$5,500 Tiny House

Self-built tiny house from most used materials. More info. here.



  1. Javier Colon May 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm - Reply


    Is this house in Oakland, CA?

    How is your water hooked up?

    Is it legal to have on your property?

    I am in the Bay Area and would like to know how you managed to live/use this.

  2. Sarena May 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I’m very interested in this. But the link to more info is just a blog – no real info about the sale of it. Can you help, please?

  3. shannon May 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Hahahaha lovin the porch swing!

  4. Chan Grider May 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Love it! I’m going to build my own but I would love to know what the plants in the foreground of the picture is,if you know and if it might do ok in the mid-west.Outside but in the house even if need be. Thanks!

    • MarySue Foster May 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      Acanthus is the plant. Mostly west coast I think. You can look it up. They’re blooming now in Berkeley and surrounds.

  5. CountryMouse May 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Love the tiny porch swing.

  6. Jean August 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    No pics? No interest then… 🙂

    • steven August 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      HI Jean. There are several more images to this tiny house and many more to paying customers.

  7. Robert September 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    The author has an observation about tumbleweed tiny houses that while I don’t live in one (I designed and built my own 136sq ft tiny bungalow) I would like to make a slight contention in defense of Jay’s designs. Mention is made of not enough void space in relation to bulk and storage. My take on the subject is that when empty the tumbleweed design has an airy and light feeling, it is the person that occupies it that creates the lack of void,airy space. As Henry David Thoreau said, “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”
    Most people are poor in relation to the amount of stuff they try to cram into jay’s houses.
    That has been my take after being in several of the tumbleweed design tiny houses.

  8. jennifer September 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    love it!! i have been seriously thinking about doing this! i can not afford rent and it impossible to find a place that allows pets. super cute!! 🙂

  9. Matthew phoenix Jackson March 11, 2015 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Are there any pictures of the inside of the house?

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