This is the story of Kristie Wolfe’s second tiny house. She started by building her own 96-square-foot tiny home on wheels in Idaho. She built that home for only $5,000 and it gave her a foundation to be able to travel, pursue her interests, and even buy her own land in Hawaii to build her SECOND tiny home!
She and her mom actually built it together and it’s super awesome. In fact, they’ve turned it into a vacation rental that you can book on Airbnb while they’re not there enjoying it themselves. She bought the land for $8,000 sight unseen and proceeded to build the cabin for another $11,000 in costs. Not bad, right?
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Woman’s Second Tiny Home She Built Together w/ her Mom… Now it’s a Hawaiian Treehouse Vacation🌴😍
Images © TinyHouseOnThePrairie/Airbnb
Images © TinyHouseOnThePrairie/Airbnb
VIDEO TOUR: The Story of Kristie Wolfe’s Hawaii Cabin
- Tiny House on the Prairie (Kristie’s website)
- Hawaii Treehouse on Airbnb (where you can book it and learn more)
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Where do you find places that will let you have a tiny house in the U.S.?
I would like to know that also. I live in Florida and I would like to know how to find out if you can build an off the grid tiny house or if there are any builders around that build the tiny homes.
I’m looking into it now, but I’m pretty sure Florida does. There’s quite the movement afoot down here.
At the moment, I’m planning on adding a tiny in the back yard of my “big” 611 sq ft home. Because of our elderly situation, lots and lots of homes have granny flats and, I’m hearing, that those can be as small as 200 – 400 sq ft. At least that’s the hype that a builder of these dwellings claim. I’ve just started researching so – – –
Of course, in order to have a granny flat, you have to have a primary house out front. But I bought this primary house for $45K and have no mortgage on it. I’m doing the necessary things to make it presentable so the city doesn’t come snooping – then putting all my energy into building a foundation-built 360 sq ft fully sustainable house [solar panels, rain catchment, gray water system and a partridge in a pear tree.
I don’t know if that’s what you have in mind. If you’re looking for a place that will allow you to build a SINGLE dwelling of less than 500 sq ft, you might have to go rural or THOW and just hope for the best – – in the US, at least.
Of course, Hawaii is in the US – but I’m guessing you’re meaning in the contiguous 48?
Looks like a wonderful place to zen out and chill! Well done!
I’d feel more comfortable with a little more cross bracing for shear wall strength. Lovely simple design and I like the large split bamboo on the outside face.
Beautifully decorated and so serene! I don’t understand the purpose of the floating bed/hammock (I guess) in the lower portion of the treehouse especially w/out some sort of mosquito netting or screens. The land is very beautiful but I would have to agree with Squire Mahoney’s Fb reply…I have vacationed many times in Hawaii, Tahiti and especially Maui and after a few nights of strong/gusty winds coupled with the heavy rainstorms that happen during January – April season and it seems that treehouse may topple under the force of it all.
I am really interested to see how the foundation of the treehouse is secured to that (what looks like) plywood base. Interesting…it does look like the base is fairly thin in comparison to the upper portion of the house.
In any event, the house is beautiful and that bathroom with the glass shutter/blinds is beyond dreamy…ahhh so peaceful & seemingly one with nature.
Where does she prepare food? All I can see is pics of a bed and a commode, tastefully done. Did I miss something? Do they eat out there?
She rents it out on AirBnb so it doesn’t serve as a primary residence.
Very nice! Is beautiful.
Wow! This is really special!!! Love it!
The home in Hawaii, is this near the volcano area?
What agency or realtor did you buy the plot of land for the treehouse, from?