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Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

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Conversations on how to plan, build, and live the tiny life. Ethan Waldman from 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 c… read more

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DIY Building a Beautiful Tiny House for $20k

March 17th, 2023


How can minimalism inform both your lifestyle and building techniques? This week, a multidisciplinary artist talked to me about her process as she …

Tiny Profile: Art Teacher’s Tiny Home and Studio

March 10th, 2023


 I love sharing insightful interviews of everyday people who are living in or building tiny homes in different and unique ways. Tina Quintana is a …

Want a Safe Tiny House Foundation? A Structural Engineer Tells All!

March 3rd, 2023


Are you struggling to choose the perfect foundation for your tiny home? This week, Bill Taha shares expert insights and tips from a structural engineer’s perspective. He explains which materials are best suited for …

Her Builder Bailed: A Tiny House Journey From Shell to Home

February 24th, 2023


 Kate Bohn is among the voices that I've been eager to feature from Tiny House Engage, my online tiny house community. In this episode, Kate explains how she turned her tiny house dream into a reality, even after her …

The Philosophy of Extreme Minimalism

February 17th, 2023


This week’s episode is all about the philosophy that helped shape a nomad’s life. Teekay Rezeau-Merah talks to me about veganism, extreme minimalism, …

He’s Living the Tiny Dream in an $800 Truck Bed Camper

February 10th, 2023


Want to be inspired by someone who decided to jump into the tiny lifestyle using what he had? Matt Coldren didn’t wait for permission or save up a …

International Vanlife Adventures and Challenges

February 3rd, 2023


This week, I got to talk to an amazing couple that has been living in their van for about four years! Frankie and Alex, aka FnA Van Life, tell me about living nomadically in Central and South America and why they …

Retired Teacher Builds DIY Tiny House on Wheels

January 27th, 2023


This week’s guest is a longtime member of my online tiny house community, Tiny House Engage. His name is Bill Knapp, and I’ve been fortunate to be able to watch his build take shape over the last couple of years. Bill …

004. Reuse Expert Alex Eaves Built a Tiny House Box Truck for Almost $0

January 20th, 2023


Alex is a reuse expert who embodies the reuse lifestyle. In 2008, Eaves began what he calls “the reuse life;” avoiding disposables and finding reuse …

The Ultimate Heated Water Hose and Other Smart Products I Recommend for Tiny Living

January 13th, 2023


When I built my tiny house 10 years ago, I missed out on some of the more modern smart home things, like smart locks and smart thermostats. I’ve spent the last few months modernizing the house to make it work as an …

Interior Design for Small Spaces

January 6th, 2023


Designing for small places has its own special challenges. Who better to talk me through approaching the design of your tiny house than an experienced designer who specializes in small spaces? Sarah Bronstein, who both …

2022 Year In Review

December 30th, 2022


2022 was an incredibly busy and wonderful year! This week, I give you a recap of the Tiny House Summit, an update on my personal tiny house, and I …

She Went Tiny and Then Created TinyFest

December 23rd, 2022


Why are tiny house festivals important? My guest, Renee Seevers, is the creator of TinyFest Midwest, TinyFest California, and recently TinyFest …

Reconnecting to the Earth through Bioregional Building

December 16th, 2022


What is bioregional building? Steven Martyn got in touch with me when he released his latest book called The Roundhouse, which is all about bioregional building. It’s essentially the idea of finding all of your building …

115. How to Go Tiny and Pay Off $125k In Debt with The Bushes

December 9th, 2022


The Bushes are a tiny house couple with an extraordinary back story. Over the first two years of living tiny, they were able to pay off $125,000 in debt. In this interview, Marek and Ko will share the strategies they …

109. What it Takes to Sell Everything You Own and Live Tiny with Kari Gale

December 2nd, 2022


Kari Gale sold everything she owned, booked a one-way ticket to Spain, walked the Camino de Santiago. Upon her return, Kari built an amazing tiny …

063. Lloyd Kahn’s Advice on Building a Home, Reconsidering a Tiny House On Wheels, and Documenting 50 Years of DIY Dwellings

November 25th, 2022


Today my guest is Lloyd Kahn, and if you don’t recognize the name, you’ve probably seen one of his books. Lloyd published the seminal book, Shelters in 1973, documenting alternative housing ideas not limited to but …

The Bumpy Road to Minimalism: Practical Tips from Hoarders Star, Matt Paxton!

November 18th, 2022


 What really happens when you commit to a minimalist lifestyle? Matt Paxton has a uniquely interesting minimalist lifestyle with his wife and 7 children. Matt uses his fantastic storytelling skills to talk about the …

Musician Makes Tiny House a Subject of her Songwriting

November 11th, 2022


I found out about this week’s guest because she released a hilarious music video about romance in the tiny house loft, inspired by her own tiny house. Annie Corbett is a musician and in this conversation, she tells me …

The Tiny House Summit Is Happening Now!

November 4th, 2022

The Tiny House Online Summit is a unique, free 3-day learning event for anyone starting on the path to living tiny.

  • Immerse yourself in a weekend of …

Can a Successful Entrepreneur Live in a Van?!

October 28th, 2022


 Why would an entrepreneur who has raised millions of dollars through crowdfunding live in a van? Vanlife doesn’t seem common amongst the startup and …

Buyer Beware: How to Work With a Tiny House Builder

October 21st, 2022


There are some great tiny house builders out there, but there are also some unscrupulous builders who are cutting corners and putting the tiny house …

Incorporating Minimalism and Sustainability in Architecture and Design

October 14th, 2022


 What is sustainability? Amanda Gunawan is an architect who is dedicated to sustainable development, inspired by Japanese culture. In this episode, …

Meeting the Demand for Tiny Homes through Modular Building

October 7th, 2022


How does a tiny home community builder get good-quality tiny homes quickly? Abby Shank is solving that problem by partnering with other companies, …

Why Tiny Homes are Important + A Big Announcement

September 30th, 2022


You may have seen Macy Miller hinting about something a few weeks ago. The time has finally come for me to be able to share that with everyone! Even …

My Builder Forgot My Furnace

September 23rd, 2022


This is a great real conversation about what it’s like living tiny. Megan Lockhart doesn’t try to hide the things that are struggles for her and her family and she’s also great about advocating for the benefits of tiny …

An Amazingly Unique Floating Tiny Home Lifestyle

September 16th, 2022


This has to be the most unique tiny house living situation I’ve ever seen! Sarah, Brandon, and their dog Iko live in a 225-square-foot tiny home that …

Ethan Waldman on the Tiny House Conversations Podcast

September 9th, 2022


 We’re changing it up a little bit this week! Lucy Lich interviewed me on her podcast, Tiny House Conversations. We had an in-depth conversation about some of the most important decisions you need to make to plan and …

Starting on the Short Skoolie Lifestyle

September 2nd, 2022


Although we’ve had skoolie owners and builders on the show before, this week’s guest is our first short skoolie dweller. Stefanie Wenceslao talks to …

How Cohousing can Help Solve Affordable Housing and Homelessness

August 26th, 2022


What is cohousing? Charles Durrett, who literally coined the phrase, explains what cohousing is, how it’s funded, and how the communities are set up. …

Clear the Space Feel the Rush

August 19th, 2022


Clutter affects us all, no matter how big or how tiny our houses are. Connie Ellefson believes that clutter ties up a huge amount of energy and creativity. In her new book, Clear The Space Feel The Rush, Connie offers …

Living Tiny for Four Years: What Works and What Doesn’t?

August 12th, 2022


Are you curious about how to live tiny with children and pets? This week’s guest, Alexis Monkhouse, is a single mom who has been living in her tiny house for four years, along with her “Boss Baby” and their two dogs. …

Vintage Airstream to Beautiful Tiny Home in 2 Months!

August 5th, 2022


How do you renovate a vintage Airstream in two months when you have no building experience? Allison and James not only made their vintage Airstream …

The Innovative Tiny House on Wheels with a Full Second Story and a Great Backstory

July 29th, 2022


I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about this company Wilderwise, so I decided to invite one of the founders, Arya Mazanek for an interview. Wilderwise is taking a custom approach to just about every aspect of their tiny …

How to Build a Mortgage Eligible Tiny House

July 22nd, 2022


Yes, a tiny home can qualify for a traditional mortgage! Aubrie Gibbons works for Atlas Cottage Homes, a company that has developed a modular small …

I Turned my Tiny House into an Airbnb. My Experiences + Listener Q&A

July 15th, 2022


 Are you interested in listing a tiny house on Airbnb? I’ve been doing just that and I wanted to share my experiences with you. In this episode, I’ll cover what it’s been like turning my tiny house into an Airbnb, …

The Case for Tiny, Low Impact Living

July 8th, 2022


David Friedlander has been an advocate for the widespread adoption of minimal and tiny/low-impact living for over a decade. He’s been featured in the New York times, Minimalism documentary, and more. In this …

How and Where to Find Affordable Land for your Tiny Home

July 1st, 2022


If you’re looking for inexpensive raw land you won’t want to miss this episode. Dave Denniston is a sort of raw land broker. he finds inexpensive land, makes sure it all checks out, finds out what can be done with it, …

This Couple Built a Tiny House and Became Pro Tiny House Builders Together

June 24th, 2022


Can a relationship survive a DIY tiny house build? Cassie and Richard Saude of Lionheart Homes built their own tiny home and took their passion for the tiny house community to start their own tiny home building …

These Young Entrepreneurs Are Making Tiny Easier and More Affordable

June 17th, 2022


Today I am joined by a group of three friends to solve the problem we’re all facing today: the housing crisis! They decided to start a company called …

The Ups and Downs of Living as Full-Time Nomads

June 10th, 2022


Would you believe me if I told you that it was entirely possible to record an album on a sailboat? Alli and Gaylen are the Sail Bums, a musical duo …

How Living on a Navy Warship Taught Me to Live Tiny

June 3rd, 2022


Sabrina Bosserman is a professional skoolie builder, and she's here to tell us all about the ins and outs of converting a skoolie into a beautiful …

How to Turn a Farm into a Tiny House Community

May 27th, 2022


Say you build a tiny house on wheels but you want a legal place to park it. You fall in love with a piece of land and decide to buy it and create a …

The Inside Scoop on Intentional Communities

May 20th, 2022


Today, you’ll get the inside scoop on what it’s like to live in AND to be a founding member of an intentional community. My guest, Mike Moore, has lived in his community for over 25 in a ground-bound tiny house designed …

Radical Debt Elimination? Here’s How to Do It

May 13th, 2022


 Living tiny is a great way to save money and pay off debt, and my guest today did that in a radical way. $60,000 in student loan debt in just 11 months. You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out exactly how he …

How and Why an Airstream Makes a Great Tiny Home

May 6th, 2022


Even if you've never heard of an Airstream you probably know what they look like. These iconic travel trailers from the 1950s have become a hot …

This Modern Millennial is Living the Tiny Dream

April 29th, 2022


What happens when two siblings decide to buy tiny houses and live next door to one another? Ashley Monkhouse is here to tell us all about her tiny lifestyle. Even though the two sisters bought their tiny houses from the …

How to Convert a Shed to a Tiny House (On the Cheap!)

April 22nd, 2022


If you’re trying to build a tiny house on a budget, starting with a pre-existing shed can be one of the cheapest ways to do it. Adrian and Katherine Alvarez purchased a $20,000 16x50 Dirksen shed for $10,000 and spent …

Building and Living in a “Go Anywhere” Off-Road Tiny House

April 15th, 2022


 Would you buy a 30-year-old military vehicle that breaks down all the time but can go anywhere? My guests today, Rae and Trevor of Wazimu Life, did …

Composite Structural Insulated Panels are a Light Weight Game Changer

April 8th, 2022


Today is one of those rare occasions where I get to introduce you to new building technology. My guest, Harrison Langley, is the founder of the …

Tiny Lifestyle and The Problem with “Work/Life Balance”

April 1st, 2022


If you’ve ever had trouble setting and reaching goals, this conversation is for you. Sasha Morozov and I discuss why work-life balance is a bunch of BS, how you can make your home fit your lifestyle, and how to create …

Building an Affordable Off-Grid Hot Tub

March 25th, 2022


Is there anything cooler than taking a shower in your own waterfall? This week, Chris Strathy comes back to the show to tell us about his treasure …

How to Eliminate $30,000 of Debt in Two Years

March 18th, 2022


Have you ever seen a shed or a building that is not a house, looked at it, and thought that you could probably turn it into a tiny home? Well, that’s …

A Realtor's Take on Tiny Houses

March 11th, 2022


What does a Realtor think of tiny houses? And what’s a tiny house concierge? Today I speak with Alaska Wagoner, who shares her experience buying a pre-owned tiny house, dealing with winter plumbing issues galore, …

You've Probably Never Heard of Hyper Adobe

March 4th, 2022


You’ve probably never heard of hyper adobe. And what’s a bunker bus? Why would someone want to move off-grid to the Arizona Desert? On this week’s …

Is Buying a Tiny House Shell a Good Idea?

February 25th, 2022


You’ll never guess what this empty nest tiny house couple built into their tiny house porch roof! Colin and Megan Leeson tell the story of their …

How to Go Beyond the Aesthetics of Minimalism and Find Your Why

February 18th, 2022


Have you been approaching minimalism the wrong way? Think of this: You’re never going to truly become a minimalist until you find out why you are so …

Nomad Brad’s Stealth U-Haul Tiny Home is Surprising and Innovative

February 11th, 2022


I’m excited to share this conversion with Nomad Brad because I think that we all have a lot to learn from vanlifers in the tiny house space. Brad …

Developing Innovative Small Homes AND Places to Put Them

January 28th, 2022


Justin Draplin is a visionary entrepreneur who is going vertical with tiny house development by building tiny homes, developing tiny home …

Tiny Houses vs. Climate Change

January 21st, 2022


Michael Bartz talks to me about all things tiny houses, environmentalism, and climate change. When Michael hand-built his own tiny house on wheels, it set him on the path to thinking more about how what we do and how we …

One Man’s Journey to Create a Tiny House Community

January 14th, 2022


Joe Callantine has both the desire and the vision to live tiny in community. He has already built and lived in his own tiny house, he owns the land for the tiny community, and now he is working through the legal and …

How to Build a Tiny House in 7 Days with Melanie Copeland

January 7th, 2022


I was excited to finally sit down with Melanie Copeland because it seems like her name is everywhere! Between a book that is charting on the Amazon …

Building an Accessible School Bus

December 31st, 2021


This is a conversation about a family coming together after a tragic accident and the DIY. Alex became a diesel mechanic in order to learn how to …

The BLOCK Project Combines Architecture, Community, and Tiny Houses to Address Homelessness

December 24th, 2021


Rex Hohlbein started a Facebook page that has become a thriving nonprofit called Facing Homelessness. Among other things, Facing Homelessness reaches out to local homeowners and places ADUs in their back yards to help …

Baby on Board: Living, Parenting, and Eating on the Road

December 17th, 2021


The road to tiny house living can sometimes be bumpy, but my guests today, Justin and Juby, show us that a life of adventure is possible when living tiny - even with a child. Justin and Juby have been sharing their …

Are Minimum Square Footage Rules Unconstitutional?

December 10th, 2021


Erica Smith Ewing is a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice and she is leading a lawsuit against a town in Georgia that is preventing …

Ma Petite Maison and the European Tiny House Scene

December 3rd, 2021


Guillaume Gabriele has been working for the builder, Ma Petite Maison, who is building some of the most beautiful tiny houses in all of Europe. I've …

Heat Your Tiny House for Free: How to Build a DIY Solar Heater

November 26th, 2021


 Solar heaters can make a lot of sense if you live in a cold climate with sun because they essentially provide free heat during the day. The designs …

Living Tiny in New Zealand

November 19th, 2021


 Corianne Holmes is here to tell us her amazing story about moving to New Zealand with her boyfriend, using their life savings to build a tiny house, …

Is Your Tiny Builder Trustworthy? Tiny Living Alliance can Help!

November 12th, 2021


The tiny house movement in the United States seems to get all of the attention, but there are people, groups, and advocates all around the world working to make tiny living possible. Enter Miranda and Jan from Tiny …

Can Living Tiny Affect Your Mental Health? with Ryan and Sophie

November 5th, 2021


 Mental health is not something that we talk about frequently in the tiny house industry or in the tiny house movement, so today's guests are a welcome addition of mental health to the tiny house conversation. Sophie …

The Perfect Tiny House Addition? Jewel Pearson's Tiny House Remix

October 29th, 2021


 I'm welcoming returning guest, Jewel Pearson back to the podcast today. Jewel did a beautiful and creative addition to her tiny house, a sunroom …

Sage Design Advice from Legendary 'Not So Big' Architect, Sarah Susanka

October 22nd, 2021


 My guest today is like a secret rock star of the tiny house world. I'm sure that she has inspired many of the well-known tiny house designers and thinkers that you know of today. Sarah Susanka published her …

Living and Working Tiny from a Boat

October 15th, 2021


Parenting and running a business while living tiny and traveling full-time is no easy task, but today's guest, Erin Carey, is doing it all. Erin …

How One Advocate Helped Maine Legalize Tiny Homes

October 8th, 2021


Not long ago, the Maine legislature passed LD 1981, a bill that defined tiny homes. It says "Tiny Home means a living space permanently constructed on a frame or chassis and designed for use as permanent living …

High Performance Building Materials

October 1st, 2021


Figuring out what you need for a tiny house can be really confusing. Returning guest, Isabell Nagel-Brice has been working with 475 Building Supply, a company that sells high-performance building materials. In this …

Developing Global Building Standards for Tiny Homes: Tiny House Alliance USA on the ASTM Opportunity

September 24th, 2021


Janet and I have been talking for a while and we've decided that it's finally time to pull back the curtain on the efforts that she has been working …

The ADU Revolution and What it Means for Tiny Homes

September 17th, 2021


Kol Peterson has been on the forefront of ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) development and advocacy for at least the last 10 years in Portland, Oregon. …

Tiny Houses for Veterans with Veteran's Community Project

September 10th, 2021


I love finding out about new ways that tiny homes are being used to help people that are in need and the Veterans Community Project is an incredibly impressive organization that has accomplished a ton in just a few …

How to Convert a Shed to a Tiny Home

September 3rd, 2021


Katy Zientek's tiny house caught my eye, when I learned that it was actually a shed that was converted into a tiny house. I have a very popular blog …

The Beginner's Guide to Tiny Houses

August 27th, 2021


 Alexis and Christian are returning to the show and so much has happened since Episode 12, their first appearance on the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast. For one thing, they have actually been staying put in their tiny …

Talking Tiny Home Renovations

August 20th, 2021


This week I am bringing you another show that I was a guest on. This time with the House Maven Katharine MacPhail on her show, Talking Home Renovations. Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven is an educational …

I Always Wanted to Build a Tiny House

August 13th, 2021


 As I record this today, I just got back from a week-long bicycle tour with my cousin on the coast of Maine and in a couple of days, I'm heading down to the New Jersey shore to spend a week with aunts, uncles, and …

Designing Beyond Right Now

August 6th, 2021


 The first time I met Sean he was sketching tiny houses in a sketchbook at a speaker dinner after a tiny house conference. I'm so glad to have him on the podcast all these years later. Sean is an active member of Tiny …

Are All Tiny House Dwellers Multipotentialites?

July 30th, 2021


 Have you ever struggled to figure out what you want to be when you grow up? Or maybe you're already grown up and you still balance multiple …

Two tiny house instructors on "What we wish we knew before we started"

July 23rd, 2021


In this special episode of THLP, your host Ethan Waldman joins forces with veteran tiny house designer, builder and instructor, Lina Menard, to chat about "what we wish we knew before we started". 

Plus, we bring you a …

350 Tiny House Floor Plans and Counting with Legendary Designer, Michael Janzen

July 16th, 2021


Michael Janzen is a legend in the tiny house world, having started his website, in 2007 and just continuing to work as a prolific …

Deep Dive into Natural Building

July 9th, 2021


If you've been listening to the show for a while, you may recognize the name Natalie Bogwalker because she's been a guest in the past! Natalie is a wealth of knowledge about natural building techniques. In today's show, …

Finding and Creating Tiny Home Community with Betsy Barbour

July 2nd, 2021


 My Guest today is Betsy Barbour. Betsy’s tiny dreams began in 2017. After downsizing and selling her condominium, she moved into her 200 sqft tiny home in 2019. She has since lived in 3 unique communities in 2 states. …

What is the Tiny House Mindset? How to Pursue the Tiny House Lifestyle with Intention

June 25th, 2021


Can developing the tiny house mindset help you start tiny living sooner? What is the tiny house mindset anyway? My guest Angela Barnard is not only a tiny dweller but a life and career coach who specializes in helping …

This Tiny House Builder is Booked Into Next Year. Here's Why.

June 18th, 2021


 I wouldn't hesitate to say that my guest this week is one of my all-time favorite professional tiny house builders. JP Marquis from Minimaliste …

Tiny Plants for Tiny Houses!

June 11th, 2021


I was really excited to invite Leslie on the show because she has just published a book called "Tiny Plants: Discover the Joys of Growing and …

What's Bicycle Touring Got to do with Living Tiny?

June 4th, 2021


I've known Sarah for close to 10 years but we only met in person last summer. Sarah is a bicycle touring professional and also a tiny house enthusiast who got in touch with me nearly 10 years ago when she was looking …

Tiny Houses on the Water with Bonnie Vanasse

May 28th, 2021


My fascination with houseboats really started when I saw a video tour of Bonnie's houseboat, the River Den, on the Exploring Alternatives YouTube channel. I've been trying to get her on the show ever since. It turns out …

From Tiny House Dreamers to Trailer Manufacturer with Joshua and Shelley Engberg of Tiny House Basics

May 21st, 2021


 In their own process for going tiny in 2014, Joshua and Shelley Engberg decided to design a custom trailer for their dream tiny home. Frustrated by …

Is Tiny House Certification Worth It? with Alex Ontiveros

May 14th, 2021


Certification of tiny homes has been a tricky topic for years now. I’ve been skeptical of many of the certifiers because I haven’t always seen the benefit. Last week’s conversation with Jenifer Levini only increased …

Untangling the Tiny House Legal Landscape with Jenifer Levini

May 7th, 2021


The legal landscape of tiny homes is one of the most frustrating and confusing parts of the tiny house movement. In fact, “tiny home” isn’t even a legal term, so municipalities have had to figure out what form of …

SquareOne Villages is Creating Truly Affordable Tiny Home Co-Ops

April 30th, 2021


 SquareOne Villages is an amazing organization creating self-managed communities of cost-effective tiny homes for people in need of housing in and around Eugene Oregon. My guest Amanda Dellinger is the Community …

Lifestyle Design and Decluttering for the Tiny Life with Jessica Malone

April 23rd, 2021


 The concept of Lifestyle Design certainly predates the tiny house movement, but I see the two as very linked. Enter today’s guest, Jessica Malone, a lifestyle design coach who lives tiny herself. In the interview, …

Practical Tips for Long-Term International (Tiny) Travel with Kids

April 16th, 2021


 One of the best ways to spend time as a family is traveling full-time. Traveling together can be fun, interesting, and educational for your children …

Living in a Yurt Full Time (Through Winter) with Kevin O'Brien

April 9th, 2021


 In some ways, the Yurt is the original tiny house on wheels. If you’ve never seen one, a Yurt is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomadic groups in Central Asia. In America, …

Cargo Trailer to Tiny Home with Nicoll Davis

April 2nd, 2021


Is it possible to convert a cargo trailer into a tiny home? On today’s show, I take with Nicoll Davis, who currently lives and travels full time in a …

Rainwater Harvesting for Tiny Houses (And Beyond!)

March 26th, 2021


Figuring out how to get your tiny house a supply of water is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face living off-grid. Wouldn’t it be great if we …

Living Tiny in 84 Square Feet: 11 Years Later!

March 19th, 2021


Michelle Jones discovered the tiny house movement well before most of us, struck up a friendship with Dee Williams, and had her 84sf tiny house built by Dee’s company PAD. She’s been quietly living tiny in Portland, OR …

How to Pick a Great Contractor

March 12th, 2021


The home you build or buy may be the single biggest purchase you’ll ever make. That’s why choosing the right builder is such a consequential decision. But since we’ll only ever need to do this once or twice in our …

Why Do Tiny Houses Develop Mold, Air Quality, and Moisture Issues?

March 5th, 2021


 Chad Deschenes is a building inspector who is usually called in when issues like air quality, mold, and moisture have gotten out of control. Chad is …

Learning from a Failed Tiny House: Moisture, Mold, and Rot with Chris Murphy

February 26th, 2021


It’s every homeowner’s nightmare to discover a small patch of mold, and then learn that their floor, subfloor, and insulation have all become a soft, …

Are Tiny Homes a Solution for COVID Evictions?

February 19th, 2021


Lindsay Wood is an evangelist for tiny living, and these days she’s as busy as ever. As the pandemic has put economic pressure on a large swath of …

Housing and Contract Law for Tiny Houses

February 12th, 2021


Contracts, Evictions, Housing Law. These topics might make your eyes glaze over, but they are becoming big issues for the tiny house movement. My guest today is Jody Gabel, a trial attorney with 25 years of experience …

Is it Still Possible to Build a Tiny for Under $10k?

February 5th, 2021


If it has wheels, chances are someone has made a moveable tiny house out of it. On today’s show, the “it” I’m referring to is a 1985 Railroad Camp Car. My guest is Hannah Doss, who converted said railroad car into a …

Lessons from Designing over 150 Tiny Houses with Pinup Houses Founder Joshua Woodsman

January 29th, 2021


I love looking at tiny house plans. Just seeing how other designers solve the space-related challenges of a tiny house is inspiring. That’s why I was …

Rocket Mass Heaters For Tiny Houses: What, How and Why?

January 22nd, 2021


Rocket Mass Heaters are a very popular DIY in the cob, natural building, and permaculture world, but is only starting to get traction in the tiny …

Innovative Designs for Cold Weather Tiny Living in Canada with Daniel Ott

January 15th, 2021


Daniel Ott is one of the first tiny home builders in Ontario, working to change the housing market by designing and building legal tiny homes (which is no small feat under the Ontario Building Code, one of the strictest …

Introduction to Cob: The Ancient, Natural, Tiny House Building Method with Dave Olsen

January 8th, 2021


Did you know that cob is one of the oldest building materials around? According to my guest, Dave Olsen, most cob houses are tiny houses because they …

How to Avoid Getting Scammed by Your Tiny House Builder with Frank Olito

January 1st, 2021


If you’ve been following the tiny house movement for any amount of time, there’s a good chance you’ve come across a story about someone getting …

The Ups and Downs of Managing a Tiny House Community with Jon and Melissa Block

December 25th, 2020


Meet Melissa and Jon Block, the sister-brother team behind San Diego’s first ever tiny house village called Tiny House Block. In this interview, Melissa and Jon will share the journey that they took to go from a couple …

DIY Treehouse Building with Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen

December 18th, 2020


Deek is Back! After kindly agreeing to be a guest on the second ever episode of the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast, Derek Deek Diedricksen is here to talk DIY Treehouse Building. We’re not talking about 50,000 tiny homes …

How to Build a Timber Framed Tiny House with Edwin and Clara Bobrycki

December 11th, 2020


If you’ve been listening for a while, you know I love to feature new and innovative ways to build tiny homes. Well, today, I’m featuring something …

Designing a Fire-Resistant Tiny Home ADU with Vina Lustado

December 4th, 2020


When it comes to designing tiny homes, Vina Lustado is the real deal. Her iconic Sol Haus and Sol Pod homes are beautiful, light-filled examples of …

Living Off-Grid for Months at Sea: Hydroponics, Solar, Wind, and Gardening on a Sailboat with Rick Moore

November 27th, 2020


Living off-grid is especially challenging when you're on a 50-ft sailboat in the middle of the ocean. My guest today is Rick Moore, whose sailboat, …

Pro Tips to Develop a Tiny House Community with Darin Dinsmore

November 20th, 2020


Darin Dinsmore is the urban planner and landscape architect behind the amazing Tiny Camp Sedona, a small pod of tiny houses available for nightly rentals outside of Sedona, Arizona. Darren is just getting started …

The Ultimate Go-Anywhere Tiny House Ambulance Conversion with Tom Roszko

November 13th, 2020


If you’re hoping to move around a lot, a moveable tiny home isn’t always the best option. While vans and school bus conversions take the spotlight, …

Exploring the Timeless A-Frame Design with Den Outdoors Founder Michael Romanowicz

November 6th, 2020


There’s something enduring and timeless about the A-frame. It seems to fit into any landscape and instantly says “cozy”. Today, I’m interviewing …

How to Work with a Professional Tiny House Mover: Pricing, Timing, and Logistics with Taylor Tefft

October 30th, 2020


Moving a tiny house is no easy task. As the movement grows, so do the tiny homes, making each move more complicated. Today I’m speaking with Taylor Tefft, a professional tiny house mover. She’s here to discuss the ins …

From Moveable Tiny House to Luxury Skoolie: Tiny Lifestyle with Baylie Carlson

October 23rd, 2020


Baylie Carlson made a splash in the tiny house movement with her tiny house home birth story. She has lived in both a moveable tiny house, a luxury …

Permaculture For Tiny Homes with Kenton Zerbin

October 16th, 2020


Permaculture is one of those words I hear batted around a lot in conjunction with the tiny house movement, but have never taken the time to learn …

How to Legalize Tiny Houses: Advocacy 101 with Dan Fitzpatrick

October 9th, 2020


Dan Fitzpatrick is the Director of Government Relations and president of the Tiny Home Industry Association and has made a name for himself as the go-to guy for tiny home legalization. This info-packed conversation does …

Lloyd Kahn’s Half-Acre Homestead: Building, Gardening and Getting Started

October 2nd, 2020


Lloyd Kahn’s first interview on the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast is the most downloaded episode to date, so I knew I had to have him back on to talk …

From Van Life to Sailboat Living with Only $1000

September 25th, 2020


Dylan Magaster started his YouTube channel at the age of 21 with only $1,000 in the bank. He backpacked for 6 months, converted a van, and lived in it for close to 2 years. Then he decided to move to the Mediterranean …

Build Your House Tight and Ventilate Right with Brad Cook

September 18th, 2020


Figuring out the right insulation for your tiny house can be one of the most confusing things about designing and building your own home. And if …

Steel Framed vs. SIPs: Tiny House Building Envelope Choices with Jay Leopold

September 11th, 2020


It’s been a while since we’ve talked about steel framing so I thought it would be timely to invite Jay Leopold on the show. Jay is the chief engineer …

Designing a Self-Contained, Recycled Greywater System with Andrea Burns

September 4th, 2020


Andrea Burns is here to tell us the story of her resilient and innovative tiny house, the Tomato Box. We discuss what it’s like building your tiny …

How to be a Tiny House Prepper: Bug Out Bags, Wild Edibles, and Outdoor Survival Skills with Matt Gabriel

August 28th, 2020


Sometime around March of 2020, I went to the grocery store to stock up on some things and discovered that most of the staples like flour, rice, beans, and toilet paper were out of stock. You may be able to relate to my …

Less Clutter, More Joy: Interview with KonMari Expert, Erin Mursch

August 21st, 2020


Ever since reading the Life Changing Magic of Tidying UP, I’ve wanted to talk to a KonMari expert. I’m excited to bring you this conversation with Erin Mursch, where we’ll learn what makes Marie Kondo’s technique …

Inside the Mind of Zack Giffin: The Tiny House Nation Host, Entrepreneur, Advocate, and Builder

August 14th, 2020


You may know him as the host of Tiny House Nation, but Zack Giffin has a lot going on in the tiny house world. Though he’s as close as we may come to …

The Making of an Instagram Tiny House Influencer with Brent Heavener

August 7th, 2020


This week, I’m speaking with Brent Heavener, founder of the @tinyhouse Instagram account, which has over 800,000 followers and is a source of visual …

Design Build vs. Build Design: Making Tiny Design Work Better with Lina Menard

July 31st, 2020


I consider Lina Menard to be a thought leader in the tiny house movement. She has been involved with countless builds on both the design and …

The Past, Present and Future of Tiny Homes with Jay Shafer

July 24th, 2020


My guest today needs no introduction, but for the uninitiated, Jay Shafer is largely credited with sparking the modern tiny house movement when he built a little house on wheels and launched the Tumbleweed Tiny House …

Encountering Racism on the Road: Skoolie Travels and Living with Iana Sundari Malcolm

July 17th, 2020


Iana Sundari Malcolm is an inspiring guest who has been living and traveling in a Skoolie with her husband John since 2019. All the while she has …

An Introduction to Minimalism with Joshua Becker

July 10th, 2020


If you’ve ever gotten curious about minimalism, the name Joshua Becker might sound familiar. Becker’s Becoming Minimalist blog started as a way of sharing his own journey to minimalism and has grown to over 1000 …

The Philosophy of Tiny House Living with Laura LaVoie

July 3rd, 2020


This week, I’m excited to catch up with my friend Laura LaVoie. Laura and Matt were early tiny house bloggers that I followed while building my own …

Building the Sun Chaser: DIY Tiny Living with Erika Guli

June 26th, 2020


I’m excited to bring you the story of Erika Guli. Erika is someone who purchased my guide, Tiny House Decisions way back in the day, and over the …

How to Go Tiny and Pay Off $125k In Debt with The Bushes

June 19th, 2020


The Bushes are a tiny house couple with an extraordinary back story. Over the first two years of living tiny, they were able to pay off $125,000 in debt. In this interview, Marek and Ko will share the strategies they …

Universally Accessible, Pre-Fab Home Additions from Wheel Pad

June 12th, 2020


There's no shortage of innovative and creative uses for tiny homes and today's guest is no exception! Wheel Pad produces universally accessible prefab home additions that help keep people with disabilities home with …


June 5th, 2020


In solidarity with people risking their lives around the country and around the world to protest racism and police brutality, this week I am …

Boxabl is Creating a Modular, Foldable, Affordable Building System for Tiny Houses and Beyond

May 29th, 2020


Boxabl is Creating a Modular, Foldable, Affordable Building System for Tiny Houses and Beyond It’s not often that I extend an invitation to the …

Parenting, Permaculture, and Parking: Justin and Bianca’s Tiny House Journey

May 22nd, 2020


Justin and Bianca Metz live in a 240sf tiny home with their toddler, Bodhi. The journey to living tiny was anything but smooth. After a terrible …

How to Buy Inexpensive Land, Build for Cheap, and Dominate Airbnb with Kristie Wolfe

May 15th, 2020


Kristie Wolfe is an Airbnb rockstar. Even if you don't recognize her name, you've probably seen one of her incredible Airbnb's, whether it's her …

From Hoarder to Tiny House Dweller with Jennifer Fuist

May 8th, 2020


Jennifer Fuist used to be a hoarder but was so tired of her belongings controlling her that she decided to change her life once and for all. She sold …

What it Takes to Sell Everything You Own and Live Tiny with Kari Gale

May 1st, 2020


Kari Gale sold everything she owned, booked a one way ticket to Spain, walked the Camino de Santiago. Upon her return, Kari built an amazing tiny …

How to Set Up an Off-Grid Tiny Homestead in the Desert with Richard Ward

April 24th, 2020


Richard Ward of Terraform Tiny Homes has built and lived in three different Tiny Homes named T1, T2, and T3. These include a converted Honda element, a very small tiny house built on a converted boat trailer, and a …

Rethinking The American Dream with Sophia and Henry Jungbauer

April 17th, 2020


Sophia and Henry are currently living in their self-designed and built 28' THOW in Northern Minnesota, where they experience a full range of seasons, …

How to Prepare for Boondocking: Food, Water, and Supplies for Off-grid Life in a Van, Boat, or Tiny House with Kristin Hanes

April 10th, 2020


When you're living off-grid in a van or sailboat, you have to plan carefully to make sure you have things like food and water. Today on the show, we …

Learning to Build with Wild Abundance: Natural Building, Permaculture, and Empowerment with Natalie Bogwalker

April 3rd, 2020


After practicing primitive living and building for several years, Natalie Bogwalker turned her attention to teaching. Bogwalker teaches many natural …

The Bumpy Road to a Tiny House Rental Business with Danielle LaRock and Jonathan Carnill

March 27th, 2020


Danielle LaRock and Jonathan Carnill are the founders of Tiny Haven, which offers unique tiny homes, airstream, and cabin rentals in the Harpers Ferry, VA area. Danielle and Jonathan have purchased 3 small houses (2 on …

5 Tips for Self Isolating in a Tiny House with Vera Struck

March 26th, 2020


Meet Vera Struck. She's a returning guest on the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast and we connected on March 25th via Facetime to chat about Vera's current living situation. "I'm in my 70's, I'm immunocompromised, and I've …

A Tiny House Community for Veterans with Kelli Becker

March 20th, 2020


There are so many ways that tiny houses can help people in need. Today on the show we are joined by Kelli Becker, the volunteer coordinator and first …

Building a Love for Carpentry and Small Spaces with Page Hodel

March 13th, 2020


Page Hodel is a DJ, artist, and life-long builder. She converted a school bus into a tiny home way back in the 1980s and was featured in Dwell …

The Reality of Living as a Family of 7 in a Skoolie with Contented Nomads

March 6th, 2020


What’s it really like to live in a converted school bus or Skoolie? Rob Schannep lives in a Skoolie with his wife, five kids, plus a dog. They've …

From Tiny House Dreamer to Community Organizer and Advocate with Kerri Timbers – #100

February 28th, 2020


Kerri reached out to me because she started a meetup group in Edmonton, Alberta that grew to be quite large. She has created a tiny house community where there was none before. Kerri has actually been interested in the …

Living Legally: Begging Forgiveness vs. Asking Permission with Sarah Hastings

February 21st, 2020


Rather than flying under the radar, Sarah decided to be public about her tiny house and the consequences and resulting actions didn't go the way that …

How a Tiny House can Support a Growing Family with Malissa Tack

February 14th, 2020


Malissa and Chris Tack did one of the first tiny house builds to be fully documented in photographs every day. I remember poring through their daily …

How to Build Your Tiny House for Less Using Sponsored Materials with MJ Boyle

February 7th, 2020


MJ Boyle is here to talk about how to get sponsors to help you get materials for free for your tiny house. MJ has built several tiny houses this way and it has saved her a LOT of cash. She really has the process dialed …

Reflecting on the Tiny House Movement 10 Years Later with Andrew Odom

January 31st, 2020


Andrew Odom is one of the original online tiny housers who started sharing his building journey as it was happening all the way back in 2010. He inspired me while I was building my tiny house, both through his writing …

Alyssa Nolan’s $7000 Tiny Houses for Camp Fire Survivors

January 24th, 2020


Alyssa Nolan is the founder of Tiny Houses for Camp Fire Survivors, which is an organization that is building and giving away tiny houses for the …

Live: How to Build a Tiny House with Salvaged and Reused Materials

January 17th, 2020


This is a special live recording of a panel discussion that I gave at the Big Mass Tiny House Festival in September of 2019, all about building with reused and salvaged materials. The discussion includes an all-star …

Tiny House Repairs and Creative Conversions with the Capable Carpenter

January 10th, 2020


Chris Strathy AKA The Capable Carpenter has jumped headfirst into all aspects of tiny house building. After his first tiny house on wheels "It's OK To Play", he has worked on a horse trailer conversion, a tiny a-frame, …

Are Tiny Houses Actually Good for the Environment? Maria Saxton, Ph.D. Has an Answer

January 3rd, 2020


Maria Saxton is the first person to have done academic research about the Tiny House Movement, and she decided to explore how the ecological …

How to Create an Airbnb Tiny House Experience with Lauren Hudson and Chris Krieger

December 27th, 2019


Lauren and Chris are a husband and wife team of Airbnb entrepreneurs. They own two rental properties in Southern Vermont, one of which is the …

100% Legal Tiny Accessory Dwellings in Seattle: A Look at DADUs with Bruce Parker

December 20th, 2019


Backyard cottages (DADUs) are dwellings that share a lot with a primary residence. They provide opportunities for families while increasing housing stock density and diversity. And they are becoming more common as …

6 Years of Off-Grid Tiny House Living in Wyoming with Ariel McGlothin

December 13th, 2019


Ariel has lived off-grid in a tiny house in the Wyoming mountains for 6 years now. She has first-hand experience on how to deal with heat, water, and electricity without a reliable connection to the grid or even …

Tiny House Eviction! Avoiding Legal Troubles with Melissa Gersin

December 6th, 2019


Melissa Gersin is here to tell us the tale of 3 tiny house parking spots in 3 years, one of which resulted in her actual eviction. This is not what …

Improving the Tiny House Trailer with Steven Wright

November 29th, 2019


I met Steven at the Vermont Tiny Fest and I was impressed by his contributions to a panel discussion about the future of tiny house trailers. Steven has been in the trailer business for a long time building custom …

Tiny Houses in the U.K. with Jonathan Avery

November 22nd, 2019


Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland has developed an ingenious system (NestHouse) for building moveable, modular tiny houses. Jonathan shares his …

Wet vs. Dry Compost Toilets for Tiny Houses

November 15th, 2019


This week, we're back to everyone’s favorite topic: Tiny House Toilets. On the show, I chat with the inventor of the C-Head Compact Composting …

Tiny Houseboats as Airbnbs with Nicole Young

November 8th, 2019


What does it take to buy and repair a used houseboat and turn it into a successful Airbnb? Nicole Young reached out to me because she was a listener …

How This Little-Known Law Can Help Build Legal Tiny House Villages with Dan Armstrong

November 1st, 2019


This is an exciting time in the tiny house movement, as cities and states across the country are looking at legalizing tiny houses in some form. There are many strategies that advocates of tiny houses are using to push …

Transformable Trailers, CLTs, and other Tiny House Innovations with Cubist Engineering’s Mike Haney

October 25th, 2019


Cubist Engineering made a splash with The Sturgis, a gorgeous tiny home built with some very innovative materials like Cross Laminated Timbers. Mike Haney has an engineering background so I asked him to come on the show …

The Allure of the Roadtrip: Building Towable Tiny Houses with Author Chris Schapdick

October 18th, 2019


Lil Wing is a metal triangle on wheels with a putting green grass landing, and it was the most unique tiny house I saw at last year’s Big Mass Festival. The builder, Chris Schapdick of Tiny Industrial, specializes in …

Organizing a Tiny House Festival with Miranda Aisling

October 11th, 2019


Miranda Aisling is returning to the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast to update us on the upcoming Big Mass Tiny House Festival, and her plans to turn an unused public building in Beverly, Massachusetts into a community art …

Real Estate Development and Tiny Houses: How to Build a Tiny House Village with Terry Lantrip

October 4th, 2019


I learned about Terry’s work through Alexis and Christian of Tiny House Expedition. Terry is in the process of creating an urban tiny house village …

Shou Sugi Ban and Bamboo: Old School Materials and Methods that are Better than Modern Techniques with Palo Coleman

September 27th, 2019


What natural material has the tensile strength of steel and can grow 12" in a single day? Bamboo! On today's show, I'm chatting with my friend Palo …

Representation Matters in the Tiny House Movement: Talking Diversity and Inclusion with Jewel Pearson

September 20th, 2019


Jewel is leading the conversation on inclusiveness and diversity in the tiny house movement and is a wonderful interview guest. We talk about a wide …

Can You Heat your Tiny House with Compost? The Compost Powered Water Heater with Gaelan Brown

September 13th, 2019


On today’s show, we will be exploring the possibility of heating your tiny house with compost. Not long ago, I came across a book called The Compost-Powered Water Heater. It's only about 140 pages and I read it in one …

How to Downsize Your Life in 31 Days with Brenda Mason

September 6th, 2019


Brenda Mason downsized from a 3100 sf, 5 bedroom home to a 310 sf converted motor coach tiny home in just 31 days. Brenda is passionate about helping others downsize their own lives, and she recommends doing it fast! In …

Empowering Women to Learn Construction Project Management with Lee Pera

August 30th, 2019


 Lee Pera is an early pioneer in the tiny house movement and she actually helped build the first tiny house community that I ever saw, which was Boneyard Studios in Washington D.C. I wanted to have Lee on the show …

How a Tiny House Can Help You Become Financially Independent and Retire Early: Introduction to the FIRE movement with Diania Merriam

August 23rd, 2019


I've been wanting to introduce you to the FIRE movement for quite a long time, and I finally found the guest to do it! If you haven't heard of it, FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. It's a movement …

Tiny House Trailer Types, Tricks and Trouble

August 16th, 2019


As I mentioned in my last episode of the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast, I just finished teaching a two week design/build course at Yestermorrow …

Design a Tiny House To Fit Your Lifestyle with Erin Maile O’Keefe

August 9th, 2019


Erin Maile O'Keefe is a talented designer who designed and built the Paper Boat tiny house for herself and her husband, where they live in the backyard of a house that they own. In this conversation we'll break down the …

What Happens When Your Builder Goes Bankrupt with Lindsay Wood from Experience Tiny Homes

August 2nd, 2019


Lindsay and her husband Eric were not expecting to build their tiny home themselves. In fact, they hired a builder expecting the house to be finished for them. Part way through the build, their builder went out of …

Heating with a Pellet Stove, Getting Outdoors, and Learning to Build with Sierra Martin

July 26th, 2019


Sierra Martin decided to skip the expensive rent in Burlington, Vermont and instead built herself a tiny house on wheels. When she started, she had …

They’ve Built Nearly 70 Custom Tiny Houses: Inside Liberation Tiny Homes with Matt Meshey

July 19th, 2019


Liberation Tiny Homes combines fine Amish craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and a pretty quick turnaround time to produce a tiny house package that is pretty appealing. They have preset models, they have custom models, …

Tiny Houses as Functional Art: Abel Zyl on Hand-Building Dreamy, Moveable Tiny Homes

July 5th, 2019


As tiny houses are getting larger and more similar, my guest Abel Zyl is still building handmade pieces of functional art. He hand builds windows, doors, roofs, and more, and incorporates amazing curves that lend the …

Inside the Used Tiny House Market with Steven Harrell

June 28th, 2019


Steven has been involved with the tiny house movement for nearly a decade and is the founder of Tiny House Listings, the world’s most-visited tiny …

The Unexpected Benefits and Challenges of Living Tiny with Dee Williams

June 21st, 2019


Dee built and moved into her first tiny house on wheels in 2004: Dee’s house, life and memoir The Big Tiny have been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CBS This Morning,,, Yes …

Lloyd Kahn’s Advice on Building a Home, Reconsidering a Tiny House On Wheels, and Documenting 50 Years of DIY Dwellings

June 14th, 2019


Lloyd Kahn is the former shelter editor of The Whole Earth Catalog and editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications. He has published a series of books on …

How to Compost in the City Using Red Worms: A Guide to Vermicomposting with Erika Backberg

June 7th, 2019


Composting in the city can be a challenge, especially if you don't have any yard to put a compost bin. That's where Vermicomposting comes in. With worms, you can have a completely self-contained compost system in any …

Musician’s Modular Tiny House Combines Foundation and Trailer

May 31st, 2019


Meet Asha Mevlana and her ‘Amplified’ Tiny House. Asha is an electric violinist for the Trans Siberian Orchestra. She has toured with Gnarls Barkley, …

How to Prepare for a Full Time Mobile Lifestyle with Macy Miller

May 24th, 2019


After over 40,000 miles of traveling in her homemade travel trailer with her two kids partner and a dog, Macy Miller has created an online course to help others learn how to live the mobile lifestyle.

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How to Build with Aircrete: The Low Cost, Eco-Friendly Building Material of the Future with Hajjar Gibran

May 17th, 2019


While building The Gibran Center, Hajjar developed a way of building domes that gained international recognition. He invented equipment and coined the word Aircrete while founding Domegaia to help answer the need for …

Living Off-Grid in Hawaii: Zeena’s DIY Gooseneck Tiny Home for Three

May 10th, 2019


What do you do when you can't afford to buy a house in the place you grew up? My guest Zeena Fontanilla and her husband built a DIY Gooseneck Tiny House and now live completely off-grid and mortgage free.

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Living the Vanlife for the Long Haul: How to Build a Sustainable Lifestyle with Kathleen Morton

May 3rd, 2019


Kathleen Morton travels and lives part time out of her 1987 Toyota van with her dog Peaches. Kathleen is the founder of Tiny House, Tiny Footprint, a community she created to share stories about those choosing …

How to Survive a Vermont Winter in a Tiny House

April 26th, 2019


Now that spring has finally come to Vermont, I thought it would be a good time to talk to you about what it's like to live in a tiny house in the …

How to Build a Healthy Tiny House with Isabelle Nagel-Brice

April 18th, 2019


Isabelle Nagel-Brice is a tiny house consultant, guiding people through the different phases of their builds. She has put together The Healthy Tiny …

There’s No Such Thing as a Composting Toilet with Humanure Handbook Author Joe Jenkins – #054

April 12th, 2019


The Humanure Handbook was something of an accidental literary phenomenon. Joe Jenkins began writing the book as a Master of Science in Sustainable Systems thesis in the early 90s. Not content with academic convention, …

Tiny Off Grid Living in the Arizona Desert with Derek ‘Handeeman’ Howlett

April 5th, 2019


Derek Handeeman Howlett is a digital entrepreneur in Southern Arizona with his wife Hannah. Together they built a 24’ long tiny house and have been living in it together for the past 2 years completely off grid. He …

From Empty Lot to Tiny House Community with Bob Lieb

March 29th, 2019


Bob Lieb has a 56 Year History in Business, manufacturing, commercial real estate and is the developer behind Escalante Village- Colorado’s first …

How Tiny House Living Sparked a Life of Entrepreneurship with Jess Sullivan

March 22nd, 2019


After designing, building, and living with her husband in their off-grid tiny house from 2013 to 2017, Jess Sullivan has become a seasoned tiny house …

High Performance Building for Tiny Homes with Corbett Lunsford

March 15th, 2019


Corbett and his wife Grace created and co-host the first TV series about home performance, called Home Diagnosis, which airs on PBS stations nationwide. It features their TinyLab, which they designed and built (and …

Fire Resistant Design for Tiny Houses with Vina Lustado

March 8th, 2019


Vina Lustado is both a tiny house dweller and a professional designer. Her designs incorporate lots of light and open space, with a focus on how the space is used by the inhabitants. After her tiny homes survived the …

“Sexy and Intentional”: How to Design and Build High End Tiny Homes with David Latimer

March 1st, 2019


David Latimer is the CEO, Founder, and Lead Designer of New Frontier Tiny Homes. Born and raised in Nashville, TN, David has always been fascinated by the form and function of structures, good design, and asking why. …

How to Save for a Tiny House with YNAB founder Jesse Mecham

February 22nd, 2019


Jesse Mecham is the founder of YNAB. He teaches individuals, families, and business owners Four Rules for thinking about their money in a whole new …

After Five Years of Tiny Living, What’s Broken and What’s Changed?

February 15th, 2019


Since completing my tiny house, I’ve changed my heater, hot water heater, and refrigerator. Find out what went wrong and why I decided to make the changes on today’s episode. 

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Exploring Alternative Lifestyles with Youtubers Mat and Danielle

February 8th, 2019


Mat & Danielle is the couple behind the Exploring Alternatives YouTube channel. They’re interested in sharing videos about how and why more and more people (including themselves) are choosing to live in vans, tiny …

How to Build a Tiny House That Breathes: Sustainable Lifestyle Choices and Biomimicry with Vera Struck

February 1st, 2019


Vera holds degrees in art, business and sustainable management. She is disabled, a three-time cancer survivor that began her net zero tiny house …

Build a Tiny House Rental Empire for Cheap on Rented Land with Sponsored Materials – MJ Boyle

January 25th, 2019


MJ Boyle is a proud and outgoing creator and hostess, published author, accomplished speaker, patented inventor, popular blogger, craigslist stalker, …

How to Find a Tiny House Community or Start Your Own with Jill Kanto

January 18th, 2019


Jill Kanto, founder of, travels to 1 - 2 Tiny House Festivals a month giving speeches about the spectrum of communities, the pros & cons of each community type, resources for joining or …

How to Legalize Tiny Houses in Your City through Advocacy with Will Johnston

January 11th, 2019


Will Johnston is a thought leader and innovator in the micro living world. Over the past four years, his organization has enabled policy change and …

19th Century Tiny House with a Piano Bed and Hidden Amenities with Shorty Robbins

January 4th, 2019


Shorty Robbins started her tiny house journey in a tent. Her tiny house, Nawaka, was built to replace the elaborate "tent compound" she sets up at living history events. The house is designed to replicate a small …

Living the Tiny House Lifestyle on a Sailboat with Chris DiCroce

December 28th, 2018


Chris DiCroce is an Amazon bestselling author, online educator, and sailor. After six years of living tiny in a sailboat, he, his wife, and dog are continuing their minimalist lifestyle while traveling through Mexico.

The Tiny House Kit You Can Build: Inside the Jamaica Cottage Shop with Domenic Mangano

December 14th, 2018


Domenic Mangano is the Senior Designer, Founder and President of Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. founded in 1995. With meager beginnings of building dog houses on the side of the road the company is uniquely positioned to …

Build a Tiny House in the Trees with Treehouse Masters’ Daryl McDonald

December 7th, 2018


Daryl McDonald is a Project Manager and Designer with Nelson Treehouse and Supply, based in Fall City, WA. Daryl has been a professional treehouse builder for over 18 years. He is the "crafty veteran" of the crew, …

How to Convert a School Bus to a Tiny House on Wheels and Why You’d Want To with Michael Fuehrer

November 30th, 2018


Michael Fuehrer from Navigationnowhere has been living in his tiny house school bus for just over two years and is passionate about supporting and …

How Abby Hobson Created the Worlds Largest Legal Tiny House Community

November 23rd, 2018


Abby is the founder and CEO of Tiny Estates, the worlds largest solely tiny house on wheels community.

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How to Build an Affordable Tiny House with Andrew Bennett

November 16th, 2018


Andrew Bennett Owns Trekker Trailers and CoOwns Core Housing Solutions. He Co founded a Tiny house inspection service. He’s been …

How to Road School Your Extreme Children in a Tiny House with Brynn Burger

November 9th, 2018


Brynn blogs at The Mama On The Rocks about how she and her husband live tiny with their two kids and pup. They made the move to simplify to afford to …

How to Sell Everything, Build a Van, and Explore the World with Jayme and John Serbell

November 2nd, 2018


Meet Jayme and John from Gnomad Home. They left the stability of their9-5 life in the burbs' for the unpredictable life of adventure living out of a 1996 Chevy Express van they built into a tiny house. Their passion is …

How to Downsize and Organize: Lessons from living in 90sf with Felice Cohen

October 26th, 2018


Felice Cohen became famous when a video of her 90 square foot Manhattan apartment went viral on YouTube. Despite suffering a panic attack on her first night in the loft, Felice quickly found that living small had …

7 Lessons From The Tiny House Movement That Will Help You Travel The World

October 19th, 2018


What do tiny houses have to do with travel? In this conversation with Jason, we’ll talk about 7 ways that living tiny can help you travel more. Even if long term travel isn’t your goal, if you’re hoping to one day live …

How to Price Hack Your Tiny House and Save 30-80% on Your Build with Steven and Sarahi Mejia

October 12th, 2018


Do you want to learn how to save up to 80% on everything you buy for your tiny house? Then this is the interview for you! My guests Steven and Sarahi tell their story of downsizing from a 2,000SF house and a life of …

What is home? Musings on the tiny life, family, and adventure with Andrew and Gabriella Morrison

October 5th, 2018


Andrew & Gabriella Morrison are the creators of the hOMe tiny house,,, and co-authors of Tiny House Appendix Q. They live 9 months out of the year on their 42' sailboat cruising …

Introduction to Steel Framed Tiny Homes

September 28th, 2018


Volstrukt’s Zac Siegler is here to talk about benefits, disadvantages, and cost differences of a steel framed tiny houses. Having spent the last 3 …

She Travels the Country in a Tiny House with a Mini Pig named Crusher: Tales of Tiny Life with Hilarie Kaczetow

September 21st, 2018


Hilarie built her tiny house on wheels over the course of three years in central NJ. After moving into her dream tiny house in September of 2017, she bought her road companion and best friend, Crusher the mini pig and …

How to Advocate for Tiny House Legalization: Los Angeles LATCH Collective’s Teresa Baker

September 14th, 2018


Teresa Baker believes in harnessing the power of community to achieve big , and tiny, accomplishments! She's the cofounder of LATCH Collective which …

Project Management 101: Planning Your Tiny House Like a Pro With Super Curator, Joel Zaslofsky

September 7th, 2018


Building a tiny house may be the biggest single project you ever take on. Big projects require more than just checklists. Enter: Project Management. Joel Zaslofsky is a simple living enthusiast and Project Management …

Living in a Tiny House Stinks (Sometimes): Tiny Living 4 Years Later with Jenna Spesard

August 31st, 2018


Jenna built a Tiny House 4 years ago, traveled with it for one year, and has been parked in a Tiny House Community in Oregon for the past two years. She also travels abroad often and rents out her TIny House when she is …

Introducing The Power Couple that Organizes the Country’s Biggest Tiny House Festivals, John and Fin Kernohan

August 24th, 2018


John and Fin Kernohan founded the United Tiny House Association, which has organized eight for-charity tiny house festivals – including the World’s 3 largest tiny house events. They have been living for six and a half …

Designing Your Tiny House in Sketchup Viewing it in 3D with Tiny Nest’s Jake and Kiva

August 17th, 2018


Meet Jake and Kiva, the power couple behind the popular Tiny Nest Project youtube channel. The Tiny Nest Project started as a conversation in 2012 …

She’s Giving Away 25 Tiny Houses: How Rev. Faith Fowler Catalyzes Equity Through Her Unique Tiny Homeownership Program

August 10th, 2018


Rev. Faith Fowler is the Senior Pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church and Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a Detroit nonprofit that is in the process of building 25 different Tiny …

How to Plan Your Off-Grid Solar Tiny House with Tesla’s Former Lead Solar Installer Mike Garofalo

August 3rd, 2018


Mike Garofalo lives the #vanlife and is the former Tesla Lead Solar Installer. We'll chat sizing your solar system, batteries, charge controllers, …

The Surprising Benefits of Building a SIPs Tiny House with Patrick Sughrue

July 27th, 2018


What are the benefits of building a tiny house with SIPs? How should you approach designing for SIPs? Are SIPs a safe material for chemically …

How to Cook Like a Pro in Your Tiny House Kitchen with Carmen Shenk

July 20th, 2018


Carmen is a retired chef and restaurant owner who has lived with her husband and dog in 125 sq ft since 2014. She is a speaker, author, and coach helping people navigate the transition to life in a tiny home – …

Tiny House Insurance Q&A with Martin Burlingame

July 13th, 2018


Getting insurance for your tiny house on wheels hasn't always been possible, but now there's a company that has set out to bring homeowners style insurance to the tiny house market. My guest Martin Burlingame is the CEO …

How Tiny House Living can Shape Your Relationships, Career, and Life with Alek Lisefski

July 6th, 2018


It’s not just about finances. Though many people are drawn to tiny house living for the financial benefits, living tiny has a way of changing the way you look at everything in your life. Living tiny for 3.5 years has …

Chronicling the Tiny House Movement with Tiny House Magazine Publisher Kent Griswold

June 29th, 2018


If you’ve never heard of Kent Griswold, you’re probably mistaken! Kent runs the near-ubiquitous TinyHouseBlog and publishes the monthly Tiny House …

Documenting the Legalization of Tiny Homes from the Worlds most Travelled Tiny House with Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons

June 22nd, 2018


Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons are the darlings of the tiny house movement. Their little house has been featured in countless news stories, a children’s book, and if you’ve attended one of the large national tiny …

Living the Minimalist Family Life: 3 People, 3 Cats, and a Dog in a 325sf Tiny House On Wheels with Emily Gerde

June 15th, 2018


Emily Gerde and her husband Justin, son Wyatt, three cats and one dog live in a 325 square foot tiny house on wheels. What's it like raising a minimalist family with plans to grow in tiny house? How do you keep the …

Tiny House Wood Stoves: Installation, Maintenance, and Lifestyle with Nick Peterson

June 8th, 2018


Are you considering heating your tiny house with wood? My guest today is Nick Peterson from We’ll talk about what the common installation mistakes Nick sees with tiny house wood stoves, how do you …

How to Rightsize Your Life and Retire to a Tiny House with Jody Brady

June 1st, 2018


Today my guest is Jody Brady. In 2014, after living in a series of traditionally scaled houses, Jodi and her husband Bill decided it was time to "right-size" their living space. They designed and built our tiny home in …

Decluttering, Downsizing, and Bad Builders with Jenn Baxter

May 25th, 2018


In this episode, Jenn Baxter shares some of her techniques to help you start decluttering and downsizing, and tells the “buyer beware" story of her tiny house. 

Jenn Baxter is an accomplished author, speaker and blogger …

Michael Janzen on the Tiny House Movement and 10 Years of

May 18th, 2018


Michael Janzen established all the way back in 2008. Janzen is a prolific designer, offering tiny house plans in many different …

5 Harps in a Tiny House with Ella Dawn Jenkins

May 11th, 2018


Ella is a Harpist, artist and singer/songwriter in the Bay Area who lived in 120 sq feet with 2 people and a big floppy dog for over 5 years. Ella was an early blogger in the tiny house movement, and was an early …

The Wonderful World of Miranda’s Hearth: Living a life full of art, finding community, and tiny House Festivals with Miranda Aisling

May 4th, 2018


Miranda Aisling's mission is to reconnect art to daily life, a purpose you can see throughout her work as an interdisciplinary artist, community organizer, and entrepreneur. She built her tiny house, Aubergine, as a …

Reuse Expert Alex Eaves Built a Tiny House Box Truck for WHAT!?

April 27th, 2018


Alex is a reuse expert who embodies the reuse lifestyle. In 2008, Eaves began what he calls “the reuse life;” avoiding disposables and finding reuse …

Deek Diedricksen on Teaching Tiny, Developing Creativity, and DIY Salvage Tips

April 14th, 2018


Deek Diedricksen tiny house and tree house Author, builder, designer, and workshop host- former HGTV host of "Tiny House Builders" and "Extreme Small Spaces”. Just don't get all "tinier than thou" on him!

The post Deek …

Off Grid Tiny House Living in a Cold Climate IS Possible Ariel Mcglothin Shows us How

March 16th, 2018


Ariel Mcglothin lives in an off-grid tiny house called Fy Nyth nestled into the western mountains of Wyoming, a little over 6,000 feet above sea level. She splits her own wood for heat, carries her water in by hand, and …

Tiny House Family Living: Macy Miller on Traveling the Country with her Family of Five

February 20th, 2018


Macy Miller built a gooseneck tiny house on wheels that became internet famous, and has raised her two children there with her partner and Great Dane, Denver. Then she decided that it was too big. Now Macy is traveling …

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