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Welcome to the Housing Resource Group. Be sure to visit the Small House Society, which is our initiative to promote simpler, smaller, more sustainable living. Below are links to our resources and some articles related to housing.

Here are some resources for housing with an emphasis on green, simple, sustainable, and/or small.

Open-source Architecture. Below is a feature video on the topic of open-source architecture. We had one person complain about the volume level of this video being too high. Please turn your volume down and adjust slowly up to the desired listening level. This video is produced by, hosted by, and the responsibility of TED. If you have any difficulties viewing or hearing it, please contact TED.

Tiny House Design Online Workshop (1-29 June 2020)

Tiny House Design Online Workshop (1-29 June 2020)

Friends, Here's a special opportunity from the great people at Yestermorrow Design-Build School and Niche Consulting. Learn more on the Yestermorrow website workshop page. The message below is from Lina Menard of Niche Consulting. Greg JohnsonDirector - Small House...

84 Lumber to Give Away a Tiny House for Military Appreciation Month

84 Lumber to Give Away a Tiny House for Military Appreciation Month

For the fifth year in a row, 84 Lumber is hosting its annual Operation Appreciation campaign in honor of Military Appreciation Month in May. This year, the company is looking for one lucky veteran or active duty military personnel to award a free 84 Lumber Countryside...

NPR Small House Interview from 15 May 2006 (Podcast E8)

NPR Small House Interview from 15 May 2006 (Podcast E8)

In Episode #8, I share an interview that I did with NPR for the All Things Considered show on 15 May 2006. The title of that show was "Tiny Houses Find a Friend on the Gulf Coast." Listen using the Anchor Player Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download...

Self-Quiz: Should we have children?

Self-Quiz: Should we have children?

Below is a self-survey with a list of questions and considerations to ask before planning to have children. This survey isn't intended to provoke a specific answer. Such surveys do exist — trying to convince people that having children is horrible or wonderful. There...

Inspiring Commercial from Principal – “Renovation”

Inspiring Commercial from Principal – “Renovation”

Inspiring Advertising Businesses are repurposing their advertising and marketing budgets to create inspiring advertising and uplifting stories. The following ad from Principal Financial Group is an example. For more, visit ResourcesForLife.com/Inspiring-Advertising.

Tiny Houses: Big Opportunities and Second Chances

Tiny Houses: Big Opportunities and Second Chances

According to a recent report by the Sentencing Project, in the United States approximately 100 Million people have a criminal record and over 2 million people are currently in jail or prison. For these people, having even a minor criminal record, such as a misdemeanor...

EVENT: Joshua Becker – “Becoming Minimalist” – 9 March 2017

EVENT: Joshua Becker – “Becoming Minimalist” – 9 March 2017

Becoming Minimalist: Invigorate Your Life, Because the Best Things In Life Aren’t Things. Thursday, March 9, 2017 The Marriott, Cedar Rapids Event Schedule Registration: 7:30 a.m. Breakfast & Networking: 8-8:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: 8:30-9:30a.m. Cost $40 per...