Your Tiny Home Resource Center


Are you interested in tiny homes and sustainable housing? With over twenty years of experience in tiny homes, I guess you could say that I'm somewhat of a tiny home expert.  I've designed three tiny homes myself, lived in four, including my current home, my 18 by 24 foot eco-cabin. This resource center is for you: I'm sharing my tiny home expertise so that you can learn from my experience.


Scroll down to find all of the tiny home resources now at your fingertips!

NEW IN 2022! Eco-Cabin Plans Now for Sale!!!

I am so excited to be making the plans for my Eco-Cabin publicly available at last! This innovative design has a great deal to offer anyone even considering building their own small home. Simplicity....Sustainability...Small Footprint with a spacious feel. Get an affordable head start on your own dream home design.

To learn more about the amazing features of the Eco-Cabin, access the Tiny Home Resource Guide below.

Interested in learning more about buying the plans? 

Eco-Cabin Plans for Sale: Take Me There!

My Tiny Home History in Photos

My Early Tiny Homes

As a child, I spent a lot of time on a small sailboat that my parents built in their garage. Yes, you heard that right! Built in their garage!

In 1992, I lived in a TEENY TINY single person tent for five months while I travelled and camped all over New Zealand. The photo is of me hiking there. 

In 1996, I lived in a 12 by 12 foot tiny home/bunkie for several months up North on the edge of Algonquin Park.

My Tiny Home Trailer 1999-2004

I lived in this 22 foot Corsair trailer three seasons of the year for five years. At the time, I wondered "Why can't I do this all year round?"

My Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels 2016-2021

I designed this tiny house and lived in it for five years while I built my eco-cabin. I learned a ton about off-grid living and built the best features of this tiny home into my eco-cabin design.

My Eco-Cabin
2021- The Present

I used passive solar features in my eco-cabin design to reduce heating costs during our Canadian winter. At 18 by 24 feet, space is used wisely. The eco-cabin provides a model of sustainable housing for the future of our planet. Creative and innovative design features allow the cabin to be off-grid ready. Less can be more!

Tiny Home Resource Library

Just click on the "Take Me There!" button for any of the hot topics below to learn more.

What is an Eco-Cabin?

What is so "Eco-" about this Cabin??? Why build a tiny home on a foundation? What are the sustainable features of this design? Get all of the details here!

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How Can Buying Plans Early Save you Time and Money?

If you're interested in sustainable small housing, giving your architect a starting point for a design can save time and money. I share the process I went through using plans to work with my architect to finally reach the perfect design: my eco-cabin!

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Progress Report on Eco-Cabin Build

If you are interested in the process of building a small cabin, this post will provide lots of details. I share my successes and challenges, the steps of building and lots of process photos!

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What are the Final Steps Required So You Can Finally Move In?

What are the final steps of the building process before you undergo an occupancy inspection? How did I use reclaimed materials in my earth-friendly design?

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Minimalism and Tiny Home Living

Is there a connection between minimalism and tiny homes? As a long time tiny home dweller, I offer my thoughts.

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Want to build, but you're on a budget? In this upcoming resource article, I share my own successes on financing the eco-cabin build creatively.

Is Your Tiny Home Ready for Winter?

Living Tiny in our Canadian winter sometimes isn't easy. Here are some great tips on how I do it.

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Winter Off-Grid in my Tiny Home but not Winter Off-Guard

Preparing for winter when you live off-grid takes some skills and planning. I run down the list with you on what I do to make sure the power stays on during our Canadian winter.

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