A picture of the tiny house I built.
This is the Tiny House I built!

DISCLAIMER: This article was written by my business partner, Steph Douglass.

So You Want To Build a Tiny House.

Maybe you’ve seen some inspiring images on Pinterest or Instagram — people living the picturesque tiny house life. Sure, space is limited, but that’s part of the appeal, right?

Most tiny houses fall somewhere between 200–400 sq. feet, which…


When I decided to buy a vacation home with my sister in Florida, my main concern was how we’d manage her property from afar. How would we work with cleaners? What if something went wrong in the home? How would we know if guests were throwing parties? …


Many people think there are lots of hidden fees when buying a house and it’s often what holds them back from making any moves.

Read to understand the true costs of buying a home!

In some ways this is correct, but in reality it’s because there’s a lack of education around home buying. We are not taught this in school…


Buying a home is a huge milestone in your life,and likely one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. It’s kind of crazy to us that there’s not super transparent and clear action steps on how to navigate this process.

That’s why we created a handy checklist that will help…


So you want to buy a house — awesome! You’re already on the right track. You know how I know? Because you’re here!

Acknowledging that buying a home takes research and preparation is the first step to buying your first property, and we are so excited to help you. Also…


If you’re dealing with the current housing market in any capacity — we feel for you. It’s like the wild wild west out there! …


Nakware and Meredith purchased their first home in Austin!

Buying a house is stressful, right? How could it not be!? It’s one of the biggest purchases of your life, and it’s so hard to know where to start. Heck, that’s why we made a quiz!

Thousands of questions are running across your mind. How much money will I need…


Currently in Austin, we are experiencing a multiple offer craze. Always a hot market, Austin currently has record low interest rates — even as low at 2.65%. Although there are a lot of potential buyers looking for homes, there aren’t a huge amount of properties on the market. …


Hi, I’m Shayla Cristie, and I’ve lived in Austin for 4.5 years.

In September of 2018, at 29 years old, I was paying just over $1,400 including rent and utilities in an apartment I didn’t even really like. …


At Open House, we strive to give a platform to women in real estate. Whether you are a seller, buyer, agent, investor, or complete novice — we truly believe in the power of real estate to grow wealth, independence, and empowerment.

Since women make WAY less than men, we see…

Kristina Modares

I live in Austin TX and am the co-founder of Open House Austin. My passion is contributing to others success by helping them reach their big picture goals.

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