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This is the story of a young woman, her partner James, their great dane dog named Denver, and their two babies who are all living together in their 232 sq. ft. DIY tiny house that they built and expanded upon as their family grew.

Over the past few years, their family has grown exponentially – and I’m not just talking about Denver gaining 140 pounds! Macy and James have welcomed daughter, Hazel, and their newborn son, Miles, into the tiny house, but not before adding on an additional living space. Originally the house had an attached covered patio, but they recently enclosed the space to create a shared bedroom for their children.


In this tour, Macy tells us about living in a tiny house with children and speaks about plans for the future. Hazel (18 months) gives us a tour of her new bedroom, which she will one day share with her brother.

At the time of filming this tour, Macy was nine months pregnant. Her son, Miles, was since born on October 1st, 2015. Today the “Mini Motives” tiny house is 232 square feet and accommodates two adults, two babies and a great dane!

Tiny House with Two Babies, a Great Dane, and Mom & Dad!

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Many of you are already familiar with Macy Miller and her $11k custom built tiny home on wheels.

She’s been through a lot over the years that I’ve been following her. For one, while she was building her tiny home, she fell off the roof and broke her back! Did that stop her from finishing? No.

You see, building a tiny home yourself is a dangerous job! That’s why people pay big bucks for others to do it for them. You can literally break your back doing it yourself!

But back to Macy and her life. Since finishing her build and moving in, she’s actually had a baby! Did she and her family decide to move out? Nope. In fact, they’re having another baby. And instead of moving out, they added on to their tiny house to make room! And best yet, Macy is hosting a series of free tiny house workshops where she’ll be sharing everything she’s learned. If you’re able, I highly encourage you to join her and/or help me spread the word below!

Macy’s Tiny Housing Evolution

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Like most of us, life wasn’t always tiny for Macy. In fact, she used to live in the 2700 sq. ft. house that you can see below.

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Most of you already know about Macy Miller. She’s the woman who built her own 196 sq. ft. DIY tiny house on wheels for only $11k.


Right now I wanted to give you a quick update because she’s recently put together a video for us where she gives you a full tour of her tiny home and explains how everything inside it works.

She took about 18 months from start to finish because she was working two jobs and doing volunteer work while building it. At the time that she made this video she’d been living in the tiny home for a year and 3 months. Enjoy!

Video Tour of Macy’s $11k Tiny House on Wheels

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Image © MiniMotives

Enjoy the video tour below:

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If you’ve been discouraged by tiny house prices lately think again.

Macy Miller of Mini Motives was able to design and build her own DIY tiny house for just $11,000.

And now… she’s offering it to us. If you like the design, she’s packaged plans so you can build it too.

The 196 sq. ft. mobile micro home is simple, beautiful, functional and best of all…

No mortgage.

UPDATE: New video tour with Macy added down below 🙂

Woman Builds Debt-FREE Micro Home

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But it wasn’t that easy… I encourage you to continue reading and touring her tiny house below to learn more about how she did it:

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I have been part of the tiny house community since I first saw Jay Shafer on Oprah back in 2008.

We used that inspiration to begin building our tiny house in 2009. As you might imagine, since that time I have seen a lot of other tiny house blogs and become part of the small but growing community of tiny house builders.

There are so many great designs and ideas out there now and many tiny house builders are creating some amazing homes that are smaller than most traditional bedrooms. I thought I might share my favorite tiny houses – in no particular order.

1. Macy Miller’s Tiny House on a Gooseneck Trailer

Photo courtesy of MiniMotives.com

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