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Day 4 Videos Now Live to Watch

Here's your Day 4 official announcement! The video presentations from the third day of the 2017 Tiny House Summit are about to expire and we've just posted new presentations from Jake & Kiva, Hari Berzins, Andrew Bennett, Henderson County Pubic School Students & Teachers, Andrew Odom (interview), Angela Alcorn, Derin Williams, Tessa Baker, and Michael & Michelle Choto Nielsen…

Posted by Sera Isabella on February 23, 2017 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

Tiny House Communities, Friendly Places + Community Concepts

Explore the many tiny home or alternative housing communities, and tiny house friendly places that we have visited across the USA. See the photo album below. This includes various…


Posted by Alexis Stephens on February 12, 2017 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

AFFILIATE PROGRAM - Promote the Upcoming Online Summit!

As we get closer and closer to the beginning of February, and subsequently the online Summit week of February 20-24th, we're looking for all kinds of ways to promote the first online Tiny House Summit!

If you have any interest, the affiliate program that we offer has great incentive to provide you a generous commission for anyone that buys the full Summit package under your lead-generated code. Each code is specific to the individual it was created for, thereby allowing us to…


Posted by Sera Isabella on January 30, 2017 at 3:30pm

10 Things I wish I knew before I built a tiny house, by Dominic Mangano

10 Things I wish I knew before I built a tiny house.                                                                                              Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc.

November 7, 2016


1.      Trailer don’t skimp on the foundation. Be sure axles are rated for the weight. 10K GVW over is CDL gray area.


2.      Weight, understand how much the house will weigh and what will be required to safely pull the house. Keep it balanced.


3.      Budget, stretching it is good, but will compromise the time. Cost vs. your time and the overall length of time to build.


4.      Building tiny is different than living tiny, are you in the mind set. Ready for the lifestyle change. What are your needs? Eat Sleep poop and reproduce. Understand your life journey and what your short and long term goals are.


5.      102” and 162” Understanding legal road limits.


6.      If it looks like it will leak it will leak, sky lights and adequate roof pitches. Valleys and end wall flashing.


7.      Don’t try and cram too much in. Sounds great, looks wonderful on paper, but very overwhelming to build too much in too little space. Allow the design to remain fluid throughout.


8.      Hire a professional when it comes to mechanicals. Plumbing, Gas, and electrical is best left up to a professional. Technicians are required by state codes to stay on top of ever changing regulations. Built to national code standards whether RV or house.


9.      Doors and Windows are expensive, use millwork that seals tight. No single pane windows and no handmade doors. Stick with new or gently used doors and windows. Allow the house to breath for heathy atmosphere. Ventilate roofs, add both cooking and bathroom fans.


10.  Fresh water

Water weighs 7lbs per gallon. Each person requires a gallon of water per day. Carrying it becomes quite a chore the novelty quickly wares off.

Waste Water

Compost toilets are difficult and require maintenance. They are not at all what they are cracked up to be. An outhouse is so much more efficient.



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