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These tiny home plans include almost 40 pages of detailed trailer specs, fraiming diagrams, floor plans, blueprints, images and a materials list, allowing you to build to the same specifications as our original modern 8×20’tiny house on wheels featured on this site.

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Cozy but open. A perfect tiny house. Bravo." – Pamela

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Editor's Note: I'm happy to introduce to you my friends Jillian and Chad who are currently building a tiny house in Sebastopol, CA. Below you'll find a great video tour and interview with them, a photo gallery of their house in progress, and a bit of their story of going [...]
Wed, Mar 18, 2015
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Tiny House Lending is a relatively new service aimed at matching tiny house builders and buyers with a lender. As far as I know, it is the only website created for this purpose, and the easiest way to get a tiny house loan. Founder Kai Rostcheck has been quietly improving [...]
Fri, Mar 13, 2015
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My partner, Anjali, and I recently had the honor of pre-screening the much-anticipated Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary by Jeremy Beasley. I loved it so much that I HAD to write a review and share this all with you!First off, if you haven't see the trailer yet, take [...]
Mon, Mar 02, 2015
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Music City Tiny House Available on Airbnb
Treehugger just beat me to the punch. I've always loved the feeling of knowing that the use of our tiny house can change and evolve as we do. It will never lose its value (to us or to others) since it can always be used for something important (even long [...]
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
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Let me just say that you're house is amazing. I love the general design aesthetic, and your use of white walls mixed with the blue ponderosa pine." – Sam

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