Tiny House Giant Journey and Deek

Giant Journey

Hey, Deek from www.Relaxshacks.com here.

This past weekend while teaching a tiny house design class (Tumbleweed) down in Philadelphia (and after having one of the larger slices of pizza I’ve EVER seen- Lorenzo’s) I was given a short tour of Guillaume and Jenna’s gorgeous tiny house on wheels- one making a trek around the entire US (and Maritime Canada) as we speak. Right now they’re somewhere in the vicinity of NYC, so keep an eye out! They’re pretty hard to miss if you’re on the highway.

Anyway, here’s a full video of their house. The place has so many inventive space saving solutions, and clever decor and design approaches, that you’re bound to glean some new ideas from it, regardless of your personal tastes.

Its 20′ long, 8′ 6″ wide, and 13′ 4″ tall. The so far have pulled it over 3000 miles… and they’ve just begun!

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

PS- October 25th-26th I’ll be having a very small/intimate Relaxshacks.com Tiny House Building and Design workshop near Boston…. we’re limiting this one to 15 attendees, and that’s it! We’ll be doing LOTS of hands-on building

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isabel - September 12, 2014 Reply

I wish I would have known they were in Philly. I would have loved to see the house in person. I love the steps for the dog.

curt - September 12, 2014 Reply

sweet home! more people exposed to tiny houses

W. Powell - September 12, 2014 Reply

I’m trying to figure out what the red and white box was next to the sink. Was that an on-demand water heater hooked up to the faucet? Is it possibly also hooked up to the shower?

tim - September 12, 2014 Reply

mmmmmm……piiiiizzzzzaaaaaa!

tom - September 12, 2014 Reply

great rustic look and good to see the (way) younger generation reusing so many items for their current abode. (old boxes for sheliving, etc). also, you can’t go wrong with a herding dog for a traveling partner and hiking partner!

David Remus - September 12, 2014 Reply

Beautiful job, nice homey feel. It’s always good to so much repurposed stuff that still has some life in it.

It would be good if the owners of these types of rigs would show us the tow vehicle and provide some idea of the fuel consumption while towing. That would give the rest of us an idea of the total cost of ownership.

I drove trucks for a while and at 13’4″ high you would want to make sure you don’t come around a bend off the highway to a 12′ clearance tunnel. Planning ahead is a must for moving this kind of Tiny Home. At best you could end up backing for a mile to a place to turn around. At worst….

Shell - September 12, 2014 Reply

Wow, really likes that house! Some great ideas. I so love the barrel and box steps.

John in Brisbane - September 12, 2014 Reply

Now that is a pizza. Oh and nice little house too 🙂

I think this is my favourite style. I love the more modern, carpentry-rich designs too but I think this style is what I’ll eventually knock up.

Re – the 5 inch mattress… I do a lot of camping and I sleep on what is called a “4WD mat” here in Australia. It’s like a step up from a self-inflating mattress. You unroll it and let it expand. Mine is about 4 inches thick and I find it really good. 5 inches would be positively luxurious!

Nice work routing out the bench tops – very smart.

Denise - September 13, 2014 Reply

I always want to see we’re they put their cloths. Is their closets in there?

Diane in DC - September 13, 2014 Reply

Where did they store their clothing? I didn’t really see any clothing storage.

Cheryl in New Hampshire - September 13, 2014 Reply

Love, Love, Love! The best set up and planning yet.

Questions if I May?

How are you heating if traveling North in Cold weather? I did not see stove or furnace.

What is the insulation factors and was spray insulation used underneath to seal?

Last….Are you coming to New Hampshire?
Many people here want zoning changes made for tiny house living…We can’t afford to buy houses or rent here with the cost of living lately.

Great Job and sweet dog!

Thank you,
Cheryl

jipsi - September 13, 2014 Reply

Deek and that GIANORMOUS slice of pizza has to be my fave pic of the month, it made me too hungry to think of anything else at the moment (going to go feed my nom-nom RIGHT NOW)…. Will be back to absorb it all later…. 😉

Kari - September 15, 2014 Reply

If there is pizza, can beer be far behind?

Kari - September 15, 2014 Reply

Jenna-when are u teaching a workshop?! I love ur builds. Wow! Really beautiful build. Excellent job, Deek, u r such a SUPERSTAR! K????

Becca - September 16, 2014 Reply

This was incredible

DKJ - February 13, 2015 Reply

I, too, would like to know how they stored whatever clothing they have.

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