This is the story of Phil and Cynthia and their newborn. Now, they are a growing tiny house family. And because of that, they’ve decided to build a second tiny home to best suit their needs. And we think it’s great!
We’ve seen lots of stories and situations of people who’ve grown out of their tiny homes… But what if they could have just built a second tiny home? Well, not everyone has the perfect plot of land to do this. But could two THOW’s be a suitable long-term solution for a family? This story is brought to you thanks to Living Big In A Tiny House and Phil and Cynthia.
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Why They Built A SECOND Tiny Home…
With the first house, you would be immediately struck by all the beautiful artistic and natural elements… This has now become Dad’s place.
Isn’t it beautiful? There’s a loft, lots of storage, skylight, custom windows, and even an office space.
The kitchen is simple, beautiful, and functional.
Here’s what it looks like when the baby is playing 🙂
Their second tiny home is 16-ft, has shingle siding, a private outdoor shower, and is filled with character.
This is Mom’s place to zen out with her newborn 🙂 Meanwhile, Dad can get work done in the other tiny house.
“The real artist is nature,” Phil says in the video. The baby crib was custom-made by Phil.
This tiny house also has its own bathroom with a bathtub and sustainable composting toilet…
And of course a cozy sleeping loft…
They both have such character, don’t they?
Video – Growing Family Builds Second Tiny Home For Expanding Homestead
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Your thoughts on the use of two tiny homes?
What do you think of the idea of using two tiny houses on wheels to create a better solution for let’s say a family or even for a retired or even a working couple who may want to have a little bit of their own space? It’s a pretty worthy idea to consider, isn’t it? The issue, as normal, would most likely be “where can I do this?”
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Mom has a place, Dad has a place…next they’ll have to build a little 12×8 for Jr. =)
Actually, this reminds me of an article Alex ran a couple of years ago, where a couple had a THOW that they lived in, but they also used it as a travel trailer for trips.
When parked, it connected to a second tiny home (which I think were the bedrooms and a second bathroom?), via a central deck.
Seems some very cool, “out-of-the-box” thinking, when multiple TH’s come into play.
I think I am confused, do they live seperately? Or do they just spend the days in the separate tiny’s so dad can work?
Pretty sure it is the latter. It says that the other house is so Mum can zone out with the baby… and Dad can get on with his work uninterrupted.
Me, I just hope that they have a guard for the woodburner. Last thing they need is a baby/young child badly burnt from touching.
It’s evolving…. Basically, while the baby is at this stage. The mother needs to be near, for nursing, etc. but as the father needs to work he’s temporarily sleeping in the other house during those days he has to go to work. Otherwise they are temporarily sleeping next to the baby’s crib until the child gets older… Then that space will become the child’s bedroom and the parents will sleep above in the loft.
While, they leave open that the second home will become the child’s home when grown up… Otherwise, they’re treating the second home as an extension to the first and will readily go back and forth between them like going between separate rooms, just with an outdoor hallway ;-p
Essentially, this is similar to a breezeway house… Back when most people had to build their own homes, it was easier to just make multiple small homes and link them together with a connecting roof/deck, but each one could have a specialized use. So one could be a bedroom, another a kitchen, etc. Yet it all functions as one home that you just had to step outside to go between each room…
These aren’t physically connected but it’s the same idea…
building a second tiny home may work well for many, especially if you own the land. As mentioned in another comment, sleep in one, live in the other or use one to travel in. As families expand, this is a solution and enables people to build as they can afford it.
Hi Phil and Cynthia, I love your tiny houses. The interiors were absolutley amazing. The woodwork and your skills were talked about in the video, but not enough. The stair stringer from driftwood took enormous vision as did all the trimwork and whimsically, shingled outside. I love the concept of a family compound of tiny homes, sadly, my town would have a conniption fit. Thank you for sharing that.