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The Magical Fortune Cookie Tiny House (And The Story Behind It)

This is the story behind the now famous and magical Fortune Cookie Tiny House on Wheels built by Abel Zyl for one of his very first tiny house clients.

It all started at a coffee shop with a sketch of the design to which Abel’s client immediately accepted. Towards the end of the video tour, Abel even shows you how he designed and built this tiny house too! It’s a really great video and I think you’ll enjoy it a lot.

The Magical Fortune Cookie Tiny House Gothic Arched Ceiling

Gothic Arch Sleeping Loft in this Magical Tiny House by Zyl Vardos

Closet Space Snuck Right Underneath the Staircase

Shelves for Clothes and/or Whatever Else!

See the rest (kitchen, full bathroom, living area, etc.) in the video below:

VIDEO: A Magical Tiny House named The Fortune Cookie


  • 18ft long
  • Weighs just over 7,000 lbs
  • Beautiful round custom window
  • Timeless Gothic Arch Style
  • Full bath with shower
  • Custom door
  • Cozy loft
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Kitchenette

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Our big thanks to Abel Zyl of Zyl Vardos for sharing!


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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • Avatar gmh October 19, 2017, 3:23 pm

    Abel Zyl is a freakin’ Wood Whisperer and a darn nice guy. Everything he has built is so classy and cozy.
    I met him at a Tiny House Festival and I hope someday to hire him to build my dream Tiny.

  • Avatar Gabriella October 19, 2017, 3:26 pm

    When do you know what the right thing is? Maybe when you like others, what you do and also to yourself…. A gesture or a work of Harmoniouse Love…

  • Avatar Laura October 19, 2017, 5:15 pm

    If I was ever in the market for a tiny house Abel would be my choice. GMH you are right, he is the Wood Whisperer. Beautiful, functional and whimsical. What more do you need?!

    • Avatar Alex October 20, 2017, 9:04 am

      The Wood Whisperer, I love it!

      • Avatar Laura October 20, 2017, 2:27 pm

        Alex, I can’t take credit for “wood whisperer”. That came from GMHs post above – the first comment. I wish I had because it’s true! 😀

  • Avatar Mr. Lonnie October 19, 2017, 8:32 pm

    this comment section could really use some thumbs up/down functionality! i’d like to a add two thumbs up for Abel’s creations!

    • Avatar Alex October 20, 2017, 9:04 am

      Thumbs up/down feature sounds cool! I’ll look into that – thanks!

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