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Tiny Houses

Mel Smith, Editor

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Colorado Town Changes Code to Allow Tiny Houses

Posted by Mel Smith, Editor

Oct 28, 2015 7:42:32 PM

If you are looking for a place to settle down with your tiny house, consider Walsenburg, Colorado.

This small town, with a population of 3,000 has made zoning changes to city code to allow tiny houses. Now tiny houses are permitted (even welcomed), as long as they are connected to city water and sewer - and are on permanent foundations. One tiny home building company has already recieved permission to establish a subdivision, however the city is quick to make it clear - a tiny house can be built on any residential lots within the city limits, not just within that subdivision. Read More

Brad Pitt's First Tiny House Will Go to a New Orleans Teacher

Posted by Mel Smith, Editor

Oct 28, 2015 7:30:27 PM

The 109th home in the "Make it Right" campaign is super-efficient, and will go to a teacher.

Located in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, the home is just 430 square feet, but features a kitchen, living room, full bathroom, bedroom with 2 closets, laundry room and expansive wrap-around porch. The home took three weeks to complete. In addition to Make it Right and the Tiny House Nation teams, volunteers installed a community garden across the street to the home as part of the project. The project is certified LEED Platinum by the USGBC.

Brad Pitt had this to say about the house:  Read More

Entertainment Systems For Tiny Houses

Posted by Mel Smith, Editor

Oct 26, 2015 8:35:00 PM

Going tiny doesn't mean you have to give up movies and video games. Here are some creative, high-tech ways of keeping a complete video or gaming system in your tiny house.

When you design your tiny house, don't treat entertainment as an afterthought. Preplan the wiring and screen/speaker locations and you'll stay a lot saner during those long winter nights staring at your partner across the kitchen counter. You can accomplish a good system several ways:

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