It seems you’ve come a long way, tiny homes! The Best Tiny Home Builders in the US includes all 50 states, noting that some offer a lot more options than others. Here, a tiny home is 500 square feet or less. The publisher, Home Builder Digest, covers custom homes of all sizes. The site includes lots of priced-out detail about home-building costs. I haven’t yet checked it all out.
Mini-binge potential is there for Tiny House Nation with the first seven shows of Season 5 on Netflix, but I’m only on episode one. So far, it’s a pretty typical reality reno show: high-energy hosts, quick cuts, upbeat music, and bite-sized at around 24 minutes an episode. The storyline is simple: two renovation pros embark on an endless road trip, rolling in to help out on tiny home builds that are underway. That’s what I’ve got so far. I’ll see how far I get. For a four-minute sample: “Tiny House Nation: Mark & Nicole”.
“Here’s what living in a tiny house is really like, according to people who traded their homes for minimalism” is a really enjoyably light-reading, photo-loaded look at many of the things you’d first wonder about tiny home life: cooking, sleeping space, personal space, toilets, and lots more. Fun.
Wow, this cool woman really lays it out in an unignorably straight-up style. Under $3,500, huh?! Um…inspiring.
What to do with the bed when you’re up and about? If you have room for a loft or sleeping niche set up high and out of the way, that’s cool. Otherwise, the bed just lies there all day, taking up space in an unhelpful way. I’m going the folding futon sofa bed route for now, but the opening and closing’s a bit offputting, I’m always expecting the frame to collapse. Folding up against a wall is something to think about. You can get a folding (Murphy) bed hardware kit and DIY. Meanwhile, this is it for now.
Tiny Free House says: “I’m embarking on a little experiment. I’m going to build a tiny house that’s cross between Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond and a Tumbleweed-like Tiny House on wheels.” Pallet construction can be nearly FREE!