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Tiny houses: The next big thing, or too close for comfort?

[this is a reprint of a feature article I wrote for our local newspaper, published June 1, 2015.]

Tiny Houses are built on dual-axle trailer foundations both for mobility and exemption from zoning and building codes.  In August of 2012 when work dried up in Arizona we simply hitched up and moved our house to Santa Fe, NM.  I blogged about our tiny adventures at http://clotheslinetinyhomes.com.    photo by Carrie Caverly

Tiny Houses are built on dual-axle trailer foundations both for mobility and exemption from zoning and building codes. In August of 2012 when work dried up in Arizona we simply hitched up and moved our house to Santa Fe, NM. I blogged about our tiny adventures at http://clotheslinetinyhomes.com.     photo by Carrie Caverly

by Carrie Caverly

In the land of “McMansions” where the average house size has swelled to 2,600sf, a petite countercultural version of home is rolling into the neighborhood: the Tiny House.

“Drawn by the prospect of financial freedom, a simpler lifestyle and limiting one’s environmental footprint, more buyers are opting to downsize—in some cases, to space no larger than 300 sq. ft.”—Tiny House Nation reality TV show.

Small living quarters are not entirely novel, or inherently hip, but they are enjoying wild popularity.  No longer the sole realm of online bloggers, tiny houses are all over the media, featured on Oprah, in Forbes magazine, CNN, the BBC, and a slew of local news stations.  There are two documentary films now: Tiny: The Movie, streamable on Netflix, and Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary, with select screenings starting in April 2015.  There are three reality TV shows: Tiny House Nation, Tiny House Hunters, and Tiny House Builders.  Fortune magazine lists micro dwellings in the top 5 home trends of 2015, saying “micro and tiny are huge.”

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Country Living magazine features 44 Tiny Houses and Portlandia mocks ‘Microhouses’

click here to go to Country Living’s gallery of 44 tiny houses.  Macy Miller got front billing – congrats Macy!  Your house looks very beautiful.  Our house is buried in there somewhere…

and Portlandia’s skit mocking “microliving” is hilarious!  I especially liked the bathroom / home office.  Tiny Houses are just asking to be spoofed.

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A Tiny Step in Our Journey Home (Tiny House Magazine Article)

By Carrie Caverly. October 30, 2014 (an article I wrote for Tiny House Magazine…) When we built our Tiny House in 2012 we wanted it to be temporary – a stepping stone toward owning our own self-sufficient home, mortgage free. And even though I struggled with living in 200 SF for a year and a half, I feel so much gratitude for our tiny house because (two years later) it actually did enable us to buy land and start building a modest home of our own, without borrowing money. DSC01689     Our first rental lot in Prescott, AZ. Set up for an RV, this site was tucked into a residential neighborhood and I cropped them out of this photo, but there are neighbors 50 feet away on both sides.

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TINY: The Movie

Have you seen this documentary TINY yet?

TINY: A Story About Living Small, the Movie by Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller.

TINY: A Story About Living Small, the Movie by Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller.

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Treehugger article

I have to share this hilarious comment that appeared after an article about our tiny house / Clothesline Tiny Homes on Treehugger.com:

Young, clever couples like this are going to doom the species! They are the ones who should be contributing to the future gene pool – no way that’s going to happen while they’re living in their hipster sardine can. Quick! Everyone with an education – couple up, have no kids, and leave the future to those with lifestyles you disdained while bending down to fit into your hamster wheels.

– coati-boy

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Another article online…

wow, another story about us living in a tiny house and our website is going crazy!  almost 8,000 hits today.

this one was on “Mail Online” a UK online news website.  a really great story they wrote, click the photo below to read the story.

Article about living in our tiny house...

Article about living in our tiny house…

And I really need to do a post about progress on our current tiny house project underway, the Beehive Mobile Mini Mart.  Soon!  We’re just so busy working on it, I haven’t had time to blog.

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NY Daily News Article about Clothesline Tiny Homes

The NY Daily News wrote a really nice article about us living in our tiny house.  Click the photo to read the article…

NY Daily News wrote a story about Clothesline Tiny Homes.

NY Daily News wrote a story about Clothesline Tiny Homes.

And… we’ve had over 200,000 hits on our website!  We created the website a little over a year ago, so I guess there is a lot of interest in living tiny.  We’ve been working on the Beehive tiny house and I’ll do an update soon.  Hope everyone is well!

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Clothesline Tiny Homes website additions

Hello everyone!

hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I wanted to show you a few additions I’ve been making to our website…

  • shop page – will feature goods and services we’re offering for sale.  hover over the ‘shop’ heading at the top of the website for options
  • publicity page – we’ve had the honor of being featured in several news outlets and I compiled them on one page so you can read the articles and view the video and photo tours of our home.

contact us for more info of goods and services and stay tuned for plans available for download.

take care,

Carrie

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Clothesline Tiny Homes on Huffington Post!

Huffington Post just wrote an article about our tiny house!  Check it out by clicking the link.

The reporter really went a different direction with this story, and I like it!  You never know what portion of an interview is going to be published, or if the journalists will mock you (like one news anchor with ABC15 in Phoenix did)….but this was a really nice article by Amy Marturana of Huffington Post.

(Happy Thanksgiving too!  In addition to our wonderful families, friends, and our sweet followers here on the blog, I am so thankful for my husband, who persuaded me to make drastic changes and start this tiny adventure that we’re on…)

– Carrie

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Clothesline Tiny Homes on Facebook

hey everyone!

we have had a facebook page for a while but have sort of left it alone… until today!  when I finally cleaned up our photo albums, added labels etc.

http://www.facebook.com/ClotheslineTinyHomes

so check out our facebook page (and like us… if you’d… like.) especially check out the photo album of our entire build!  I hope it’s very informative.

hope all is well,

Carrie

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