Sunday, May 1, 2016

We Answer BuzzFeed's 41 Questions: "Dear 'Tiny House Hunters' people..."

We Answer Every Single One of BuzzFeed's "41 questions for 'Tiny House Hunters' People..." 

It's a cold, rainy Sunday, so why not?

1. What actually qualifies, in your mind, as a “tiny house”?

There are three criteria: 1) a place you can own outright without going into debt or converting your parents' basement into a slightly improved version of your high school hangout  2) under 250 sq ft per person 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

As Seen on HGTV...and now Netflix

Check out video of our tiny off-grid cabin as seen on HGTV's Tiny House Hunters on the pilot (Episode 1, Season 1)

If you haven't experienced the pure drama and anticipation of us newlyweds squaring off over a composting vs. flushing toilet, now is your chance! 

What we affectionately call "our episode" of HGTV's "Tiny House Hunters" is now available here on Netflix or stream the full episode on HGTV's website, here

We are excited that this pilot episode (and all of Season 1) is now viewable by more folks on more platforms.  

Essential Updates / FAQ since the show first aired in December 2014: 
  • The Marriage: Our marriage is

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tiny House Spiral Staircase: Done!

Alternating tread spiral staircase after 1 night + 1 day build time

"Spiral staircase" was a dream feature for our tiny cabin. But is it possible? A standard spiral staircase has a diameter of about six feet making it a bad fit for this tiny space. Lots of tiny homes use ladders, ship's ladders and homemade stair/storage combos to access the loft without taking up valuable floor space. 

Solution: the Arke Karina staircase kit with alternating trades (also called "paddle stairs"). Alternating tread stairs allow