Category: tiny house

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


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 in partnership with and, 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


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


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