Author Archives: Michael

This Murphy Dinette is Perfect for a Tiny House

The maker of this fold-up kitchen table is woodworker Clint Gray. He started learning his trade the old-fashion way in his dad’s cabinet shop when he was 8. That was back in 1969. As Clint and his little brother Rick grew older they joined their dad full time and Kinney Gray Custom Cabinets became Kinney […]

The Tiny House B.I.G. Book – a Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to a Complete Tiny House Build

The following is a guest post from Abby Ross from Bread & Butter Tiny Homes, LLC. Bread & Butter Tiny Homes, LLC introduced the Tiny House B.I.G. Book, a Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to a Complete Tiny House Build. With over 800 photographs and illustrations, this 375-page guide presents a step-by-step approach to making your own […]

Vintage Trailer Lodging in Taos

Hotel Luna Mystica is a vintage trailer hotel and starlight campground is 8 miles from the heart of Taos, New Mexico. Each trailer has retained it’s vintage vibe while also providing its own deck, bathroom, comfortable bed, and kitchen. It’s also right next to Taos Mesa Brewery which has regular live music, and… well… yes… […]

Taos Mesa Day Dream #3 – Micro Adobe Home

In the first two installments of this brief side exploration into small adobe homes I shared a 500 and 950 square foot design. This third home is only 376 square feet (320 usable) and should be easy to build. Like the first designs – I’m doing these just for fun and thought my readers would like a […]

Taos Mesa Day Dream #2

The first installment of this brief side exploration into small adobe homes was about twice as big as this 500 square foot design. The usable living space is actually 393 square feet when you take the wall thickness into account. The house has one main room with a kitchen and living space. On the west […]

Taos Mesa Day Dream #1

I’ve hesitated sharing this series of designs with my readers here at Tiny House Design, because they are not tiny. They are small – under 1000 square feet – so I think many people will appreciate them. So at the risk of going slightly off-topic I’ve decided to go ahead and share them. The Backstory […]

How Big Have Tiny Houses Become

I thought I’d show you just how big tiny houses are becoming. I’m also curious to know what you think about this trend – so if you have a strong opinion leave it in a comment below. In the beginning, tiny houses were very small. Jay Shafer’s original Tumbleweed was 12-feet long, which is the […]

Tour of Bryce’s Tiny House on Wheels

You most likely recognize Bryce Langston from Living Big In A Tiny House. His YouTube Channel is one of the most popular Tiny House channels with over 1.8 million subscribers. Bryce travels the world interviewing tiny home owners and filming their tiny homes. A few years ago he began building his own tiny home in […]

8×36 Tiny House Plans – Carrack 836

The Carrack 836 is a slight smaller version of the Carrack 1042. See a comparison of the two sizes of this design. This version of the Carrack is 36-feet long and just under 13′ 6″ tall and 8′ 6″ wide – making it legal to tow without a permit, just like a travel trailer. PURCHASE […]