Build Tiny will be at the Mid-Atlantic Tiny House Expo

Build Tiny will be at the Mid-Atlantic Tiny House Expo, Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland on October 28-29, 2017.

Stop by our tiny house display.


What’s It Like Living in a Tiny House?

People are drawn to tiny houses for different reasons. Perhaps they are looking to make life simpler, have fewer living expenses during retirement, or would like to travel but not in an RV. For one of our own associates, building a tiny home was the answer to all three desires.

With the help of Build Tiny, Amanda designed and built her own tiny house and named it “Roameo”. She moved Roameo to Austin, Texas where she now lives in a community of other tiny house dwellers. If she ever wants to move again, she can take her house with her. Read more about Amanda’s Life of an Austin Tiny Home Dweller.

Reference: The Life of an Austin Tiny Home Dweller

Build Tiny Coming to the DC Housing Expo & Home Show

Build Tiny will be at the DC Housing Expo and Home Show on June 24, 2017. Hosted by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the DC Housing Expo and Home Show is a free event with a wealth of information on housing, goods and services and related topics.

Build Tiny will be among over 150 exhibitors offering workshops, demonstrations, and exhibits. Walk through Build Tiny’s signature houses and see for yourself how our tiny homes meet the need for comfortable, affordable and sustainable housing.

Free tickets to the event are available at


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC
Saturday June 24, 2017 10AM – 3PM

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Social Media Fail?

We are each good at something, maybe a bunch of somethings. I like to think that I am good at building and teaching – two somethings. I seem to be not good at social media.

I could be better at it if I tried. But I don’t think I will try.

Let me explain.

The way I see it, to be good at social media you have to be current – posting things as they happen. I like to experience things as they happen, absorb all the nuances of the moment – the personalities, feelings and interactions.

Here’s an example.

Last weekend I hosted a tiny house building workshop. I truly enjoyed meeting new people and spending 3 days getting to know them. We spent the time working together, sharing meals, sitting around a bonfire (perhaps with good bourbon and a bit of peach moonshine) and sharing life experiences. As usually happens, I never even thought about posting pictures or sending out a tweet during the workshop. And then after the workshop, on Monday, I started getting back in to my normal routine of having no routine. The Monday after each workshop is processing time. I spend the moments between tasks rerunning situations and conversations from the weekend. I enjoy them all a second or maybe third time. In my memories I may even pick up on something I missed while it was happening, a little tidbit that helps me to understand someone or something a little better. I cherish my thinking time after a workshop and really don’t want to rush to my computer or phone to get my post up while it is still relevant. I guess there is something about posting that makes it feel like it is over. And if it is not over until Wednesday for me, then that will just have to do.

I’m ok with just being good at building and teaching.