August 13, 2018

The first annual People's Tiny House Festival kicked off in Colorado Springs this past weekend, highlighted by a showcase of Our Backyard Homes porta-home and a keynote address by founder TK Devine. 

Lead builder Nate Steigenga flew out to join Devine at the festiv...

August 3, 2018

The trip to Colorado began with a goodbye. The end of TK's summer residency on the San Fernando Valley backyard was bittersweet, with a welcoming family softening the blow of the sweltering summer heat. Hitting the road was a welcome escape. 

But it was not without...

July 27, 2018

If you've been following @devine_diaries on Instagram, you've seen the triumphs and tribulations of TK Devine's summer residency in the porta-home. With record temperatures in LA's San Fernando Valley, the sorta-home's warm-weather features were put to the test. 

This v...

June 1, 2018

Seattle's KIRO Radio 97.3FM interviewed TK Devine this week to talk about affordable housing, provocative tiny houses, and backyard living in the city. 

May 17, 2018

Upworthy recently released their video highlighting Our Backyard Homes and our porta-home. The above is their YouTube post of the video, taken from their wildly popular Facebook page.

Check out the video for an exclusive tour of the completed porta-home promotional prot...

April 15, 2018

With construction underway and our two fundraisers--a Kickstarter and an unveiling event--roughly a month away, OBH is transitioning into Spring in full swing.

First on the docket is Green Day LA, what we're calling our first-annual celebration of Angelenos championing...

March 1, 2018

The porta-home is coming to life. 

While time to blog about progress is at a premium, we are proud to report that the steel frame is being erected, representing a major step forward in the realization of our full-scale vision for the prototype. 

Photo Credit: Dalton Gaud...

January 10, 2018

Productivity on the blog will slow as our project ramps up! We're looking ahead to a busy 2018, including the completion and tour of our prototype! Construction dates are not yet set, but expect to begin sometime in the next month or so.

We'll also be announcing a major...

November 19, 2017

Founder TK Devine explains the delay in porta-home construction and unveils news on progress of the building process--including a brand new trailer!

Follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for continued construction and planning updates. As well as update...

October 26, 2017

Construction space in Los Angeles is limited, particularly when building a (tiny) home. So where do we do it?

Our Backyard Homes was lucky to stumble upon a collaborative workspace in downtown LA called DTAtelier. With a collection of artists and craftspeople of differe...

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