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Tiny Bathroom Decorating Tips

Living in a tiny house has numerous perks, including lower construction costs, lower energy bills, easier maintenance, cheaper decorating, and, of course, minimal impact on the environment. However, while it is quite easy to get accustomed to the small square footage in almost every room, we usually discover that we could always benefit from extra space in the kitchen and the bathroom. If you are struggling with decorating a cramped bathroom, we’ll help you…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 2, 2018 at 7:00am

Décor Changes to Make Your Tiny Home Feel All Fresh and New

No matter how spacious your home is, it’s always going to be too small to fit all the things you’d like to keep around. However, even the tiniest of homes can be utilized if you plan ahead and find sustainable ways to make the most of the space you own. From hidden storage area to multifunctional furniture, there are lots of ideas you can try out and use literally every inch you own. So, if you too are living in a small home, but still have big plans, here are a few ways to make it feel…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on July 6, 2018 at 5:56pm

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.  …

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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…

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

Background:

Hi. I’m Steve Hargadon. I run large, online conferences for teachers, and am also the organizer of the Asheville (NC) tiny house Meetup and Facebook groups. (If you need or want to know about me details are at www.stevehargadon.com.)

Both our Asheville tiny house Meetup and Facebook groups have about 900 members, and are pretty active. I’m organizing a group of us to put together an online conference or “summit” on tiny houses and small-scale living.

We’re hoping you'll help us do this right. I've started some discussion forum topics to get advice, and I hope you'll let me know personally if you are interested in participating or presenting - you can email me at steve@learningrevolution.com.

Thanks, and I'm looking forward to connecting more!

Some History:

For the past eight years I've run these massive, online, peer-to-peer conferences for traditional and alternative education (learningrevolution.com is the main site). I have 150,000 members in my conference networks and 450,000 education followers, and typically have hundreds to thousands who attend each event. For one of my conferences, "The Homeschool Conference," I had Ocean Robbins as a keynote speaker. Ocean's father is John Robbins, the son of the founder of Baskin-Robbins, and who out of principle walked away from the ice cream empire and wrote Diet For A New America. Ocean and John run an annual event called the "Food Revolution Summit."

The Food Revolution Summit runs on a different model than my education conferences. Almost all of my events, since they are mainly for teachers, have been free to attend, and have been supported by sponsoring organizations. The Food Revolution Summit follows a model, which now that I've paid attention to it, is the same as that used by many health and food-related events: they are typically some number of days long, each day a number of speaker interviews are released in recorded form, those recordings are free to listen to for 24 hours, at which time the next day's recordings are made available. Should you want to purchase all of the recordings to listen at your convenience, there is a "package" you can buy with the recordings and lots of extra bonuses.

Ocean was kind enough to spend time with me on the phone one day, outlining exactly how he runs his event, how the registrations and money and everything work, and I filed that away in case I ever wanted to do an event that way. So, some months ago I was contacted by an old friend who runs a great publishing company, who asked me if I knew this model of running conferences, and would I consider proposing to run one for them in similar fashion. As a part of the discussions with him, I researched this conference model in even greater depth, made a list of all the topics I'm involved with where this model might work, and started thinking seriously about doing a "Tiny House Summit." We've discussed this in a few of the Tiny House Asheville meetup events for the website project, and I made the commitment a few weeks ago to hire Sera and really give this go.

What makes this model so incredibly appealing is the win-win-win nature of how the events are run. Attendees who can't afford to buy the package can listen for free; those who do want to buy the package get a lot for what they pay for; and speakers and others are able to advertise the conference and make a generous commission (or "affiliate" fee) for each sale they generate. What we've been doing right now is trying to build a list of everyone (and we mean everyone) who is involved in tiny houses (builders, bloggers, authors, event holders, etc.) and reach out and find out what they'd want in such an event and what would make it a win for them and something they'd be willing to promote.

More to come!

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