The POD Initiative is creating a tiny home village for homeless women, and it could be just the beginning

BY: TIM O’NEAL Portland, Oregon, like many large cities, struggles with supporting its homeless population in a dignified way. According to Multnomah County, there are almost four-thousand homeless individuals sleeping on the streets on any given night in and around…

Tiny house plans you can download for free

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  The tiny house movement is growing. With more and more people looking to downsize their space and utilities in favour of a lower carbon footprint, and downsize their belongings in favour of a unique and fulfilling living…

New wheelchair-friendly tiny house gives independence to disabled family members

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Tiny houses aren’t just for those who crave the off-the-grid minimalist lifestyle anymore. LineSync Architecture has designed the Wheel Pad, a tiny room for wheelchair users to stay connected with their families while maintaining their own privacy…

This couple lives in a tiny camper trailer that only cost them $1,800

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP “I met her on Tinder, but got to know her in a camper trailer.” This is the quote that immediately made me love Greg and Kathleen’s story of their transition into the tiny house movement. When I…

After a devastating earthquake, this family rebuilt their lives in a 1987 Volvo van

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Saving money, the ability to roam freely from city to city, doing your part to help the environment; those are probably the three most popular reasons as to why people have been ditching the regular 9-5 working…

This couple ditched their jobs to travel across the country in a tiny house on wheels (photos)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP All photos by Guillaume Dutilh @ Tiny House Giant Journey. Tiny houses and dream-like, converted vans have been taking over our Instagram feeds, our Pinterest boards, and quite possibly, have become some of our most googled items.…

In less than 24 hours, this tiny house was built for only $10,000 using only a hex key

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP  Like most metropolitan cities, real estate in Beijing is expensive. So expensive that for young people moving out of their parents’ house, searching for a new apartment becomes a sad game of trying to find one close…

This infographic proves that living in a tiny house is the key to a big life

Within the last decade the tiny house movement has blossomed. Many have come to realize that it is not the size of your space that matters, but rather what you do with it. Not only are tiny homes cheaper to…

This group of teens transformed a homeless encampment into a tiny home village

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY A group of dedicated and altruistic teenagers has managed to build tiny, mobile homes for homeless citizens in Seattle, Washington. The teens were led by the non-profit organization, Sawhorse Revolution, with additional help from several construction, architecture,…

As temperatures drop and tempers rise, Oregon man donates tiny homes to Standing Rock protestors

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE Okay, you can be proud of humanity again. Oregon volunteers have helped the Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors by bringing them life-saving shelter and supplies for the winter. Pulling up with a 35-foot truck full of food, clothing, stoves…

This couple converted a school bus from 1993 into a badass tiny home on wheels

Reddit user /Ashandrik has done something that most of us only dream about while staring blankly out of our office windows; he’s converted a 1993 Bluebird School bus into a tiny home on wheels. Make sure you head over to his Imgur…

This website connects van dwellers with property owners to enhance the van-life experience

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP We all know vans are very “in” right now. From a millionaire Major League Baseball player to regular, young couples, people worldwide are ditching the big house and picket fence and instead downsizing to living in modern,…

You can live in a tiny castle with the most picturesque views for only $89,000

BY: JESSICA BEUKER In recent years, the tiny house movement has taken off as many people look towards downsizing material items in order to live fuller, less-cluttered, meaningful lives. Still, there are those of us who dream of living in…

A 25-year-old’s innovative and terrifying solution to living in San Francisco for $500 per month

By: Rob Hoffman A 25-year-old illustrator recently aired a unique solution to San Francisco’s absurd living costs. When plan ‘A’ fell through due to unexpectedly high housing prices—renting a two bedroom apartment with a friend—Peter Berkowitz decided to innovate. But…

Oakland artist is building tiny homes to fight homelessness.

BY: MARIYA GUZOVA Since 2014, the number of homeless people on the streets in America has dropped by about 40,000 people. This steady and incredible decline in homelessness stems from a new wave of thinking amongst the people who are…

A young couple quits the city life to start an off-grid homestead completely from scratch

BY: ALYSSA CRAFT What in the world would inspire two city dwellers to shun the city lifestyle for one so completely opposite that it would test their ultimate survival skills? Meet Jesse and Alyssa, who decided to leave behind everything…

This guy hand-built an eco-friendly cob house for only $250

BY: JESSICA BEUKER Michael Buck wanted to prove that paying for a house shouldn’t take a lifetime or require burdensome loans. So the 59-year-old British farmer and retired art teacher decided to build a cob house in his garden—for a…

This guy is creating an entire eco-city devoted to freedom culture

BY: ERIK HUSTON The second that he joined the Skype call, energy filled the entire room. From the moment he opened his mouth, to the time we clicked ‘call end,’ I was wholly captivated. His overwhelming excitement could only be…

This Portland native lives out of an abandoned airplane in the expansive Pacific woods

BY: ALEX BROWN Photos by: John Brecher An old Portland native named Bruce Campbell has changed many people’s thinking on the possibilities of aircraft recycling, living out in the Oregon woods in a converted 727 jetliner. Although it’s still unclear how…

This Christmas you can nominate someone to win a fully functioning tiny house

BY: JESSICA BEUKER   For five years Micah and Whitney Slade, along with their kids Rhett, Charlie, Kael and Taj, have made a Christmas card video and sent it out to their friends and family via YouTube. The videos often…