A tiny house in Germany

This is the place where I collect information about my process towards a tiny house in Germany.

Deeply grateful found at: http://thefreshten.tumblr.com/

Recent events have made it clear that we are suffering from a broken moral compass.  People today could use some general guidance.

Since the original ten commandments seem somewhat narrow and obsolete (too much focus on livestock, servants, and jealous god issues), here is a modest first draft of a fresh set. 

  1. You shall treat all people with respect regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or national origin.
  2. You shall not kill, assault, nor intimidate with threats of physical violence.
  3. You shall not rape, sexually coerce, nor intimidate with threats of sexual violence. 
  4. You shall cultivate intellectual curiosity, be open to new ideas, and  respect the scientific method.
  5. You shall not cheat, nor cheat others out of what is rightfully theirs.
  6. You shall not lie, deceive, nor spread lies about others. 
  7. You shall not steal, that is to say take or use what rightfully belongs to another person in a manner that causes harm. (Stealing is a trickier concept than it once was. How do you say yes to Fair Use and no to software patents?)
  8. You shall keep your promises.
  9. You shall not waste natural resources nor pollute the shared environment.
  10. You shall take responsibility for your actions and their consequences.


Great. Re-post this everywhere and maybe it will sink in. 

Not about tiny living, but a very nice idea for a garden table

Not about tiny living, but a very nice idea for a garden table

I have to share this with you. A friend of mine who is also into tiny living and houses always says: it is all about the place, the location. This website shows wonderful places.

Today it is a concept for a small student home from Sweden. Very nice, light and very small, not even 9 square metres.

Here we find more of a tiny house I had here before. It is a nice piece of inspiration.

Sorry folks, I had the wrong link with this image. Now it links to: http://blog.gessato.com/2012/02/09/the-protohaus-portable-home/

What an awesome tiny house. I liked it from the first moment I saw it. And the builder has some nice thoughts about it.

Let me just add: what a beautiful, warm, calm interior! Thanks for sharing with us!


Tiny House Kitchen

The interior of Sarana House, one of two “tiny houses” we currently occupy, is finally complete enough to be photographed! There are still details to attend to - finishing all of the trim, getting one more light fixture in place, and connecting our propane boat heater - but we are happily enjoying the space we refer to as our “dining car.”  I was taken with the idea of living in a tiny house since I became aware of them via the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, but my husband had his doubts - especially because our household includes pets. We finally agreed that while one tiny house for all of us would be too cramped, two tiny houses would fit us just fine.

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If you are looking for a wood burning stove for your tiny house, your trailer or other small place in Europe and you are not willing to have a Sardine shipped over from the states, you may want to have a look at Windy Smith

See the beauty of a house build by someone who really wants what she needs. I like a lot of features I can see there. And there is a container involved, very sexy. :-)