by Will Yount
That moment of enlightenment. You know, that moment when you realized that these tiny house things were pretty darn cool. Personally, I think it goes way back to the days of tree houses and forts. For the most part I think it has become a new way of thinking for many people; a conscious movement towards living a more environmentally friendly life and being more economically responsible. Possibly many are just looking to be far less financially burdened. Is the The American dream changing? Though its far from just an American thing. Maybe we’re just catching on…
I’m a former home builder, have been in construction of some sort for most of my adult life and if you count those tree houses and forts much longer. In the back of my mind I have always loved what I’ll call small cabins, cottages, etc. After waiting out the present economical crash of 2007-08ish I finally decided to do what I loved, build small cabins, or as they are better known now “tiny houses.” So many of these tiny houses I see on sites such as here on tiny house blog just blow me away. Incredible creations of art and expression. If you built it yourself you would have a sense of great pride and accomplishment.
Sometimes it’s like people’s inner “Picasso with a hammer” has come unleashed, awesomeness at its finest. I chose to build for those that don’t have the skills or time to do it themselves. I have tried to reach a balance between designs I feel are interesting, well thought out, reproducible and equally adapted to a studio in backyard suburbia or cabin on the river. Just enough options between paint, siding and flooring, etc to give each owner a feeling of uniqueness. The construction has to be above average, but still affordable. I also decided to limit the offerings to only a handful of models. I call this one “MoonShadow,” it is 12 ft x16 ft with a 5 ft x 16 ft covered front deck. Fully insulated and wired with installed drywall and bamboo floors. The exterior is painted hardi-plank siding. It is being used as a music studio and appears to be well loved.
I hope you like them. Email me at Will @ Hummingbird Tiny Spaces.com