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  • 1. Tiny
House
Blog Community
Project INDES
145 By
Cammy
Davis Sustainable
Design
  • 2. Why
Tiny
Homes? • I
first
became
interested
in
Eny
homes
when
my
 parents
decided
to
sell
our
middle
class
stucco
 home
and
buy
an
Airstream
travel
trailer
and
“live
 off
the
land”. • My
childhood
goal
was
to
have
a
“real
house”
like
 all
my
friends.

APer
years
and
years
of
chasing
the
 American
dream,
the
economy
and
reality
 interceded.

Now
the
idea
of
going
back
in
Eme,
 simplifying
my
living
situaEon
and
having
Eme
to
 actually
live
life
has
become
very
appealing.
  • 3. History
of
Tiny
House
Blog • Developed
by
Kent
Griswold
in
2007 • MoEvaEon:
love
of
small
spaces • Goal:
to
discover
the
different
opEons
available
for
a
 person
looking
to
down
size
into
a
Eny
house
or
cabin • Looking
at
different
type
of
construcEon,
book
reviews,
 alternate
energy
for
heat
and
electricity. • Encourages:
 • 
feedback
and
ideas

 • 
Stories
of
people
who
are
living
this
dream. • 
Pictures
of
Eny
houses
and
cabins,
etc.
  • 4. Benefits
of
Living
in
a
Tiny
Home • 1.
Tiny
Homes
Save
Huge
Money • The
smaller
the
house,
the
lower
 Have
House,
Will
Travel. the
cost. • 
2.
Freedom
from
Debt • Big
houses
come
with
big
 mortgages.
Smaller
houses
can
 result
in
no
mortgage
at
all. • 
3.
Freedom
from
Stuff • Living
in
a
Eny
home
forces
you
to
 decluZer
and
only
keep
things
that
 you
use
frequently • 
4.
Freedom
to
Take
your
Home
 with
you • A
large
number
of
Eny
homes
are
 being
built
upon
truck
beds,

  • 5. Benefits
of
Living
in
a
Tiny
Home • 5.
More
Time • Homes
are
very
Eme
consuming.
But
what
if
you
 could
vacuum
your
floor
in
1
minute
and
just
be
 done
with
it?
The
size
of
your
home
is
inversely
 proporEonal
to
the
free
Eme
that
you
have.
With
 liZle
home
to
take
care
of,
you
have
plenty
of
Eme
 to
do
the
things
you
really
want
to
do.
And
that’s
 liberaEng. • 6.
Great
Minds
Think
Alike • You’ll
also
become
a
local
celebrity
of
sorts
and
 random
interesEng
people
from
around
the
country
 will
strike
up
conversaEon
wherever
you
take
your
 home.

(This
is
also
true
of
riding
a
Vespa
in
 Issaquah.)
 • 7.
BeLer
Quality
Home • You
should,
in
theory,
be
able
to
upgrade
the
quality
 of
the
home
around
you
because
you’ve
been
able
 to
cut
down
on
the
materials
and
cost
of
the
home
 so
significantly.
Pubng
in
that
marble
counter‐top
 shouldn’t
cost
that
much
when
it
is
only
5
square
 feet.
Hardwood
floors?
You
can
install
hardwoods
in
 your
whole
house
for
the
price
that
most
people
pay
 for
one
bedroom!
  • 6. Tiny
Home
Interiors
  • 7. Environmental
Impact • The
average
American
home
consumes
about
75%
of
an
acre
of
 forest
and
produces
about
7
tons
of
construcEon
waste!
And
...
it
 emits
18
tons
of
greenhouse
gases
every
year! • One
style
of
Eny
home
is
made
of
4,800
pounds
of
building
 materials
each,
and
less
than
100
pounds
go
to
the
landfill.
Plus
 they
produce
less
than
900
pounds
of
greenhouse
gases
during
a
 typical
Iowa
winter!
  • 8. The
American
Dream • Today
in
America,
1
in
5
homeowners
owe
 more
money
than
what
their
home
is
worth!
 Many
people
are
literally
walking
away
from
 their
homes
because
of
this
tragedy.
But
 that's
only
part
of
the
story! • According
to
RealtyTrac,
over
2.8
million
 homes
were
foreclosed
in
2009. • Just
think,
all
those
months
of
making
the
 house
note,
paying
steep
uElity
bills,
 property
taxes,
and
maintenance
‐
up
in
 smoke.
Don't
you
deserve
beZer
than
this? • People
were
sold
a
bill
of
goods
that
they
 need
more
home
than
they
can
afford
and
 now
their
finances,
relaEonships
and
lives
 are
in
chaos. • Being
shackled
with
debt
Ell
the
grave
 doesn't
sound
like
the
American
dream
to
 me.

  • 9. “I
don’t
want
this
life.” • IN
his
20s,
Michael
Janzen
at
40
has
all
the
trappings
 of
a
successful
homeowner:
in‐ground
pool,
maid
 service,
a
yard
landscaped
with
Japanese
black
pine
 bonsai
trees.
He
owns
an
1,800‐square‐foot
home
in
 Fair
Oaks,
Calif. • So
why
has
Mr.
Janzen
spent
the
summer
building
an
 80‐square‐foot
“Eny
house”
out
of
free
stuff
he
 found
on
Craigslist? • There
he
is
on
nights
and
weekends,
designing
a
 floor
plan
whose
dimensions
are
measured
not
in
 feet
but
inches,
nailing
scavenged
wood
pallets
 together
for
the
frame,
or
fixing
up
an
old
trailer
to
 serve
as
the
foundaEon.
The
iniEal
reacEon
from
his
 wife,
Julia:
“Is
this
a
Unabomber
building?” • According
to
Mr.
Janzen,
he
came
to
the
realizaEon
 that
“I
don’t
want
this
life
—
the
life
of
someone
 who’s
working
too
hard
to
pay
a
large
mortgage
to
 live
in
this
house.”
The
catalyst,
he
said,
was
 watching
the
value
of
his
home
plummet
with
the
 rest
of
the
real
estate
market,
while
the
Eme
and
 money
required
to
maintain
the
property
only
 increased.
“The
energy
cost
is
enormous,”
he
said,
 “and
the
bigger
your
property
gets,
the
more
there
 is
to
do.”
  • 10. Simple
Living • “Half
of
knowing
what
it
is
to
live
simply
is
 knowing
how
to
live
happily.“

From
YouTube,
 Thoreau’s
cabin
redux:
Eny
homes
and
 happiness
video
  • 11. cammysEnyhome.blogspot.com • As
I
search
for
simplifying
my
own
life,
the
idea
 of
living
in
a
small
home
without
a
huge
 mortgage
appeals
to
me.

However,
the
 logisEcs
seem
overwhelming.

More
so,
the
 reacEon
from
family
and
friends
can
be
a
bit
 daunEng
as
well.

I
decided
to
take
it
one
step
 at
a
Eme
and
started
a
blog
about
my
path
 towards
simple
living.

You
can
follow
me
at:
 cammysEnyhome.blogspot.com
  • 12. Tiny
House
Directory The
Tiny
House
Blog
has
a
website
directory
 by
 category
 and
 state.
 
 These
 are
 just
 the
 companies
located
in
Washington
state: • Modern
Shed
‐
WA • Rainier
Yurts
–
WA • Old
Western
Wagons
–
WA • LiZle
Green
Buildings
–
WA • Shed
Boy
–
WA • Penny
Pincher
Barn
Company
–
WA • Rough
Cut
Sheds
–
WA • Green
Pod
Development
–
WA • Gypsy
Wagon
Workshop
–
WA • FloaEng
Pods
–
WA
  • 13. Relevant
Websites • hZp://weehouse.com/pdfs/weeGreen.pdf • • hZp://www.blueskymod.com/info.html • • hZp://www.cusatocoZages.com/selectaplan.php# • • hZp://www.livingoffgrid.org/the‐pros‐and‐cons‐of‐Eny‐ homes/