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The Tiny Project tiny house on wheels

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.

Tiny Project Tiny House Construction Plans

Our tiny house construction plans (blueprints)

These tiny home plans include almost 40 pages of detailed trailer specs, diagrams, floor plans, blueprints, images and 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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Building my own house in a conscious and eco-friendly has been a dream of mine for a long time, and your work specifically is mind blowing!" – Daniel

The best tiny house water heaters

We believe propane on-demand water heaters are the best choice for a tiny house. What’s the difference between and interior and exterior model? Residential style vs. RV style? Find out all this — plus where to get the best deals and how to avoid freezing and other important water heater considerations.

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Tiny Project Photo Book (PDF)

Tiny house photo book – 200 photos!

This 62 page photo book features nearly 200 images of the entire Tiny Project construction process, from start to finish, including framing and construction, utilities, interior finishing, travel, and completed house photos.

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This is the best tiny house lay out I've seen -- A+ " – Amongst Edibles

The best tiny house plans

Each of these tiny house plans are based off of or were used in the construction of actual tiny houses of very high quality. The individuals selling these plans live in their tiny homes full-time and are amazing examples for the rest of the tiny house community. These plans were all very carefully researched, planned and tested, meaning you can trust that that any finished home created using any of these plans will be safe and efficient, with incredibly well thought-out features and use of space.

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Tiny house guides and books

Need help learning how to build? What questions do you need to ask yourself before you start designing your house? These resources will tell you! Each has been created by a tiny house expert and is offered with my strong recommendation. Enjoy!

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Latest posts from the Tiny Project blog

Earth Day Texas at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.
For the second year in a row, Earth Day Texas Tiny House Village will be hosted tiny house enthusiast BA Norrgard with her mobile house, “A Bed Over My Head.” In 2016, this display will grow into an entire village of unique tiny homes. Visitors can tour these beautifully designed [...]
Wed, Apr 06, 2016
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Last summer I was honored to have a Japanese film crew (and my friend, Gabriel Craft of Small and Tiny Home Ideas) over to my tiny house for a video interview as part of the forthcoming SIMPLIFE Tiny House Documentary. The filmmakers have recently released several short teaser interviews, and [...]
Fri, Feb 26, 2016
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I'm really excited to finally be able to announce the launch of the Tiny House Collaborative.6 dear friends and I are out to change the world of housing — to create a shift towards more sustainable, well designed, human-scale dwellings. Here's a bit of our story and what we [...]
Fri, Jan 29, 2016
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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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What are tiny Houses?

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!

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