Category Archives: Builders

Rich’s Portable Cabins

Back in 2010 I posted news of a tiny house builder in North Powder, Oregon called Rich’s Portable Cabins. I thought it was time for an update. Rich builds both tiny house sized and park model sized homes. His tiny houses are less than 8′ 6″ wide and can be pulled behind a full-size pickup. The park […]

Leaf House – a Tiny House in the Yukon

I’m continually amazed with the creativity and craftsmanship coming out of the tiny house community recently. This tiny house is another excellent example. Laird lives up in the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse to be precise, and has just finished building his second tiny home. This design is called the Leaf House; here’s what he told be about […]

Smalltopia – A Tiny House

Tammy and Logan will soon have a tiny home of their own. It’s being custom crafted for them by Katy Anderson and Dee Williams at Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD). The total cost including labor will be about $35,000. For several years Tammy and Login have been working to downsize their lives, go car free, and […]

Yes Wee Cabins Video

George Packard, a professional videographer in New Hampshire, recently interviewed tiny house builder Tim Guiles about his tiny house projects (video below). George is currently working on finishing two more videos on tiny houses, one with Jay Shafer and the other with Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. Be sure to subscribe to […]

Tiny Open House in Austin, Texas

Austin Tiny House is throwing an open house to celebrate the completion of their first tiny house. The open house will take place on Saturday December 18, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 5213 Jim Hogg Ave in Austin, TX. The house features: 80 square feet plus a loft that can fit a […]

Rich’s Portable Cabins

I connected with a tiny house builder from Oregon this past week. Rich builds some very nice portable cabins in both trailerable and park model size; but our conversation began with the news that he’s building a tiny house community in North Powder, Oregon designed for the type of homes he builds. My understanding is […]

Custom Cabins

Marc at Custom Cabins in California recently told me about the launch of his new tiny house construction business. Pictured here is a tiny house on wheels but they also build shed-sized backyard buildings too. There are two design features I notice in Marc’s design that I’ve not seen elsewhere. Instead of designing and framing around […]

Turtle Tuff Shelters

Turtle Tuff Shelters builds affordable geodesic dome survival shelter kits. They are a bit more like tents than a full-time homes but seem like a potential alternative to a yurt. They come in two sizes, 16-foot and 24-foot, and cost between $1,200 and $3,400.  The frame can be assembled in a couple hours by two […]