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He Lost His Job & Is Building a Tiny House Vacation Business

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Like so many others, Jacob lost his job in the pandemic fallout. A former video producer, he decided to use his skills to create a YouTube channel following his build of a gorgeous tiny house cabin — and now, a whole tiny house vacation village in the Cotswolds, UK!

Little Orchard Hideaways is Jacob’s amazing solution to his unemployment! He currently lives tiny on a boat (you can follow that on his YouTube channel as well), while creating this Airbnb venture. Jacob is a real inspiration to all of us. Check out pictures of his first cabin below, and be sure to follow him on Instagram, check out his tiny house village, and subscribe to his YouTube channel for more!

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Jacob’s Cozy Cottage in the Cotswolds!

A perfect little English cottage on the inside.

Farmhouse sink, two burners, and a little fridge.

Picnic table seating, that can hide-away!

Now it’s folded up! Room for dancing.

A ladder up to the loft bedroom.

Love the look of this roof!

And here’s the bedroom. Dreamy.

The video below shows you the whole build, start to finish.

Watch the framing, cladding, and more.

Tell us what you think of Jacob and his house in the comments!

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • LargeMarge
    April 9, 2021, 9:25 am

    Instead of ‘epidemic’, I believe ‘this phase of this Economic Lock-Down’ is accurate.

    Nice door.

    • Eric
      May 16, 2021, 8:44 pm

      You’re absolutely right, it isn’t an epidemic its a pandemic. Anyway, the man has made the best of the situation and is self sustaining, unlike many who moan and don’t do something about it. Many all over the world have had career changes and haven’t looked back. And I say good on them, coz they’re the salt of the earth.

  • jerry dycus
    April 9, 2021, 2:13 pm

    There is good money doing this, building THs for rent or sale.
    Building say a 4-8 TH compound at $10k each and $20k-$50k for land and you have a nice income to retire on.

  • Peggy
    April 9, 2021, 7:36 pm

    It makes me realize 3 bedroom, big kitchen is not where I should be at this time of my life. His home meets all necessities. I would like a comfy chair and easier stairs, but otherwise what more do you need. Of course, they didn’t show the shed which is filled with his tools, extra wood, and building materials. But, I do love his kitchen set up.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 12, 2021, 9:51 am

      Too much to clean! We live on the edge of a development with homes 3x the size of ours and all I can think is how much I’d hate cleaning all those rooms!

      • Eric
        May 16, 2021, 8:48 pm

        I hate cleaning 1 room. But if don’t do it nobody else will. Simple fact of life.

  • Joseph
    April 10, 2021, 12:14 pm

    . . . amazing how no one mentioned anything about a “bathroom”!, . . . . so I won’t either.

    • Eric
      April 10, 2021, 8:39 pm

      Except you did… lol

  • Kathy
    April 10, 2021, 3:34 pm

    Joseph, I have to mention it too. But I suspect there is a bathroom in a house off camera that one can use. I have to say that it appears a lot bigger on the inside than I expected from its outside. Quite a nice kitchen for its size as well, and I love the fold up picnic style table. The bed might be a bit claustrophobic for some, kinda being the size of an MRI interior. But what the heck, you WILL fall asleep and it won’t bother you any more. add a toilet (for one person it needs only to be maybe behind a nice colorful screen) and maybe an outdoor shower and its super!! Nice job for a first-timer!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 12, 2021, 9:48 am

      Yes as Kathy said, I imagine he is going to make some kind of bathhouse on the property because he is making a campground-like spot with multiple tiny house buildings for people to rent out.

  • LJ Corley
    April 10, 2021, 4:05 pm

    Jacob, I spent a good deal of my life building boats and plenty of time without power. your use of tools and the construction of this beautiful structure is beyond wonderful.
    Thank you for your documentation and lovely imagination.
    Larry Corley

  • David Pedersen
    April 12, 2021, 7:45 am

    Now that is a tiny house!. Cute.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 12, 2021, 9:36 am

      Super tiny!

  • May 15, 2021, 9:44 pm

    Man you are great , just put an escape ,ventilation window in the darn thing and you have a winner .
    If you do not when my Great grand kids rent it and burn up I will clean you out for failing to perform due dilegence. who is going to inspect this thing as it is here and pass it? No one and without that you can not get Financing for the buyer.
    Keep going and I am sure you will be well rewarded. Just set a trash can on fire down stairs for a prime example and you will change your mind right quick. You can buy an escape ladder for pocket change that mounts under the window for people who would be afraid to jump.

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