How do I get started building a Tiny House?

I frequently chat with aspiring builders who are dreaming about taking the leap and constructing their own tiny houses. Tiny houses are cool and a big step. However, doing it yourself is a big challenge.

Often some will admit it paralyzes them. Just the thought of starting such a huge project with little or no experience. It is extremely difficult to start the ball rolling on such a big project.

Deek's a-frame

I usually try and talk these prospective builders out of starting a tiny house and recommend that they first build a tiny A-frame that requires a fraction of the time and money. Examples of these mini a-frames are Deek’s a-frame and Elevated Spaces a-frame.

When you feel confident with the a-frame build take a step up and try a simple building like the Sonoma Shanty a basic tiny house, shed or studio.

Between the two projects, you will learn so much and build your confidence to tackle your dream tiny house.

Sonoma Shanty

If you don’t feel confident enough to start a real building or don’t have a place to put it.

Simply start with a small woodworking project. Build a picnic table a wood box or a chicken coop.

The most important thing is to just start.

Photos below from Elevated Spaces

picnic table


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