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The Lucky Linden Tiny House

This is the Lucky Linden Tiny House on Wheels!

According to Tumbleweed, Meg and her husband, Dan, spent around 3 years and $25,000 to build it.

… the build took a lot longer than I wanted it to! Basically it was done in two or three chunks of time, separated by long stretches where very little or no work was being done. This was because we wanted to build the Lucky Linden without going into debt, so I would work on it when I had a stash of money saved up.3

Couple’s Lucky Linden Tiny Home on Wheels

Looks beautiful in the yard, doesn’t it?

Notice the unique floating staircase that takes you to the loft!

 The kitchen and bathroom sit directly underneath the sleeping loft

I love the big sink in this tiny kitchen (a must for me!)

Nicely placed mirror (did you notice the magnetic spice rack in the ceiling?)

I love this bathroom!

Composting toilet

The living area (with additional storage loft above)

View from the sleeping loft (with mounted flatscreen TV)

Notice the baskets for storage above the window!

There’s nothing like home!

Did I mention they also have two doggies?

Still more curious about this tiny? Well, Jenna Spesard of Tiny House Giant Journey interviews Meg and Dan over at the Tumbleweed blog – I think you should check it out!

Also – be sure you head over to Meg’s blog, MegBuilds.com!


  1. MegBuilds.com
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  3. Tumbleweed
  4. Photography by Becky Green Photography

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  • Michael
    January 19, 2017, 7:38 pm

    I would prefer this roof arrangement but prefer a side entry. It makes it easier to avoid the narrow look. Don’t like cramped sleeping lofts. Otherwise well done.

    • Claude
      January 20, 2017, 9:50 am

      I agree with both suggestions, it gives more headroom in the loft and bigger sitting area with side door.

    • Natalie
      January 20, 2017, 9:51 am

      Side entries can be great!

    • Annette
      January 25, 2017, 4:24 pm

      I agree with Michael. This is an especially attractive roof design.

      I also agree with him that a side door would be a better choice. It would eliminate the porch (cute – but? Why drag around empty space?) in favor of more indoor space, and allow the front wall for standard sofas, sleepers, murphy’s etc, that are readily available at or around those dimensions.

      Having towed trailers I also think 20′ has got to be the sweet spot for any trailer home.

      Meantime many compliments. This is a really pretty tiny house.

      • Dan
        February 4, 2017, 4:18 pm

        Empty space? The porch is the best part of the house!

      • Meg
        February 5, 2017, 6:21 pm

        I think the porch is pretty essential to the “cuteness” and attractiveness of this house. Without a porch, it looks less like a home. It functions very well as it is!

  • January 19, 2017, 9:10 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful THOWs I have seen. Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

    • Natalie
      January 20, 2017, 9:48 am

      Our pleasure 🙂

  • Marsha .cowan
    January 19, 2017, 11:31 pm

    Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors inside and out, and the way stained wood is introduced here and there to add some coziness. The storage shelves are wonderful. Everything about this tiny house is well thought out and well done. Lovely!

    • Natalie
      January 20, 2017, 9:43 am

      Absolutely! It’s a keeper 🙂

    • Annette
      January 25, 2017, 4:30 pm

      Marsha you’re my hero. Have you got a web site?

      You’re one of the best interior designers in the small space community. I’d like to plug in (politely, non-obnoxiously) if possible to any wisdom you’re dispensing.

      How’s life on the small bus? Looking forward to updates.

      • Marsha Cowan
        January 25, 2017, 9:53 pm

        Wow! Thank you, Annette. No I don’t have a site. I love tiny spaces so much, and they are fun to organize and decorate, aren’t they? I have lived in my tiny bus here in AZ for 2 1/2 years now and am still loving it, although I am getting to a place where I want to go home to NC more often, and I don’t want to keep putting those miles on Baby Boy. He runs great and has no problem with it, but I want to retire him to a more settled and local travel life, and build a tiny house in which to live. I was going to do that this past summer, but ended up working on two huge building projects for two of my children on their homes, and so didn’t have the time or finances to build at that time. So I am checking into a trailer right now at The Discount Trailer Guys in Mesa area, and hope to get a trailer in the next month, and build during the two week spring break in March at the school at which I am teaching. Then I will probably sell Baby Boy to get a small car to travel back and forth to the airport in Phoenix to fly home more often. As soon as I get the build done, maybe Alex will post it here. It will be a tiny camper, but that is what I have been in love with ever since I saw Jay Shaffer’s X-Small house. I’m just smitten with tiny campers. Thanks again for your kind words, maybe we will meet at a tiny house event the next time there is one in Phoenix, or Safford, or somewhere nearby. Take care:)

        • Alex
          January 26, 2017, 6:42 am

          Thanks for the update, Marsha, and absolutely I’d love getting to share your upcoming tiny camper as well as maybe help you find the right person for Baby Boy when it’s time 🙂

        • Annette
          January 26, 2017, 3:20 pm

          Good to hear – and good luck with your new project. : )

  • Patty
    January 20, 2017, 1:31 am

    Beautiful colors and nice wood block. Well done, light with interesting touches.

    • Natalie
      January 20, 2017, 9:23 am

      It’s lovely!

  • January 20, 2017, 2:52 am

    Just love their house! It looks so cozy from the outside looking in. I love windows, door and the roof. The inside is so cozy and nicely done! ?

    • Natalie
      January 20, 2017, 9:22 am

      Cozy is my favorite 🙂 I think all homes should be cozy!

  • Patricia Chang
    January 20, 2017, 3:37 am

    Really cute house. Nice storage with baskets. Nice loft and stairs. Well done.

    • Sgmaps
      March 8, 2017, 10:52 pm

      In regards to the stairs, the brackets look strong but the squares of wood don’t look particularly sturdy to me and for safety I would want a hand rail of some sort on the wall.

    January 20, 2017, 6:04 am

    I some times think the best thing about tiny houses is the smiles on the faces of the new owners…! I if it makes them happy you just have to smile to for them…

    • Natalie
      January 20, 2017, 9:20 am

      That is so, so true 🙂

  • January 20, 2017, 8:49 am

    But what is the secret of happiness? Not exactiy one of the secrets you know, but one of the secrets is safe “Tiny House”! Discreto, sobrio, e di buon gusto l’allestimento dentro e fuori

    • Natalie
      January 20, 2017, 8:57 am


  • January 20, 2017, 9:14 am

    I correct, I forgot to translate the last part:
    ” Sober, and tasteful the interior and the exterior cladding”.
    A Stellar and Cosmic Kiss to All.

  • Pat
    January 20, 2017, 1:55 pm

    Lovely, I absolutely love the ceiling tile bathroom and shower walls.

    • Natalie
      January 23, 2017, 8:35 am

      Yes very dazzling!

  • Kathy Khoshfahm
    January 20, 2017, 3:54 pm

    Great organizational skills!

    January 20, 2017, 4:07 pm

    AWW! What a cozy, lovely TH! The plan looks well thought out for this size. Three thumbs up!

  • jm
    January 21, 2017, 11:19 am

    Works for them and debt-free. Nothing wrong with that. I would put up something fireproof (a panel of some sort) on wall next to stove.

    • Natalie
      January 23, 2017, 8:21 am

      Good idea!

  • Lisa E.
    January 21, 2017, 4:22 pm

    I’m a big fan of this build. It is well organized, homey, and best of all tiny! (So many of the new THOWs are gigantic!) But this little gem has it all without excessive anything. Just love it.

    • Natalie
      January 23, 2017, 8:03 am

      They really did a stellar job!

  • Cande
    January 21, 2017, 6:53 pm

    Lovely – am I missing how you get up to the loft?

    • Natalie
      January 23, 2017, 8:01 am

      There’s a “pirate ladder” that the owner said in a later interview she hates haha!

    • Meg
      February 5, 2017, 6:23 pm

      There’s floating stairs to the main sleeping loft that are really great! The pirate ladder to the storage loft is going to be replaced sometime this year.

  • kid cardona
    January 22, 2017, 1:08 am

    Such a beautiful home. I hope they are happy in it for many years to come. I have a question, the stairs look “iffy” to me, how much weight will they hold? I like those kind of stairs but I am a bit bigger then these nice folks and so wonder at the load limit of the stairs.

    • Natalie
      January 23, 2017, 7:25 am

      Hmm a good question! This is actually an interesting update from them: http://megbuilds.com/home/2017/1/19/5-things-i-wish-i-had-done-differently-in-the-lucky-linden

    • AmyCat =^.^=
      January 24, 2017, 1:02 pm

      Agree that the stairs don’t look like they can hold a “plus-size” person, and I always cringe when I see open stairs over a kitchen. Unless you’re MUCH better at cleaning than I am, sooner or later things from the floor will get tracked up onto the stairs, then kicked over the edge into the food-prep area… This would be especially likely given the “cold spots” she mentions in the “Things I wish I’d done differently” update mentioned below: they’re more likely to be wearing socks or slippers, which would collect more dust, dog hair, etc. for tracking around. ? Despite their making for a less “airy & open” look, I’d have put “storage stairs” there instead…

      Otherwise, it’s gorgeous, especially all the nice woodwork!

      • Natalie
        January 25, 2017, 8:41 am

        I do tend to think storage stairs are the way to go in loft tiny homes 🙂

  • Lantzn
    February 12, 2017, 4:15 pm

    I to love that roof design. One of the few TH stories my wife actually had me forward to her.
    What is that material they are using to wrap the shower and bathroom walls? It’s looks great but I was thinking more as a wainscoting idea in a dry area. I have a feeling it will become a pain in the shower to clean. I did white tile in our upstairs bathroom and we hate cleaning it.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 13, 2017, 8:15 am

      White in a bathroom is my biggest pet peeve! All of our rentals have had ALL WHITE interiors and unless you are the cleanest person on earth, it always looks yucky…alas, haha. But I really love this home!!

  • Joyce
    March 8, 2017, 3:54 pm

    I noticed the rods attached to the wall with separate hangers for the pots and utensils. This makes a more attractive area than pegboard. I have a pegboard in one camper and find it more difficult to get the right size hooks to hold the items and some hooks have to be bent a special way to allow for the direction of the holes in handles or the object may fall. One can repurpose the same rods to hold shelves if they grew tired of hanging items.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 9, 2017, 7:50 am

      Good point, Joyce! I’ve never tried either 🙂

  • Kathy Handyside
    October 16, 2017, 3:30 pm

    It’s just dreamy beautiful! This is the Tumbleweed model that I’m going to be building! I love everything about it. Too many of the new tiny houses look like plain boxes. The Linden looks like a house! A cozy cottage! I’m glad I bought the building plans from Tumbleweed before they – sadly- discontinued this model. I need to order my Tumbleweed trailer because they said they’re going to discontinu it! Argh!!

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