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The Tiny Life Introduces Tiny House Quick Clips

In the last two months The Tiny Life has put together a YouTube playlist of essential videos that address hot topics in the tiny house world including comparing tiny houses to RVs, getting permitted with DMV, and even OpEd pieces like why RVIA can be a bad thing for the tiny house world.

Hosted by editor Ryan Mitchell and co-hosted by tiny houser Macy Miller, the quick clips are barely more than 2-3 minutes each and are driven by quality audio as well as key text points. Save one visual video they are all audio recordings culled from the Tiny House Chat podcast.

In the first video Why I’d Rather Live In A Tiny House And Not A RV Mitchell notes perhaps the most obvious reasons people are attracted to tiny houses. Tiny houses look like a house. “It says to you psychologically…it communicates, that it is a home.” And while not all of the points raised in the quick clips will be agreed upon by listeners they are well founded and delivered.

The Tiny Life Quick Clips currently has the following in the playlist:

  • Why I’d Rather Live In A Tiny House And Not A RV
  • Tiny Houses: Minimum Square Footage & Trailers
  • Getting Your Tiny House Permitted With DMV or DOT
  • Designing Tiny Houses For You!
  • Why I Think RVIA Is A Bad Idea For Tiny Houses
  • The Tiny Life – Tiny Houses, Simple Living

To subscribe to The Tiny Life on YouTube for both the Quick Clips and several very valuable, more traditional videos visit The Tiny Life on the YouTube platform and click on the Subscribe button.

Tiny House Chat

Macy Miller from and I have teamed up in an effort to provide a venue for monthly live discussions about tiny houses, all are encouraged to log in!  Please join us!

The first chat will be:

Monday, November 12th, 2012

8pm-9pm Eastern Time (5pm-6pm West Coast)

Mark your calendar!

Tiny House Chat is a space for Tiny House enthusiasts to come together and share ideas and stories.  The concept of this is to be for the Tiny House community and facilitated by the community.  We hope that this platform will achieve the following:

  • Develop lasting connections among the Tiny House community.
  • Strengthen and expand the community.
  • Foster the sharing of ideas.
  • Provide a resource for the various stages of a tiny house, from the ideas stage to the ‘is-this-working-right’ stage.
  • Have a lot of fun and get to know each other better!!

This will be an open forum, all questions and comments are encouraged.  For our first chat we have guest bloggers Laura LaVoie from, Christopher and Malissa Tack from, Ryan Mitchell of and Macy Miller of on video and voice.  Anyone who is interested will be able to log in and chat via text!  More information for how to log in will come as we approach our Chat Day, for the basics on how to log in please view THIS document.

Here is a list of what may come up to get conversations started, where we take it from there is up to whoever joins us!

  • What was your introduction to the Tiny House movement?
  • What inspired your house design?
  • Do you have any building or construction background?
  • Is there anything you know now that you wish you’d known before you started?
  • Would you change anything?
  • In what ways have you try to cut cost?
  • How do you find sponsors?
  • Have you had to deal with City Codes and Zoning Laws?
  • What’s your favorite feature of your tiny house?
  • and on, and on, and on!

If you have questions please feel free to let us know in the comments!