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Welcome to Tiny Life Consulting.

Our goal for this site is to help you make an informed decision about “Going Tiny.” We will help you look beyond the glitz presented by the TV shows, beyond the YouTube videos, beyond your dreams, and into the reality of living tiny.

We will help you think truthfully

about your ability to change your life to a “tiny life.” Less space, far less possessions, more dependence on community amenities, home ownership, laws and regulations are things that need to be considered to make an informed decision.

Once you do decide to go tiny what is the best way to proceed? What kind of structure, the real cost, can I build it myself (really), where can I put my tiny house on wheels?

The Tiny Living Dream:

Everyone dreams of being “free.” Freedom means different things to each one. But we all like the sound of not paying high utility bills, a 30 year mortgage, outrageous health insurance premiums, or being stuck in a dead end job forever. I personally would like to retire and be able to have my social security check cover all of my expenses. But, even tiny can’t make that happen.

Learning from the Tiny Life pioneers:

Many have already made the journey thru the process. Together we will learn from them. Downsizing, building, new lifestyle…we will point you to the best resources.

Learning from Luke:

In The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker tells Rey, “This is not going to go the way you think.” How can I possibly connect Star Wars to tiny houses, you ask? Here is the connection: We dream about living in a tiny house. We save pins on Pintrest, watch YouTube videos, maybe even attend  a convention. Eventually we develop a picture in our mind about how it’s going to look. But, in reality, I can guarantee you that “This is not going to go the way you think.”

Here is what I mean: Keep your goal in mind but know that the road to your goal will be filled with unexpected events, changes, and hopefully fun surprises. Do not reject opportunities when they are presented. In one YouTube video, as an example, a man described how he was given an old camper. He took this opportunity and rebuilt it into a tiny home. In another video, a man described how he happened upon an old school bus. He hadn’t planned on joining the “schoolie” clan but he took the opportunity and created a really nice home.

Christmas Wall Tree for Tiny House

November 25th, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Tiny Home Design Considerations, Tiny Home topic of interest|Tags: , , , , , |

Christmas Tree On The Wall We have no room for a Christmas tree in our tiny house so we found a "Wall Tree" on YouTube® to make and thought we'd give it a try. [...]

Tiny House Certification Companies

November 19th, 2018|Categories: Tiny Home Design Considerations, Tiny Home topic of interest, Tiny House Certifications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tiny House Certification Companies: Several companies now offer  inspection and "Certification" services for tiny homes.  As Tiny Houses gain acceptance as a low cost housing alternative these Tiny House certification companies are hoping to provide [...]

Saving Weight On Your Tiny House Build

November 11th, 2018|Categories: Tiny Home Design Considerations, Tiny Home topic of interest|Tags: , , |

Saving weight on your Tiny House build: One of the most important goals of designing a tiny house is saving weight. One should choose each appliance carefully with weight a top consideration. In addition, certain [...]

Calculating the weight of your tiny house

September 14th, 2018|Categories: Tiny Home Design Considerations, Tiny Home topic of interest|Tags: , , , , |

Calculating the weight of your tiny house build: Today I was reminded of the importance of calculating the weight of your tiny house-before you build. A participant of a Facebook page I am a member [...]

Man-Cave Cozy Outdoor Kitchen

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Tiny Home Design Considerations|Tags: , , , , |

This man-cave is a completely functional outdoor kitchen. Using outdoor space will increase your tiny living area. Built as a lean-to on the side of the wood shed this man-cave boasts a massive six [...]