28 Quick Tips to Finding Your Tiny Home

You’ve seen them in the news, on the internet, and maybe even on the road. You’ve read about the freedom, the simplicity, and the happiness they can bring. And now you’re ready to start your own “tiny journey”.

But simplifying your life and finding the perfect home is no tiny task! There are an overwhelming number of options when it comes to finding the right tiny house for you. From legal requirements to simple aesthetics – where do you start!?

My answer – listen to the experts! No one can tell you what the “best” house is, only you can decide that. But we can give you some advice in finding your perfect solution. Once again I’ve summoned my powers of persuasion to compile a video of advice from some of the industry leaders. I asked tiny house builders and owners alike:

“What is the most important thing to consider for anyone wanting to go tiny?”

Watch the video, and check out their links and photos below! (Protip: watch until the end! #27 is my favorite life lesson… ever.)

Vlog #31: 28 Quick tips for choosing your tiny home

If you want to learn more than you ever thought possible about Tiny Houses, I encourage you to attend a Tiny House Festival near you. It is a great resource to learn everything from building, plumbing & power to lifestyle tips, storage and minimalistic living. After all, theres no better resource than those already doing it…

Learn more about the experts in the video:

United Tiny House – @unitedtinyhouse, festival organizer
Shorty Robbinsfestival organizer, traveling tiny
Hummingbird Tiny Housing – @hummingbird_tiny_housing, builder
Tiny Heirloom – @tinyheirloom, builder
Harmony Tiny Homes – @harmonytinyhomes, builder
3 Bears Tiny Homes – @3bearstinyhomes, builder
Bear’s Tiny Homes – @bearstinyhomes, builder
Tiny Homes USA – @tinyhomesusa, builder
Trekker Trailers – @trekkertrailers, builder
Tiny House Expedition – @tiny_house_expedition, Alexis & Christian, traveling tiny
Yurt Grrl, @yurtgrrl, Kari Cooper, tiny living advocate
Artisan Josh – @artisan_josh, builder & traveling tiny
Hippie Gypsy Girl, @hippiegypsygirl, Brenda Ewing, traveling tiny
Dixie Morgan, @array_of_light, traveling tiny & fire performer
High Spirits Healing, @highspiritshealing, traveling tiny
Navigation Nowhere, @navigationnowhere, Michael Fuehrer, traveling tiny
Adventure or Bust, @theadventureorbust, Brittany & Steven, traveling tiny
Felice Cohen, @felicecohen90, living tiny & author

With support from nüCamp RV | Princess Craft RV3 Legged Thing | Hoodman | Schneider OpticsNikon | Mindshift GearWestcott | Urban Hair | Precision Camera | Bear Claw Carpentry



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    April 24, 2018

    I love this!!! Absolutely wonderful, thank you for creating this 🙂

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      Mandy Lea Photo

      April 24, 2018

      Thank you for your wise advice! <3

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    April 24, 2018

    Y’all have convinced me. No tiny living for me. 🙂

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    Chris DiCroce

    May 9, 2018

    Hey Mandy!
    I watch your videos quite often. After living and sailing on our sailboat for the last 7 years, my wife and I recently decided to sell it. Our 11 year old dog is losing his eyesight so it was time for a change. We’ve sailed all over the western Caribbean and currently reside in a small town in Mexico. I’m a writer and a huge proponent of the tiny life. Especially the way you are living yours. I love your trailer and your involvement with the nuCamp folks. What a great product.

    Not too many people lump the sailing community in with the schoolies and van-life folks but, we lived in about 115 square feet for 7 years. And, sometimes, that 115 feet were tossed around like a cork. It’s been a great life and your tip, #28 about defining what your happiness looks like is spot on. Along with the woman who said, “know your why.”

    I feel exactly the same. Thanks for the killer videos and the wonderful photographs. I get a lot of inspiration and just over all great vibes when I spend a few minutes watching a Mandy video. I’m sure so many others do to. Congrats and keep up the great work.

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