I moved into my first tiny house sixteen years ago. I’ve been making beautiful, functional, little dwellings for other folks to live in ever since. In 1999 I published my first article about the merits of simple living and began speaking out against the legislated ban on small homes in the US. I believe people should be allowed to live as simply as they choose. Since the recent housing bust, bank bailouts, and subsequent economic downturn, there has been increasing demand for well-designed, affordable homes, and more sensible laws. MORE ❯❯
The Book that inspired a movement
Jay Shafer's The Small House Book has been the starting point for thousands of tiny house builders and enthusiasts. Written by renowned tiny house pioneer, Jay Shafer, these 220 full-color pages include step-by-step instructions, a cross-country tiny house tour, and more.
THE U-HOUSE: LEARN MORE ABOUT JAY'S NEWEST INNOVATION
Here comes the U-house! A flexible new home design with a telescoping footprint that allows you to easily expand or reduce its size to match your changing needs. The standard core will available in seven vernacular forms. Each allows for infinite modification with the following standard features... LEARN MORE
TINY HOUSE WORKSHOP & DOUBLE OPEN HOUSE
It’s true! Jay Shafer is teaching a one-day Tiny House Workshop in Sebastopol, CA! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to get the lowdown on tiny house design and building, meet and network with other tiny house enthusiasts, and tour TWO tiny houses. LEARN MORE