Happy Tiny


Book by Ryan Mitchell

A Tiny House Documentary

Welcome To Our Awesome Tiny House Magazine

April 2016

The tiny house movement is exactly as its name implies: people are building and buying homes that are less than 600 square feet in an effort to completely change their lifestyle. While the motivations behind such a move may vary, the result is the same: a simpler way of life that reduces financial and ecological stress. History of the Movement Although the “tiny” lifestyle has existed for decades, it wasn’t considered a mainstream concept until recently. The tiny house movement first gained true momentum during the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. In the recession, homeowners were drawn to the low-cost and

In season 1 episode 1 of Tiny House Nation, hosts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin help tiny house hopefuls Jeff and Chelsea downsize from 1,300 square feet and build their dream home on wheels in Maryville Tennessee. Jeff and Chelsea wanted to go tiny for financial reasons, so Chelsea can work less and spend more time with daughter Lily Grace, while Jeff goes back to school. Because this is a tiny house for three, the family needed a house that had a play space and bedroom for Lily Grace, a private master bedroom, and a full kitchen. The roofline on this

Pittsburgh has become the frontline of a battle between tiny living ideals and urban gentrification. CityLAB, a non-profit think tank based in Pittsburgh, has been caught in the middle of controversy surrounding gentrification efforts in a low-income East End neighborhood. Garfield is a predominately black area that has seen little economic growth in recent years. Over the past five years, urban planner and developer Eve Picker has been attempting to revitalize Garfield by attracting artists and other creatives to the neighborhood. As the founder CEO of cityLAB, Picker has been implementing a project called “6% Place” in hopes of sparking economic