The recent growth of people building and living in unique tiny homes is something that’s fascinated me for some time now. Here are some of my favourite tiny homes I’ve recently discovered from around the web.
1. The Cinder Cone
Somewhere near the Columbia River Gorge, Washington you’ll find this hand built tree house, The Cinder Cone. There are 2 tree house buildings tied together by a long wooden bridge, wood fired soaking tub, a large concrete skate bowl and sauna. It was built by a group of friends in 2014 and is truly an inspiration.
2. A Tiny Good Thing
Isabelle created her tiny home after looking for a place to live in Colorado. With a knowledge of Permaculture, sustainable living and some DIY she set about building her home for the same price as a few years renting would have cost her.
I’ve created this site as a means of expression and a way to contribute my process of building a tiny house to a broader community. Not only will it have content related to tiny houses and micro-living, but it will reach further to explore sustainable living, permaculture, DIY lifestyle, the back-to-the-land movement, and other topics relating to a natural way of life.
3. Tofino Tiny House
Phil Reimers was inspired by a documentary on tiny homes he spent 18 months building his own home on wheels while working a full time job. As owning land can take a lot of time and money he decided a home on wheels makes more sense.
I put a lot of attention to all steps of the building process. I was very thankful for the input I had along the way from an experienced builder that helped me to thrive for the highest quality.
Now I am carving out time in my life to make this passion into an income. After building a Tiny House and living in it for over two years, I now dedicate my skills and experience to building and assisting with building more small homes.
4. River Shake Retreat by Nelson Treehouse
The River Shack Retreat located in Mississippi River, Wisconsin is an amazing tree house featuring a lower deck, two ship’s ladders and a crow’s nest.
It was built by Nelson TreeHouse, a family company that started designing and building tree houses in 2006.
In 2012, we embarked on a new adventure: our hit Animal Planet television series, Treehouse Masters, which follows my crew and me around on our treehouse builds across the country. It’s been a real privilege to connect with folks from around the world because of our show – I’m so grateful to all our fans for tuning in!
Find out more on their website.
5. The Wild Drive Life
When they couldn’t settle on a traditional house, Ben and Meag Poirier bought a 31 foot prison bus and converted into a warm and cosy home on wheels. It’s hard to believe how different the bus looks now. Both had no experience but managed to do an incredible job.
This past year we’ve realized that we are much more comfortable with the flexibility, movement, change, creativity, and options that come with debt freedom, for now.
6. Midwestwanderers’ Bus
Luke & Rachel quit the 9-5 work life to pursue a more fulfilling mobile lifestyle. They travelled across the US to more then 35 states in around 2 years. They’ve since settled in Asheville to start a new business converting buses as a full time gig.
7. Always The Road
Pete and Taylor from Wisconsin turned their van into a home and now travel around the USA with their dog.
Two years ago, we skipped class for nine months to backpack Southeast Asia and realized how naturally the nomadic lifestyle came to us. Collecting memories, immersing ourselves in new cultures, and making lifelong friends on the road became second nature to us. We strive to continually live life that way. Two people driven by curiosity, pursuing the unknown like the mavericks we are.
8. Majestic Bus
The Majestic Bus from Herefordshire in the UK can be rented. It accommodates up to 8 people. 4 in the bus with the other 4 camping outside.
The bus has a beautiful wooden floor, painted pine boarding and a well thought-out dining/kitchen area with hand-built units, oak worktops, a gas cooker and a fridge. At the back is a cosy double bed and a wood-burning stove placed on an old flagstone.
Find out more from their website.
9. School of Life Bus
Tamra and JT converted a 91 Blue Bird School bus into tiny home on wheels. This has allowed them to travel more, increase their self-sufficiency and downsize their lifestyle.
We are taking this journey one day at a time and hope to inspire others to follow their dreams and live the life they desire
10. Shawn James Cabin in Canada
Now in my mid-forties, I’m living the life of my dreams. I’ve had expensive cars and boats and I’ve travelled the world, but I always come back to what truly makes me happy – the outdoors. For that reason, I’ve opted out of commercial society, stepping down from the corporate ladder, and regularly turn down opportunities for increasing my wealth. Instead, I choose to live simply and free