Category Archives: Tiny House Projects

Jon’s Cabin in the Woods

Jon is building a house from one of my free house plans, the Homesteaders’s Cabin. He needed a bit more space so chose to built it 32-feet long instead of 24-feet as is shown in the plans. He’s made a few other changes based on his needs too. Here’s what he told me: I extended […]

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 […]

Tiny Living with Wings

Phil Collins sent me a link to his wonderful little camping trailer – made from a retired Piper Comanche. He bought the fuselage from a fellow who was parting out his plane after deciding it was just too expensive to keep. Phil says an airplane makes an ideal camper. It’s study, lightweight, aerodynamic and comes […]

Keith is Building the 12×24 Homesteader’s Cabin

Keith shared some early photos of his tiny house project with me today. He’s building  house from one of my free tiny house plans, the 12′ x 24′ Homesteader’s Cabin. Today is day 6 of his project and the shingles are going on the roof today as well as the window and doors. He’s still […]

J&J’s Tiny House

Julian and Jessica are building a tiny house in California based on one of my free tiny house plans, the 8×16 Tiny Solar House. They made a few changes to the design to suit their needs. To begin with it’s built on top of a 24-foot trailer, has a 6-foot deep porch, and 18-feet long. They’ve […]

Cabin in the Catskills

Shelley and her husband are building a tiny house based on one of my free plans, the 8×16 Tiny Solar House. They made some modifications like building it on the ground instead of a trailer – and adding a deck. You might also notice they’ve replaced the large south-side windows with a sliding door. Here’s […]

Earthbag Home Update

Owner-builder Aaron posted a progress update on his small earthbag home. One of the aspects we don’t usually see online is the hard work involved in building one’s own small home. While this video shows just a few minutes of what turned out to be a 19-hour marathon building session – you can get a […]

Expedient Home Office

I had hoped to build something larger on a trailer so that this tiny house could also serve as a camping cabin – but after much deliberation my wife and I decided to just build something small for my home office. It will measure 5×8-feet and stay under the local 9-foot height requirement for sheds. […]

Burning Man Pyramid by Paul Elkins

I reported on this tiny pyramid back in November 2010. But now it’s creator, Paul Elkins, has posted a short video tour on YouTube. It’s made from 10 sheets of reflective insulation board, duct tape, and 2x4s. The total cost was about $300. He fashioned a simple door and added a couple of dome windows […]