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In 2013 I designed and built this one-of-a-kind modern tiny house on wheels. I’ve been happily living in this small home for over two years now, and I’m excited to share all the tiny house tips I’ve learned with you! I offer my tiny house plans for sale, as well as photo book that details the entire construction process. For more info, please visit my FAQ page. I continue to blog about my experiences living the tiny life (both the joys and challenges!) and offer a huge list of tiny house resources with how-to’s and expert advice. To receive blog updates and special subscriber-only discounts on tiny house plans for sale, please sign up HERE.


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The ‘Tiny Project’ page has become like a garden bed, it is full of the nourishment and ideas from which I get the inspiration and motivation for moving towards my goal of my own tiny house. Honors to those who go first…and who graciously share their journey!" – CeCelia

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Latest posts from The Tiny Project blog

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May 14-15, 2016 in Portland, OregonReady to start your tiny house journey?PAD Tiny House's two-day Tiny House Basics Workshop is comprehensive but entry-level, introducing you to the unique design and building principles that apply to a house on wheels. With a mix of classroom-style learning and a tour of real [...]
Sat, Jan 23, 2016
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Are you looking for a place to live in Austin, TX?Our beautiful parking spot in SE AustinWe live on a large 5+ acre parcel of land in South East Austin which now has 3 more parking spots available. It's mostly a grass field with trees around the sides, a small [...]
Thu, Jan 21, 2016
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If you are just getting started in your tiny house dreaming process, or are in mid-build and are running into issues (or anything in between), join Andrew and Gabriella Morrison (creators of hOMe) for an out of the ordinary tiny house workshop experience!From Gabriella MorrisonOur goal is to support you [...]
Wed, Jan 20, 2016
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Hello all and Happy Holidays!My friend Dee Williams from PAD Tiny Houses is offering a series of winter sales and special product offers on PAD's ebooks and tiny house plans. All the plans in PAD's store were custom designed by Williams or popular Portland tiny house builder Shelter Wise for [...]
Mon, Dec 21, 2015
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your beautiful tiny house is easily one of my favorites – bravo!" – Andrea


What are Tiny Houses?

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The Tiny Project tiny house on wheels

Most tiny houses, or more specifically “tiny houses on a trailer,” are mini homes built on flatbed or gooseneck trailers. Building a tiny house on a trailer means the house is considered more like an RV, and does not need to adhere to the same square footage requirements, permits and codes associated with building a normal home on a foundation. Tiny houses use a tiny house trailer as their “foundation.” Building a tiny house on wheels allows for the mini home to be towed just about anywhere, giving the tiny house owner nearly unlimited freedom and flexibility.

Tiny homes are usually under 8.5 feet wide and vary in length from 12 to 24 feet. Tiny houses are restricted to 13.5 feet in order to fit under highway underpasses. Most tiny homes include a sleeping loft. Some (like our tiny house floor plans) include complete plumbing and electrical systems, like a full-size house would have, while others choose to live more simply, without water, and possible with solar as their only form of electricity.

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A Tumbleweed tiny house passing the Tiny Project house on the highway!

No matter what tiny houses plans are used, no matter how the mini home is designed and constructed, tiny house owners tend to choose to do so for one of several reasons:

  • Tiny houses are a more affordable option (compared to a full-size home) for debt-free living
  • Tiny houses offer an alternative (especially for younger and older generations) to the increasingly difficult, traditional “American Dream” path to home-ownership.
  • Building a tiny house is offers mobility and flexibility for anyone who does not wish to be tied to specific location.
  • Tiny homes offer an incredibly simple yet all-inclusive form of shelter, perfect for out-of-the-way, off-grid living.
  • Tiny houses are a great way to minimize environmental impact by living in a much more efficient and sustainable structure.
  • Mini homes create simpler living — they are an easy to maintain, self-contained housing option for those of retirement age.
  • Building a tiny house is a fun/challenging/rewarding and educational project used to share alternative housing options to the next generation of home owners/builders!

Author: Alek Lisefski