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    Announcement 2 comments Most recent by jamison April 17 General
    • All applications to this forum will be reviewed before accepted. This is to cut down on spam and ghost posts.When signing&nbs…
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    47 comments Most recent by December 6 General
    • My name is Jamison, and I am currently building a tiny house for my family as a camping / Guest house for people that visit us. you can check out my blog on the project @ http://www.tinymidwest.com. I expect to help people as well as have some questions of my own.Thanks for listeningJamison…
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    1 comment Started by December 2 General
    • Tiny house communities are starting up in Ontario.See this site:  www.wwppss.wix.com/smart…
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    3 comments Most recent by jamison October 9 General
    • Hello, I recently joined this forum. Looking forward to talking with like minded folks. Why is there so much spam here? Are there still small house enthusiasts here? Debbie, Brooklyn, NY …
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    4 comments Most recent by missourimary August 4 General
    • Dad says steel roofs sweet. How is this prevented in tiny houses? Also, in mobile houses, is paneling ok to use or is something more flexible needed due to shifting during moves?…
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    3 comments Most recent by missourimary July 28 General
    • Hello!  I'm making plans to build myself a tiny, portable home.  It seems like a good idea for a lot of reasons, and I'm just in love with these little homes!  I've spent most of my adult life in small living spaces (sometimes sharing), and I want to own one of my own.  I just attended a Tumbleweed workshop this weekend, and it was incredibly informative for somebody wi…
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    3 comments Most recent by ragsdale July 20 General
    • I don't seem to see any tiny houses more than 20 feet long.  It makes me think there must be a good reason.  Are there drawbacks to going bigger?  I'd like mine to be 24 feet long, but worry that there may be a reason why folks don't build them longer.Thank you!Maureen…
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    8 comments Most recent by Lagomorph July 8 General
    • Hey y'all,We have a 16 foot trailer, but enough interior for an 18 foot house.It seems the two options are:A. Extend the trailer another 2 feet off the back.B. Overhang the house 2 feet off the back.Anyone have experience with either option?…
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    9 comments Most recent by ragsdale June 30 General
    • Hey guys, so I'm almost 31. I make $100k/year so I can afford something. I still rent an apartment, mostly cuz I don't wanna buy a condo, and most houses are too big for my tastes. I'm wondering what my options are for buying. I'd like a tiny house on wheels, but not sure if could go down to 120-150 sq ft, and I need a shower and washer/dryer. Thoughts?…
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    6 comments Most recent by ragsdale June 30 General
    • Hi there.After watching the documentary "Tiny" at a film festival in Boston a few weeks ago, I've become enamored with the notion of building a tiny house of my own.  I've been reading as much as I can find online, finding different architectural plans, and generally immersing myself in learning as much as I can about the lifestyle.I have a number of questions which I suspect …
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    12 comments Most recent by Jerry May 19 General
    • Please let me know if you come across a good deal and I will do the same. You can do it here and be sure to state the city/town/region that object is available. Below is my contribution.Houston…
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    2 comments Most recent by jamison May 8 General
    • Hi Folks.I'm new to the Tiny House movement and am here as an intrigued observer.I have an Airstream trailer which I've had for some years.  It's newer and I've only done a little customization on it.  I also have a pickup camper from the early 1970s where I'm more engaged in maintenance and modifications.  I've learned a thing or two about effective utilization of s…
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    2 comments Most recent by Jerry April 27 General
    • I have been given one trailer which WAS a RV.  I have found a second trailer for sale that WAS an RV.  Both have been stripped down to the frame, good wheels, breaks (need lights)  Neither of these have a title or do the current owners (one was abandoned on a piece of property for 10+years)Not having a lot of luck with the steps to creating a NEW title for the tr…
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    4 comments Most recent by missourimary April 13 General
    • Hi,I am trying to decide which wood burning stove to buy for my 8x20 ft. Tiny house. I really like the morso 1410 but wonder if it might be overkill. I also like the hobbit marine stove. I want to be able to see the fire and also heat water on top of the stove. Could I get some feedback from you guys? Which would you prefer and why?…
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    15 comments Most recent by Jerry February 18 General
    • I have the opportunity to buy and extensively remodel a 12x30 park model cabin. $5500 including relocation to my preferred lot. It once had a garage entrance on one side. It is wired and has a heat/AC wall unit, but there's no plumbing. Steel roof. Insulated. Interior walls are metal. There are nnterior walls, its all one open space now. Flat ceiling, not vaulted. Land, foundation, and house would…
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    15 comments Most recent by February 11 General
    • Going to first build 28 ft tandem axle trailer with 2 5500 lb axles then 28 ft home mabey even 10 wide with 2 large lofts for my wife , 2 kids and me. Propane heat and composting toilet and solar. Here's some sketchup picks I did. <img src="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/deicide_/IMG_20121118_14052…
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    6 comments Most recent by missourimary January 28 General
    • This may sound like a strange question, but in a house on a foundation, is there any reason why the plumbing shouldn't be on an outer wall? Seemed like I read somewhere that plumbing should be more central in a house so the pipes wouldn't freeze. But that doesn't make sense since it still has to come into the house somewhere. My 12x30 house will be on county water and sept…
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    3 comments Most recent by missourimary January 11 General
    • I am purchasing a portable building to put an office in.  I'm interested in the "cabin" models that are popular now and am trying to decide between the barn style roof with half loft on a 12x20 or a 14x20 with a regular "A" roof.  Has anyone had any experience with converting both into an office or house?  Any potential advice you can give me?I've noticed on some videos the …
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    1 comment Started by Jerry December 2012 General
    • Ella Jenkins has hit the media again, this time on Yahoo with some great shots of Little Yellow.  I love the fact Ella did this with no construction experience before hand, proving with determination and a little help, anyone can build their own tiny house!

      <a href="http://shine.yahoo.com/photos/tiny-house-big-style-slideshow/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Ftiny-house-big-style-slideshow%252Fl

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    6 comments Most recent by caseyfriday December 2012 General
    • Jay Schafer's planned RV Park and New Tiny House Company.New larger floor plan for 30' trailer new small floor plans and promises for more to come.How much do you think rent might be?…
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    13 comments Most recent by Jerry December 2012 General
    • I'd like to find out why other people are considering tiny house living.Right now I'm putting the idea in front of my wife, who is less than sure of it. I would love to do it for several reasons. The two sides of the coin are being more eco friendly with a smaller footprint and impact on the environment, and a reduction in the cost of living on the other. In between are other benefits, lik…
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    4 comments Most recent by Jerry December 2012 General
    • I really like the idea of tiny living, I like it so much that I am willing to take risks to do it. But how much is too much? Would it be wise to do all of the construction myself or hire licensed contractors to do some of the MEP? Don't eve…
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    6 comments Most recent by dazzlecat November 2012 General
    • Floorplanner.com is a great little tool for visualizing your layouts. You can do a lot of things with it, and there are some things you can't do. Paper and pencil are still great tools to use, but if you are spending any amount of time at your computer you can put the site to good use. I highly recommend you give it a try. If you post any of your …
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    2 comments Most recent by missourimary November 2012 General
    • I am looking at purchasing a "wedded" mobile home (two butted against each other and made into one home) on a lot for my small house. There is 1400 square foot of scrap in that trailer that I'd be willing to share for free if I buy the property. Anyone interested?…
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    2 comments Most recent by Dale_D September 2012 General
    • As of today I will be moderating all sign ups, this will cut down on the activity spam. I have also fixed the indox link under your profile name and added Private massages<font face="Arial, Verdana…
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    14 comments Most recent by Maverick September 2012 General
    • Hi there!I have some general questions about tiny house living.1.How do you go about finding places to place your mobile tiny house? In Cat's blog she was able to find a farm in upstate California where she could park her tiny home on wheels. I'm in Pennsylvania. Any ideas on resources?2.Is 8' the widest you can go, or can you stretch it a bit closer to 9'? Don't know the r…
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    1 comment Started by missourimary September 2012 General
    • I'm looking for others in Missouri who have been investigating small house potential or who have built a small house in the state. Have there been regions that are more receptive to the small house concept? I currently live out of state, but am looking for land to build on in MO, probably within 3 hours of St. Louis, but not closer than one hour from the heart of the city.…
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    8 comments Most recent by jamison September 2012 General
    • I like tiny house forum but im sick of the spam, im hoping this will take the place.If you have any request or ways to make this forum better just message me…
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    6 comments Most recent by DisabledCyclist September 2012 General
    • So our Small House building will begin around 2014 when we come back to the states. We want to live as off-grid as possible...~BUT~ I may be a Glamorous Camping kind of girl... some bottome lines I've identifed so far are

      full size bath tub with shower, hot water, solar panels, windows everywhere, washer/dryer in the house...

      the list grows day by day...

      And, favorite

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