Turtle Island Tiny Homes – affordable living across North America

A husband and wife team, Michael and Kirsten are the creators and builders behind Turtle Island Tiny Homes. Bringing 30 years of house construction to the table, Michael is a very skilled and experienced builder. With the first three homes built in Alberta, Turtle Island Tiny Homes understands Canadian climate. The crew has since moved to Qualicum Bay, BC where they carry out production with one additional part time employee. They call themselves Turtle Island, as it is the name of North America, according to some indigenous groups. more “Turtle Island Tiny Homes – affordable living across North America”

Top 10 ways to find used materials

1. Habitat for humanity, Restore

Restore offers a wide range of materials for building and renovating. Stock is donated from individuals and companies. Proceeds go towards building homes for those in need. Swing by if you need cupboards, a sink, tools, or maybe just a cheap can of “Great Stuff”.

2. The free store

Yes, these do exist. If you are lucky enough to have one in your city, head there right now. Normally you pay a small fee to get rid of your stuff an then it’s free for the taking.

3. Consignment stores

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Avoiding cat “ick” in a small space

Meet Johnny and Battlecat. Sometimes, as cute as they are; they do gross stuff. I’m going to address the nastiness and show you one of our solutions.

Surprisingly, living in a 250 square foot home with our kitties has not been a challenge. They frequent a larger area of the house than they did in our pre-tiny days. Cats tend to enjoy height. In our old home, they spent the majority of their time on the back of the couches. In our new home, they spend a lot of time on the loft, the stairs, or the rafters. We are lucky that they have embraced their new home as one giant cat tree. They even skipped the step where they freak out for 3+ days because they are in a new place.

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A brutally honest response to “dear people who live in fancy tiny houses”

I’m sure most tiny home enthusiasts have stumbled across this viral blog post. If not, you can read it here:  “Dear People Who Live in Fancy Tiny Houses”.

Dear Lauren,

I know this article was written in a humorous fashion. I’m not going to attack you or tell you to pull your head out of your ass, like some of the comments. The majority of the questions you bring up jokingly are what many people inquire about on a regular basis. They are worth answering, so I will try my best to do so. more “A brutally honest response to “dear people who live in fancy tiny houses””