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familyIn 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 a year and half now, and excited to share all I’ve learned with you! I offer my 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 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.


Modern Tiny House Plans & Photo Book

These tiny home plans include almost 40 pages of detailed trailer specs, framing 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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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

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Latest posts from The Tiny Project blog

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The past several weeks have brought a huge amount of tiny house design design inspiration flickering past my Facebook news feed. There are so many amazing new tiny designs, new features, and some tiny house builders with an amazing sense of style! Below are 6 of my favorite bits of [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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Jay Shafer - image source: Tiny House Blog
In a recent post entitled Tiny House Living: the Ultimate Un-Making Project? I outlined my deeper motivation for going tiny. I started to make the case for why tiny house living is more about the intention to live simply and with less reliance on external things for happiness than it [...]
Tue, Jun 23, 2015
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The Tiny Life
Over the past couple weeks, I've noticed some great tiny house blog posts. These resources all address some of the most common questions about going tiny. I shared some of these on Facebook, but they're so good that I wanted to share them again. Below you'll find info on entering [...]
Thu, Jun 18, 2015
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smallisbeautiful
If you haven't yet seen Jeremy Beasley's “Small is Beautiful” tiny house documentary, well, now might be your chance! I have one free download I'm giving away to the lucky winner of this simple little giveaway.This film is not just pretty pictures of tiny houses or a how-to building guide. [...]
Thu, Jun 04, 2015
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I'm loving your building plans!" – Saki

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