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20 Tiny Houses We’d Be Happy to Squeeze Into

Potentially NSFW: tiny getaways from the big, bad wolf called life. Clearly, we have an issue with downsizing, as in we can’t get enough of it. We acknowledge that minimizing, tiny-fying and compartmentalizing has its limitations (space being one of them), but the myriad incarnations and manifestations of the tiny […]

7 Quirky and Sustainable Vacation Rentals to Lust Over

From repurposed airstreams to tiny houses, get inspired to head out on the road with one of these drool-worthy vacation rentals. Apps like Airbnb, HomeAway, Vacation Rental by Owner, and more are making it super easy to get away from it all and find quirky vacation rentals. Not too long […]

10 Cool Airstreams and Other Alternative Mobile Housing

In the 1950s, Airstream trailers were the pinnacle of luxurious travel: roomy, comfortable and futuristic, resembling nothing more than a Jetsons-like flying vehicle ready to take to the skies. Today, Airstream aficionados drool over the rounded aluminum bodies and mid-century modern interiors. While many still function as campers, others have […]

My Tiny House Adventure: Have I Lost My Mind?

Two hundred square feet makes a pretty spacious bedroom. But have you ever tried cramming everything you own – along with your spouse, two cats and a dog – into a space that size? God help me, that’s what I’m about to do. Voluntarily. You see, I’ve been infected with […]

TINY: A Story About Living Small

A new film explores the lives of American families that have downsized to 400 square feet or less. I sent my partner, Christopher, a text one frigid day last February asking a simple question: “What are you doing?” Christopher replied he was “just working,” then, “Might go up to the […]

The Friday 5: Waste Not, Want Not Edition

In a perfect world, we would use everything we have. David Quilty, founder of The Good Human, recently wrote a story on being an ‘eco-sinner’. He writes: “We drive cars, we eat unsustainable food, we shop at big box stores, we use computers, we watch TV. Many of the eco-sins […]

4 Tiny Homes More Awesome Than Any McMansion

We’re trained to think that bigger is better, but the development of uber-cute, ultra-efficient homes of 500 square feet or less, have some questioning this wasteful assumption. Our homes are our castles. Inside their walls, we grow, laugh, cry, cook, work, play and sleep. Before the housing market crisis, homes […]

Tiny House Living Goes Waterfront: Think Houseboats

Tiny house living goes the way of the water. In much the same as a portion of the population is disgusted by super sized meals, giant SUVs, and Costco shopping, those yearning to live simply are also turned off by mega-mansions dotting the suburbs of our cities. It’s a social […]

2011 in Review: How Small Spaces Trumped McMansions

Small was sexy in 2011.  The world’s population hit seven billion this year and is projected to reach nine billion by 2050 – a sure sign that we better start figuring out ways to maximize space. The average house size in America has more than doubled since the 1950s, forcing […]

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7 Quirky and Sustainable Vacation Rentals to Lust Over

From repurposed airstreams to tiny houses, get inspired to head out on the road with one of these drool-worthy vacation rentals. Apps like Airbnb, HomeAway, Vacation Rental by Owner, and more are making it super easy to get away from it all and find quirky vacation rentals. Not too long […]

Tiny House Living Goes Waterfront: Think Houseboats

Tiny house living goes the way of the water. In much the same as a portion of the population is disgusted by super sized meals, giant SUVs, and Costco shopping, those yearning to live simply are also turned off by mega-mansions dotting the suburbs of our cities. It’s a social […]

4 Tiny Homes More Awesome Than Any McMansion

We’re trained to think that bigger is better, but the development of uber-cute, ultra-efficient homes of 500 square feet or less, have some questioning this wasteful assumption. Our homes are our castles. Inside their walls, we grow, laugh, cry, cook, work, play and sleep. Before the housing market crisis, homes […]

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7 Quirky and Sustainable Vacation Rentals to Lust Over

From repurposed airstreams to tiny houses, get inspired to head out on the road with one of these drool-worthy vacation rentals. Apps like Airbnb, HomeAway, Vacation Rental by Owner, and more are making it super easy to get away from it all and find quirky vacation rentals. Not too long […]