that makes your Tiny Home yours, starts with a good design.
-Lindsay Wood, Tiny Home Dweller
You're only 6 steps away from your dream Tiny Home
If you're in the early stages of your Tiny Home Journey, you already know there are a hundreds, if not thousands of choices, to make before your dream becomes a reality.
We ask the tough and important questions that need to be asked, so three years down the line you are still loving your Tiny Home.
Hi I'm Lindsay Wood and my husband and I were just like you eager and ready to go Tiny.
Right away there were a handful of major questions we had to ask ourselves...
Did we want to have a 24' home or a 40' home?
Did we want to travel or just stay put?
How many people did we want to have sleep?
Did we want a bathtub or a shower? (spoiler alert, yes bathtub got the green light)
Our Builder shared this design, notice one thing missing on this picture?
While we had many skills, we realized we wanted to have a professional builder build our Tiny Home and we weren't sure where to start.
In November 2017, we headed to Arlington, Texas where the Tiny Home Jamboree was taking place to find our dream builder. On the final day of the festival, we found him with all the credentials, experiences and knowledge we were looking for.
... or so we thought.
The initial design process went well, we had paid our builder two of the three payments totaling $65,000, then this happened...
One Tuesday morning we received an unexpected call... "We are closing our business, you need to pick up your unfinished Tiny Home". -(Not-so) Dream builder
Our Tiny Home dream turned into a big nightmare and in the process, we we overspent by $40,000!! (ouch!)
Over the next 8 months my husband and I had to figure out how to...
Find a location to finish building our home
Hire an electrician and plumber to undo mistakes made by the builder
Design and install exterior, kitchen, bedroom, bath, and closet
Purchase all appliances
Install a window (thank you YouTube)
Cut the roof hatch height from to 13' 5" vs 14'+... it was too tall
Design and install 80% of the exterior
Our roof-top deck, drop down patio, rock climbing wall and 6' awning window, promised by the builder... were put on the back burner.
When we look back on this experience, we realize it as a blessing in disguise. We see it as a hard-earned, crash course graduate degree in Tiny Home Design and building.
After all our hard worked, we couldn't imagine others going through the challenges we faced so that is why we launched...
The Tiny Home "Dreamer to Dweller" Design Package.
We want others to have a terrific Tiny Home experience and avoid any unnecessary structural or mechanical issues like when we found out our builder had installed the wrong wiring system for our solar or specified the wrong axles and tires for our tiny home, both of which cost us a lot to fix.
Knowing what we know now, we don't want you to experience any wrong turns, do-overs, late-night-budget & design talks
We are happy to introduce our ...
Dreamer to Dweller Design Package
The Dreamer to Dweller design package is a personalized package that will guide you through our six-step framework resulting in a virtual 3D walkthrough of your Tiny Home.
You will work with experienced Tiny Home Designers, using the latest in Graphic design technology as well as our own in house interior designer working with you on everything from color to style, to the look and feel of your home.
Your Tiny Home is unique to you, let us guide you along your journey.
In step one, we'll explore your motivations for going Tiny. How will going Tiny support you and your life?
Together we'll take the first step in narrowing down what's most important for your Tiny Home, for example...
How much space do you need?
Where are you at with downsizing?
How many people will be living in your Tiny Home?
What hobbies do you have that need to go with you?
What is your budget?
Do you need financing?
Will you have a builder build it or do-it-yourself?
Do you have a place to land your home?
Step Two : Commitment
In this step, we'll explore the important questions of how going Tiny will have a meaningful impact on your life, for example, your happiness.
We'll also explore the consequences of what life looks like if you don't fulfill your dreams. The goal for this step is to ensure you are aware of the journey ahead and are ready for the excitement and challenges that come with such a great endeavor.
"Without commitment, we never would've realized our Tiny Home dreams" - Lindsay Wood
Step Three : Define
Step three is where the real fun begins. This is where we will have a 2-3 hour sit down talk by zoom to dig deep into what is most important to you for YOUR Tiny home.
We'll grab a beverage of our choice and have a great chat about everything you've been dreaming of for your home. We'll take notes on all you share. This is where you get to dream out loud.
We'll talk through the minute details about everything that others may not care about. We'll explore your must haves, house size, layout, materials, color palette, appliances, exterior, design features ... all the ways your Tiny Home will enhance your lifestyle.
Step Four : Design
This is the step where your Tiny Home dreams hit the screen and your visions become a reality. Our designers go to work taking all that you've shared with us and transform them into a 3D design you get to see with your very own eyes.
Take a virtual stroll through the home YOU designed.
See the location of your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or lofts, where the windows are, and how the whole space flows.
You'll also see the very important elements of electrical, heating/cooling, wall switches, plugs all crucial systems to making your Tiny Home a well functioning home.
Nothing in this step is too small of a detail, we want you to see it all.
Step Five : Budget
Whether you use a builder to build it or you do-it-yourself you are going to need to know what your home is going to cost.
This is the step where you work with our interior designer who will give you the best options for your dream Tiny Home that brings you joy and doesn't break the bank.
We'll work with you to swap out one flooring for another, or the kitchen cabinets for another, weighing the pros and cons of each.
If financing is something you are thinking about, we've got you covered for both professionally built homes and Do-it-yourself.
Step Six : Build
Congratulations this is the moment you've been dreaming of.
In this step we know what you want because you've told us. You've made the choices to bring your dream to the screen, it fits your budget and you get to live in it.
Now it's time to go out and...
Save for that amazing trip to Europe
Become a homeowner
Visit more with your grandkids
Retire earlier than planned
This is the moment you've been waiting for to live your best life, Tiny Home Style!
Schedule your free 20 min Tiny Home Consulting call to talk all things Tiny.