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Engineer Lives in Tiny House the Size of a Parking Space

Chris Miller of Forbes interviews a co-worker, Adam, who lives in a tiny house on a trailer.

The home sits on a 9′ by 18′ trailer and is just 130 square feet.

Adam was initially inspired to downsize back in 2007.

Within a year and a half he had purchased building plans and began construction.

His motives were to create his own home that he can take with him.

He’d lived in apartments and homes before but was always missing that permanent home feeling.

Today he’s got that with his little house and he’s able to take it with him wherever he chooses to go.

Engineer Lives in a Tiny House on a Trailer

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  • Constance Blizzard
    August 26, 2011, 5:05 am

    Love his closet/loft design. And his socks.

    Any idea what he has for power? And I’d assume the fridge to be propane, but thought you needed level space for that, which I doubt he has given the trailer… We’re building soon over here, so I’m trawling for storage design inspiration.

    • Paul
      April 14, 2014, 8:15 pm

      You don’t need to be absolutely level to run a propane fridge. I recall back in my youth (far, far too many years ago now) that we would park our caravan wherever and the gas fridge worked fine. Heck, some places we had a double slope but still no issues, so long as the gas can get to the fridge… it’ll work.

  • August 26, 2011, 5:58 pm

    His socks, lol. I see two propane tanks so I’m sure he uses that for heat. Besides that he probably just hooks up the house like you would an RV since it’s situated right next to a house.

    What are you building? On a trailer?

  • Jaie
    October 4, 2011, 3:26 pm

    Love his socks! What a fun guy. Glad to see more and more everyday living like this.

  • October 4, 2011, 3:42 pm

    Haha yeah those socks are pretty funny. 😀

    Thanks for coming by!

  • Margaret
    October 4, 2011, 4:02 pm

    HA! His socks were the first thing I noticed too! He arranged the storage pretty well from what we saw. The problems with videos is that there is always so much more poking around the house you want to do and see.

    • Adam Carter
      January 7, 2013, 6:54 pm

      Thanks for appreciating my socks! It’s one thing I can collect without taking up too much space.

      If you’ve any questions about the build or what’s/why’s/etc I’m happy to answer!

  • October 6, 2011, 5:49 am

    Lol. Yup. It’s one of Tumbleweed’s designs that’s why there’s so much great storage inside. See ya, Margaret!

  • March 13, 2014, 10:15 pm

    Heh, I too noticed the awesome socks – what a cute picture that makes with him sitting like that in the loft. Love it.
    I notice that Adam seems to be really tall, and yet he also is comfortable in the space. Doesn’t mean anything really, I’ve just wondered about that. I’m kinda short, so I can have my loft be a bit lower for more head room up there.
    Nice video, and high-five for more Washington State Tiny Homes!

  • Keith Killough
    April 15, 2014, 10:52 am

    Adam, with your home being 9ft wide, you are 6 inches over width for being on public roads in most, if not all states. What have you had to do to account for this when relocating your home?

    • sands
      February 24, 2015, 11:08 am

      Can one still get a permit to move a wide structure like this that isn’t too painful or costly to get? I guess at this width one could not insure it as an RV either?

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