At LONG last! We took a poll on Facebook and Instagram about 6 months ago, asking what people’s choice would be for the roof color of Room to Spare Tiny House – and after several months of hard work, we are proud to reveal the color of the finished roof!
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company wrote a really informative article on water heaters and tiny houses. This is a really great resource that touches on many of the options that people are using in their tiny houses. As one of the primary systems in a tiny house, it’s definitely worth checking out!
Source: Water Heaters for Tiny House RVs
We unbox the Heatworks Model 1 tankless water heater that we bought for our tiny house!
Disclosure: We are not, as of this writing (7/30/2015), sponsored or compensated by Heatworks/ISI Technology.
We’ve been spending the last several days putting the finishing touches on our metal roof estimate. We’ve learned so much in that time that we thought it would be helpful to share that information. Read on for our experience with estimating a tiny metal roof!
I swore when we started all this that I would never do this, and here I am – writing a catch-all “update post”. 🙂 Life has been BUSY the last several months. Here is a status update on where Megan and I are with Room to Spare! [Read more…]
Our blog post over at Miss Minimalist went live this morning, and we’re suddenly seeing tons of traffic from new viewers! To those new viewers, welcome! We’re happy you could find us and hope you’ll stay with us and enjoy following our path to a simpler, more fulfilling life!
To our regular readers who may not know (ahem: she’s on our Resources page 😉 ), Miss Minimalist is a blog that has, alongside a few others, inspired us to undergo this journey of downsizing and living a purposeful life. It has been and continues to be a great source of inspiration for us; Megan in particular has pointed out ideas, philosophies, or even just other people’s anecdotes as we’ve gone down this path to finding what we truly NEED out of our lives. Her book, The Joy of Less, was named to Amazon’s “Best Books of 2010” and is a highly recommended read. Of particular interest (not that her blog doesn’t have TONS of information on its own) is her Monday blog post entitled “Real Life Minimalists“. It’s a collection of posts by people around the world who are, you guessed it: living the minimalist lifestyle in the real world. It’s a great place to go for inspiration or when you’re “stuck” on your path – seeing how others may have faced and solved the same problems as you is incredibly liberating. We’re not doing this alone!
Please go check out her blog, and stay tuned for more build updates – we’re getting close to what I’m hoping is going to be my favorite, most satisfying part of the build so far!
We were honored to have Meg Stephens come visit our build today! For those of you who don’t know, Meg is the architect and designer of Tumbleweed’s Linden model tiny house RV (the model we are building). She is also the host and co-producer of the Tumbleweed How-To Video, which we found incredibly valuable. Lastly, she is building a Linden of her own! We met Meg briefly at last year’s Tumbleweed Workshop (before we decided to build our tiny house), so it was great to get to spend a little more time with her.
Meg was coming through Las Vegas with her husband, Dan, and reached out to us to see if she could come by and check out our build. Of course we were happy to oblige! We gave a brief tour and talked about our progress so far. We were pleased to know that where we had to make decisions based on our particular build, she felt we had done things correctly. That was a really big relief to know that we’re on the right track! We also talked about some architectural and engineering standards as they apply to trailers and tiny houses in general. She also looked over our Sketchup drawings and gave suggestions on how we might proceed with some of our design ideas – including an interesting way to do our siding that I’m really excited to start playing with. It was a really great conversation! We’re really grateful for the time she spent with us, and hope we can get our Lindens together at some point for a photo op!
We were fortunate to meet Jenna & Guillaume (of Tiny House Giant Journey) last month when they were in town for the Tumbleweed Tiny House RV workshop. We had a great time at the workshop, and an even better time talking tiny houses with all the attendees! Jenna wrote a blog post about our build, you can read it here:
A quick mention about an article that we were featured in over at the Las Vegas Review-Journal! Staff writer Andrew Taylor spent about an hour with us earlier in March, and asked some really great questions about the mindset and the process behind building and living in tiny houses.
A big thanks to Betsie Wolford for setting up the interview – she and her husband Paul were also interviewed and are in the process of designing and building a tiny house as well!
You can read the article here.