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.
9 NEW WORKSHOPS
WITH JAY SHAFER
Join seasoned tiny house builder and designer, Jay Shafer and experience a whole new way of thinking about house design and the spaces we live in. We've created a comprehensive workshop that will guide you through the process of planning and building your own tiny house. LEARN MORE
OUR FAMOUS BEAVAN TINY HOUSE IS FOR SALE IN NEW YORK
This house is a celebrity! The Beavan has been featured on the Nate Berkus Show, Design Star, and won the Editor's Choice Award at New York's 2011 Maker Faire. This beautiful design includes a standing seam metal roof, cedar board and batten siding, and a tiny integral porch that’s good for staying dry as you perch or fumble for your keys. LEARN MORE