314 episodes

Conversations on how to plan, build, and live the tiny life. Ethan Waldman from thetinyhouse.net gives you the chance to get inside the heads of tiny house luminaries and every day tiny house dwellers so you can plan, build and live the tiny house life you’ve been dreaming of. Discover how you can create a tiny lifestyle that includes owning your own home, whether it’s a tiny house on wheels, van, or camper that you can take with you, or just a sweet tiny cabin in the mountains. Ethan built his own tiny house on wheels in 2012 and has been educating other tiny house hopefuls ever since. His flagship resource, Tiny House Decisions has been widely recommended by tiny house experts as a must-read how to guide to planning a successful tiny house. From tiny house heating, plumbing, and composting toilets, to building a tiny house for cheap, DIY techniques and more. Subscribe if you are ready to start YOUR tiny house journey.

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast Ethan Waldman

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 156 Ratings

Conversations on how to plan, build, and live the tiny life. Ethan Waldman from thetinyhouse.net gives you the chance to get inside the heads of tiny house luminaries and every day tiny house dwellers so you can plan, build and live the tiny house life you’ve been dreaming of. Discover how you can create a tiny lifestyle that includes owning your own home, whether it’s a tiny house on wheels, van, or camper that you can take with you, or just a sweet tiny cabin in the mountains. Ethan built his own tiny house on wheels in 2012 and has been educating other tiny house hopefuls ever since. His flagship resource, Tiny House Decisions has been widely recommended by tiny house experts as a must-read how to guide to planning a successful tiny house. From tiny house heating, plumbing, and composting toilets, to building a tiny house for cheap, DIY techniques and more. Subscribe if you are ready to start YOUR tiny house journey.

    From NYC to 128 Sq Ft: How John Wells Escaped $12K Taxes for a $400/Year Tiny Paradise

    From NYC to 128 Sq Ft: How John Wells Escaped $12K Taxes for a $400/Year Tiny Paradise

    Today's episode is a special one, several years ago, I had the privilege of interviewing John Wells, a true pioneer in the tiny house movement. John first caught my attention through his insightful comments on my Facebook posts about building my own tiny house. As I dug deeper into his profile, I realized he was the real deal - someone who had fully embraced the off-grid, minimalist lifestyle.While we initially decided not to release our conversation, recent events have changed my perspective...

    • 41 min
    The Versatility and Challenges of Living a Tiny Lifestyle

    The Versatility and Challenges of Living a Tiny Lifestyle

    Over the past decade, Jenna has expanded her influence through her amazingly popular YouTube channel, Tiny House Giant Journey, which showcases unique tiny house tours and stories. We'll discuss the challenges of maintaining and repairing a tiny house, especially when it's used primarily as a vacation rental, but it wasn't built as one initially. Jenna will also share the incredible stories behind some of the most remarkable tiny houses she has encountered, including one nestled in an animal ...

    • 36 min
    Secrets to a Fulfilling Tiny House Lifestyle

    Secrets to a Fulfilling Tiny House Lifestyle

    Candace and her husband have a unique story, having coordinated their tiny house build in the United States while still living in South Africa entirely via WhatsApp video calls. With a background as a declutter coach, life coach, retreat leader, and yoga teacher, Candace brings us insights on how to create a life filled with intentionality and joy. We'll dive into her journey from South Africa to the United States, explore the impact of decluttering on mental and emotional well-being, and get...

    • 40 min
    011. Living the Minimalist Family Life: 3 People, 3 Cats, and a Dog in a 325sf Tiny House On Wheels

    011. Living the Minimalist Family Life: 3 People, 3 Cats, and a Dog in a 325sf Tiny House On Wheels

    Emily Gerde and her husband Justin, son Wyatt, three cats and one dog live in a 325 square foot tiny house on wheels. Emily is the author of Minimalist Living for a Maximum Life, which provides insight on their tiny house journey and how a minimalist, organic, holistic, mindful lifestyle led to a life of their dreams. What's it like raising a minimalist family with plans to grow in tiny house? How do you keep the intake of stuff to a minimum while creating an enriching experience for your chi...

    • 35 min
    081. The Allure of the Roadtrip: Building Towable Tiny Houses

    081. The Allure of the Roadtrip: Building Towable Tiny Houses

    Lil Wing is a metal triangle on wheels with a putting green grass landing, and it was the most unique tiny house I saw at Big Mass Festival. The builder, Chris Schapdick of Tiny Industrial, specializes in smaller tiny homes that are easy to tow. In addition, he is the author of two books about tiny house living. In this conversation, we’ll cover the ins and outs of building towable tiny houses, why Chris decided to share his process on Instructables, and what we can look forward to in his boo...

    • 36 min
    She’s Building Her Tiny House Dream Against All Odds

    She’s Building Her Tiny House Dream Against All Odds

    I am excited to introduce you to Kaylee, a passionate advocate for the tiny house movement and a biology teacher with a deep interest in sustainable living. Kaylee will share the inspiring saga of her journey building her own tiny house and how it reshaped her perspective on simple, ecological living. We'll dig into the challenges she faced from zoning laws to financial hurdles and how these experiences fueled her advocacy for tiny house legalization. Kaylee's story is not just about building...

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

TLMelon ,

Big ideas about tiny living

I’ve been listening to the show since Ethan launched the podcast. Ethan stays on top of the evolving concept of a tiny lifestyle with a dynamic range of topics and guests. So often I find podcast hosts are more in love with their own voices, but Ethan asks great questions and allows his guests to fully answer them. The show is relevant, fun and interesting.

Hdank1986 ,

My favorite podcast

I found this podcast a couple months ago, and I LOVE it! I look forward to Fridays for your new episodes. As someone looking to get into the tiny life, your podcasts have been so helpful! I’m learning so much, and I appreciate all the different guests and topics.

Tiny Off-Grid House Research ,

Episode 252 “Want A Safe Tiny House Foundation”

Ethan, I appreciate that during the discussion you initiated the topic of Tiny House trailer insulation; an important topic that’s often over looked.
Thermal bridging, which can cause condensation and progress to the growth of mold, is a concern with some bumper-pull trailer models that have the subfloor between the wheel wells creating an uninsulated corner where the subfloor and walls meet.
Thank you

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