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Small Bathroom Design Issues

No matter how small your bathroom might be, it still offers a world of design inspiration. With little creativity and improvisation, you can overcome some of the most common design problems of small bathrooms and transform yours into a truly relaxing oasis.  …


Posted by Tracey Clayton on May 9, 2018 at 3:22am

Most Common Electrical Problems in Tiny Homes

Tiny homes are one of the biggest crazes in the last couple of years. These ingenious living spaces may not have that much room, but their designs and layouts are made so that everything fits in perfectly without having to sacrifice many things. Sure, you won’t have a giant bathtub, but that is not their intended purpose.

While we can talk about different tiny home designs for hours, that is not the topic of…


Posted by Tracey Clayton on April 10, 2018 at 4:00am

Great Design Ideas for Tiny Yards

Buying a home is very exciting yet it requires some compromises. Normally, your budget will determine the size and the type of home you’ll be able to afford. This might mean that you will have to choose a home with only one garage, or a home with a small backyard instead of a large one.

However, keep in mind that bigger isn't always better. Compared to spacious outdoor places, small yards can mean less cleaning but…


Posted by Tracey Clayton on April 5, 2018 at 6:14am

5 Tips to Give Your Tiny Home an Elegant Vibe

There’s nothing more frustrating than being a design enthusiast who lives in a tiny apartment or home. So many great ideas and so much design inspiration, but not enough space! However, even the tiniest of homes can be styled up and reinvented. You can easily design a comfy, chic home with an…


Posted by Tracey Clayton on March 12, 2018 at 5:32am

Your Name and Title: Michael Chance, founder of Chance Marketing Group & TinySolarHouse.com

Organization Name: Chance Marketing Group

Co-Presenter Name(s): N/A

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: California

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Current & Future Tiny House Dwellers

Short Session Description (one line): The goal of this presentation is to spread awareness about the beauty that is solar energy and give the audience a basic understanding of how it works, what it takes, and why its great!

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): We rely on solar energy every day - Without it our plants would not grow, our planet would not have light or warmth, and our smartphones would not give us directions. The sun emits enough solar energy in just one single hour to provide the entire world's power needs for a full year. Unlike other forms of energy, solar does not require mining resources from the Earth, and it does not produce harmful greenhouse gases or carbon emissions. 

I live in a 210 square foot tiny house on wheels powered by 6 solar panels and a bank of 12-volt batteries. I have been traveling full-time the past 7+ months, the first 6 of which I did not plug in to the traditional power grid a single day. Solar power is NOT a technology of THE FUTURE, but rather a technology of TODAY.


I'll discuss the difference between 'grid-tied' solar and 'off-grid solar' along with some basics about orientation, electrical specs (watts, amps, volts), and how to take a tiny house off the grid with solar (like me).

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: www.tinysolarhouse.com

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