainable living.🤍 Mindfulness and Intentionality: Lucy's philosophy of intentionality and mindfulness permeates her tiny house living approach, focusing on eco-friendliness and connection with nature.Visit the full show notes for additional photos, links and resources.Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
Inside the Effort to Develop a Tiny House Standard for the Entire World
26-04-2024
Inside the Effort to Develop a Tiny House Standard for the Entire World
Janet Thome is deeply involved in the tiny house movement, leading the Tiny House Alliance USA and serving as the membership secretary of the ASTM International Tiny House Subcommittee. In this episode, Janet will share insights into the current state of the tiny house market, the impact of recent economic shifts, and the ongoing efforts to develop standards that ensure safety, affordability, and compliance in the industry. She’ll also discuss the importance of certification for owner-builders and the essential role of inclusive regulations. Join us as we dive deep into these topics and explore the future potential of tiny house living with Janet Thome.In This Episode:🌍 Global Standardization: Janet discusses efforts with ASTM International to create a worldwide tiny house standard, streamlining safety, affordability, and compliance across different countries.👷 Safety and Compliance: Emphasis on the importance of adopting ASTM standards to ensure that tiny houses are built safely and adhere to recognized industry benchmarks.🏠 Affordable Housing: Keeping the tiny house industry affordable is a primary concern, facilitating support for small manufacturers and DIY builders.🚚 Local vs. Transport Costs: The cost benefits of selecting local builders to prevent high transportation costs of materials and completed homes.📋 Certification Needs: Highlighting the importance of certification to streamline and ensure consistency in the building and approval processes across states.🛑 Fraud Alert: Warnings about the prevalence of scams within the tiny house industry, urging potential buyers to thoroughly research and verify builders' credentials.🤝 Industry Collaboration: Collaboration with various stakeholders like manufacturers, engineers, and architects to create comprehensive and inclusive standards.🔍 Future Trends: Emerging trends, including a push towards creating new classifications of housing to keep up with societal and economic changes.Visit the show notes for links, resources and transcript.Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
How a Military Family Found Connection and Serenity in Tiny House Living
19-04-2024
How a Military Family Found Connection and Serenity in Tiny House Living
Today we delve into the story of a listener turned tiny home owner, Maegan Bell. Maegan is an active duty Army logistics officer who's going to share with us how she exchanged the blueprints of a traditional house for the compact efficiency of a custom-built tiny home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. We'll explore the challenges of setting up utilities, the joys of bringing family closer together, and how tiny homes can offer a unique solution for military families on the move. Maegan's journey is filled with insights and practical advice for anyone considering this lifestyle. So if you're curious about the tiny house movement or looking for tips on how to make it work for your family, stay tuned for this fascinating conversation.In This Episode:🏡 Embracing Tiny House Living: Maegan and her husband discovered the comfort and functionality of a tiny house.💵 Military Financial Strategy: How living in an RV or a tiny house can be a clever financial decision for military families due to housing allowances.🏞️ Wildlife and Remote Habitats: Maegan shares stories of wildlife encounters and her expertise in making remote locations livable from her military logistics background.🔨 Smart Contractor Selection: The need to carefully vet contractors by checking credentials and reviews for building or developing a tiny house.🕒 Land Development Patience: She advises taking time to understand the land before rushing into development.🌄 Vacation Home to Tiny House: Faced with high building costs, Maegan chose to build a custom tiny house on her Virginia property as a nature-connected family retreat.🛠️ Design Choices and Regrets: Maegan discusses aspects that worked out really well, but also shared certain regrets.🛖 Multi-Use Property Planning: With the flexibility tiny houses offer, her family enjoys a stable vacation home that could also be rented out or moved if needed.🌞 Off-Grid Living Exploration: Due to the high cost of setting up grid electricity, she considered off-grid solutions, such as solar panels, for their tiny house.Visit the show notes page for more photos, links, and resources.Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
Introduction to the Park Model Tiny House Lifestyle
12-04-2024
Introduction to the Park Model Tiny House Lifestyle
Today we're exploring the cozy nooks of park model tiny homes with Cindy Ballaro. Cindy is not only a resident of a charming tiny home, but also a multipreneur who wears many hats including that of a publisher and marketer. Living in the picturesque mountains of North Carolina, Cindy has turned her sunflower-themed tiny house into a haven for both living and Airbnb guests. She's going to share with us the unique benefits and challenges of choosing a park model over a traditional towable tiny house, and how this lifestyle complements her entrepreneurial endeavors. So if you're intrigued by the community living aspect of tiny houses or are considering a park model for your own downsized life, this episode is for you.In This Episode:🏡 Park Model Tiny Homes: The differentiation between park models and towable tiny homes, including key factors that were important to Cindy when selecting her park model home.🌐 Tiny House Communities: Cindy shares what it’s like to live in her tiny home community🛠 Customization and Choice: Insight into the process of customization when purchasing a new build.💲 Financial Aspects: Conversation on costs, value appreciation, and the advantage of selling property to finance the tiny house without needing a loan.🌦️ Climate Management: The unexpected challenge of moisture control in a tiny house.🛏️ Airbnb Hosting: Benefits of renting out the tiny home, managing personal space, and creating an additional income stream.💵 Cost of Living: Sharing the expense of renting a lot in the tiny house community and how it supports her entrepreneurial lifestyle.Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
Transforming a Semi-Trailer into a Stylish Tiny Home
05-04-2024
Transforming a Semi-Trailer into a Stylish Tiny Home
I am thrilled to introduce our guest, Mike Crowhurst, a seasoned tiny house dweller and the creative mind behind one of the most unique tiny homes I’ve seen in a while! Mike and his wife Heidi spent three years crafting a 45-foot ex-refrigerated semi-trailer into a gorgeous tiny home. Throughout this episode, we'll dive into Mike's journey of tiny house living, exploring not just the practical aspects like custom cabinetry and space-saving features like an innovative elevator bed, but also the sustainable lifestyle that drives him. We'll also get into the nitty-gritty of converting a semi-trailer into a comfortable and functional living space, addressing the challenges and rewards such a project brings. So buckle up as we get a tour of Mike’s impressive tiny house and learn how he has optimized every inch of his home for maximum living.In This Episode:🚚 Tiny House Towing Challenges: The intricacies involved in transporting a tiny house safely, including the type of vehicle required and the importance of professional trucking expertise to avoid potential hazards.🏠 Semi-Trailer Conversion Journey: Mike's personal adventure of converting a 45-foot refrigerated semi-trailer into a sustainable and innovative tiny home.❄️☀️ Insulation and Climate Adaptation: The insulation options used in the semi-trailer, Mike's additional insulation efforts, and adaptation to the Adelaide climate.💡 Procuring a Trailer: Insight into the process of acquiring a semi-trailer, highlighting considerations like checking for rust, maintenance history, and tips on where to find decommissioned trailers.🗄️ Tiny House Storage Solutions: Mike outlines the storage enhancements in his tiny home, describing various built-in options that maximize space without creating a cramped feeling.🛏️ Elevator Bed Innovation: The unique design and functionality of the elevator bed in the tiny house are explained, showcasing how space-saving features contribute to the minimalist lifestyle.🤝 Online and Real-Life Communities: Encouragement for listeners to seek advice and share experiences within the tiny house community, both in-person and online, to foster collective wisdom and support.Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
The Art of Resizing: Living Big in a Smaller Home
29-03-2024
The Art of Resizing: Living Big in a Smaller Home
Judy comes to us with 36 years of experience as a custom builder and remodeler, with a passion for well-appointed, smaller living spaces. We'll dive into her expert advice on maximizing functionality without sacrificing style and comfort, and explore her journey from a 4,000 square foot dwelling to her favorite 1,100 square foot home. From Murphy beds to curated maximalism, Judy is here to share her wealth of knowledge on living intentionally within our means. So get ready to learn from Judy's inspiring experiences and practical tips on downsizing your space, but not your life.In This Episode:🏡 Judy shares her journey of downsizing and creating a simplified lifestyle by decluttering and being intentional about possessions.📏 Designing small living spaces that are functional without sacrificing style or comfort.🗑️ The negative effects of clutter on well-being and relationships, providing strategies for effective decluttering.🤏 The distinction between minimalism and living small, stressing on the value of personal preference in arranging living spaces. 🛋️ Judy highlights the importance and benefits of furniture that serves multiple purposes in tiny homes.💌 Advice on managing sentimental items, encouraging repurposing, donating, or letting go rather than keeping out of obligation.📊 Tackling one space at a time and organizing one zone at a time instead of trying to do it all at once.🚀 Judy introduces "resizing" as a way to reassess and clear out home spaces, making room for what truly matters.⛓️ The common mistake of buying organizing tools before actually decluttering. 📚 Judy recommends books for design inspiration and discusses her own book, "Bigger Living, Smaller Space."Full show notes, photos, links and resources available at www.thetinyhouse.net/judy-granlee-gates Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
Building and Using Compost Toilets for Tiny Homes
22-03-2024
Building and Using Compost Toilets for Tiny Homes
Today, I'll be talking with Elizabeth, one of the team members behind a new and innovative entry into the world of compost toilets, the Throne Composting Toilet. Throne offers both a ready made AND DIY solution to the traditional compost toilet that promises ease and simplicity. We'll delve into the nuts and bolts of building your own compost toilet using Throne’s DIY kit, tackle common problems with existing designs, and explore the benefits and drawbacks of different styles of compost toilet. Our guest Elizabeth lived full time with her family in their self-built skoolie, and went through three different compost toilet designs before finally settling on the Throne. Whether or not you’re currently in the market for a compost toilet, Stay tuned as Elizabeth shares wisdom from life on the road, and the do’s and don’ts for successful compost toilet in your home.In This Episode:🚽 Maintaining the right level of contents in the compost toilet is crucial to prevent overflow and the need to interrupt a good night's sleep.💚 Elizabeth's innovative approach for urine showcases a creative way to recycle waste products sustainably.🌾 Her personal trial and error with using hay and eventually sawdust in her compost pile, highlighting the necessity of finding the right balance.🏡 Elizabeth's experience designing a timber frame home that included a creatively signed compost toilet offers insights on how to incorporate eco-friendly practices into residential architecture.🎨 The exciting launch of Throne compost toilets, their pre-order specials, and how customers can personalize their purchases with special color options.✂️ Elizabeth addresses common compost toilet complications through simplicity with a straightforward, cleanable design.For full show notes, photos, links and resources visit https://www.thetinyhouse.net/elizabethSupport the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
Tips for Low-Tech Off-Grid Living
15-03-2024
Tips for Low-Tech Off-Grid Living
I'm thrilled to have you join us for another adventure into the fascinating world of compact and conscious living. Today we're venturing off the beaten path and into the realm of off-grid living with our inspiring guest, Reesa, who has carved out her own piece of paradise on a multi-generational homestead. Throughout our conversation, we'll uncover the nuts and bolts of Reesa's journey, from the inspirations that sparked her transition to a scaled-down, sustainable lifestyle, to the practicalities of building an affordable tiny home from an Amish-built shed shell. We'll dive into her low-tech solutions for heating, water storage, and even delve into the world of humanure composting. Get ready to be enlightened and maybe even a bit envious of the simplicity and beauty that off-grid living can offer, as we explore how Reesa and her son make the most out of their tiny house and the land they call home.In This Episode:🌞 Innovative Lighting Solutions: Reesa describes the practicality of solar lights in an off-grid setting and offers insight into her personal lighting setup with multiple charging methods.💧 Water Collection and Usage: An important aspect of self-sufficient living, Reesa shares future plans for a 250-gallon water tank to aid in watering her garden and livestock, demonstrating resourceful strategies for managing water resources in an off-grid lifestyle.🔥 Wood Heating and Lifestyle: She speaks to the benefits of traditional heat sources and how they support her simpler off-grid lifestyle.🐝 Self-Sustainable Food Sources: Reesa highlights beekeeping and gardening as integral parts of their food source, emphasizing the benefits of self-sustainability.🏡 Home Design Inspiration: Reesa shares where she finds inspiration for her home's aesthetic and functionality for off-grid living.🛠️ Affordable and Resourceful Construction: Reesa discusses the costs associated with installing her off-grid system, while also highlighting her thriftiness when it comes to home furnishings.🚿 Innovative Water Systems: Discussing water collection and usage methods, Reesa gives a perspective on managing necessities without modern plumbing.🍂 Natural Waste Management: She provides a detailed insight into her humanure composting system, reflecting an eco-friendly approach to sanitation.For full show notes, photos, links and resources visit https://www.thetinyhouse.net/reesaSupport the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
Breaking Barriers in Affordable Housing with Tiny Home Communities
08-03-2024
Breaking Barriers in Affordable Housing with Tiny Home Communities
Over the past five years, Kim DeLaney has made strides in transforming the traditional housing model by utilizing her business savvy and passion for sustainability to champion tiny home communities. Kim DeLaney is the Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of HaZi Enterprises and the Executive Director of Tiny House Big Movement. From changing municipal ordinances to negotiating real estate development deals, she's on the forefront of creating affordable equitable housing solutions. We're going to dive into her journey exploring how a crisis during the pandemic turned into an innovative approach to housing and her ambitious plans for the future, including her work with sustainable materials like hemp and bamboo, and the upcoming Carolina Tiny House Festival, which is April 12 through 14th that Kim is organizing. In This Episode:🏘️ Affordable Housing Solutions: Kim’s inspiration and efforts to create equitable tiny home communities aim to address the high cost of traditional housing models.📜 Policy Change Triumphs: Successful ordinance amendment in Concord, NC, spotlighting the potential for reform in local housing policies.🏡 Tiny Home Community Impact: Discussion on how these communities benefit various demographics and the local housing market, enhancing diversity and inclusivity in living options.🎉 Festive Funding: Preview of the Carolina Tiny House Festival as a means to promote, educate, and fundraise for the tiny house movement.🌱 Sustainable Building Practices: Emphasis on environmental consciousness in these innovative tiny home communities and exploring alternative building materials such as hemp and bamboo.👩‍💼 Women in Development: Kim's proactive stance and advice for women, especially women of color in real estate development and entrepreneurship.🛠️ Home Building Affordability: A focus on cost-efficient home building through wholesale purchasing knowledge and partnerships.💼 Community Networking: The importance of local connections, events, and programs to propel the initiative.📣 Calling All Participants: An invitation for dwellers, builders, and volunteers to contribute to the festival and movement, showcasing a collaborative community ethos.📚 Education and Outreach: Kim discusses the need for educating officials and the public about tiny house livability and sustainability, aiming to mainstream tiny living.Visit the website for the full show notes, photos, links and resources www.thetinyhouse.net/289 Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
038. The 99% Repurposed Tiny Homestead in Orlando: Extreme Lifestyle Design
16-02-2024
038. The 99% Repurposed Tiny Homestead in Orlando: Extreme Lifestyle Design
Get inspired to build with repurposed materials and introduce yourself to the world of food freedom. Rob Greenfield is not a conventional kind of guy. He’s currently living in a tiny house that he built with 99% repurposed materials. He doesn’t have running water in the house and his current project is called food freedom. He’s growing and foraging for 100% of his food for an entire year.Even if you don’t plan on living off grid or foraging for your own food, this is a really unique and interesting interview. Rob’s mindset, enthusiasm, and positivity is much needed and will inspire you on whatever tiny house journey you are planning to embark on.  In This Episode:What is the story of your first tiny house?What it was like living in a 50sf tiny house? 📦What’s the connection between bicycle travel and tiny houses 🚴🏼‍♂️ ➡️ 🏡How Rob found a place to “park” his tiny house in the city of Orlando 🌴How and WHY to build a nearly 100% repurposed tiny house 💯How to bust through the excuses so that you can make REAL change in your life. About Rob’s food freedom project 🍽️What are the utilities like (water, power, etc.) at Rob’s off grid tiny house? 🚰🔌About Rob’s sawdust/bucket composting toilet system 🚽Visit the website for full show notes, photos, links and resources.Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
DIY Living Spaces: Exploring the Creativity and Challenges of House Truck Living
05-01-2024
DIY Living Spaces: Exploring the Creativity and Challenges of House Truck Living
This episode features an incredible guest. Joining me is Kai, who's not only living in a house truck but has a wealth of knowledge about the ins and outs of this unique lifestyle. We'll explore Kai's journey, from finding and customizing a commercial truck to navigating the practical challenges of living in her unique tiny home. Kai will share their experiences with insulation, maintenance, and the daily joys and hardships of the tiny life. Get ready to be inspired and informed by Kai's fascinating insights into the world of house trucks and the tiny house movement.In This Episode:DIY Living 🛠️: Living sustainably in a self-built, off-grid house truckTiny House Insulation 🏠: Tales of insulating a homemade house truckOff-Grid Heating 🔥: Using diesel and wood for sustainable heatLegalities of Mobile Living 🚚: Navigating RV insurance and vehicle classificationDIY Business 💼: Earning income through social media and sponsorshipsLife in Rural Canada 🌲: Living off-grid and the challenges it bringsTiny House Mobility 🚛: The advantages and challenges of moving a tiny houseRetro Living Inspiration 📚: Drawing inspiration from vintage house truck designsLinks and Resources:Builders of the Pacific CoastSome Turtles Have Nice ShellsRolling HomesThe Half Acre HomesteadRoll Your OwnLloyd Kahn’s Half-Acre Homestead: Building, Gardening and Getting Started – #130Sign up for the Tiny House NewsletterFor complete show notes, transcript and images, visit www.thetinyhouse.net/288 Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!
Building a DIY Tiny House for Under $20k While Still in High School
22-12-2023
Building a DIY Tiny House for Under $20k While Still in High School
Tiffany DaSilva is a passionate real estate investor and loan officer with a love for tiny living. She's here to share her incredible journey of building her own twenty by eight and a half foot handcrafted tiny house while she was still in high school. Tiffany's story is truly inspiring from learning carpentry, plumbing and electrical work to overcoming challenges and societal prejudice as a young female builder. Her perseverance and dedication to tiny living are sure to inspire and educate us all. In This Episode:🏡 Tiffany discusses the benefits of tiny living such as custom builds, lower mortgage payments, and the freedom to relocate.🛠️ She learned valuable skills through her experience: carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and problem-solving.💸 Through using a variety of materials, DIY projects, and budget-conscious choices Tiffany's tiny home build was very cost-effective. 👩‍👧 She hopes to inspire more young women to take on similar projects, proving skeptics wrong.🤝 Tiffany highlights the importance of accepting help and support and the role of online tutorials throughout her building process.🌿 Tiffany discusses living a more sustainable lifestyle through downsizing, living with less, highlighting the importance of affordable housing.🌟 She shares her persistence and dedication, juggling multiple jobs, investing in real estate, and managing a lengthy build.Find complete show notes, transcript, and photos at www.thetinyhouse.net/287Support the Show.Listen. Subscribe. Rate. Review. Apple PodcastsSpotifyMore... Follow Ethan. Mastodon InstagramPinterestFacebook Want to say 'thank you' for the show? Buy me a coffee!