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Living Full Time in a 54 Sq. Ft. Tiny House that ‘Expands’ to 120 Sq. Ft.!

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This is the story of Richard Ward’s new 54 sq. ft. tiny house on wheels that ‘expands’ to 120 sq. ft.!

It’s called the Terraform 3 and surprisingly, it has everything he needs to live full time while traveling around the United States. Richard’s goal was to build a tiny house that was easy to get around with.

By the way, he originally lived in a 250 sq. ft. tiny house but decided that was too big so he sold it and downsized into this 54 sq. ft. tiny!

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Richard’s Terraform 3 Tiny House!

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Richard’s Previous 250 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home That He Downsized From!

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Video: Full Time Tiny House That’s Only 54 Sq. Ft. But ‘Expands’ to 120 Sq. Ft.!


  • 54 sq. ft. but ‘expands’ to 120 sq. ft.
  • Filmed by Derek Diedricksen at the Tiny House Jamboree in Arlington, TX
  • Named the ‘Terraform 3’
  • Richard originally lived in a 250 sq. ft. tiny house but decided that was too big so he sold it and downsized into this 54 sq. ft. tiny!
  • It started out as a rusty old boat trailer that he bought on Craigslist for $175
  • Built with 1×1 steel framing
  • Rooftop deck
  • Skylight
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Outdoor shower
  • Gravity fed sink
  • Wine cork countertops
  • Vintage drawing book flooring

Diedricksen Brothers Tiny House Workshop in Joshua Tree, CA

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Learn more below!

=> http://relaxshacks.blogspot.com/2017/10/diedricksen-brothers-tiny-house.html


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-gdVNmR5A8
  2. https://terraformth.com/microhome/
  3. https://terraformth.com/
  4. https://terraformth.com/services/
  5. http://relaxshacks.blogspot.com/
  6. http://amzn.to/2DThpGy
  7. http://relaxshacks.blogspot.com/2017/10/diedricksen-brothers-tiny-house.html

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Kim W
    January 27, 2018, 4:07 pm

    I love this tiny house! The interview was great – I loved Richard’s admission that he meant it to be slightly wider 😃.
    Enjoy your travels. I am sure the beach will be great!

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 27, 2018, 7:26 pm

    It is also a very pretty and well thought out house. Beautiful!

  • Elizabeth Rubio
    January 27, 2018, 7:31 pm

    Fantastic job, Richard. Congratulations and happy trails!

  • James D.
    January 27, 2018, 8:38 pm

    There’s also another video on the Go Downsize channel, covers more details on the construction and the things that have led him to this…

  • Diana Graham
    January 29, 2018, 12:32 pm

    He did an excellent job on his micro home, but how does he adjust the temperature? How does he heat it and cool it?

    • James D.
      January 29, 2018, 11:24 pm

      It’s very minimal, he simply travels to good weather locations and doesn’t stay long in any one location…

  • Sherry Niblock
    August 16, 2018, 5:20 pm

    I remember seeing his original house & if I remember right, Richard is an avid cyclist. Where does he keep his bike now?

  • Danielle
    August 16, 2018, 6:04 pm

    That is a glorified teardrop, I can’t call that a house, it is a shelter. He can’t call it a house, he can’t even stand up in it fully. It might work for him, and allows him to travel, but come on. It is nice and has some good idea’s but it is not a house.

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