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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HoneyBox Shipping Container House Tour

Mat & Danielle at Exploring Alternatives get a tour of a small shipping container home in British Columbia. It was built by the folks at HoneyBox, a home builder and shipping container supplier. This house was made from three 20-foot containers that have been attached using standard container connectors. It’s completely off-grid, has a small […]

Tiny Vacation House in the French Pyrenees

This tiny house is surrounded by forest in the French Pyrenees. From where you park your car, the cabin is a 15 minute walk down a path. The remote location gives you ample privacy, clean unpolluted air, and beautiful views from the large windows. Ironically, even with it’s remote location there’s still good phone reception, making […]

How To Design a Tiny House with Pen & Paper

This video shows how I’d currently tackle designing a tiny house with pen & paper. Normally I draw houses using SketchUp Pro, a 3D drawing program originally developed by Google. Google spun SketchUp off and it’s now available from a company called Trimble. They still offer two free versions, one called SketchUp Free which is […]

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