Living the gypsy life in the Mango Bus (wouldn't mind a vardo and a couple of camels though)

Living the gypsy life in the Mango Bus (wouldn’t mind a vardo and a couple of camels though)

Three years and it’s EVERYTHING I expected wanted and thought it would be… I’m alone no partner kids are all grown and doing their thing and living the gypsy lifestyle fits me perfectly.However having said that… Every so often I become amoured with the idea of renting a house finding a partner and growing veggies herbs and fruit a few… Read more →

The Dream vs Reality of Tiny House Living

The Dream vs Reality of Tiny House Living

I’ve been thinking about the difference between what people might imagine the tiny house lifestyle to be like, compared to the reality when they finally take the plunge. A lot of people have very romantic ideas about the ‘Tiny House Fairytale’, which includes financial freedom and the opportunity to see new places and meet new people. However, life very rarely… Read more →

Sick to death of consumerism? Find freedom in a tiny house

Sick to death of consumerism? Find freedom in a tiny house

What is a house? I feel this is a dangerous question, which holds within it the seeds of a disruptive innovation, so read on at your own risk. Rethinking what a house is could change your life, and perhaps the world. Let me explain through my own experience. When I was an intellectually promiscuous doctoral student my eyes happened to… Read more →

Home exhibition encourages Melburnians to externalise what home means to them

Home exhibition encourages Melburnians to externalise what home means to them

Port Melbourne resident Alex Skopellos made international headlines last year after the local council ordered him to repaint his rainbow-coloured picket fence, or face a $4000 fine. Its “daring” hues, chosen by street artist Lachlan Bell, didn’t ascribe to the cream neighbourhood character and the street’s heritage overlay. As Skopellos told the Los Angeles Times, the inspiration came from the… Read more →

Could tiny houses be the shape of things to come?

Could tiny houses be the shape of things to come?

Just when you thought it was all hard hearts, cold souls and Credlins for Christmas, here’s a little box of light for under your tree. It’s a small box with bright windows, feather-bed, full pantry and concentrated essence of delight. It’s the tiny house movement. What is a tiny house? Jay Shafer, the designer credited with founding the movement, is… Read more →

Tiny house movement comes to Canberra as new homeowners seek to avoid big mortgages

Tiny house movement comes to Canberra as new homeowners seek to avoid big mortgages

In an effort to live a simpler life and avoid the large debt that comes from buying a home, Andrew Clapham is paring back and joining the tiny house movement. He has begun to build a tiny house in his parents’ backyard in Canberra’s north, which he said would eventually look much like a log cabin. It is part of… Read more →

Tiny house movement comes to Canberra as new homeowners seek to avoid big mortgages

Tiny house movement comes to Canberra as new homeowners seek to avoid big mortgages

In an effort to live a simpler life and avoid the large debt that comes from buying a home, Andrew Clapham is paring back and joining the tiny house movement. He has begun to build a tiny house in his parents’ backyard in Canberra’s north, which he said would eventually look much like a log cabin. It is part of… Read more →

Move over, McMansions – the tiny house movement is here

Move over, McMansions – the tiny house movement is here

A small group of people is gathered around a campfire in a Victorian State Forest. Members of the Tiny Houses Australia community, they’re attending a Spring Camp to talk about how to build a tiny house, and compare notes on how to address common barriers, like local government planning schemes. The group is diverse, from students to professionals and retirees…. Read more →

Tiny house movement hits Australia, with builder encouraging Aussies to think big by living small

Tiny house movement hits Australia, with builder encouraging Aussies to think big by living small

THE walls are a mix of wood and corrugated iron and the interior is smaller than an SUV, but if its builder has his way, there could be more Sydney homes just like it. At 2m by 2.5m, a prototype home built atop a box trailer in Marrickville is likely to be Sydney’s smallest home going to auction this spring…. Read more →