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... 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 ONLY Tiny House Workshops taught by Jay Shafer and Daniel Bell. Learn from the pros! Check out our 2013 workshop schedule to find out. Four Lights workshops are a unique and fun opportunity to learn everything you need to know to build your own tiny house!
Want to build a tiny house on wheels? Or maybe a backyard art studio? A family-sized house on a trailer? We have beautiful house and cottage designs ranging from a tiny 98+ square feet, to a not-so-tiny 288+ square feet. All of our houses are designed by Jay Shafer.