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Couple Living and Touring in DIY Tiny Home on Wheels

Meet Jenna and Guillaume. They’re a DIY tiny house couple who’ve built a 20′ tiny home on wheels and now they’re getting ready to travel around the United States for one year with their little house in tow!

They started building their home in California but ended up finishing it in Illinois. In the video you’re about to see below- thanks to Deek at Relaxshacks.com– they’re in Philadelphia at a Tumbleweed workshop.

Definitely watch the entire video below- and pay attention too- because you’re going to get to see tons of space saving techniques. Plus some creative (yet simple) use of multi-functional furniture that you may not have ever thought of before.

Deek Takes You to Couple’s Newly Built DIY Tiny Home


Images © YouTube/Derek Diedricksen/RelaxShacks.com

Video: Jenna and Guillaume Give You a Tour of their New Tiny House


Images © YouTube/Derek Diedricksen/RelaxShacks.com

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3-Burner Atwood Stainless Steel Cooktop.


Cup custom made and bought from Jenna’s cousins Etsy store PickMeCups. 🙂


Nature’s Head Composting Toilet (available on Amazon).

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Images © YouTube/Derek Diedricksen/RelaxShacks.com

Video: Jenna and Guillaume’s Tiny House Giant Journey Tour

FYI: This is the same video from the top of this article just in case you didn’t play it yet.



Deek’s upcoming HANDS ON tiny house design/build workshop near Boston, MA…


Registration isn’t open yet but if you want to get in early since this always sells out just email Deek directly to get signed up. It’s kidcedar AT gmail DOT com.

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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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  • Marsha Cowan
    September 11, 2014, 4:51 pm

    Oh my gosh! Where to begin to praise this tiny house? I love the exterior; I love the bathroom with the metal finish on the walls; I love the use of crates for storage and furniture that rolls out of the way; there is nothing about this house that isn’t creative and beautiful and cozy. How’d ‘dat dawg get up ‘dat ladder?! Great job and best of luck in your future endeavors.

    • Marsha Cowan
      September 11, 2014, 4:54 pm

      Oh! He used the crates! Golly gee whillakers! That is so ingenious!

    • Alex
      September 12, 2014, 10:30 am

      I know! I loved how the dog is able to get up to the loft on his own. Sooo cool! Thanks Marsha!

    • September 17, 2014, 12:47 pm

      Thanks Marsha! Glad you like our house.

  • Elise
    September 11, 2014, 5:29 pm

    I think they are great but wheredo you get the frame to build on?

    • September 17, 2014, 12:48 pm

      We built it from the “trailer up”, including the framing. But Tumbleweed sells “Amish Barn Raisers” that come with the framing already done.

  • bzarart
    September 11, 2014, 6:24 pm

    Great job! how wide and long?thanks!

    • Alex
      September 12, 2014, 9:31 am

      I believe it’s about 8′ x 20′

  • September 11, 2014, 7:44 pm

    What a fun adventure. Great video Deek. Jenna’s fantastic style sense is really evident. Great choice painting the walls. It made all the reclaimed pieces seem so intentional. My only question is, where do they store their clothes?

    • September 17, 2014, 12:50 pm

      Thanks Melissa! Glad you like our house. We can fit plenty of clothes in the crates that we use for the staircase and in our bathroom.

  • rick
    September 11, 2014, 9:42 pm

    about how much to build a 1000 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bath tiny home

  • Kelli
    September 12, 2014, 7:07 am

    This is one of my favorite tiny house tours I’ve seen so far. I just love their creativity. Those stairs are just so clever… and that their cute little dog can get up and down those is just the ideal. I always love a tour that includes a canine… as that’s how my tiny home would have to be, so nice to see how the canines are living in their tiny homes! Thanks to Jenna and Guillaume for sharing their home… it’s just beautiful!

    • Alex
      September 12, 2014, 10:31 am

      Thanks Kelli I’m happy you enjoyed it so much like I did 🙂

    • SC
      September 13, 2014, 11:19 pm

      “Those stairs are just so clever”

      The steps are clever, but not a new idea, previous tiny owners have done that if you look on youtube and blogs.
      Not to take anything away from them, they have taken many clever ideas of previous builders and built a real humdinger of a tiny house; painting the sides of the house white so as to not overwhelm the eye with wood patterns, the fold away table (although i think she made it too long.),
      the dormers in the loft, corrugated metal in the bathroom. the stacked boxes. even the pipes/flanges as curtain hangers

      that house just looks so well built, i am quite jealous. i am lucky to have a home, but i am rather tired of the annual sewer backups, and 500/mo heating bill in Feb. and trying to get 600 dollars together for porch steps.

    • September 17, 2014, 12:51 pm

      Thanks Kelli!

  • Erin
    September 12, 2014, 1:07 pm

    I am impressed–my first time posting. No cookie-cutter mass-produced house here! Definitely on my top 5 trailered tiny houses. Jenna’s right: pinterest heaven! Thanks for sharing Jenna, Guillaume, Alex and Deek!

  • Prema
    September 13, 2014, 2:14 pm

    How much did this tiny house cost? I love it!!!

  • Karen R
    January 27, 2015, 4:11 pm

    Enjoy the next chapter of your adventure! Never let the ultra-conventional or timid steal your joy.

  • Lisa E.
    January 27, 2015, 5:01 pm

    Okay, tell us where they got the awesome sink that they spent so much time looking for? Who makes it? Who sells it? Where did they finally find it?

  • Linda
    January 27, 2015, 10:57 pm

    A really nice house! The loft is impressive. I live the way it has so much light that it feels open and airy… a room with a view!

    It looks like a lot of thought an planning went into the building of this house. The seating area that turns into a bed and then into dining is pure genius!

    And the dog was very well-mannered. 🙂

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