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Tiny Heirloom: Builder of Luxury Tiny Homes on Wheels

Tiny Heirloom is a tiny house builder that specializes in luxury tiny homes on wheels in Portland, Oregon.

They have more than a decade of construction experience and are focused on offering dependable service with the highest quality materials using your imagination to create your future tiny home on wheels.

And I’m excited to share these new photos with you thanks to Tyson over at Tiny Heirloom. Please enjoy!

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Tiny Heirloom: Luxury Tiny Houses on Wheels

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  • morbious8 October 11, 2014, 3:57 pm

    So many designs, so few intentions of every moving one! I need a mobile design for a store, one I can tow from fair to event, that will take the moving and look quaint, interesting and inviting when on site. Consideration needs to be made for the fact that it will spend a lot of time dealing with 50 mph winds going down the highway and it would need nothing in the way of a kitchen or other such amenities. Anyone seen such a thing?

    • Bree Lukather October 17, 2014, 1:45 am

      LOL!!! I agree with J. Stoddard. It’s very GQ esque. They lost me with the columns. I would need to loose more weight to even fit between them.

      • Anthony June 3, 2016, 6:19 pm

        I agree, Bree – J Stoddard got it right. The columns are ridiculous and even funnier they are the first picture. NO porch space available. The shoot feels very contrived – as all “marketing and advertising” crap does to jack up prices. I also agree with the FB comment by H. Welch – “Luxury?!!!” This isn’t a “luxury” build at all – it’s a standard THOW concept. Where’s the storage? I would not mind it AT ALL if the builders hadn’t tried to describe it as “uber THOW” with the word “luxury” installed. It simply isn’t. And that is why so many negative comments . . . it is that contrived reason alone that gets it a thumbs down.

        Just a note on my pet peeve around tiny houses – hang the doors opening outward to save space, rather than inward where space is impinged upon just by entering.

  • Andrea Hardy October 11, 2014, 4:31 pm

    Really cute house!

  • Dennis Warren October 11, 2014, 5:47 pm

    I’ve seen this before and always wondered: why are the Dickinson heaters always mounted so high? If anyone can answer this for me, I’d appreciate it. It just seems to me that it would make for a pretty chilly floor, and at 9,000 ft in Colorado, I don’t want to have to wear my Sorel’s inside!

    • Gloria November 10, 2015, 11:07 am

      Please change losction of “report comment”..don’t know how many times I think I hitting comment and end up reporting a post. Anyway heater placement could be a safety measure; keeps people from placing things on floor too close to heater and out of reach of small children.

  • Bill October 11, 2014, 6:10 pm

    Really cute girl. Perfect for a tiny house.

  • Cory Hagen October 11, 2014, 6:50 pm

    Our ideas of “luxury” will be as varied as the number of people you ask. While I share your view that the “luxury” of unused square footage is unappealing and wasteful, I personally love the style and finishes – the functional luxury – this house contains. If you must have a door, or a window, or a stove, etc., have one that you love that is beautiful, high quality and long-lasting. Ask Jay Shafer how much the tiny gothic window in his first house cost. It was WAY more expensive than a simple window that could have accomplished the same basic task for less money, but it added an aesthetic quality that improved his quality of life. Tiny living is not about being “tinier than thou” or “cheaper than thou”. It’s not about giving up first-world amenities that you love simply because “they’re not a basic neccesity”. It is about living within our means, in spaces that make us happy – aesthetically, functionally, financially, and psychologically.

    The google definition of “luxury” is: “the state of great comfort and extravagant living”. If whomever chooses this house as their “home” finds it comfortable, and is able to have a high quality of life as a result of having a house they can afford, then this truly is a Luxury Tiny Home.

    Make your own home beautiful and functional to you, and omit anything that does not have a positive influence on your quality of life. When you meet someone else who has done the same thing (even if it’s not to your taste), congratulate them for their hard work and share each other’s happiness.

    • Alex October 14, 2014, 8:49 am

      Well said, Cory, thank you.

      • Anthony June 3, 2016, 6:28 pm

        I disagree with Corey and Alex. “luxury” is now being used to herd people into overpaying for a very standard, though of course, unique and interesting version of a plain old THOW. You see, how “standard” will start to become some hovel with minimum amenities if we start allowing some marketing firm to now tell us that this kind of build is “luxury.” It isn’t at all.

        Really negative vibe that company is giving and lowering our standards in what to expect from tiny house living at a very modest level.

    • Gary M November 26, 2014, 1:43 pm

      I could not have put it better. Much like traditional homes, there are things that are pluses and minuses. For someone new to the market,I am taking what I like and leaving behind what does not appeal. Personally though, there is not much that does not appeal to me in this home.

    • Norris720 June 6, 2016, 9:00 am

      CORY really explained how one is to live in their Tiny House. To your own means and style. This what Tiny House movement is about. You and your home.

  • Heidi October 11, 2014, 7:25 pm

    I am interested since this company is very local to me, but oh my – you actually build one that costs $300,000? I can’t imagine why anyone would go for that. Certainly not to get out of a mortgage. I live in a nice log home on 5 acres in a nice quiet location and can’t imagine trading this straight across for any one tiny house.

    • Wil October 11, 2014, 10:13 pm

      it’s on Craigslist for 65,000

      • Marcy January 9, 2015, 9:44 pm

        This house is fine but $65,00 is way too much for this house.

    • StraightShooter October 12, 2014, 2:02 pm

      This is where the whole tiny house concept fails. For $300,000 you can buy a NICE house with a NICE plot of land, so why would anyone spend that kind of money on a glorified playhouse?

      Some kinds of tiny houses are rich man’s toys, apparently. 😛

      • Alex October 14, 2014, 8:33 am

        This one is $65k though. I am curious what a $300k tiny house might look like though.

  • Josh October 11, 2014, 7:50 pm

    I understand where you’re coming from Heidi. However, in my opinion downsizing or reducing a mortgage is relative. Someone moving out of a million dollar home into a $300k tiny home is a dramatic downsize. As far as what can be created with $300k for a tiny home I like to use my imagination. I’m sure they have quite the ideas as well! Glad to hear you’re enjoying your cabin, sounds wonderful.

  • Josh October 11, 2014, 9:44 pm

    Heidi, I understand where you are coming from. However, in my opinion, downsizing and/or decreasing a mortgage is relative. For example someone downsizing out of a million dollar home and into a 300k tiny home would be a dramatic downsize. As far as what a 300k tiny home would be like, I like to use my imagination. I’m sure they have some great ideas as well! Glad to hear you are enjoying your cabin, it sounds wonderful!

  • Marsha Cowan October 11, 2014, 9:59 pm

    There is so much to like about this tiny house, but especially the choice of furniture, accessories, and appliances. The whole house is beautifully decorated, and I love the stained wood with the white painted background. The floors are georgeous (as is this couple

  • Kathy October 11, 2014, 10:37 pm

    Jeez, sounds like every one needs to take a deep breath and try to say something positive. “Luxury” in a product is related to how it is marketed (how its builder, in this case, sees the product) and how it is perceived by its potential clients. In this case it sounds like those who favor reclaimed, upcycled, hand built, home-made, and rustic are thinking that that gives them the better handle and the higher road on the tiny house movement. Nothing wrong with that. For others though, there’s a place in the tiny house movement to have stainless steel and upgraded surfaces. Doesn’t make it bad folks. Just an alternative. There is a place for those who have and want to spend. Nobody said you have to buy it or that its better than your way of tiny living. But you don’t have to gang up and condemn this nicely turned-out house.

    • Denise October 14, 2014, 2:49 am

      Thank you, Kathy! Read the FB post I just added before reading your post. This is a terrible case of reverse snobbery, with people deciding that anyone who has a different aesthetic sense then they do – or perhaps just has more money from a career that was more financially rewarding – is not not welcome to join the tiny house community. That bothers me tremendously! Whether you like the look of the house or not, no one should judge others who also embrace the idea of downsizing, just because you’ve decided that it’s only acceptable for do-it-yourself builders or people on tight budgets. (And by using the term “you”, I mean the people condemning others for their choices or their social status, not you). This attitude really disappoints me!

  • Patrick October 12, 2014, 6:56 pm

    Nice finish materials and apparent quality construction. I also don’t believe the builder should be “trashed” for turning-out this upscale tiny house. My biggest concern/question, though, is why wasn’t the structure built-out to the edge of the wheel wells? There is a lot for foregone interior space resulting from this design choice. I can’t get away from the feeling that the interior is way too cramped and narrow (a fault which applies to all but the best, cleverly-designed tiny homes on wheels).

  • Gleniece October 13, 2014, 9:00 am

    I agree with Kathy. Luxury is in the eye of the beholder. No big deal if the owners consider this luxury. It’s a great looking home with great appliances and such. Personally, if I decide to get my own tiny house or just a much smaller home of 550 sq ft or so, I would do the same because that’s what I like. Do what you want. If you like a completely green home, great! If you like a mix of green and such, great! It’s your home, and what works for you. Not for anyone else or society.

  • Rich October 13, 2014, 9:45 pm

    I think it was John Ruskin way back in Victorian times who cautioned the populace about not knowing the real value of a product and getting swindled by a clever profiteer (“…. and the people who consider price alone are that person’s lawful prey.”). I cast no aspersions on the folks building this tiny house model and calling it “luxurious”. Who among us would build this tiny house and charge the buyer only the amount of the labor and materials that went into it? We might want a new boat or to invest in a rainy-day fund to weather the next crisis or buy our kid a new pair of sneakers. This ‘heirloom’ house is very similar to Jay Shafer’s first offerings except that it has dormers so two people can sit up in bed (now THAT”S luxury!) and it pretends to look like a greek temple instead of an arts & crafts cottage. Jay built with stainless steel counters, metal roofs and real wood paneling as I recall. Nothing shabby there. But one thing hasn’t changed very much; no matter how much we spend on a tiny house they are still illegal in nearly every municipality because of their size. So I for one am not too worried about any builders getting rich or driving up the market. Have you noticed how many are for sale? And unless I were to spend a minimum of a week in a tiny house and had some idea where I could live in one full time without fear of eviction, I would neither build one for myself or have one built, especially for $65K. But that’s just me. In the meantime I suggest you read Ethan Waldon’s or Dee Williams’ excellent guides (no I do not get a cut) attend workshops, read Alex’s newsletter, contact politicians where you might want to live, look at Deek’s and Lamar’s videos…… and keep dreamin’. Best regards, Rich (falling off soapbox)

  • Bruce October 14, 2014, 10:55 am

    Meah- seems like the space is poorly used, and storage is where? (One closet and partial loft?) Two stylish chairs that offer zero storage and take up as much space as a built in sofa with storage. The cutesy desk takes up space, could have been better utilized with a fold out table hug on the wall. The kitchen galley is a claustrophobic nightmare, even the petite little women has to have her butt in the bathroom to utilize the oven. Where is the kitchen storage at? Didn’t show it for a reason since it appears there is next to none. High end touches with low end layout = expensive fail.

  • Dawn October 21, 2014, 1:03 am

    I think it’s beautiful. I love the darker brown with the white and the blue that they chose to accent it with. I would want a different layout myself, but I’m sure there are folks out there who would like this layout just fine. I do have to say that I would prefer a couch as opposed to the chairs or a built in, which many people seem to want. I have pain issues and I have sat on things like the built ins before and been in quite a bit of pain from it. I know many seem to insist on built ins for storage reasons, but I need something more comfortable and would be happy to downsize a bit more to allow for it. In the end, it really is about what works for the individual. When I look at other peoples tiny houses I choose to take away the things I love and feel would work for me, and not worry about the rest. Unless there is something in it that is dangerous or done with shoddy workmanship there is no need to be so negative.

  • Glema November 1, 2014, 7:37 pm

    Dennis, I believe they are placed there due to aesthetics. So people may watch the little fireplace display. I guess they figure we can’t see it too close to the floor. hehehe Although, it may be because it would cause too much heat too close to the floor as well. Insulate the floor well and don’t worry about wearing your boots inside. 🙂 Take care, I always have that question in the back of my mind, I’m glad you posed it, gave me a chance to think it through. As for the “luxury” I don’t think so. I could see how the little princess home was upgraded in terms but this? nah. God bless and Happy Trails!

  • Elizabeth Mull December 20, 2014, 11:23 am

    Lucky guy, a blond and a brunette!

  • Sarah December 29, 2014, 11:46 pm

    I just don’t get the pillars. Will someone please explain to me about the pillars?

  • Allysn January 6, 2015, 4:01 pm

    Woah harsh comments. Sure I’m scratching my head over the porch columns, but I really like the rest of this tiny house. I love the style and nicer finishes. I love the kitchen. I make almost every meal from scratch and have a small catering business so the kitchen is ually the first thing I look at. This is actually a really good layout and some of the most counters pace I’ve seen in a tiny house. I think this would be pretty perfect if there was more heads pace in the loft, but then I would prefer a bedroom on the main level.

    Great tiny house. I’m just happy to see something that isn’t totally covered with pine.

  • Darren Eckes January 28, 2015, 12:45 am

    I’m surprised by the negative comments on this house. While I’m not a fan of the outside, or the layout, I think the inside is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The dark wood with the white wood is stunning. I agree with the philosophy of the people who built this home, meaning high end looking design and high end finishes with cutting edge technology. We need more people in this community with this mentality. Our community is plenty full of ‘hippie’ type minimalists that want to poop in a 5 gallon bucket with sawdust and live in a home they built with scrap garbage, and reclaimed materials. This is great, and to be appreciated, but this sort of one sized fits all mentality for this community is crazy. There are plenty of ‘trendies’ (like myself I suppose) that want to downsize their living space and still enjoy high end design, luxurious looking finishes, and cutting edge technology in their small spaces. In fact it is the tiny home lifestyle that allows many of us to be able to afford these features. I am a home builder, and licensed electrician that designs off grid electrical systems and incorporates new technology into my projects. I have designed off grid tiny homes and RVs that can literally sit off grid for months and supply all the power, air conditioning, water, waste processing and security that any person could ever desire, with all the convenience and creature comforts of a connected home with none of the liabilities. You can have it all in a tiny home if you want it, and a builder catering to that segment of our community should be just as appreciated for their creativity as the guy that built his tiny home from scrap garbage. There are hundreds of reasons to go tiny, and no one reason is any better than any other. Going tiny doesn’t always have to be about simplifying down to next to nothing and giving up modern conveniences, luxury, and living a subsistence lifestyle. That type of thinking may be what fueled this movement, but there are many other equally valuable reasons for going tiny. I’m thrilled to see there are others that believe we can incorporate luxury into these tiny spaces. Its a big community here and we can all learn and appreciate different philosophies on tiny living even if it’s not our own personal philosophy.

    • Kathy June 3, 2015, 4:10 pm

      Darren, I couldn’t agree more. Once upon a time in the 60’s, poopin’ in a 5 gallon bucket may have appealed to the hippie dippie in me, but Now I am in MY 60’s and I want some of those creature comforts that this sort of tiny house seems to supply. It is high end, yep; it is larger than a breadbox, yep; it has a cohesive sense of style, yep. If the lifestyle I could live in this tiny house is no more of a footprint or drain on the environment than others, why can’t I enjoy the things my 45 years of hard work can afford me? I am more than willing to do that in a tiny house like this!

  • Jendee March 31, 2015, 10:43 pm

    If I were young, the Tiny Heirloom is more about choosing a lifestyle than it is about choosing a house. The Tiny Heirloom forces a reduction in consumption, there is no place to put ‘stuff’. Makes us reassesse ‘stuff’. I promise you none of my relatives have taken any of their ‘stuff’ when they passed. A couple of decades ago, I wanted a little planter my mom had, and felt guilty about wanting it when she passed, so I got on the Internet and bought one! I realized that the sentimentality of the planter had to do with the memory it evoked, not the planter, and that I, like my mother before me, was only allowed to take the memory, not the planter.

    Most of us, our parents, and our children, live in houses designed for entertaining, and the entertaining that actually uses the house only happens a few times a year. If I were young, I would love the small maintenance, and more travel, that my budget would allow. If gathering places had halls we could borrow, and they do, we could entertain in that space if we were willing to reassess our entertaining needs. Maybe we actually meet in person in July for Thanksgiving, and we skyped on the actual day? What if we made entertaining more about seeing each other than impressing each other, with food, clothes, spaces. The Tiny Heritage concept begs some really big questions, like…can we share and keep what we like about being American? Can tradition be tweeked even more than the last 50 years? Can we live with less “stuff”? Of course we can….but we need to do it slowly, think of all the payrolls that are met making ‘stuff’.

    Not critical, just asking. Is there maybe more room in the U.S. Than we think for immigrants? STOP SCREAMING. Most of our ancestors were immigrants.

    Lots of questions.

    • Candide33 June 3, 2015, 4:01 pm

      You are so right about the ‘stuff’, you can’t take it with you so someone will have to dispose of it when you are gone. My mother, step-mother, aunt, husband’s family all acted like rabid vultures when someone in the family passed so I decided early on that I wanted no part of that. Unless something was specifically given to me by the person, I would not take anything and now I have started weeding out my own belongings so that my children will not have to deal with it either.

      Everyone seems shocked that I refuse to take anything, even when my parents passed and they are even more shocked that I want to trade in my 170 year old plantation house for a tiny house. We want to make sure our kids get none of the headaches involved with splitting up estates, so we are giving them what we have now while we can enjoy it with them.

      It is better to share I think and living small and being close to those you love is more important that impressing the neighbors in my opinion.

  • Maria June 3, 2015, 4:09 pm

    The only thing I do like is the pillars lol.

  • Steve June 3, 2015, 4:20 pm

    Finally, a number of tiny house pictures which actually include humans in them. Such a rarity to be able to get a true sense of scale. Thank you!

  • AJ June 3, 2015, 8:50 pm

    Beautiful interiors.
    I like that the bathroom seems like a regular one and not like a wet bath with the toilet inside the shower stall. The Deep saffron door looks awesome either against the blue outside or the white and chocolate interior, plus the apron and the small case are similar in color to the door so they look awesome together.

  • Catherine June 3, 2015, 9:47 pm

    I like the kitchen. Nice modern colour scheme. Love the subway tile backsplash.

  • SteveDenver June 4, 2015, 12:52 pm

    Lovely home, good taste, cute people.

  • Susanne June 5, 2015, 8:43 am

    Love the decor! Would like to see the footage increased; sitting area too small for me…:) even if I were to be out and keeping busy, when I am home I’d like to be comfortable…:)

  • Elle June 6, 2015, 6:08 am

    Beautifully done! The colors are the first thing that caught my attention. They’re subtle but so very rich. This is one of the most attractive exteriors I’ve seen. It reminds me of a cape cod. The outside and inside colors compliment one another beautifully and the interior colors -again, subtle but striking in the way they flow throughout the lovely little home. The various textures add so much charm and interest. Yes the bath and kitchen are exquisite. It’s modern but maintains a very warm and inviting appeal.

    The living area chairs compliment the decorum nicely and could be alternated with an inviting loveseat without sacrificing any space. It looks like there’s room for a small, comfy chair beside the desk as well. This has absolutely everything that makes a nice home without looking cramped. I agree; a beautiful and very happy looking couple as well.

  • Pamela June 15, 2015, 4:02 pm

    Does anyone know the make & model of the stove. Desperately looking for a small stove. Not easy. Recommendations welcome!

  • Art June 3, 2016, 2:52 pm

    Nice pictures of the tiny houses. But how about some information about the trailer they’re on I’am looking to build my own tiny house on a 20 foot trailer but have only been able to find trailers that are many miles away. I live in northern calif. Would like to lay eyes on the trailer before I buy. Keep up the good work.

  • Betty June 3, 2016, 7:01 pm

    Nice if you don’t want company or kids. To tiny for me, and I am a small person.

  • Maria June 4, 2016, 7:14 am

    Why do so many tiny homes have the sink under the window? I would have put the window above the toilet. This way you could put a mirror above the sink. The home is cute but could be alittle longer.

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