Four Years Of The Tiny Life

Today marks the 4th year that The Tiny Life has been in existence and I am floored at where we’ve been and how far we have come.  The moment it clicked for me was when I first stood in a tiny house, it was a random park in Philadelphia that we had converged upon to get to stand in this very tiny space.  While it was a small space, I remember standing inside that tiny house with 8 other people for hours talking about tiny houses.  It was something that most people had never heard of and I just came upon, but there I was.

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I left the tiny house later that day feeling so energized about the potential life that I could live in a tiny house.  Life had thrown me for a loop at that point and it gave me moments to reflect on where I wanted to go from there.  I realized that tiny houses circumvented a lot of the pitfalls I’d faced, relived a lot of the worries I had and would allow me to focus on things I felt were important.  So I thought I’d start a blog to catalog my design ideas for my own tiny house, the rest was history.  We’ve had millions come to The Tiny Life and I am overwhelmed at how the movement has grown and all the amazing people that are in it.

This year has been marked with me getting to meet a lot of other people in the movement, particularly other bloggers.  It has been a blast and really inspiring to see what others are doing and how many of them are doing things in the movement.  The number of tiny houses I have seen recently has exploded and so has the number of people that follow the movement.

This past year also was when I started building my own tiny house which has been a ton of fun and literally a dream of mine come true.  I should be done in a few months and I can’t wait to move into my tiny house!

So thanks for reading, we here at The Tiny Life hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!


  1. You put together a really good Blog easy to follow and understand, I enjoy it very much and am anxious to see where you go with it. Happy Anniversary, keep up the good work and it seems to get more personal all the time. Probably because you post some fun and interesting subjects.
    Thanks Ryan.

  2. Ryan, your blog has been inspirational. Keep it up! It’s been a great help as I plan my own move to small or tiny living. I love your smart car by the way. I have the same one in blue, but a convertible.

  3. Hello,
    We built a custom 8×30 home on an RV chassis 8 years ago. We have lived as full timers for over two decades. Tiny living is not a new concept but love the new genre of people who are being drawn to the lifestyle of less. I have been asked many times over the years how we manage…you really have no choice but to edit possessions when you live small, after a while its not even a thought 🙂
    Love your blog. Blessings to you and yours.

    • Sandy, I love your description of edit, You held on to the best possession I think, I had to edit two wives to get to the simple small life, fortunately it isn’t a suitcase and flop house, Yet… Both people have to really want it to stick with it and congratulations on what did you say, over 20 years. These websites are definitely an asset in my opinion, I love the feedback as well.

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