Author Archives: Michael

How to Customize an Existing Tiny House SketchUp Drawings

SketchUp is the 3D drawing software I use to draw my tiny house designs. Like any new software, SketchUp can be challenging to learn at first – but I have a better way to start. The SketchUp drawings I made for the book 101 Tiny House Designs are now available. Starting a SketchUp drawing from […]

Call for Entries – Tiny House of the Year 2018

Tiny Home Owners and Builders are invited to enter their tiny homes in the Tiny House of the Year – a competition designed to select the public’s favorite tiny house. There are five categories you can enter. The winner will be crowned the overall Tiny House of the Year! Pictured above is the 2016 Best Tiny House Winner, Ms. […]

What is your biggest struggle with designing your dream tiny house?

Can I pick your brain? You’re here on this website so I assume you have an interest in tiny house design. I’m also guessing you see a tiny house in your future. I’m such a geek for tiny house design that I started this blog 10 years ago, but for some unknown reason I’ve never […]

Tiny House Vacation Rental near Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Check out this amazing tiny house vacation rental near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It’s ideal for couples with a queen size bed, bathroom, kitchen, and living area. Large windows let in lots of light. Outside there’s a firepit, a pair of Adirondack chairs, and a barbecue grill. It’s located in Teton County near Jackson Hole and not […]

Get a Copy of SketchUp

SketchUp is my preferred drawing tool for designing tiny houses. It’s not a typical drafting tool which make mechanical drawings and drafting easy. It’s a 3D drawing tool for exploring ideas and making highly accurate 3D designs. It can also make 2D measured drawings and is favored by many designers & architects. Engineers would likely […]

The Escher by New Frontier Tiny Homes

When New Frontier Tiny Homes came out with the Alpha Tiny House a couple years ago everyone was blown away. It’s an amazing design with a hideaway dining table, stunning kitchen, roll-up side door, and fold-down deck. The Alpha really set the bar higher for all tiny house designs. The Escher takes it to the […]

Zyl Vardos

  In my opinion Abel Zyl Zimmerman builds the most unique handmade tiny houses you’ll find. They have distinctive curved roofs, hand crafted wood details, custom metalwork, and handmade windows & doors. There’s no typical tiny house design coming out of his shop, but when you see one of his homes you instantly know it’s […]

Acacia by Minimaliste

The Acacia by Minimaliste is 29-feet long and perfect for a small family. In this specific case this one was built for a mother and teenage daughter. It has a downstairs bedroom, two lofts, and a sofa bed for guests. There are a couple custom features requested for this particular client. Minimalist had not yet […]

Honey on the Rock by Carpenter Owl

This tiny house definitely deserves a double-take – there’s a lot going on here and it’s all amazing. It’s 22-feet long and 13′ 5″ tall. I’m not sure which exterior feature is most prominent, the large covered porch, the spiral staircase, or the complex curved roof. There’s also an outdoor soaking tub hidden behind a […]

The Royal Pioneer by Handcrafted Movement

Built on a 28-foot Iron Eagle PAD trailer, this tin house features board and pattern siding with cedar shutters on the exterior, standing seam metal roof, and lots of windows for views and sunlight. On the inside the floors are covered with wide plank bamboo flooring, the kitchen counters are tiled and there’s a reclaimed […]