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Written by Chris Kamen • Tiny Houses

9 of the best tiny house resources on the web


I have people emailing me wondered where to find the best tiny house?resources. I’ve been super lucky to have met loads of people (in real life and online)?from all over the world who are doing really cool things with tiny houses and sharing that information.

There is SO much great content online,?it’s almost impossible to distil it all down to an amount that is easy to understand. That’s why I put together 9 of the best tiny house resources online today. If you’re interested in learning more about tiny houses, in no particular order here are some of the best resources out there:

1. PAD Tiny houses
Run by Joan Grimms & Dee williams, Portland Alternative Dwellings has been incredibly influential for the tiny house movement for many, many years. Dee has lived in her own little house for over 10 years, has written a best selling book about her journey and runs regular workshops?and meet ups.

2. Tiny House Build
Gabriella and Andrew built their own tiny house, and offer it’s plans online, as well as loads of resources on their blog and a how-to construction DVD. Not only are they super nice people, they’ve shared so much info over the years of how to do it.

3. The Tiny Project
Alek designed and built his own?unique tiny house back in 2013. His resource page is loaded with books and guides, including the best water heaters, must have tools, the best modern tiny house?plans and more. Alek also wrote a really really nice review of Small is beautiful over?here.?

4. The Tiny Life
Ryan over at the tiny life keeps super busy. He runs the Tiny House Conference each year, regularly blogs about his experience and tests of building and living in a tiny house, as well as writes short ebooks to help get through some of the hurdles with tiny houses. Including, Cracking the Code (building codes for tiny houses) and Shockingly Simple Electrical?(Guide for electrical for tiny houses).

5. Minimovties
Macy’s tiny house has to be one of the most famous tiny houses on the internet. Someone has shared a photo of her house a least 100 times on my Facebook page, I swear. An architect?turned tiny house lover, she runs the “Tiny House People” group on Facebook (18K+ members) and shares her journey of building her tiny house (back in 2011) and living it in with a partner, giant dog and a baby. Read more here:

6. Tiny House Talk
Offering?a daily and weekly newsletter, Tiny House Talk pumps out so many tiny (and small) house articles that?it’s hard to keep up. If you’re looking for loads of inspiration, regular content and to go “down the rabbit hole” of tiny house content on the internet, say goodbye to the?next four hours of time on the computer.

7. Life in 120 Square Feet
Having one of the?largest collections of photos (over 300+ online) Laura has a lot of insight to offer. Her tiny house is hidden in a beautiful spot surrounded by trees. The only way to get her tiny house out of there is via helicopter (it’s not on wheels and it’s built in place).
8. Tiny House Design
Living up to it’s name, Tiny House Design shares loads of interestingly designed tiny houses?and stories. Although it seems the?Facebook page is more active than the blog these days, there is still a truck load worth of info and inspiration on there.

9. Tiny House Blog
Want regular tiny house posts? Kent over at Tiny House Blog has new content coming out very very regularly. The website is, as it suggests, a blog about tiny houses and shares a wide range of information, news and cool things going on in the tiny house world. Hit it up.


Are there any specific resources you’re looking for? Comment below and let me know!




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