TINY HOMES AND ALTERNATIVE DWELLINGS
The term “Tiny Home” in our opinion reaches much further than just the HGTV style Tiny House on Wheels. A Tiny Home is any shelter that is:
• Built to fit the needs of one individual. Unlike mass-produced RVs which are built for everyone and therefore built for no one, Tiny Homes fit the needs of its occupants.
• Designed with the intent of being financially sustainable, flexible to changing circumstances, and minimize your environmental impact.
• Lived in purposefully rather than passively. The Tiny House life has very little to do with the physical home, it’s about what the freedom to live life as you choose.
With those principals in mind, we work with our clients to fulfill their goals and dreams, whatever forms they may take. We inspire our clients to build a home themselves and give them the resources and support to do so.
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Tiny Homes on Wheels
Rick and Katie were looking simplify their finances so they could spend more time with their family and live life to the fullest. We worked with the couple to design and fulfill a 36′ gooseneck shell for Rick, Katie, their two young children, and pets. The house features a private master bedroom, two lofts for the kids, a catwalk, open concept living space, and big windows for lots of natural light. The Schon family is a perfect example of how with smart design, anyone can go tiny.
Rebecca was looking for options for an early retirement and found that with a mortgage, taxes, and insurance on her current home, prospects looked grim. So she decided that a 28′ tiny house on wheels was the best option to eliminate her debt and save money for the future. We designed a 266 sq ft, 28′ x 9’6″ home with Rebecca for herself and her two children. The home features three “bedrooms”, in-floor storage, a washer-dryer combo, and everything a small family needs to be comfortable.
Van Diega was designed for full-time living and full-time travel. Wanting something truly unique, we worked with the client to cut the roof off the 2005 sprinter van and designed and fabricated a 26″ tall steel cage to raise the roof. Once the roof raise was complete, we handed the project over to the client and provided consulting services for the systems, electrical, and general construction recommendations. Van Diega is now being lived in full time and has traveled all over the country.
Victor came to Terraform Tiny Homes with no building experience, tools, or much of a plan as to how to turn the school bus he purchased for $2,200 and had traveled across the country with into a home. He reached out and Terraform was there to help. We worked with Victor and his friends to provide training, tools, and trips to Home Depot for informative field trips. Victor’s bus build was extremely budget-conscious, but we helped to get him into his bus in a matter of weeks and gave him the skill set to confidently build out the rest of the bus.
“Once I decided to go tiny, I had no idea what I was getting into. I purchased the bus and reached out for help. Terraform Tiny Homes responded and came out the very next day to assess the situation. The flexibility in working with budget, materials, constraints, and the creativity in finding the best fit for my situation is a true testimony to the skills that Terraform Tiny Homes developed over time. While every project might be different, Terraform Tiny Homes helped me reevaluate my plans, consider different insulating and other materials options, and even helped provide the necessary tools for the project. In just 3 weeks, Terraform Tiny Homes helped me transform a school bus into a functional, comfortable home! I could not be happier to recommend Terraform Tiny Homes to anyone thinking about, or already building tiny.” – Victor P. Davidenko, owner of The Wanderbus
ProMaster Stealth Camper
Cedric reached out to Terraform Tiny Homes wanting to upgrade his existing Ram ProMaster City Wagon into a stealth camper. The vehicle was absolutely perfect for shell for a micro camper, Cedric just needed a help putting the pieces together. Over one day planned the build and toured Terraform Two, that moved to an in-depth Home Depot educational field trip, to an afternoon and evening of building. We were able to get him upgraded from a simple cot to a full bed build and got the framing started for his paneling and insulation.
Cedric continues to work on the van conversion in his spare time, with the intent to have a simple but comfortable living space that he can call home when he’s not traveling for work.
READY TO START YOUR OWN?
We’re here to help you from pencil sketch to move in day and beyond.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
Tiny House coaching (pre, during, and post-build), custom Tiny Home design and plans, Tiny Home SIPs shell fulfillment for DIY builds, Tiny House trailer designs and fulfillment, turn-key Tiny Home builds, car, van, and bus design and building coaching, build mentoring, and much more.
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