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Interview (& Video): Jadon and Katie’s Good and Tiny House

This is Jadon and Katie’s Good and Tiny House that I first saw featured on Jenna’s Tiny House Giant Journey.

I included Jenna’s video tour of the house below the pictures, and I also got in touch with Jadon and Katie myself and asked them some questions about their tiny life and adorable tiny home.

Their house is completely custom, built by Canadian tiny house builder, Mint Tiny Homes. It has one of the most amazing bathroom/mudrooms I’ve ever seen in a tiny, and it includes a back-wall staircase which is one of the best ways to include stairs in a THOW in my opinion.

So tune out the world for a few minutes and enjoy the pictures, video tour and interview below!

Related: Jenna’s Tiny House Giant Journey

Interview (& Video): Jadon and Katie’s Good and Tiny House

Images by Katie Good

Enter through the front doors and find an awesome living room.

Just admire at the kitchen with stove, fridge and microwave.

Love the “his and hers” desk space/eating area.

Beautiful views and nice large blinds. Super classy.

Here’s the bathroom/mudroom. Look at all that space!

One of the two spacious closets inside the bathroom area.

The 36″ x 36″ shower fits the 6′ 1″ Jadon comfortably.

Adorable yellow towels and a handy Nature’s Head composting toilet.

Washer and dryer unit beneath the bathroom counter. Smart!

Loft bedroom with built-in bookshelf in the back.

Aww! Here’s the puppy’s favorite hang-out.

Love their retractable awning! That’s so smart.

Related: Just Whals Tiny House by Mint Tiny Homes

Interview with Jadon and Katie Good

What are your name(s)?
Jadon and Katie Good

How many people (and animals) will are living in your tiny house?
Just us our little 12 lbs dog named Maisy (She’s a Teddy Bear – half shih tzu & half bichon)

Where do you live?
Now that we are in our THOW, we’ll be in Wisconsin for half the year and somewhere else the other half! We just got back from the Pacific Northwest.

Why did you decide to go tiny? What are you hoping to get out of living tiny?
We went tiny so that could keep our roots here in WI (family, friends, jobs, etc.) and yet still get to explore other parts of the country. We love to travel, but you can only learn so much about a city or state in the few days a vacation provides. Staying for half the year allows us to really get to know those other places.

How did you first learn about tiny houses?
We learned about them by seeing them on TV on networks like HGTV. Once we were a little more serious about them, we stayed at a tiny house village in the Mt Hood area. Jadon also took a two-day tiny house workshop.

How long did it take to finish your tiny house?
From order to pickup, the process took around six months. The actual build took around 3-4 months.

How did you build your tiny house? Did you have any help? Did you do it yourselves?
Our house was built by Mint Tiny Homes. They are amazing and you should definitely go check them out! http://minttinyhomes.com We had initially wanted to build our own, but our timeline for wanting to go tiny didn’t leave us enough time. One of the many reasons we chose Mint was that we were able to do a completely custom build. We gave them drawing after drawing on graph paper and they were able to bring our dreams to life. Since we couldn’t build our own, having a lot of say in the design was a must.

How did you find a place to park and live in your tiny house?
We picked up our house from our builders near Vancouver, BC. After the pickup, we parked our house just north of Portland at an RV Resort. For any tiny houses looking in that area, Silver Cove RV Resort was great 😀

While in WI we will be staying on private property. Each time we travel, our preference is always private property, but we’re always open to what’s available.

Before going tiny, what was life like?
Normal(ish), we guess? Haha. We owned a great house in an amazing location. So there weren’t any major negative factors that pushed us to go tiny. We are just adventurers at heart and saw this as the next big adventure for us!

What benefits are you experiencing after going tiny?
Honestly, the adventure! We’ve already had the chance to really explore another city/state and we can’t wait for the next. And, of course, the awesome “side” benefits of being more environmentally friendly, saving money, and being a part of a growing community of people from around the world.

What about some challenges?
Parking is always a challenge. We were blessed to have some connections for a place to stay in WI. But tracking down parking for the other places we go takes a lot of research, phones calls, etc.

What makes your tiny house special?
Everything!! Haha! But seriously, we really love every part of our THOW. One of the more unique features of our house is the back room. It is a combination mini mud room, bathroom, closet, stairwell, and more. It is bigger than almost any other tiny house bathroom we’ve seen. It has two full closets and a 36″x36″ shower (which is SOO nice). It’s most unique feature, though, is the stairs. Instead of a ladder or stairs that descend down the wall in to the main part of the house, ours are contained on the back wall in a space a less that 4’x4′. It is easy for us (and our tiny dog) to get up and down safely. Another benefit of having it at the back of the house is that it leaves space for a nice big living room/kitchen in the main area.

What is your favorite part of your tiny house?
Wow. Tough question. The bathroom is great. So is the big galley kitchen. And the open living room. Oh, and the drop down porch on the front. Ah, we can’t decide!

What helpful advice would you give to others interested in going tiny?
Plan. Plan some more. Than go run your plans by someone else and plan more after getting their input. Also, stay in and visit as many tiny houses as you can. We can’t stress that enough. The more you see and stay in, the more you know what will and will not work for you.

Do you have a website, blog, or social media page where we can follow along?
We sure do!
Instagram: @goodandtiny
Website: goodandtiny.com

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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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  • Eric
    June 21, 2017, 1:18 pm

    I saw this being built on Tiny House Luxury. Really like the mud room, though I’m SURE you put a curtain over the door window…

    The back stairs are genius. My only issue would be WHY slant the roof! Just for how it looks from the outside? You need every inch up there you can get. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of loft beds – I’m 6’4″ – but it would be great for storage. Also, in my vast experience with (watching) tiny houses, (tv shows and blogs), the best use of space is to have the kitchen across one end of the unit and the bathroom across the other and a pull out bed from underneath the bathroom – which doubles as a couch when you push it all the way in. Or not. Could be just additional seating.

    Having said that, I have been in a bunch of tiny houses at shows, and I find the 8′ width just too skinny. I live in a 10’x 27′ cottage and it’s a foot or two too skinny. Which brings me to my big complaint: WHY aren’t more tiny house builders/designers doing pop-outs!!? And pop-UP loft-roofs! The reality is that people PARK these things far more than they drag them around the country. They may sit for a year or two before moving. I’m sure someone clever can design a house that expands the full width AND height of the house – unlike an RV with pop-outs, which doesn’t buy you any head room in the popped-out space. The 8′ width AND 13′ height CAN be “temporary” until you get to the parking spot. Shoot for 12′ wide and 15′ tall. Enough to have 8′ height on the bottom floor and 7′ in the loft. That’s only a lousy 2 feet higher than the max height! Only 2 feet to pop up. AND, it’s only 2′ on each side to pop-OUT. You’re still balanced, but if need be, pop out one side 4 feet and have stabilizers that extend/retract to hold up the pop-out. Do this at 30′ and NOW you have a very long-term livable house of 12×30 – 360sf, plus loft area for storage or full-height bedrooms. Hoping someday to see Tiny House Luxury do something like this. I have seen that one Tiny House episode where the couple built their own with pop-outs and a pop-up, but they didn’t pop it up enough to fully stand in it, and the pop-outs were more RV-style – though major kudos for doing both, and it was a livable place. Albeit, the decorating was way too dark and cluttery for my taste.

    • June 21, 2017, 2:01 pm

      Hey Eric, thanks for all the feedback! Just to let you know, our house was never on Tiny Luxury. Must have been one similar!

    • Claude
      June 24, 2017, 8:14 am

      I agree with you. Anything that moves, can create a water seal problem, also can be a problem to insulate properly in cold climate.

    • Michael
      June 24, 2017, 11:02 am

      Dear Eric, I’m inspired with your critique and comments regarding pop-up/push-out strategy for small homes. I’m just beginning my planning. I’ll try to incorporate these ideas. I’m concerned about the impact on Budget. But I need to explore your ideas. thanks. Michael

  • Suzanne
    June 21, 2017, 6:50 pm

    I really like the stair case wrapping around the back of the house. Also the bathroom with the hotel lines is a good idea. There are lots of lovely things about this house. I’m sure the owners will be very happy with their design ideas.

  • June 21, 2017, 11:57 pm

    What a great idea having the stairs to the back of the home! Love the Mud Room, along with the closets. Love the idea having the washer & dryer beneath the bathroom sink! I loved the sink that they chose for their bathroom! Really nice! Love the dog’s little hangout! Awesome kitchen & appliances! Love the deck with the glass panels along with the awning! I think the deck is great to have along with the fact that if your traveling the French Doors are protected! Their home is amazing! Thank You for sharing! Enjoyed touring it!🌹🌷🌹

  • Eric
    June 22, 2017, 12:14 am

    I agree about building on a wider trailer! Pay the etra to have it moved, if you don’t plan on moving it all that much. Given the horrific inability to actually find a place to park one of these, realistically, I’d say they’ll be sitting more than moving, anyway. I’m truly shocked that more people don’t go for the “Park model” houses. you still get the tax benefit if they’re under 400sf. And they’re designed to be JUST under, at like 396sf. MUCH more livable.

  • Patty
    June 23, 2017, 11:28 pm

    I really like the back stairs, as they give a nice finished look to the living area. Good job. Nice home.

  • Lori
    June 24, 2017, 1:17 pm

    I really like this one! The back stairs are genius….I’d love to see how they were actually built. Just add some window film to that mudroom door for privacy in the bathroom and add a touch of color like stained glass at the same time.

    • June 27, 2017, 10:43 am

      Film would work! We chose to use a curtain because we wanted the option to let in full sunlight as well as see out the back door 😀

  • Brian W
    June 25, 2017, 10:04 pm

    Great house! I’m confused though, I saw this on tiny house hunters and the house was already finished when they saw it. In the video they said the builders did the stair design custom for them after they say it somewhere else.. both things can’t be true. What gives? Is tiny house hunters a fake show?

    • Brian W
      June 26, 2017, 4:58 pm

      Hi Natalie – they said they weren’t on Tiny Luxury. They definitely were on Tiny House Hunters because I just watched them on it last night, it was them. The show story didn’t match the story they gave in the video posted here so that’s why I’m wondering what gives.

      • June 27, 2017, 10:45 am

        Yes, we were on Tiny House Hunters. And yes, we completely custom designed our floor plan. The thing to remember is that we were on a “reality” TV show. And I’ll just leave it at that 🙂 If you want to see our true to life journey you can follow our Instagram feed.

  • Brian W
    June 27, 2017, 11:18 am

    Thanks G&T. So the show is all fake then, that is disappointing.

  • Karen
    June 30, 2017, 2:07 pm

    What was the full cost of this tiny home?

  • July 1, 2017, 10:46 pm

    Every tiny house is going to vary based a lot on builder and then also by customizations. Ours, with our builder http://minttinyhomes.com ended up being around $58k-$60k.

  • Betty
    July 13, 2017, 8:10 pm

    Very nice. Composting toilet would have to go.😝

  • Theresa
    July 14, 2017, 1:13 pm

    Amazing, stunning, beautiful, lovely, awesome, gorgeous, and so on and so on ECT…

  • Marsha Cowan
    November 25, 2017, 5:57 pm

    Love the bright and airy interior! Everything about this house yells “great design!” Absolutely wonderful use of space, and so pretty!

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