Tiny Project Tiny House Plans Winter Sale

Alek LisefskiIn 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 nearly two years now, and I’m excited to share all 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 and resources pages. I continue to blog about my experiences living the tiny life (both the joys and challenges!) and about new tiny house news and events. To receive blog updates and special subscriber-only discounts on tiny house plans for sale, please sign up HERE.

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The whole house is a masterfully designed space! Beautiful, bright, cozy, organized, practical with a touch of whimsy. Well done, guys!" – Marsha


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Parking a tiny house in a city is a lot different than being tucked away (unseen) in a rural back yard. In a city, security needs to be taken just a bit more seriously. Now that I'm no longer there, I feel safe in saying that I hardly ever locked [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2015
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Ford F350 towing the Tiny Project tiny house
In 3013, the Tiny Project house took its maiden voyage from Iowa to California. We documented that trip, with plenty of tiny house towing tips in Part 1 and Part 2 of our Tiny House Towing Adventure.Now, 2 years later, we've relocated to Austin Texas, adding another 1900 (hard earned) [...]
Fri, Nov 20, 2015
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Hi friends!I'm in need of your help! In a very quick turn of events (a woman, of course), I've decided to pack up and move the tiny house to Austin, TX. In order to get my tiny house out of it's current (potentially soggy) spot before NorCal rainy season hits, [...]
Sun, Oct 11, 2015
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Are you sold on the tiny house movement but still not sure where you would put yours? When it comes to building your own home, location is everything.No doubt, you've heard about someone being forced to move from their tiny house due to complaints by neighbors, zoning issues, or conflicts [...]
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
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The whole house is a masterfully designed space! Beautiful, bright, cozy, organized, practical with a touch of whimsy. Well done, guys!" – Marsha

What are Tiny Houses?

Tiny house on wheels

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.

Two tiny houses passing on the highway!

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