Living Large In Our Little House Blog

Heating a Tiny House


Baby, it’s getting cold outside, which means we have to have some kind of heat going in Our Little House and the Belle Writer’s Studio on a daily basis.

We have three different kinds of heat. In Our Little House, we have a wood stove and one of those electric oil heaters.

In the Belle Writer’s Studio, I have a wall mounted air/heat pump combo. If you’re getting ready to build a tiny or small home, it’s good to know your options and the pros/cons of each:


We Moved to the Country and This Happened…


When we moved to Our Little House eight years ago, it was partially for a desire to escape city life and live on the lake full time. But at least for me, our move was also fueled by a desire to escape our hometown, the place that held so many memories of my mom, who I had lost earlier that year.

After that raw grief subsided and we survived the Great Recession, we dreamed of returning “home.”