The Tiny Moving Castle















Hello my name is Calvin. My partner Brandon and I built this tiny house this past summer June-September in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are now living in it and love it! A lot of our inspirations and ideas came from this blog so we figured we would submit ours now that it is finished and see if it inspires other people. We called it “The Tiny Moving Castle” after the Hayao Miyazaki film “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Also if people want to reach us with questions we can be reached at thetinymovingcastle@gmail.com

An owner-built tiny house on wheels in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Originally shared at Tiny House Swoon.

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  • Reply Rae Spencer September 29, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I liked the way you mixed up the vibrant paint colors to add a decorator touch to the interior. You have shown that small doesn’t have to be boring or expensive. The floor plan uses every square inch for a purpose. Well done guys!

  • Reply DeNae September 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Finally! Carpet on those dangerous stairs!!

  • Reply Kathy September 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Love your style! The color, the jolly dining room/bedroom (that would be my option; you guys be careful on that narrow stairway an think about a rope banister or something)~~it looks so livable and inviting. And nice to see a fully lived-in, furnished TH instead of just an empty model the builder wants to sell.

    Have fun, and thanks for posting your place! I’m inspired. :0)

    • Reply The Tiny Moving Castle September 30, 2015 at 9:17 am

      Thanks Kathy! Glad you like the house! No falls down the stairs yet, but lets be honest we spend a lot of time in the seating area… 🙂

  • Reply Andrea September 29, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Beautiful home. Smart use of space too

  • Reply Andrea September 29, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Can’t believe how big it looks inside and how everything fit!

  • Reply Carol September 30, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I love the couch downstairs. Finally someone with actually lounging space for more then one person! I have been wondering why no one has done that. I didn’t think I could be the only one that wanted to do that!

    • Reply The Tiny Moving Castle September 30, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Thanks Carol! We actually built the house around that feature! I can’t understand why other people don’t have a space like that!

    • Reply albert stepp October 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      nice i how did u get such a huge bed down stairs?

  • Reply Trisha September 30, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Beautiful t.h.o.w I Love it!!
    I was wondering if this house is off grid? Do I see a gravity fed water system above the bathroom for the shower?

    • Reply The Tiny Moving Castle October 27, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Hello Trisha,

      The house is currently not off grid, however you are correct that there is a gravity fed water system above the bathroom. The electric is not currently on an off grid system nor is the heating or cooling. We hope to make this transition in the future when funds allow. Glad you like the house!

  • Reply Danni September 30, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I love it!

  • Reply Annalee October 17, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Big respect for including Harry Potter 🙂 He is the king of tiny spaces after all!

  • Reply albert stepp October 30, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    like your huge bed down stairs was that the dinning room ?

  • Reply Elise November 6, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Should have plastic boxes in the staircase drawers/cupboards, so dirty to leave it open with people coming up and down the stairs, cleaned clothes get dusty.

  • Reply Travis November 18, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Since your home is mobile, I am curious to know what its weight is being that it’s on a two axle trailer. I am currently building a 150 ft. home on a two axle 20 foot long (10K lb. capacity) trailer which seems to be similar to yours in design. My intent is to modify the original design to have the dormers extend the full length of the house instead of just the sleep space. My concern is that I don’t want to exceed the trailer capacity (10K lbs.) with my “lofty” design modifications. Thanks for any feedback you’re willing to offer.

    BTW, the designs I am using are the Cypress (Horizon 20) from Tumbleweed.

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