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Ethan Waldman

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😬 When Zoning Laws Attack Your Tiny Dream (Series 2/7)

Hey [FirstName], Ready for another dose of tiny house reality? Today, we're diving deeper into the legal limbo that Bryce mentioned in his video. (In case you missed part 1, you can find it here.) But first, how's your day going? Any zoning officers knocking at your (tiny) door? 😉 Now, let's shine a light on the shadows... The Dark Side of Tiny Homes: Legal Nightmares Remember how Bryce talked about tiny houses being stuck in a gray area? Well, I've got two real-world stories that bring this...

Hey Reader, Ever felt like you're only hearing the good stuff about tiny houses? Well, buckle up. This week, we're diving into the not-so-sunny side of tiny living. But first, how's your week been? Built anything cool? Downsized that junk drawer yet? 😉 Now, let's talk about the elephant in the (tiny) room... The Dark Side of Tiny Homes: What They Don't Tell You You know Bryce Langston, right? That charismatic Kiwi from "Living Big in a Tiny House"? Well, he recently dropped a truth bomb about...

Hey Reader, With the heat dome finally moving past the east coast, let's dive into a hot topic: staying cool in your tiny sanctuary. 🌡️ The Tiny House Cooling Challenge Tiny houses face unique cooling challenges: Less insulation than standard homes Higher ratio of windows to walls (hello, greenhouse effect!) 💡 Quick Cooling Tips Install dark shades to block out light Add extra insulation where possible Use reflective window film 🔧 Cooling Solutions for Tiny Spaces Option 1: Mini Split Heat...

Hey Reader, How’s your week going? Mine’s been pretty good, and I’ve got some an update about the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast. But first, let’s dive into a trend I’ve noticed in the tiny house space: Great deals on used tiny homes. During the pandemic, the demand for tiny homes surged, driving up the cost of building materials and making tiny homes scarce and incredibly expensive. Homes priced over $100,000 became the norm rather than the exception. This shift has been shocking for many,...

Hey Reader, his week I had the pleasure of giving a guest lecture at the Yestermorrow Design Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont. The students there are immersed in a four-week tiny house design build course, where they not only design their own tiny houses but also work on constructing a movable one. My presentation focused on tiny house systems, drawing heavily from my flagship guide, Tiny House Decisions, to help steer them through their choices. Going into the presentation, self-doubt...

Hey Reader, This morning, I found myself reflecting on the incredible growth of the tiny house movement since my journey began in 2011. Back then, tiny houses were an obscure concept that required a full explanation. Now, hardly anyone is unaware of what a tiny house is. The definition has evolved as well. While "tiny house" may still bring to mind Jay Shafer's original gabled roof house on wheels, they've grown in size and variety. RVs and mobile homes, once shunned by the tiny house...