Category Archives: Builders

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 […]

Incredible Craftmanship – Plankbridge Shepherd Huts

I just spotted this on materialicious and I’m speechless. The craftsmanship is incredible; really a level to aspire too. I also love the simple but warm interiors. They are built by Plankbridge Shepherd Huts in the UK to traditional shepherd hut specifications. In addition to new construction they can also do restoration. The frame looks […]

Shipping Container Housing – Global Portable Buildings

Now here is a company that seems to be very well funded building tiny portable homes out of shipping containers. The houses are a bit plain but if you like the industrial look of shipping containers and spartan interiors these little houses might look like home sweet home to you. Global Portable Buildings Inc, located […]

Inhabit Modern Dwellings

I just stumbled across this tiny house builder in North Vancouver. Great little modern design and if you’re local they can come and assemble on of these little houses within three weeks of your order. The have designs available from 100 to 500 square feet and can also do custom design work. I didn’t see […]

Cavco Cabins

Here’s a nice little turn key (manufactured) tiny house option. It’s a tiny cabin made by a company that builds park model homes and campground cabins. They have a wide variety of designs to choose from too: 175+ park models, 50+ cabins, and 25+ lofts. Pictured below is the floor plan for one of the […]

Sidekick Homes by Kephart Living

Here’s an interesting solution for those looking for a tiny turn-key backyard house… or in this case a not so tiny backyard house. Kephart Living is producing a line of manufactured homes they call Sidekick Homes. The model pictured here is the Right House. It’s about 600 square feet and has one bedroom, one bathroom, […]

Hybrid Seattle Cargotecture

If you’ve been looking for information about tiny houses online you’ve probably noticed that some people like to build tiny houses out of cargo containers. This group, hybrid seattle, has been at it for a while and have even coined and trademarked the term cargotecture. They do a variety of different types of projects from […]

Tumbleweed Houses

So far the most inspiring tiny houses I’ve seen are designed by a Jay Shafer, the original founder of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. He got started over 10 years ago back in Iowa but is now living in Sabastopol, California. His houses are well crafted and carefully designed miniature homes often no larger than […]