Ana’s Tiny House

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A 204 square feet tiny house on wheels built by Jacob and Ana White. More info. here.

18 comments

  • Crystal says:

    I’ve been a huge fan of Ana White for so long! I’m so happy to see her get into the tiny house movement!

  • Ardith says:

    Nicely done, Ana!

  • 9418 says:

    4 out of 10

  • N.D. says:

    Fabulous.

  • Dorothy says:

    Love the desk/table idea and the pull out bed. Access to the loft doesn’t work for me, but I love the space. Pretty wonderful except the lack of a toilet and shower.

  • Mary says:

    Delighted to see our industrious Alaskans at working making beautiful places! Keep it up.

  • Jane on Whidbey says:

    I love purpose-built houses. This is perfect for you, and I’m glad. I love all the light and openness, and love all the plans that Ana shares. Thanks!

  • Kristina H Nadreau says:

    I have become skeptical of the brand spankin” NEW photos and stories about builds that are not lived in……. This is NOT a Tiny House, because there is no water. This is a wooden tent. What may look OK may not function well for living for a long term. Tiny Houses as hotels, ala air b & B do not interest me at all, again because they are for very short term stays instead of actual living day to day. So how will those plywood floors hold up after 2 years of walking and cleaning? What is the floor finish? stain and varnish? wax? A bathroom is needed. what is the point of this build if one is using the bushes as a latrine? What is the source of power? Water? How is laundry done? It is OK as a tent, but not a house or a home.

    • Rebekah Donohue says:

      Hey! I’ve lived without a bathroom and without running water in my cabin (not even a tiny house), for the last five years. I realize that this isn’t a normal American experience, but it certainly can be and is done. We use an outhouse, do laundry at the laundromat, have solar power (generator during no-sun times), and simply use water out of 5 gallon jugs. It works for us, and honestly, is pretty common here in Alaska! (If you look more into why this specific house was built, the couple who built it work as contractors and built this to live in while they were away on work sites, where they would always have access to a bathroom.)

  • connie says:

    Gorgeous tiny house!! Great design!!! I want to move to South Alaska!! I will remember your site when I am ready to! I want to buy a tiny house on wheels!

  • Truman Green says:

    I sincerely don’t get the concept. How can you live in a house that has no water
    supply or toilet facility–unless these are a new brand o fgenetifcally-modified transhumans who don’t
    require these usually-necessary amenities?

  • Lisa says:

    I love how flexible this house plan is– “dry” to make it work in Alaska, with a plumbed variation to make it work elsewhere. Practical and very beautiful.

  • Dmitrii says:

    Hello there Ana! I must say you’re tiny home is more than charming! I just asked Steven the same thing about his tiny home, but I simply need to figure it out. It all started from a forum discussion, where I did not know what is the tiny house movement and from research I found the article, but there are a couple of downsides listed and I would really ask a tiny house owner if you have encountered any problems with building permits, or other legal restrictions that have hinted you so far? I’ve even left my email and I would be really happy if you could spare a min or two. Please and thank you! Dima

  • Truman Green says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I hope you will explain the “dry” concept and why Alaskans don’t need water and toilets in their tiny houses, when the rest of the world
    considers them to be wonderful modern-day necessities. I can understand the idea if the tiny houses is considered to be a
    backwoods cabin or retreat for which you bring your own water supply, and has an outdoor toilet facility or a an outhouse like
    my family had back in the fifties, but otherwise the concept requires explanation and enlightenment of those of us
    who apparently just don’t understand why Alaska is so different. I’m always willing to be educated.

  • Di says:

    I hope I don’t offend anyone. I randomly came across the plans/video for this triple sleeping area a few days ago. It really packs a lot into a small space, but I couldn’t get past the loft access. The first step is the couch/hideaway bed, which I assume has locking casters. The long climbing bars, which differ from the original plan, seem like they wouldn’t hold up over time without supports in the middle of each one. They said it was designed for children, in which case I guess it would work from a weight standpoint. But, as someone else pointed out, this place would be suitable for glamping, as opposed to full-time living, for most THOW dreamers like me. The absence of water and bath facilities was not an issue for them, so I can’t point that out as a fault.

  • Gerry says:

    I am really impressed with what Ana is doing with the use of space and creative ideas! Must say your more than just a pretty face that’s for sure!

  • Derek says:

    I am amazed at the idiocy and laziness of those that felt the need to jump on here and bash/trash the design or request explanations that a clearly and concisely explained in the video.

    Try actually paying attention.

    The rationale for the trailer being dry was explained, as well as the simple modifications that are needed to add water and a bathroom (it was designed with that in mind, but left out as it was not necessary and added unneeded complication with having to drain the system or keep it heated to prevent pipes from freezing, in addition to needing to add a well, septic, etc for a non-permanent installation)

    The ladder was explained along with the reasoning for modifying the plans to shorten the cross bars.

    This would be a less than ideal design fo me personally, but there are a lot of really great, subtle features that really improves the livability of the space.

  • This looks like the sort of lifestyle I would enjoy to be honest. It’s just the simple things you need to get by in this world. The design is exceptional and certainly something I would consider getting hold of. For those who are skeptical or need further explanations, just watch the video. Everything is clearly explained if you actually take time to read and watch all the provided information.

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