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Couple’s Luxurious Tiny House on Wheels: The North Sister by Wood Iron Tiny Homes!

This is the story of a family who has been living tiny since they started out together. Today, they’re in a custom built, high-end tiny home on wheels. But thanks to Faircompanies, they share not only their THOW with us, but some of their previous adventures in living tiny. Enjoy!

Video Tour: Family Adventures Inspired North Sister, High-End Tiny Home

Story Summary From YouTube/Faircompanies

Spud and MaryEsther Hooley have spent four decades in tiny homes, including a converted caboose in Idaho, a trapping cabin on the Snake River, a yurt in Mongolia, a wall tent while commercial fishing in Alaska, a 19’ van in Mexico, and a year in a sailboat from Europe to Russia.

When they moved back to the United States, the Hooleys began building a tiny home in Sisters, Oregon, relying on their years of construction experience with both tiny spaces and community development work in Romania, Nepal and Mongolia. Named “The North Sister” (after the local mountain peak), the the 300-square-foot home on wheels (200 floor + 100 loft) is the sum of many handcrafted details: custom storage stairs finished in bamboo for a soft step, a full-sized shower with corrugated metal and exposed copper pipes, a kitchen with a generous farmhouse sink and full-height fridge.1

Learn more using the links below. Thanks!


  1. YouTube/Faircompanies
  2. Faircompanies article
  3. Wood Iron Tiny Homes
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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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  • Annette
    October 25, 2017, 6:08 pm

    What an interesting and inspiring video! I loved seeing the herds of reindeer. Great house too, btw. Thanks for sharing.

  • Glema
    October 26, 2017, 4:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing your lovely home. If you choose to put in a rail on the stairway, you might consider a simple copper piping type of railing to match the rest of the house. Shiny copper rail is pretty but still strong enough to give you something to help get your balance going up or down I would think. What do you think? Too soft a pipe? Maybe a little tougher kind and spray it copper color 🙂 Thanks again, love your home.

  • Melissa
    October 26, 2017, 6:36 pm

    Stunning home! I love every detail & the folks that created it! Wish I could see and meet in person.

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