Woodland Tiny House


Rebecca’s tiny house in Nashville.







HelloTiny House Swoon Crew!

We love your website and seriously looked at it almost every night throughout the process of planning this house (actually, we still look at it every night! It’s just wonderful!) So here’s our tiny house!

This is our 216 sq.ft. tiny house (not including lofts), Woodland Tiny House Nashville. My husband and I spent the last 8.5 months building it ourselves in our back yard (we hired some work done — plumbing, electric, roof, drywall), but the rest was us! We purchased a customized kit from Summerwood homes, had a tiny house raising where a whole bunch of friends helped us get a jump start on the project, and then worked on it in our spare time, along with help from friends and family. It has been quite the project!

We now have it rented out on Airbnb, and it is helping to make a slower lifestyle possible for us, supplementing our income while I get to stay at home as a mom to our two-year-old and continue writing. Most importantly, it will always give us flexibility — we are not sure that we’ll ever live in it full-time, but we have dreams of traveling, renting out both houses, and making it our home base while in Nashville.

We used denim insulation, a pier and beam foundation, a great on-demand water heater we’ve been very happy with from Eco-smart, and many used/salvaged items: a claw foot tub from Craigslist, kitchen cabinet, toilet, back door, and some windows from Habitat Homestore. We really love it. It feels very spacious on the inside. There are still a few things we plan on changing: we hope to add more kitchen shelving, and if we were to adapt it for full-time living we would add a closet. We also plan on adding more native landscaping, though our yard is already so green in the spring!

A 216 square feet tiny house in Nashville, Tennessee. More info. here and here.

Originally shared on Tiny House Swoon.


  • Jennifer says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I love how it’s laid out. Such a great use of space.

  • Rebekah says:

    It’s so refreshing to see a tiny house with a proper bathtub! Also nice to see a bed option that isn’t in the loft. With a few additions to the kitchen I could see this home being very comfortable for full-time living.

    • Peggy Trivilino says:

      One of those additions would have to be some sort of stove/range/cooktop. A microwave just isn’t adequate to prepare decent meals unless one is on a raw diet.

  • Pat says:

    A perfect dream cottage. I love it. I agree about the closet. I would add a clothes washer, full ref and stove and extend the counter in an L shape. Then you could live in it. Very nice job.

  • Really sweet. I especially like the white walls with dark wood contrast. My wife and I do a similar thing on Airbnb with our Airstream so we can keep our baby in diapers! See it here if you like: http://www.airstreampdx.com

  • Julie M Ceigler says:

    No cooking appliances? Also, what is intended in the storage loft? I noticed a skylight up there.

    • Rebecca says:

      There are two induction burners that store under the counter. If we adapted this for full-time use, I would definitely want to get an oven. The storage loft was envisioned as a reading nook (not complete). It is as deep as a twin sized bed, so it could potentially be used for more sleeping space.

  • Mike says:

    For a THw/oWs this is very nice. I am really enjoying how each tiny house is an expression of the owner’s taste and design sense. The Sense of Style comes through very cleanly. Great Job!

  • Monica Sweere says:

    Tastefully done.

  • Our plan with our first tiny is to do the same, only through http://www.vrbo.com/791432 Tiny houses are just starting to hit Montana. We are hoping that we can encourage others to join in this life style. Under our Big Montana Sky it’s an adventure worth exploring.

  • Kristina H Nadreau says:

    nice size and exterior design. As the owner states it would need to be modified for full time living.

  • Paige says:

    VERY charming. I’d want to stay there. Shoot, I’d LIVE there.

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