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Decorating a Small Home Office - Top 5 Tips

Even though your apartment may not be large, you can always find space to build a small home office. You just need to be a little more creative and find a way to incorporate everything you need in there. In order to help you decorate it according to the latest trends and create a place which will inspire you to work hard and be fully concentrated, we’ve singled out our top 5 tips on how to achieve this fast and easy. Feel free to take a…


Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 25, 2018 at 3:46am

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…


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…


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.  …


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

"Powering Your Tiny House With SOLAR!" Michael Chance - 2017 Tiny House Summit Community Presentation - Michael Chance

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).

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Comment by Janine DiLorenzo on February 23, 2017 at 1:17pm

This was extremely informative - thank you!!

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