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Family Builds 16ft Tiny House using Recycled Materials!


This is a family of four’s 16ft tiny home on wheels.

It’s the tiny house story of a husband and wife, their two kids (ages six and eight), and their two dogs.

They built their tiny home on wheels using as many reclaimed materials as they could find and are now preparing to go on their first journey with it from Ohio to Colorado to visit and stay with their friends for a month.

Family of Four Build 16ft Tiny House to Adventure in with their Two Dogs!

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Images © Margo Puffenberger

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Update: They Made it to Colorado 😊

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Images © Margo Puffenberger

Video Tour: Family Builds 16ft Tiny House

We tried to reuse a lot of materials and keep things as eco-friendly as possible. We tore down my grandparent’s corn crib for them a couple summers ago and used a ton of the wood for the interior of the house along with windows and a door from my old school that was salvaged before being torn down and an old buffet from my cousin.

Our big thanks to Margo E. Puffenberger of Me Puff Design for sharing! 

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  • July 13, 2018, 3:09 pm

    I’m really impressed! You really managed to get everything into your TH and yet it looks spacious and attractive.

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    July 13, 2018, 4:31 pm

    Quite an endeavor. . .taking down one building to build another building on wheels. I am so impressed with your patience, persistence, and creativity. The resulting tiny house is amazing and practical and beautiful. I love the bathroom sink and towel holders underneath. So clever! Wonderful job! Enjoy your journeys. . .

  • July 13, 2018, 9:33 pm

    They did such a great job using what they had. Love the bathroom sink!

  • Avatar Alison
    July 13, 2018, 10:01 pm

    Good job! And they did a good job on the video, too.

  • Avatar Bsrb
    July 13, 2018, 10:43 pm

    I truly like this one. Great job. I wish I had the place too put one.
    I have thought of a 16Foot for years. Planning. I think I may just do it. Now I’ve seen this one. Could we get a little about cost. ?After the recycled wood.

    • Avatar Owner
      July 19, 2018, 7:12 pm

      We do not have an exact cost figured out but we would say about $15,000 has been spent. We got the wood for the walls, floors, and lofts for free b.c. we tore down a barn on our families farm (sweat equity). And we did all the work ourselves.

      • Avatar Alex
        July 20, 2018, 10:19 am

        Thanks for sharing that info!

  • Avatar Karen Blackburn
    July 14, 2018, 6:53 am

    First thought was really like the kitchen, would do something similar for myself but without the huge fridge. Then I watched the video (well made) and thought, kitchen window that opens over the top of the stove, wooden window frame and hot hobs equals a fire risk. Then where do the kids sleep. Only one loft big enough for 2 and the parents seem to have claimed it for themselves, a tiny lift over the kitchen not big enough for 2 kids, a spare bed that is wide enough for 2 but only long enough for really short people (I might manage to sleep on it but even I could be too tall, and I am under 5 feet). 2 parents with a bed and 2 kids with nowhere, or did I miss something. I got that the tiny loft was for storage, no sign of beds up there and not really deep enough, a spare bed downstairs but you wouldn’t put kids down there (only one bed anyway and 2 kids) unless you all go to bed before 8pm. Very puzzled. Lived in a caravan that size so know you can easily sleep 4 and live in the space but the layout was more practical and had bunk beds that could have curtains pulled to give the kids privacy and shut out the light for sleeping.

  • Avatar gmh
    July 14, 2018, 2:33 pm

    Well, to get the full feel of it, you have to watch the video. I rarely watch the videos here because I rarely have time, but this one was ok.
    The kids’ bed is a good solution but when their daughter gets to be a teen, she will not want to be sharing the platform with her bro.

  • Avatar D. Pedersen
    July 17, 2018, 4:12 am

    Layout is ok. But it is way too dark.

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