Tiny animals, tiny teacups, tiny anything, triggers cooing in most humans and I cannot resist saying “it’s so cute!” every time I look at this amazing writing prize. A Tiny Texas House is built of 99% salvaged materials. Basically, it’s an adorable, quaint, and rather small recycled house and you can win one if you write a 300-word essay of how a tiny house would inspire you. It can live in Texas and you can move into it. Or you can use it as a vacation house writers-getaway and the company will rent it out for you for a little extra cash flow throughout the year. Or you can have it shipped to wherever you’d prefer living in a tiny house. Or you can cash out for $28,000.
See submission rules and guidelines here.
Deadline: October 3rd, 2011.
Submission Fee: $50–but even if you don’t win, you get the blueprints for the house and a free copy of the e-book How to Build a Tiny House with Salvaged Materials.