We often focus on the small steps to becoming more eco friendly like reducing, reusing, and recycling. These are great habits to implement in daily life, but how can we make a difference through other, bigger, decisions. Buying a house, choosing a car, and deciding where to live have a huge impact on the environment.

We all love a nice cabin in the woods, but chances are you probably still want internet at your tiny home. This article discusses the options currently available for rural internet service as well as the pros and cons associated with each.

"NIMBY," an acronym for "not in my back yard," is a word to describe those who oppose developments in their neighborhoods that they view as undesirable. Often, a primary argument is that increased density will negatively impact the values of existing single-family homes. But a report released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah suggests otherwise. Single-family homes in Salt Lake County located within half a mile of new construction apartment units actually saw higher overall price appreciation than houses located farther away. Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson says, "We are going to need to embrace density in our communities, and with that, there’s a responsibility of developers to do it well."

There’s a new tiny home community opening in 2023 with an amazing story and mission. Tiny Timbers Agrihood is a planned community that incorporates agriculture into a residential neighborhood. Each of the 16 spaces at Tiny Timbers includes space in the communal gardens and access to an orchard and food forest, composting, root cellar, bee yard, greenhouse, crop farming, raised garden beds, chicken coop, and more!

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down virtually with one of our clients that we built for in 2019. In just three years, Stacey has traveled with her 36’ tiny home “The Vista” from Texas to Colorado, and eventually put down some semi-permanent roots in an RV Resort in Utah. While she owns a home in Iowa, she travels out to her tiny home as much as she can. She lives with freedom and autonomy, and in this interview she shares what she’s learned along the way. Her foremost bit of advice for aspiring tiny home dwellers is “Know where you’re going to park your tiny home!”

Exclusionary zoning practices have shaped the history of America’s cities for decades, and now our leaders struggle to dismantle these barriers. Tim McCormick advocates for legalizing vehicle residency in the Cascadia area and details the progress as well as the remaining challenges mobile dwellers face. We need innovative solutions to affordability. Why not allow people to create their own American Dream with mobile housing?

6 models, 100's of configurations. Your perfect tiny home awaits.

6 models, 100's of configurations. Your perfect tiny home awaits.