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Tiny House Building Couple Share Top 10 Tiny House Tips You Should Know Before You Build Yours!

Pam and Bruce Westra are the owners of the Tiny Digs Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Over the last few years, they have designed and built the 9 tiny homes at their hotel.

And now, thanks to Jenna of Tiny House Giant Journey, they’re sharing their top 10 tiny house design/build tips that they learned along the way with you!

Tiny House Hotel Owners Share Their Tiny House Design/Construction Tips After Building 9 Tiny Homes for their Hotel!

What’s really interesting and unique about the Tiny Digs Hotel is that each of their tiny house builds are different (each one has it’s own style and theme).

Barn Theme Tiny House

So if you’re not sure what style of tiny house you want to build yet, this is such a great place to visit and stay in because you’ll get to see tiny homes that are modern, victorian, barn-style, beach-style, gypsy-style, log cabin-style, and more! Take a peek below!

Gypsy/Vardo Theme Tiny House

Beach Cottage Tiny House

Modern Style Tiny House

Victorian Cottage Style Tiny House

So here are Pam and Bruce’s top 10 tiny house tips before you design/build your own! Take notes!

Top 10 Tiny House Tips from Couple Who’ve Designed/Built 9 Tiny Homes!


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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!
{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Avatar kathleen Robb
    March 13, 2018, 10:03 am

    I can not access the free tiny house plans. I am using Chrome, is this the issue? Thanks

  • Avatar maria
    July 21, 2019, 6:40 am

    Would love the house plans for the Victorian Cottage!

  • Avatar Lynda F Ready
    July 21, 2019, 8:58 pm

    Loved seeing and hearing about these 9!!!
    Wish this couple were close to where I live and would build mine for me!!!
    Do they build for other people?

  • Avatar maria
    July 23, 2019, 4:21 pm

    What is the size of the Victorian cottage? Is it 20×8?

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