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Single Mom, General Contractor & Business Owner: Meet Christine of Plum Construction

Christine Plum (@plum_construction) sold her Houston home and put all her equity into buying a small home in Galveston, Texas and fixing it up. She did all the work herself, and turned it into a vacation rental she later sold.

But after remodeling, she got into designing and building homes from the ground up! She’s now on her fourth tiny house project after completing and selling three beautiful homes under 1,000 square feet.

This home was the first one she built, doing all the interior work herself. It’s called the “Tiny Gem” and is an Airbnb rental now. At 400 square feet, it includes a downstairs bedroom as well as a loft bedroom for kids.

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Christine’s Tiny Gem: Plum Construction

Main living area with a unicycle side table!

Comfortable couch in the living room.

Ladder takes you up to the kids’ room.

One door to bathroom; the other to kitchen.

This breakfast nook is the perfect place for family meals!

Galley kitchen with butcher block counters.

Love the tile wall!

The appliances are all on the other side of the kitchen.

Easily all you need to cook on vacation!

Sleek, tiny bathroom with mirrored vanity.

Master bedroom with door out the back.

Floor-to-ceiling closets and a little built-in seat.

Up in the kids’ loft with two twin beds.

The fence adds adequate privacy during your stay.


  • Beach towels, umbrella, beach blanket, snorkeling gear
  • TV
  • Washer & dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • A table or desk with space for a laptop and a chair that’s comfortable to work in
  • Wifi
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper
  • Breakfast nook
  • Kitchen with stove/oven & refrigerator
  • Dishwasher; Dishes and silverware
  • Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper
  • Coffee maker
  • BBQ grill on patio
  • Fenced-in backyard

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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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  • August 1, 2020, 1:10 pm

    A fine use of craftmanship, Materials and space. In my similar “J” Wall design I utilize a one exterrior wall kitchen cabinet and the center wall is used as pot rack, fold down serving table and between the studs pantry. Finding an existing used Park Model with plumbing on the exterior wall should open up a LOT of remodel to this configuration with the current govenment unconcern for seniors and virus, FloriDUH and Arizona should have bunches on the market by next year. This unit in Galveston will have a great advantage with the sea rise. It is narrow enough to put on a trailer and move to high ground in the Hill Country or San Antonio.

  • Tammy Winter
    August 16, 2020, 12:34 pm

    LOVE IT!!! – T. Winter, Pennsylvania

  • Marsha Cowan
    April 13, 2021, 3:24 pm

    I have seen this house plan a dozen times, and I love the plan and the way it is decorated–everything, but I take issue with the dining space. To be comfortable sitting, you must be able to lean back against something, and on one wall in the dining space, you can have a wall on which your pillow can lean and you can lean back on the pillow, but the rest of the nook has only blinds to lean against, so you would always have to sit up or lean forward to play cards, be on your computer, or anything else. Why not have a wainscot of 15-18″ above the seatagainst which a pillow could rest for comfort, and then have the windows go up from there? One can still see out the windows, and everyone could lean back against the pillows and really rest instead of crunching into the window blinds. I just think it would be an improvement on the nook, but to each his own.

  • Maria Kentala
    April 14, 2021, 6:02 am

    Well how much does these home cost? They are cute.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 14, 2021, 3:54 pm

      They sold for around $275K.

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