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Man Builds Craftsman-style Tiny House

This is a craftsman-style tiny house on wheels built by Aaron Dennis.

He built it using a slightly modified version of Dan Louche’s tiny house plans.

This tiny house is built on a 22 1/2 ft. trailer. Aaron will be towing it using a 1985 Ford F-350.

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Man Builds Craftsman-style Tiny House

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  • Rich Daniels December 11, 2015, 11:49 am

    Nicely done Aaron!

  • Ken Lukasik December 11, 2015, 1:20 pm

    I personally know this man. He is a TRUE artist in all he does. I have seen this beautiful house par excellence.

  • CathyAnn December 11, 2015, 3:26 pm

    Outstanding! A lot of thought went into the design and crafting of this THOW. And it’s paid off! Love everything about it.

  • MareM December 11, 2015, 10:12 pm

    Beautiful craftsmanship, Aaron. It’s the first time I’ve seen a bench chair that looks comfortable, with a place for current reading no less, and the first all-wood interior that didn’t make me feel claustrophobic. Oh, and a place to put your phone and mail while hanging up your coat! I love it. I’d even be willing to try the stairs with such a sturdy (and artistic) rail. (I’m an older gal so interior mountain-climbing can be daunting.) ) How long did it take you to make this beauty? The cost, as always, would be good to know. And where do you currently park it? Again, excellent job.

    • Misty December 12, 2015, 9:56 pm

      I agree-homey feel, open, and practical. I want to put a lot of these features into a home of my own. Hopefully, more communities allow these homes-on wheels and without. The idea of making that investment, only to have zoning boards not allow me to move to areas that work for me-that is a major fear. There have been cases here in Michigan in which some lost court cases and several thousand dollars. Some might be more open to rebellion, but I just can’t handle it.

    • Aaron Dennis December 12, 2015, 11:52 pm

      Thank for your kind words, it took about 14 months and about 25k. Right now it is parked where I built it in Borrego Springs CA. We intend to use as an RV.

  • Eldaka December 12, 2015, 8:07 pm

    Amazing house! Exactly what I want in my tiny house. A great page to live!

  • Jay Honeycutt December 12, 2015, 10:01 pm

    How do I learn more about this amazing design? The link resolves to a completely different design.

  • Mike December 12, 2015, 10:44 pm

    Really well done. Reads more like 400 square feet. And comfortable.

  • Lisa Doucet December 13, 2015, 4:32 pm

    really pretty and very functional! Can’t do the loft, but that’s my problem!

  • Janp December 13, 2015, 5:07 pm

    The workmanship is wonderful. I just wonder if a heater this size would be adequate and are the floors ever warm with it being so high?. Is this a company that built it? If not,this has been one of the best in workmanship I have seen. I really could live here.

  • Theo December 13, 2015, 11:41 pm

    Very nice woodworking. And the outside looks like it has been treated, which would make it the first I can recall seeing that was.

    However, yet another loft, this time with goofy steps. To me, both detract from the whole.

    Rather than a covered porch, I would have done a fold up porch, and fold down porch roof. Could have been overall slightly shorter, or add that space to the length.

  • R Boden December 14, 2015, 5:28 am

    lovely finish and detail, this is lacking in many TH. would prefer to see hardwood on the benchtops. Anyone have any thoughts on why the heater has the timber surround?

  • Cynthia December 14, 2015, 5:49 am

    Dear Aaron,

    That is an amazing home! The woodwork is amazing.

    What kind of a heater is that? I have a small she-shed that I need to heat safely.

    • Lisa E. December 14, 2015, 12:52 pm

      The heater is a Dickinson Marine Heater. Just google it and you’ll see all of the listings for this type of heater. It comes in propane or wood burning, or combo model.

  • Maria December 14, 2015, 7:57 am

    Well done. Great Job. This is what a tiny house should look like. But I would change only a few things for my comfort. RV flush toilet,mini split a/c and heat unit. A couch,and a different staircase.

  • Maria December 14, 2015, 8:03 am

    Oh! one more thing. Remove the big window from in back of sink and put mirror. Put big window where small window is in the bathroom. Then this would be perfect for my comfort. Hope you build more of these.

  • Glema December 14, 2015, 8:46 pm

    Very pretty thank you for sharing. Alex, nice job. God bless you all through the holidays and after! Happy trails!

  • Denise December 15, 2015, 1:02 am

    This house is just about perfect in it’s beauty and craftsmanship. The only thing I would change is installing a real flush toilet. I particularly like the leaf trim around all the sills – lovely touch!

  • vee December 15, 2015, 8:49 am

    charm personified!

  • DEBBIE BERGMAN December 16, 2015, 10:29 pm

    Awesome! Where do u store or hang clothes, towels, etc?

  • Carol Perry May 4, 2016, 4:02 am

    Hi Aaron, Love your tiny house!! Just love the craftsman style and you did a wonderful job building it!! I love both the outside and inside. I just saw one similar to yours same style on HGTV, Monday night. The man was a wildlife photographer from Colorado and he bought the plans and build his. He only had one loft that he used for storage. His was just as nice as yours. I hope you enjoy your place and thank you for sharing!

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