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Tiny Houses for the Homeless: An Affordable Solution Catches On

A growing number of towns and cities have found a practical solution to homelessness through the construction of tiny-house villages—and housing officials are taking notice. On a Saturday in September, more than 125 volunteers showed up with tools in hand and built six new 16-by-20-foot houses for a group of formerly homeless men. It was



North Texas Woman Embarks on Life in Tiny House

Woman builds a 112-square-foot, $25,000 home In the land of big homes, Beth Ann Norrgard’s home is about the size of a nice tool shed; and she says that is all that she needs. Norrgard’s 112-square-foot house is complete with a kitchen and bathroom, each 2 feet by 4 feet in size. The living room


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Tiny Home Infographic Shows 68 Percent Of Small-Space Dwellers Don’t Have A Mortgage

The phenomenon of tiny homes just keeps growing year by year, and more and more small-space dwellers are spreading the word that the tinier the house, the better. Take for example this new infographic by the folks over at TheTinyLife.com in partnership with TinyHouseConference.com and TinyHouseCraftsman.com, who reportedly spent “several hundred hours” researching small living.




Dallas woman has big dreams of creating a tiny house community

Beth Ann Norrgard spends her days working an office job she loves but plans to give it up to live in a house that’s slightly larger than a cubicle. For the last year, Norrgard, a paralegal for a downtown Dallas law firm, has been living a double life. Most nights she sheds her work clothes


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A Cryptocurrency To Encourage You To Get Solar Power

SolarCoins–like BitCoins grown by the sun–will hopefully make it easier for homeowners to get some cash in return for their renewable energy credits. Maybe you don’t need any more incentive to put solar panels on your roof. You’re happy saving money on the electricity bill and helping the environment. But if you do need encouragement,




McClatchy-Marist Poll: American dream seen as out of reach

WASHINGTON — Racing into a new century in which many of the old rules don’t seem to apply anymore, Americans are overwhelmingly pessimistic about their chances of achieving and sustaining the American dream, according to a new Marist-McClatchy Poll. They see an economic system in which they have to work harder than ever to get



Tiny house trend growing bigger and bigger

The Tiny House trend is spreading from the West Coast where it started and seems to be part of the green building movement. Tiny houses, the proponents claim, are compact and offer many of the features of a large house “without all the extras.” The tiny houses, measuring an average of 500 square feet, have


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High-tech meets low-tech in tiny house movement

By Blake Snow is a content writer and adviser from Provo, where he lives with his family. Going mainstream isn’t the point, Hickman said. “The McMansion isn’t going anywhere, but I think more and more Americans will continue to take interest in what’s being called right-sizing. This doesn’t mean we’ll see an uptick in folks


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VA Home Loans

Find out if you are eligible for a VA Home Loan, and if you are, learn what steps you should take to get approved for a home mortgage. Facts About VA Loan Eligibility




FHA Loan Basics

Loans from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) are popular options for borrowers because they allow you to buy a home with a relatively small down payment. Designed to promote home ownership, FHA loans make it easier for people to qualify for a mortgage. But they’re not for everybody, so it pays to understand how they


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