Those Crazy Tiny Houses Are Hitting the Open Road

The tiny house movement has spread like wildfire, and it'll only get bigger now that it's on wheels.
By Alison Mann

The Tiny House Movement has swept the US and is catching on in other countries across the world. The aim is to live a simpler life, with fewer possessions and a greener footprint.

It sounds like a dream and comes with another added bonus: having a tiny house means you could up and leave whenever you want and take your entire home with you!

For a bizzare mix of wanderlust and the feeling of home, scroll through these awesome tiny houses that can go wherever their owners feel like taking them.

1. The long-term travelers

Who: Tiny House Giant Journey
About the house: It covers about 123 square feet and contains a loft, windows, tiny porch and all the necessities inside.
Where they have been: Jenna and Guillaume quit their careers to pursue a minimalist lifestyle. They built a tiny house and hit the road. They’ve travelled all over America and Canada. They run the successful blog Tiny House Giant Journey which gives details on their travels as well as information about the tiny houses of others and practical advice.

The tiny house used by Paying gas, not rent in Haines, Alaska
Paying gas, not rent in Haines, Alaska © Pay Gas Not Rent

2. The statement project

Who: Kelly and Curtiss
About the house: These two converted a utility trailer themselves. It covers 98 square feet, is solar powered and they even managed to squeeze in a shower! They detail their story on their blog, Pay Gas Not Rent.
Where they have been: Kelly and Curtiss want to prove they can spend the same amount of money travelling across North America as they would on paying rent in one place.

Loving the new mooring spot!! #on_the_canal

A photo posted by Amy Ward (@teacupamy) on

3. The house that floats

Who: Amy Ward
About the house: A little different than the others, this is a canal boat kitted out with everything you need to live. The owner didn't have to build it herself, but does a lot of DIY inside which she highlights on her Instagram page.
Where she has been: She travels in the English countryside with her partner, docking in canals.

4. The Creature Cottage

Who: Nya Alana
About the house: A super-cute wooden cottage, with lots of character. A large van is used to transport the house from place to place, a typical way of moving tiny houses.
Where she has been: She is currently in Colorado after travelling through the US.

A photgoraph of the tiny house expedition tiny house
The tiny house on its expedition © Christian Parsons Photography

5. The tiny house movie

Who: Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons
About the house: They built the house mainly by themselves. It comes in at just under 140 square feet and is made mostly of reclaimed wood.
Where they have been: The couple are traveling all over the US, documenting their journey. They're also filming other tiny house owners as they go. They have lots of great videos and information about the project on their blog, Tiny House Expedition.

6. Big athlete in a tiny house

Who: Tom DeDorlodot
About the house: Still under construction.
What’s the plan: Paraglider Tom DeDorlodot is currently building a tiny house with a plan to travel around Europe in it. Check out his progress on Instagram.

7. The best little house in Texas

Who: Cody and Randi Hennigan
About the house: It covers about 170 square feet and was built by the couple, who were looking for a more sustainable life.
Where they have been: They are on the road in the US and looking for places to park. They also run a website.

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