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Dennis’s Tiny House

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Guest Post by Dennis

I have been following the Tiny House Blog since 2008 and love all the info you have shared over the years. I live in the Black hills of South Dakota.

I have already built two tiny houses (very tiny) 64 square feet and 80 square feet. Now I have built a 144 square foot tiny house and I would like to share it with you.

This tiny house or shed is completely built from native ponderosa pine. We went to the forest, cut the tree,s and milled all the lumber ourselves.

I purchased two windows and a door from a Re-store in our town.

I just posted this house on Craig’s list yesterday. It was exciting for me to build this. I am not going to live in this one because now I have purchased a 32 foot trailer and I am going to build on for myself.

Thank you for all your valuable information over the years.


left side tiny house

right side tiny house

tiny house shed roof

inside of tiny house

inside tiny house

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Clint - September 11, 2012 Reply

Thanks for sharing! I really dig the simplicity– I could easily imagine a sleeping/sitting space on one side, a shower/toilet space on the other and the kitchen space in between.

As well, do you have any links/photos to the other two houses?


stephen - September 11, 2012 Reply

i would love to see the other two as well. i’m currently building an 8×12 based on the ‘grand cabin’ plans from butler projects and still open to any last minute floor plan ideas.

Jerry - September 12, 2012 Reply

It is so exciting to see someone right in the backyard so to speak that not only is interested in the Tiny House Movement but has rolled up their sleeves and built something. I am pretty sure that the city (Sioux Falls) or county governments would move pretty quick to stop any tiny homes in this part of the state.

Deek - September 12, 2012 Reply

Love the simplicity, and the board and batten siding- which always gives a structure that nice, rustic look. Good luck with all Dennis!

phil - September 13, 2012 Reply

Looks great! I am interested in how you insulated & vented the roof?

Sumitra - September 15, 2012 Reply

Hi Dennis,

I am interested in purchasing this tiny house.

If this one is not available. I would interested in another. I can be reached at


Georgina - September 16, 2012 Reply

What is the difference between this and a large shed?

    Bob H - September 22, 2012 Reply

    I was thinking the exact same thing.

    Dakotaeyez - April 20, 2014 Reply

    If you need to ask………
    Then there is no way to explain it to you.

Steve - September 19, 2012 Reply

This building is destined for a short life.

    Nick - October 25, 2012 Reply

    Considering retrofitting an old shed on my property to a cabin, and would like some insight on what he has done wrong so I don’t make the same mistakes (please anyone else reply also, not just Steve, the more info the better!).

    Dakotaeyez - April 20, 2014 Reply

    I do believe Steve has no idea what so ever.

ED - March 4, 2013 Reply

In my area the roof pitch would have to be a little steeper because of snow load, especially with the snow we have gotten in the north east this winter. I like the vapor barrier. I could live in one of these, but my wife wouldn’t…hey I might have to build one, disguise it as a tool shed (live in the village).

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