Month: April 2016

Easy Downsizing Tips You Can Use Right Now

If you’ve caught any of the “tiny living” TV shows that have become popular lately, you might’ve found yourself staring longingly at the screen once or twice, thinking “Wow, that would be pretty awesome to only own a room’s worth of stuff…” Which is rather funny actually when you think about it, because it pretty much directly opposes the “American Dream.” But these days, more and more Americans are finding themselves disillusioned with the never-ending quest to acquire more STUFF and are instead daydreaming about what it would be like to own less. The good news though, is downsizing...

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Couple clocks 22,000 miles on Tiny Home

There are lots of tiny houses that are made to be moveable, but typically, such homes stay stationary for an extended period of time before they’re relocated. For Jenna Spesard and Guillaume Dutilh, their tiny home was built from the ground up with the idea that it would be a rolling abode they’d take all over the United States and Canada. So how did that work out for them? In just two years they visited more than 30 states and five Canadian provinces. A new short video highlights their home and lifestyle. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY In 2013,...

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Sikkens ProLuxe Wood Finishes Kicks off Tiny House Tour

The SIKKENS® PROLUXE™ brand of wood finishes by PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the launch of its ProLuxe Perfection tour, a mobile event featuring a tiny log house that showcases the beauty of several popular Sikkens ProLuxe finishes. The tour will visit more than 150 retail locations across the U.S. and Canada throughout 2016, as well as the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, May 5-7. Measuring a miniscule 96 square feet, the tiny log house is making its way from coast to coast to offer professionals and homeowners hands-on demonstrations, product information from Sikkens ProLuxe experts, and the...

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Soaring home prices cause spur Canadians to adopt tiny homes

TORONTO – Nine years ago, Thelma Fayle swapped her 4,000 square-foot home in a rural area of Victoria for a house measuring only nine feet wide on the inside. Fayle had contracted a respiratory disease and was finding it exhausting to take care of her property, which contained a swimming pool and dozens of towering trees. “I decided I didn’t really want to spend the last third of my life rotely maintaining a huge house,” says Fayle. It takes Fayle a mere two hours to clean her “narrow home” from top to bottom, freeing her up for other activities...

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Designing Our Tiny Kitchen – for Values and Use

There are so many choices that one gets to make when designing a tiny house. We had been looking at ideas for close to a year before we finalized our design with our builder, Matt Willox. One of the things we were sure we wanted was a fully functioning (in our terms) kitchen. We are vegan and gluten free, eat raw for at least two meals a day, and choose to eat organic foods as much as we can. One of the ways we’ve made organic work for us financially is that we’ve tried to grow as much of...

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