Tim and Erica were living in a New York City apartment, but finding a simpler, more sustainable way of life really inspired them to take the plunge into building their own debt-free tiny home. Both artists, this house has all kinds of beautiful aesthetic choices to make it really theirs.
Even though it took 2.5 years to do the build (paying cash the whole way), they aren’t finished! Eventually, they have plans to finish going totally off-grid and expand their home to just under 600 square feet so they can have a ground-floor bedroom and some extra room for their respective hobbies. What do you think?
A couple of weeks ago we showed you David’s awesome garage transformation in France, but that was far from his first tiny project. He built this awesome tiny house on wheels in Kenya, where he and his wife live while she was researching for a book on African myths.
His design is remarkable, with “two-floor” design that allows standing space in the loft as well as plenty of space on the ground level. Enjoy the photos below and read David’s story after the photo tour.
A year out of undergrad, Mariah found herself in an emotional — and financial — crisis. She was trying to make sense of some childhood instability and find direction, when she stumbled upon a woman living in her tiny house. Graciously, that THOW-owner welcomed Mariah to look around, and that’s when everything changed for her.
She had no building experience (and not a lot of money), but after four years she had completed her amazing tiny house, and she’s been living in it for three years. Her self-built success inspired her to start a tiny house coaching/spacial design company, which supports her.
Some of the home’s unique features include a half-loft bedroom, sky-lit shower, and Shou-Sugi Ban clapboarding that Mariah burned herself! Enjoy the Tiny House Giant Journey interview below.
In her 20s, Carly decided she wanted to start her own business as an esthetician, but needed an affordable living situation to make that happen. So she decided to go tiny. She worked with a local professional builder to create the shell, and then she finished the interior with the help of family and friends.
You walk into the “heart” of her home in the kitchen, where she has butcher block counter tops and a huge sink she can even wash her dog in. To one side is her bathroom, complete with a flushing toilet, and to the other side is her cozy living room with a great couch that converts to a guest bed.
She has a loft bedroom with tons of clothing storage, and hanging plants to finish it all off. Take the video tour below!
After writing a check for $65,000, Eric and Lindsay got the dreaded call: The builder for their tiny house was going out of business, leaving them with a very pricey, partially-done custom THOW they needed to pick up and finish on their own.
Determined to make the best of it, the couple completed the home themselves and the result is a stunning 33-foot gooseneck THOW with a steam room shower, and tons of other awesome amenities including an office space and “crawl-in” closet.
Believe it or not, they take this home on the road with them while travelling! Lindsay had owned a skoolie previously that was constantly needing repairs, and she wanted a tiny house that wasn’t tied to her vehicle. Watch the full interview with Tiny Home Tours below!
After a few years of watching tiny house shows, Jerod and Mia decided they wanted to build one themselves. Since they have a “normal” house already, they designed their THOW to be a vacation tiny house, Airbnb, or to possibly sell it, although they love it too much they don’t want to see it go.
The inside was inspired by the seaside, so you’ll find bright white shiplap walls and ceilings, with some lovely natural wood accents in the wood countertops. Jerod’s favorite part of the build, by far, is the bathroom. It’s a residential-sized bathroom complete with a flush toilet, stacked washer/dryer, and an amazing luxury shower with all the bells and whistles.
For years, Thilo has wanted to live off the land. When he got the opportunity to buy an old home with lovely property in Southern France, he jumped at the chance. But, he wanted to wake up and see his gardens — so he decided to build a budget tiny house!
Legally, he’s living in the tiny house while renovating his home across the street (he can have a trailer on a construction site, and it’s taken him since 2018 and he’s still “renovating”). Meanwhile he lives in the 75 square foot home with windows on three sides. It’s beautifully simple inside, with his bed, wood-burning stove, and a cooktop. He also has a nearby outhouse.
When you see the land (and his sheep!) you’ll understand why he’s chosen such an idyllic life! He shares his story below.
This is a story of Paul and Annett and their beautiful off-grid tiny home in Byron Bay, New South Wales. Below you’ll find video tours from Bryce of Living Big in a Tiny House to see for yourself how this couple is living completely off-grid and making the most out of life.
We’re so grateful for being able to live this lifestyle. Even after 2 years of living in our tiny, we sometimes still pinch ourselves.
Jenna had been travelling the United States in her tiny home with her boyfriend, but after they parted ways (not because of tiny living!) in October of 2016, she’s settled down in the Mt. Hood Tiny House Village and still blogs about her personal travels, tiny living and other people’s tiny homes. You can follow her blog here.
Take a look at her amazing, custom home below and be sure to check out the Resources to see where else you can follow Jenna. Enjoy!
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