Helpful Links

A collections of things I think are helpful.

Tiny r(E)volution’s Podcasts

Towing size restrictions

Simplifying Life – great little read.

The Tiny House Blog’s Free Directory

Building Material Weights

On Toilet Types

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§ 9 Responses to Helpful Links

  • Hollis Hale says:

    Hello! Just got your page link from Tiny House Ontario and you look like you have a great site/lifestyle. Will be following your page as I am a TH Newbie and am looking for information mainly in my state. I was hoping to link up with other Georgia, USA TH’s and find out the pitfalls of owning a TH and mainly where laws allow you to park them, habitat them for long term. Thank you and I look forward to reading about your experience. Hollis Hale

    • Macy M says:

      Hi Hollis! Thank you for introducing yourself, I’m glad you found my site and I hope you find it useful! Part of my goal with this site is to try to help others so if you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to let me know, I can usually direct you at least to someone else who has run into a similar issue if I can’t help find answers myself :).
      I believe there are quite a few tiny house people in your region, the best place to start looking at locations is tinyhousemap.com in my opinion, it’s so helpful for a view of ‘where’ people are. You happen to be very near to one of the major players in this tiny house community, Andrew Odom over at Tiny Revolutions (tinyrevolution.us). He also runs a facebook community that is extremely helpful with pod-casts and all sorts of fun stuff!
      I personally am passionate about working through code issues, starting at the federal level. While I am not as involved in that aspect right now (I still need to finish my house) I do plan on getting more involved down the road (very punny!). As of right now there are very limited options for legally living in a tiny house but there ARE options and I anticipate change happening soon in that area :). Even though tiny house enthusiasts tend to be fairly spread out we are trying to maintain a strong online presence and are generally pretty friendly people who are super happy to chat about our houses! Welcome to the bunch!
      Thanks for the comment, I hope you find some of the info helpful!

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  • Hobohemians says:

    Hello!

    I just stumbled on your blog and love it, it’s incredible helpful so thank you!
    I’ve been looking into Tiny Houses for about 6 months and my partner and I plan to start our build when we return to Canada in the summer.
    We’ve been traveling for 6 months, living in our 87′ Cadet trailer which is 6′ x 9′ feet, so our tiny house will be a big upgrade in size! haha

    I’ve seen picture tours of your home before and think it’s beautiful!
    Thank you for posting all your resources and how to find sponsors, very helpful.

    Thanks again,

    Kat :)

    • Macy M says:

      Hi Kat! I’m glad you think its useful! And thank you so much for your kind words! That’s great that you’re building soon ad SMART to live tinier first! I would love to track along with your build if you are going to document it somewhere let me know! And of course if I can ever help you navigate through anything lete know, I love to help out if I can! :) Good luck!

  • Hobohemians says:

    Macy!
    We are getting close to starting our build, we will be back in Ontario in 5 weeks and are in search of the perfect flatbed. :)
    I love your blog, soo helpful!
    You’re ideas of contacting people locally (construction companies etc) for things they wont be using is so great and we plan to do that, so thank you for posting about that.
    I have a couple questions and couldn’t find your email so I’m writing here.
    Is there somewhere on your blog that has more detail about your radiant heated floors?
    And what brand is your stove/oven? :)

    I am researching toilets, composting toilets!
    Things most North Americans don’t have to consider… haha!

    We are going to start writing in our blog soon to document how we are preparing and will document in full our build.

    Our blog is http://hobohemians2013.wordpress.com/

    Your page is like a one stop shop for curious future tiny housers haha!

    Thanks Macy!

    Kat :)

    • Macy M says:

      I’m not sure on the post about radiant heat floor, they are electric radiant heat, after my experimenting I believe there are far more efficient ways to heat a tiny house and without adding all the weight required for the thermal mass (if there is anything specific you’d like to know other than that I am more than happy to answer!)
      The stove is a recycled stove right out of a camper, I hear there are places that sell reclaimed RV parts but my guess is that Craigslist will get you further and cheaper if someone has an old or damages RV they are going to gut/scrap, it’s a great little unit.
      No kidding about composting toilets, I always feel weird because I can talk at length about my pooper… most people don’t want that though :)
      Thank you so much for your kind words and congrats! Big things happening, I’m very excited to follow you along! Ill add you to my tiny housers list!

  • Hobohemians says:

    Thanks for the reply! I think I’m just curious more than anything and you’re right that there are better ways to heat.

    Haha, I just read your post about the bugs and will be watching along to see if anyone has helpful tips.
    I’m also curious now about using the toilet for all composting, what a cool idea. Why not?

    Thanks for adding us to the tiny houser list! :)

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