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I’m excited to share our first interview here on Tiny House Talk with Dan Louche who designed and built a tiny house from scratch for a special someone in his life.


Alex: Can you tell us a little bit about the tiny house you’ve been constructing and why you decided to build it?

Dan: The tiny house that I built was for my mom.

A little over a year ago I received a call from her where she told me that she was having some respiratory problems associated with mold in the trailer home she was living in.

I knew I had to do something, but neither she nor I could afford to buy her a new home. So I began to research my options and came across the tiny house movement.

I had always been interested in smaller spaces and after seeing what others were doing, I was inspired to design and build her a tiny house.

The house is 8×20. I wanted it to be as large as possible but still be reasonable to tow and move around.

The living space is on a single level since my mother is older and a sleeping loft is not an option for her. I also wanted it to appear as roomy as possible inside, so I included large dormers on the front and back of the house.

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He Built a Tiny House for his Mom (Interview)

Dan Louche's Tiny House
Photos Courtesy of Dan Louche

Alex: What was her reaction like when she heard the idea? How is she liking it so far?
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