Tiny House, Giant Journey
Jenna Spesard built this rustic little home to cut her expenses and leave more time and money for traveling the world.
“My tiny house was built from a Tumbleweed Tiny Houses plan. It’s 20 ft. in length and about 160 sq. ft. on the interior. I spent one year building it. I had no experience in construction, so it was quite a challenge. The interior design was my favorite part. I had to come up with so many clever space savers in order to expand on the square footage. But all that time spent researching was worth it in the end. I think my tiny house feels very roomy and comfortable. I have lived in it for almost four years, and during that time, I’ve made some changes and upgrades. A tiny house, just like any home, should evolve with the life of its owner. My house will continue to grow (symbolically, not physically) to suit my needs.”
— Jenna Spesard (tinyhousegiantjourney.com)
Arguably the most remarkable of the space-saving/storage-providing innovations in this particular home is the way the homeowner dealt with accessing the loft. Can you see how she gets up there?
- Designer – Jenna Spesard, tinyhousegiantjourney.com
- Photos – Guillaume Dutilh
Originally featured in the 2019 Downsize special issue of Fine Homebuilding Magazine
See four more homes from this Tiny House collection:
|Tiny House Basics
This compact guest house packs in a ton of beautiful and useful details, including 2 sleeping lofts, a cozy deck, and an eclectic assortment of new and reclaimed materials.
| A Tiny House Inspires a New Occupation
First-time builder Ethan Waldman takes what he’s learned from building his small, efficient home and strives to teach others about the benefits of living small.
|The Tiny Project
Tiny house designer Alek Lisefski used smart construction methods, including advanced framing and a rain-screen exterior cladding, to build a home that will be as durable as it is energy efficient.
|New Frontier Tiny Homes
For tiny-house designer David Latimer, one of the biggest challenges was fitting all of the luxury details into such a compact home–but it all worked out in the end.