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Dallas Couple Builds a Tiny House

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This is the story of a couple in Dallas, Texas who are building a tiny house on wheels.

Cody and Randi made the decision to go tiny at the end of 2014.

By March of 2015, they got the trailer and started to build.

They plan on living and traveling with it for about a year.

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Dallas Couple Builds a Tiny House

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Highlights from this Story

  • Decided to build tiny at the end of 2014
  • Started the build in March of 2015
  • A Year and a Month Later, 98% Done!
  • Couple Plans on Traveling for a Year with it
  • Salvaged Materials were used to build
  • Designed with Passive Heating and Cooling
  • Galley-style Kitchen
  • Composting Toilet
  • Cedar Board Wood Used in the Bathroom
  • Tiny Bathtub in the Bathroom
  • L-shaped couch in the living area
  • Classic french doors used in the living area
  • 4′ Loft Height Space with Dormers in the Loft


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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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  • Sherry
    May 11, 2016, 2:49 pm

    Doesn’t show too much,but what is showing is very nice. Would like to see more details. Love the French doors!

  • Marsha Cowan
    May 11, 2016, 2:49 pm

    Wow! So Texan…beautiful, clever, totally awesome. The exterior is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the log beams over the living area. The bedroom is very roomy and very pretty, and the nostalgic touches are precious. Great job! Hope our paths meet some day so I can see it in person. Happy travels!

  • Debbie Johnson
    May 11, 2016, 3:01 pm

    I so wanted to see this at the Earth Day in Dallas, but the lines were so long. I absolutely love what you have done, and now excited to get mine started. Good luck traveling. I envy you a little, but just a little, lol.

  • kristina nadreau
    May 11, 2016, 3:36 pm

    I have been following this site and others regarding small and tiny houses. I am ready to hear the experiences of people who have LIVED in their house for more than a year, who are willing to tell the truth about what they liked and what they would do differently. New builds are no longer of interest. Thanks

  • Kathy
    May 11, 2016, 6:59 pm

    Nice looking tiny! I am in love with the design of the exterior – the extra gable and the pointed arch over the lovely french doors, and the shingles on the loft dormer along with the more standard siding elsewhere. I also flipped for the idea of having one long uninterrupted counter! I am assuming that they pull counter height stools up for meals, computer use or just having a cup of tea in the morning. The peeled polished-looking tree trunks as floor joists for the loft are beautiful. Really so well done! Congratulations. Enjoy your year on the road!

  • alice h
    May 11, 2016, 8:34 pm

    Great layout, love the couch in front of the doors, really opens things up.

  • Gigi
    May 11, 2016, 8:53 pm

    Love those French doors!

  • May 11, 2016, 9:41 pm

    Your home is gorgeous!! Love everything about it!! Awesome layout!! Wishing you lots of happiness traveling with your tiny home!! Carol???

  • Melissa
    May 12, 2016, 1:26 am

    Beautiful house. I love that you implemented old materials from other sources and have great head room and partial standing in loft. Love the big couch too. Great job!!!

  • Maria
    May 12, 2016, 7:23 am

    How big is this house? Length and width. Beautiful.

  • Porcsha
    May 13, 2016, 1:57 pm

    This home has curb appeal! Finally, a loft that a couple can enjoy! Great job!

    Perhaps, follow up stories to these families that go tiny in years to come would be helpful to prepare and accomplish the same dream. I would love to see how disabled people build and live tiny for years to come. Plus, what happens when a person with an off the grid tiny home on wheels or not becomes sick or disabled? These are questions that keep me from feeling comfortable to make the change to tiny house living.

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