Tiny Homes Cover

Tiny Homes, big dreams

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Cover Design Credit:

Lori Deaton

Cover Photography Credit:

Chris Tack
The blogsphere is abuzz these days with romantic visions of picturesque miniature dwellings. And a growing number of local advocates say the "tiny home movement" could help achieve a wealth of positive outcomes, from an environmental efficiencies to enhanced affordability. Amid the swelling interest, however, many hurdles remain.


  • Smart bets: Aaron Burdett and Tellico

    -by Lea McLellan
    It’s not too surprising that singer-songwriter Aaron Burdett won top honors from Our State magazine for his song “Going Home to Carolina.” Burdett’s thoughtful, acoustic-driven take on Southern Americana is…
  • Smart bets: South Pacific

    -by Lea McLellan
    “Chosen not only for its easily recognized show tunes, [‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair’ and ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ among them] Asheville Lyric Opera hopes to introduce…
  • Smart bets: Bulgogi

    -by Lea McLellan
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  • A Dip in Time: Retro poolwear makes a splash

    -by Xpress Contributor
    Photography by Zaire Kacz Story by Melanie McGee Bianchi Styling by Sara Fields Before thong swimsuits, fringed half-shirts and other travesties of the modern seascape, beach beauties dressed with an…
  • Home stretch: Author Jeremy Jones returns to the mountains

    -by Corbie Hill
    “In high school, a friend developed a theory he called ‘the Pull,'” author Jeremy Jones writes in his debut memoir, Bearwallow. Like a giant magnet, this hypothetical phenomenon draws natives…
  • Lip service: Black Lips’ own brand of maturity

    -by Patrick Wall
    By the time they hit the stage at The Orange Peel on Saturday, July 19, Black Lips’ reputation will have preceded them. After all, as the hook from the lead…
  • Fancy footwork: Folkmoot brings together world and regional folk dance

    -by Lea McLellan
    With folk dancers from Taiwan, Trinidad, Romania, Russia and other far-flung places performing at Folkmoot, it might be easy to overlook the fact that southern Appalachia has its own dance…
  • Smart bets: D. Striker

    -by Alli Marshall
    Friday promises to be country-strong: First, Texas songwriter Hayes Carll headlines Downtown After Five. And later, Nashville-based musician D. Striker plays a set at Jack of the Wood. Of the…
  • State of the Arts: Cultural double talk

    -by Kyle Sherard
    Southern Appalachia can thank any number of movies and TV shows for flagrantly misconstruing us as a bunch of lawless, illiterate hicks and hillbillies. Such characters have softened and intoxicated…


  • Small Bites: BaconFest is back

    -by Gina Smith
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  • Is farm-to-table working?

    -by Jonathan Ammons
    Farm-to-table agriculture has gone mainstream, but does it work as a sustainable model? Some local farmers and restaurateurs aren’t sure, even as they persist in trying.
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    -by Thom O'Hearn
    Most of us in Asheville only notice the Asheville Brewers Alliance during Asheville Beer Week, if we notice them at all. That’s when a group of volunteers from the ABA…
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    -by Toni Sherwood
    With a brand-new pizza oven just delivered, the last thing Green Room restaurateur Brian Lee had in mind was selling the place. Chris Kronberg and Samantha Rink, owners of Havana…



  • Will tiny homes be Asheville’s next big thing?

    -by Jake Frankel
    The blogosphere is abuzz these days with romantic visions of picturesque miniature dwellings. And a growing number of local advocates say the “tiny home movement” could help achieve a wealth…