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Claire Rogers

Spring Cleaning to Simplify your Life 

Ahh, spring is here. Does the bright, clean space in this photo put you at ease? Take this spring cleaning season and go a bit further – try minimalizing.

Going tiny requires a shift to a more minimalistic lifestyle. To some, this may be a challenge, but tiny living can help to simplify your life, mindset, and surroundings (not to mention your bank account!).

Sound refreshing? Here are some quick tips to start living a more minimalist lifestyle:

  • Try a capsule wardrobe – pick neutral pieces that you can mix and match, but keep a few bright or unique accessories to change up your outfits. Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration on capsule wardrobes!
  • Declutter! Having a hard time parting with that jacket that was a great deal, but resembles 3 others in your closet? What if you could get a few bucks back for it? Sell your clothes using a service like ThredUP or Poshmark. Donating more your style? Think about those who could really use a new jacket – this makes it easier to donate.
  • Implement multi-tasking details, like this cutting board that doubles as a sink cover! Hello, counter space!
  • Go digital! Digitize photos, receipts, and other important documents or nostalgic items using the CamScanner app for Android or Evernote Scannable for iOS. That external hard drive (or the cloud) will take up far less space than a few file cabinets!

Trying the minimalist lifestyle this spring?  Let us know your favorite tips!

See the Evergreen model on DIY Network’s Tiny House, Big Living!

Did you get a chance to see the Tiny Zoo House episode on Tiny House, Big Living? If you missed it, you’re in luck! You can watch the full episode here, or click below! In the episode, you’ll meet Stephanie and Tim from the Creative Animal Foundation, and you’ll tour the inside of their one-of-a-kind Tiny Living by 84 Lumber tiny house, the Evergreen!


Note: you will be asked to log in with your local cable provider. 

Checking In With One of Our First Tiny House Customers

Our first Tiny Living by 84 Lumber customers, David and Sonya Kersey, bought the trailer and plans for the Shonsie tiny house last year. Since then, they have completed their custom-build and crafted their beautiful home with fine detail and efficiency. Next, they plan to build a community of tiny houses on their block of land in Savannah, GA. Check out the article “Growing Small” by Zach Powers for Savannah Magazine (, featuring the Kerseys’ story and photos of their finished tiny home!

Feeling inspired? Check out our Tiny House blueprints, or contact us!

checking in with first tiny house customer checking in with first tiny house customer


Countryside Progress #5


We have started to install the siding! The Countryside Siding features a reclaimed wood-look for its rustic personality.


The Countryside’s vanity is made from rough sawn cedar to match its exterior.

Countryside Progress #4

The Countryside Progress is going wonderfully – the house is wrapped and windows and door are in, and we’re starting to install the shower!  We snapped a few photos from this morning.  Now that the renderings are complete, we’re getting very excited for the finished product!

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Countryside Progress #3

Happy Friday! We’re moving right along on the Countryside build. The windows are in, and house wrap is on! We can’t wait for phase #4!


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The Countryside with house wrap!

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Countryside Exterior Progress Photo

Countryside Progress #2

Check out the building progress photos from our newest tiny house model, the Countryside! This phase included beginning the installation of the composite roofing, and framing of the windows and doors.  Stay tuned to see what’s next!


Countryside Building Progress Photos - Exterior with Composite Roofing Added

Exterior Progress Photo with Composite Roofing Added


Countryside Interior Progress Photo

Interior Progress Photo

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