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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 full-time for over three 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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Tiny Project Tiny House Construction Plans

Tiny House (on wheels) 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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I look at tiny houses a lot -- this is definitely one of my all-time favorites -- in part because of the sinks and the 'boat' stove, and in part because I can tell someone actually lives in it! It is inspiring, for sure." – csc76

The best tiny house propane water heaters (residential & RV)

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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These are two of the top selling on-demand water heaters, a great deal right now on Amazon:


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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There’s no better book than this acclaimed Idiot’s Guide by tiny house experts Andrew and Gabriella Morrison.

The best tiny house plans money can buy

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 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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The Tiny Project; the possibility of having a home and the flexibility to decide where to settle LATER has given me an achievable goal in life, a direction, something to look forward to. I can’t wait to get my hands on the blue prints and get started!" – Hunter

Latest posts from the Tiny Project blog

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Mon, Apr 16, 2018
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Years ago, Pauline Sugarman came to see the Tiny Project house when I was living in Sebastopol, CA. Since then we've stayed in touch and I've visited her house a couple times while under construction, offering any advise I could along her design/build journey. Pauline has been very private about her [...]
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This foundation-based tiny house in Normandy, France is absolutely beautiful (and so is the view)! Civic Works Tiny Homes are built by Baltimore City youth who are learning construction skills and earning a GED through the YouthBuild program. They work under the guidance of trained professionals and are building the tiny [...]
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What are Tiny Houses anyway?

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!
This is the exhaust fan (very important!) I used in my house. It’s very quiet and of excellent build quality. I highly recommend it!

Author: Alek Lisefski
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