Tiny House

Dallas Airbnbs: Where To Stay When You Want To Go, But Not Far

By Nikki Barringer / August 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hey, have you heard? It’s hot outside, which leaves most of us dreaming of cooler climates like the mountains or the beach or anything near water or possibly a glacier. Unfortunately, that’s not always on the itinerary because of work, commitments, and lack of bags of cash. The good news is, you can still get […]

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Princeton Is Home to Competition Ski Lake Homes, A Tiny House, and Country Living

By Shelby Skrhak / June 16, 2019 / 1 Comment

You gotta love the variety. Something I love about writing Suburb Sunday every week is finding hidden gems throughout the Metroplex and learning something new. For example, I’ve learned the Mesquite’s Big Town Mall was the first air-conditioned mall in the country. Grand Prairie was a booming aviation community during World War II. Last week […]

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Urban Design Expert Leads Panel on Tiny House, Alternative Housing Movements

By Leah Shafer / March 14, 2016 / 1 Comment
Nan Ellins

The “tiny house” movement, as well as eco-villages, co-housing, and pocket neighborhoods, are some of the responses to urban growth. People living in these alternative houses are returning to a simpler way of life. These all incorporate shared amenities and social spaces, encouraging human interaction in order to nourish a deep sense of community. There’s less […]

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Join the Tiny House Movement With This Little Forest Hills Cottage in East Dallas

By Leah Shafer / December 15, 2015 / 1 Comment

Tiny houses have captured our collective imagination in recent years. There are countless blogs dedicated to tiny houses, and TV shows like Tiny House Nation; Tiny House Hunters; and Tiny House, Big Living have huge audiences. The tiny house movement, also known as the small house movement, describes an architectural and social movement that advocates simple living in small houses. […]

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Living Small and Loving it: B.A. Norrgard Wants to Build a Tiny House Community in Dallas

By Joanna England / June 9, 2014 / 11 Comments

I’ve been following B.A. Norrgard’s tiny house adventures on her blog, and while it is at times funny and fascinating at others, her process of “lifestyle repackaging” has been thought-provoking for the most part. Norrgard, once a paralegal at a Dallas firm, was disaffected with her highly consumer-oriented life and wanted to live in a […]

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Can The Big D Live Small? Austin's Popularity Forces Rents up, Apartment Sizes Down

By Joanna England / January 27, 2014 / 4 Comments

I’ve tried time and again to find tiny, cute apartments in Dallas. Let’s just say that our fair burg hasn’t jumped on the “living small” trend nearly as eagerly as Austin, where home prices and rents are sky high. But young folks are finding a way to live close to downtown, and it’s tiny. Micro, […]

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