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Tiny House on Wheels in a Blizzard

For many people the sound of a blizzard or lots of snow sounds bad.


Especially if their tiny house on a trailer is concerned… Right?

Today we’re featuring a group of people with a different perspective.

For them all of this snow is as great as being a Christian kid on Christmas morning.

The Outdoor Research Sidecountry skiers and snowboarders have been traveling with their 112-square-foot tiny house.

All in the search of the perfect ski area. I invite you to join Molly Baker, Zack Griffin, Neil Provo, Sam Giffin, and Andrew Walbon- along with their tiny home- in the photos and videos below:

Tiny Home in a Blizzard: Lots of Snow!

Tiny House Blizzard

Photo Credit Molly Baker

Watch below as the Outdoor Research team skis and as they try to keep the tiny house from being completely submerged in snow.


Tiny House in a Blizzard

Also- Tiny House Being Towed in a Blizzard (Part 2) below:

More on Livin’ Tiny: A Quest for Powder (Why a Tiny House)

Did you enjoy this tiny house blizzard? What would you do with your own tiny home on wheels? Where would you go and what would you do? Tell us in the comments. Thanks!

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Alex

Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!




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  • Michael February 16, 2013, 6:01 pm

    “What would you do with your own tiny home on wheels”?
    Ride off into the Sunset!

  • Mike & Kelsey February 16, 2013, 6:30 pm

    I mean, come on?! How could you NOT feel liberated and adventurous after watching these videos?? Even though the tiny home was only a small part of the OR project, I couldn’t help but feel so many ties between the freedoms of backcountry skiing and tiny living.. It’s really cool to see how minimalism can manifest itself in people in different ways, awesome series!! 😀

  • Norene Hamilton February 16, 2013, 7:16 pm

    These videos were not what I expected. Never got to see much of the house.
    A lot of mountains and snow and people skiing and a broken down truck. I have also noticed that when there is narration in a lot of your videos the background music is louder that the person speaking. Not trying to be negative.

  • Linda Lyons-Bailey February 16, 2013, 8:56 pm

    If I had a tiny house (and money to do all this), I’d buy this plot of land I have my eye on near a beach and start a tiny house community, where there would be a communal garden and a pretty group of off-grid houses.

    • deborah February 17, 2013, 2:50 pm

      Love your idea, Linda! I am not a snow bunny by any stretch of the imagination! I grew up in the burbs of Chicago and hated winter every year till I moved to the deep south at age 20.

      I bet you could find some like-minded folks to see this dream come true. Best of luck!

  • Cahow February 16, 2013, 9:10 pm

    BEAUTIFULLY shot videos of the skiing; a real joy to watch. “Dirtbag Dementia” & “Ultimate Minimalist” were terms that made me laugh. Reminds me of the serious surfers that I encountered while growing up near Rincon, Santa Barbara, and who’s “Tiny House” was some folded blankets in the back of an old woodie station wagon. Now THAT’S tiny!!! I guess it all comes down to WHAT do you have more of: Time or Money? If a tiny house takes 200 hours to build from scratch and you are poor, then it’s a good investment for the vagabond lifestyle: “A vagrant or a vagabond is a person, often in poverty, who wanders from place to place without a home or regular employment or income.” For less than $5,000.00 you can get a completely tricked out 30′ trailer WITH a bathroom and shower so you don’t have to “depend upon the kindness of strangers” to drop your tiny house or drawers, to use their loo. I get it, I really do, the creation of something that most people question your sanity and each of us needs to find the balance. For these skiers, they had a brother who was a carpenter that built it for them. I don’t know what the cost analysis was on it. For me, my dementia is weaving and baking, BOTH past-times of which, 100% of my friends think I’m Insane, with a capital “I”. As they kindly point out, the 8 hours that it takes me to go pick a bushel of apples, process them and make 20 quarts of apple sauce at a $100.00/hour lost wage cost vs. going to Walmart or Costco and picking up the same darn thing for under $100.00 is just plain “stupid” on my part. But, like Tiny House builders, it’s about the PROCESS of building the unit, NOT about having a dwelling on wheels, or they’d go to used-rvs. com. It would be interesting to see what 99% of these kids are living in when they hit their 40’s and have bad backs and blown knees. 😉 Best of luck to you all, with your youth and dreams! Enjoy it while you have it.

    • Robert February 17, 2013, 2:19 am

      You have missed the point so completely as to make whatever drivel you did spend the time to write completely worthless.
      A Tiny house is not a 1950 Woody,nor a travel trailer. It is a tiny house and most have kitchens and bathrooms and don’t roam around the country with poor vagabonds living in them.
      When these young extreme skiers and snowboarders reach 40 years of age their bodies and spirits will surely be in far better shape than the sad point of life you are currently trapped within.

  • Patricia Blomgren February 16, 2013, 9:43 pm

    I am a hand spinning teacher and a “Weaving A Life” circle leader. I am looking for a 6×8 trailer to start building my gypsy caravan. My hope is that I will be able to expand my teaching to farther away place. Currently I teach classes at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival, as well as nearby area sheep farms and in my home. I love these websites – they are so encouraging. I’ll be taking a workshop in April in Boston. I can’t wait to start! Thanks for your inspirations!

  • Nadine February 17, 2013, 9:03 am

    It was fun to see the tiny house in a different setting being used instead of just sitting there decorated. I think you have to look at these videos and try to pick out what you can use. How do you apply it to your own plans or dreams?

  • Dave February 17, 2013, 6:48 pm

    “A Christian kid on Christmas morning?” This has nothing whatsoever to do with tiny houses…but I am a history nut and I can’t let this pass. You could also just as easily have said “A pagan kid on Baldur’s day morning” Before converting to Christianity the early Anglo Saxons (who were Germanic immigrants to England, it’s where England gets its name, and we still speak their language of course, greatly modified) celebrated something called “Mutternacht” (Mother’s Night) on December 24th. The Christians completely obliterated any record or trace of what exactly went ON during mother’s night, but in midwinter many Germanic peoples celebrated the labour of a Female Pagan diety, possibly Friya (from whom we get “Friday”) throughout the night, and then in the morning of December 25th the birth of Baldur, the sun god. Does this sound….sorta familar?

    The very early Christian Roman church seemed uniquely unconcerned about celebrating Jesus’s birthday, but it’s far, far easier to convert someone if you ahem, “borrow” their holidays. Christmas isn’t the only stolen pagan holiday, Easter still bears the name of the pagan Goddess Eoster whose springtime celebration the Christians also stole. This is why I always chuckle to myself when I hear some say ” Remember the real meaning of Christmas or Easter”. Talent borrows but genius steals is what I am thinking.

    • 2BarA July 8, 2014, 3:50 pm

      Dave, what has all that got to do with tiny houses???

      • dave July 8, 2014, 4:18 pm

        There is more to life than tiny houses though not much more no not much more……

  • Elle July 8, 2014, 3:54 pm

    I like the way the loft is built. It’s creatively different but still very usable space and gives a different style and feel to the tiny house. I’d be hitting every coast in the nation with my surfboard! I’m currently living in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and would like to send out many kudos for the gorgeous photography of the slopes and mountain scapes!

  • Glema July 10, 2014, 6:08 am

    It was used as an expression of the “joy” felt by the child. As they were in such joyful spirits being there in their tiny house with the freedom to be themselves and do the thing they loved the most. Totally missed the point. Thank you for sharing these videos Alex and thank you for sharing your lives with us dear young people. May God bless you richly always!

  • Connie Sheets March 5, 2015, 1:49 pm

    I want to have Zack Griffin build me a tiny house for myself that will be in route for Pharmacy School for 4 years then off to the unknown to do my pharmacy residency. I would be the perfect candidate since I have already experienced tiny living in an RV years ago. I enjoy the freedom of minimalist living physically, materially and financially. Can you help me with the contacts to make this happen?

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