In this post we have brought together a collection of tiny house designs from our YouTube Channel to give you some design inspiration, show you how to build your own tiny house, how to save thousands on your DIY tiny house build and also give you some resources to put your tiny house dreams into motion.
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What is a tiny house?
A growing band of people are ditching the idea of a big home and mortgage for something smaller and more affordable known as a Tiny House.
It is a global movement that took prominence after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in the USA when so many people lost their homes.
Simply put, it is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet.
There is limited space with no room for clutter and many of the homes are portable and on wheels.
It is becoming more common to live off grid in your tiny house. They’ve got things like composting toilets, laundry and a grey water processing unit on one side and a lounge room with a bed that drops down from the ceiling. Solar panels on the roof and a water tank to store rainwater.
In this post we look at a range of different projects based on videos from our YouTube Channel to give you some inspiration if you are considering tiny house living.
Tiny House Design Inspiration
If you are looking for some design inspiration for your tiny house design the following videos will give you a tour of different designs so you can work out what to design for your needs.
Macy Miller’s MiniMotives Tiny House
The “Matchbox” Tiny House on Wheels
In this video we explore Jay Austins “Matchbox” tiny house and development comprised of a number of tiny houses on the one block with gardens, cool storage ideas, and tiny house solutions.
More information at boneyardstudios.org and jayaustin.info.
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Tiny House Cottage on Wheels – Oakland CA
Built in Oakland Ca, this 20 ft long tiny house on wheels has some nice design features including some antique hand beveled windows from 1880.
The tiny house on wheels is built on a 20ft trailer bed and is 8.5 ft wide x 13.5 ft tall.
The wall of the small porch tiny house porch has been sealed with a membrane and filled with soil to allow plants (in this case ivy) to grow up a trellis.
Tammy’s Tiny House Tour
In this video join Tammy Strobel as she shows you how to move a tiny house on wheels and takes you on a tour of her tiny house (and meet her parents!).
RESOURCES to help with your DIY Tiny House
Macy Miller’s DIY Tiny House Online Training Course – Learn how to Design and Build your own Tiny House
If you want to design and build your own tiny house then you should consider getting some training. Do you know all the codes you need to comply with? How to design the space? If the answer is no then save yourself hours and hours of research and frustration by getting some professional training in the convenience of your home.
Macy Miller graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture in 2007 and has devoted her career to sustainable design and instruction, she is a LEED Accredited Professional with a passion for education. As a project, she started the design and construction of her own 196 s.f. tiny house in 2011 and has been living tiny with her family every since. Macy’s home has been featured in Dwell Magazine, TIME Magazine, on Yahoo and various other sites internationally. Since completing her home she has stayed very involved in the tiny house community and strives to help empower others to be able to take on the same challenges! Check out the following video showing her own Tiny House that she designed and built.
Macy delivers a four part course covering everything you need to know about designing and building your own tiny house. At around $30 for each part of the course it is a bargain. A simple mistake in your design could cost you thousands of dollars and weeks of time and frustration. You can check out a free preview of the course and even once you get started it has a 30 day money back guarantee so even if you find it is not for you will get your money back no questions asked.
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How to Build a Tiny House
This video takes you through a walk through of the construction of a tiny house on wheels. This is actually quite a large example of a tiny house.
You will learn how to cut, drill, and weld on metal supports to expand a trailer foundation, learn how to install foam insulation and put a subfloor down, learn how to level a trailer and make sure the foundation is square so you have straight walls, and finally learn how to frame the walls and roof of this extra-tall tiny house.