Category Archives: Builders

Sonoma Shanty Tiny House – Price List and Video

I was excited to see the progress Kent and Stephen have made on the Sonoma Shanty. This is a simple and affordable tiny house that you can buy as plans, a kit, a complete home, and they’re even offering workshops to show you how to build one. The video provides a nice overview of the […]

The Sonoma Shanty – Workshops, Kits, Plans, Tiny Houses

If you’ve been a reader of Tiny House Design and Kent Griswold’s Tiny House Blog for a while you might recall that a small group of us bloggers, designers, and builders got together for a visit at Jay’s Tumbleweed Tiny House in Sonoma County, California. Jay called it, a meeting of the tiny minds. You can […]

Gypsy Coach

These tiny houses are being built by Bill Young in Colorado. They measure 8′ by 16′ and are about 13′ tall. The unique roof provides a comfortable loft for sleeping and ample ceiling height below. The interior and exterior have been finished with many Victorian elements like wainscoting, wallpaper, and wood trim. This is one […]

The Pod

I really like the simplicity of these little arched camping cabins. They are available as rentals in the UK. The idea is simply to have a comfortable place to stay indoors while enjoying the outdoors. Some have decks out front and others have wood stoves and electricity. Not all have beds, stoves, and power so […]

Gratitude Millworks 12×24

This morning I got an email from Ivan, another reader of tiny house design. He sent me a link to a new tiny house builder in Alabama. Kent McCaffrey, of Gratitude Millworks, is getting into the tiny house business and has completed the first of what should be a nice range of tiny houses. I […]

The Phoenix Commotion

My wife Julia ran across this in the most recent issue of Natural Home Magazine. It’s a low-income housing initiative started by Dan and Marsha Phillips in Texas called The Phoenix Commotion. They are taking mostly discarded stuff and building small homes with the people that need them. It sounds like Habitat for Humanity but […]

Meeting of the Tiny Minds

The internet is a great way to get connected to other people. I personally like to think of the Web as a microscope on the world, you can find almost anything through your microscope’s monitor. You can remain anonymous or reveal your true identity. A few of us northern California tiny house nuts decided a […]

Little House on the Trailer Open House

If you’re in northern California on the weekend following Thanksgiving you might be interested in getting a first hand look at the tiny houses built by Stephen Marshall at The Little House on the Trailer in Petaluma. They will be hosting an open house on Saturday, November 29th from 9am to 3pm and will be […]

Tiny Texas Houses in the News

I just spotted this article on Tiny Texas Houses and the tiny house movement in general. Tiny Texas Houses build tiny homes from renewable materials and salvaged stuff. These little houses are a nice example of how old items can be reused to make something new. The article spotlights some people who’ve bought these tiny […]

Tortoise Shell Homes on CNN

Bill & Sharon Kastrinos and Jay Shafer are on CNN today talking about their tiny houses. Bill and Sharon downsized from a 1,800-square-foot home and now live in a 154-square-foot Tortoise Shell home. Bill is a contractor and as the housing market imploded Bill & Sharon traded in their big house for a tiny one […]