Jason contacted me recently about his tiny house project. Although not for humans, there is no reason it could not be modified for that purpose.
Jason’s “chicken coop” is six feet by eight feet which gives you 48 square feet to play with, and I’d say if I was a chicken that I would want this for my home. I’m going to let Jason tell you a little more about it.
I built this chicken coop/tiny house in my back yard next to our garden for a small flock of heritage breed chickens. I really wanted to build an actual tiny house on wheels to use as a camper but I’m afraid my wife does not share the same excitement I have for tiny houses.
The compromise was an outbuilding for our new chickens. It took most of the summer/fall to build as I only had small time blocks here and there to work on it. I built it for under $1,000 and used my local home improvement store for all the materials except the door that I was able to salvage from the habitat for humanity restore.
Most people that see it think it’s a little over the top for chickens but I’m pleased thus far with the outcome. I’m currently insulating the interior, installing an egg collecting bump out in the east side of the coop and putting in a a heat lamp so the girls stay warm this winter.
Thank you Jason for sharing your story. I think this could make a very nice tiny retreat or home office, just make sure and kick the chickens out first.