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Protohaus | Tiny House | Painted Out | Inspiration For Myself

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

I think I want to “paint out” my Tiny House to an “off-white” colour from finding a picture on Tumblr of a Tiny House that was painted out.  I’ve discovered the two people who live in that house in the States and have some other pictures to share of inside their home.  Even though my Tiny House will be about 578 sq feet… this little one is about 125 sq ft on the main floor (not including the loft).1-tiny life51-4558145551.swf1-4558145570.swf 1-protohaus-interior-2 1-tiny life4

Could you live in a Tiny House?  Could you try and live with less and try and have a bigger life?


Below is a little video taken before all of the finishing touches were added.  The cost for this house was $25,000

Can’t wait.

Completed House Photos | Tiny House | BF + GF + Little Dog | Inspiration For Myself

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Stumbled up on a blog post from a Tiny Home builder that lives in one with his GF and their little dog.  I have bookmarked their blog and will spend more time on it next week.  I have a folder in Evernote that I’m stockpiling tons of ideas as well as what items would make the best fireplace, oven, appliances as well as little details to maximize space.

I like the white painted out look… but I also think this Tiny Home is cute and cozy.

I find this inspiring.  My layout will be different with a bedroom in the back and a loft bed.  You can find my plans for mine below:

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The Tiny House you will see below is pretty cool also.

Today I put money in a jar that will go towards building materials for the frame.  The first big purchase will the the trailer it will sit on.  I am going to build a blog and document the entire journey.



Words + Pictures below are taken from

My comments are in red.


Below you will find a large set of photos of both the interior and exterior of the finished house.

Unlike some other tiny house photos you may see elsewhere on the itnerwebs, these photos have been taken of our house that has now been lived in full-time for over a month by myself, my girlfriend and our small dog. I certainly cleaned and tidied up a lot, but this is what a real lived-in tiny house actually looks like, not a just-finished showroom piece. Enjoy!

1-outside1I want to find some property that I can rent on someone’s larger lot.  Ideally somewhere on Taunton Road in Ajax just west of Westney Rd, where there is a 24hr. Goodlife Fitness, Grocery Store and also a Beer Store.  I would plug in to an existing building like a barn or workshop and be situated behind it facing out into the countryside or forest.  I would want to make a tiny deck that could be removed and it’s movable if I decide to relocate.  I would like to have a simple outdoor kitchen with a quality all season BBQ that will allow me to cook more outside.

Take a peek at the pictures below and see if you could fit into a Tiny House. 

Live with Less and be happy will be my theme for 2014.  My kids will love it.  I’m sure they will call dibs on the loft bedroom.

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Tiny Life | Tiny Homes | Global TV 16×9

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013


A cool little feature on Global TV’s 16×9 on Tiny Homes and Tiny Living.

Tiny Homes | Inspiring | Lego Apartments + Storage Container Houses

Monday, July 8th, 2013


 Below is some other inspiring videos and I just find it interesting to see how people change the way the look at things and the space we think we need and all the items we fill our lives with.

I find these videos inspiring and makes me wonder what it would be like to think different and live different.

Funday Friday | Inspiring Apartment

Friday, November 9th, 2012


A year ago and I seen this apartment that I thought was so cool how it was created and designed.  I wanted to share it with you on Funday Friday.

When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it.

Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Christian says its design was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.