Tiny houses are easy to build, maintain, and inexpensive (if you
build it yourself).
Since many are built on trailers, they are considered travel trailers (RVs) and do not require permits.
The homes I feature here are usually 200 square feet or less.
Anything that’s larger I place into the small houses section.
I'll be talking about super small houses that are built on trailers, some converted sheds, small studios, and even backyard offices.
Other uses that you might find are as space for hobbies and art. Some people have used them as galleries, music studios, a peaceful writing area, and more.
I'll also cover the subject of construction plans and show you
what's available in case you're interested in building one yourself.
Photo credit: Tumbleweed Houses
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Your Pictures—Show Off YOURS
This is a place where you can submit your pictures and proudly show your house pictures to the world.
Ella's Tumbleweed Fencl
Ella Jenkins' little home on wheels is one of a kind. See photos and watch a video tour right here.
$3,500 DIY Little Home on a Trailer
Check out Jenine Alexander's DIY house she built herself.. Using mostly reclaimed materials, Craigslist and a lot of creativity.
$5,500 DIY Project by Matt Wolpe
If you enjoyed Jenine's project, you'll also like Matt's because he takes a similar DIY approach that focuses on reclaimed materials, low cost and creativity.
Tumbleweed DIY Book (new)
Jay Shafer's new book based on his 6 new stylish box bungalow designs and how you can build them yourself.
Jay Shafer Interviews
Two recent interviews (2011) with Jay, founder of Tumbleweed Houses
Take on the Small House Book
My review on the Small House Book by Jay Shafer. What you can expect out of the book and what I thought about it. I'll announce specials and sales on the book here as well.
Tiny Yellow House video episodes
A few fun video episodes with Derek "Deek" Diedricksen of Relax Shacks and author of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks...
Kits and Manufacturers
This is an always growing directory that I put together that lists all builders and manufacturers that I know of.
Tiny Green Cabins
Tiny Green Cabins offers a variety of homes from 32 to 250 square feet. More info and pictures within.
Tumbleweed Tiny Houses
Tumbleweed is the creation of well known (amongst the tiny house community) Jay Shafer. His houses and designs are my favorite because of their attention to detail and thoughtfulness. They have a wide range of options to choose from, and each house seems to have this feel of home.
Tumbleweed XS House
This is their smallest model at just 65 square feet. Easiest to tow and maneuver so it's a better choice if you plan on moving a lot.
This one is 89 square feet and is also usually built on a trailer. It has a nice front porch and is obviously a bit roomier than the XS.
Tumbleweed Weebee is a tiny house that can be built on a trailer. Mobile but doesn't lack beauty, class and function.
Vermont Tiny Homes
Peter King lives in a tiny house in Vermont. He teaches workshops and promotes simple living. See the houses he's built.
Tiny Texas Houses
Tiny Texas Houses is another favorite which is founded by Brad Kittel. I found that this is one of the most interesting builders out there. These homes are almost 100% recycled, they are beautiful, all one-of-a-kind and Brad’s story is really interesting.
Yes Wee Cabins
Here I'll show you Yes Wee Cabins tiny houses. I'll introduce you to their owner and tell you about their products and services. Pictures, prices and contact information too.
Construction Tips and Techniques
This is where I share construction tips that I’ve learned from my research. The best part is you’ll also be able to share your construction tips and learn from others too.
Dee Williams Workshop
Tumbleweed is hosting a workshop with Dee where you can learn all there is to know about designing and building your own little house on or off wheels.
A collection of downloads related to tiny house living. It includes a few free sets of building plans too.
Here there’s links and information on the available building plans that are out there along with your tips and advice.
Gypsy Caravan Plans
Modern and traditional gypsy caravan plans are now available so you can build your own gypsy wagon. I'll explain, show you videos, and introduce you to the Don Vardo Plans.
I love to create and design my own floor plans so this is where I share them. I’ll also show you how you can create your own.