Tiny Houses & the Shed Project

by EcoStreet on August 2, 2010

in Activism, EcoHouse, Sustainable Lifestyle

I’ve long been interested in the tiny house movement and admired the homes and the resolve of those who live in them.  I am particularly fond of tiny houses with wheels, but that is another story altogether.   My family of four has recently moved into a smaller house (all four of us, plus the two dogs are unlikely to ever fit into a tiny house, so smaller will have to do for us) and in the process of doing so, we’ve had to get rid of some of our excess stuff.  We’ve shed furniture mostly, but I’ve also cleared out and passed on clothes and toys to make our home less cluttered.

And that brings me to the inspiration for this blog post.

Firstly, Julie Cohen of Better Than Fiction Productions emailed me the link to a video that she produced for PBS about a lady called Dee Williams who lives in a tiny house.

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

And secondly, I read this morning at Bindu Wiles blog that she is starting a community project called the Shed Project, which has nothing whatsoever to do with sheds (or tiny houses), but fits perfectly alongside the story of tiny houses because it’s all about shedding the bumf that we don’t really need (including excess body weight).

I’m going to be taking part in the Shed Project to see what I can shed. If you’re interested in getting rid of some of your excess, Bindu Wiles will be launching the project in about a month’s time, so add her to your feed reader if you don’t want to miss out.

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The Ville August 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm

As I was watching the video, I was thinking, where is the toilet? Then that was answered. Then I questioned the use of the 4×4, then that was answered (bio-diesel).

Having said that. Why not just build UK sized homes in the US??

That would probably make a difference. Americans that come here often say our houses are small!

I think in the UK, the local councils would probably find some way of charging council tax on ‘tiny homes’.


Shed Online November 19, 2011 at 8:37 am

I watched your video, you are genius and your arrangement is also fabulous. This is very beautiful hut.


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