Category Archives: design

T42 Materials Palette

Over the past couple of months Isha and I have slowly developed a materials palette for our tiny house, T42. The past couple days we made great progress when build blitzer Sonja (who is, thankfully, also a sustainable materials geek) joined me to scout … Continue reading

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Tiny Remodeling Project

Spring has arrived early this year in the Pacific Northwest and we’re already having days that are warm enough that My New & Improved Chiller can’t quite hack it! Meanwhile, I’m headed to DC tomorrow to teach a Tiny House 101 Workshop … Continue reading

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Garden Beds & Graywater

It was gorgeous on Saturday and rainy all day Sunday, which worked out perfectly for my weekend projects. On Saturday Karin, Isha, and I picked up a yard of white lightning compost and soil mix from Dean Innovations and a … Continue reading

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Window Shopping Again

In case you missed A Tiny Announcement from Lina & Isha, The Guy Next Door and I are building ourselves a tiny house, starting this spring. We ordered our brand new PAD Series trailer from Rob at Iron Eagle Trailers … Continue reading

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A Tiny Announcement from Lina & Isha

Now that the Meyerhofer’s Tiny House, Cilantro Poncho, has sprung to life in Tucson, AZ through last week’s build blitz, Isha and I have decided it’s time to make a tiny announcement of our own. As many of you know, last … Continue reading

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Tiny House Design Workshop in Asheville, NC (April 4-8, 2016)

I’m delighted to be speaking again at this year’s Tiny House Conference in Asheville, NC about tiny house design considerations and strategies. I’m also excited to be teaming up with Laura LaVoie of Life in 120 Square Feet and John Labovitz of … Continue reading

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Living on the Green Side

It was a pleasure to have a chat a couple months ago with Sierra Dickey ’15, a fellow graduate of Whitman College who wanted to write a story about me and my little house, The Lucky Penny, for an upcoming … Continue reading

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Tiny House 101 Workshop in Washington, D.C. in March

I’m thrilled to be teaching a Tiny House Workshop (TH 101) in Washington, D.C. this March through the Tiny House Collaborative. This workshop is geared towards the tiny house curious crowd. (We’ll be teaching an intermediate tiny house course (TH … Continue reading

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Tiny House Collaborative

I was on Hawaiian Time when the Tiny House Collaborative launched, so I haven’t yet taken the time to tell you how very excited I am about being part of this group of fabulous people. The short answer is pretty … Continue reading

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Lina’s Tiny House: The Lucky Penny

For those of you new to The Little Life, welcome! My name is Lina Menard and I live in a tiny house called The Lucky Penny. I designed and built the Lucky Penny in 2014. This profile will introduce you to … Continue reading

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