With contemporary economy problems more and more alternatives are emerging on the housing market to suit a wider range of people. Tiny house was invented in the United States, increasing number of houses on wheels are being build in the Europe as well. It’s just a mini portable home on wheels that you can afford without a mortgage. You don´t need a building permit for this type of house. You can even just borrow a parking spot. Portable homes can be parked almost anywhere. These houses are usually located in yards, parks, or in the countryside. Imagine the freedom to be able to get up and move your home as you wish. Are you in fight with your neighbors? Do you want the change the view from your livingroom? Just go.
The main characteristics
Tiny house is usually off-grid, totally self-sufficient. It does not need water, electricity or sewer connections. Unlike the caravan, it has normal walls built with traditional wood-house constructional technologies. Tiny house is higher than the caravan, but it fits into the dimensions of the truck trailer.
Because of its weight and shape it is not suited for a holiday travel, only for an occasional move to a new location(at low speed).
Tiny House is always unique, made of quality materials, and people usually build it or at least part of it by themselves. There are, of course, companies that can do it for you. 🙂
The house area ranges from 6-36m2 and prices from 15,000-90,000.
How much did our tiny house cost and how much can you build it yourself? You will find out HERE
What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a living? You will find out HERE
If you want to see what our house looks like today, you can find the current photo in our BLOG about first year living in it HERE
If you are interested in how our construction went, it was a lot of fun and we documented everything in our BLOG (english translation of every post coming soon)
If you are interested in Tiny houses from Romania, we went to check them out and HERE is an overview of manufacturers and prices
Are you interested in our project, instruction manual or a workshop on how to build a tiny house?
We are working on the manual in the form of an E-book, we are finalizing the project according to which it would be easy to build the same tiny house as we have and we are also considering YouTube videos on how to do it. Please follow us at
Tiny house movement
Tiny house has its own movement – Tiny house movement. It’s a movement pointing out the minimum things we really need for life. One does not need many things to be happy. Its members prefer life in small and functional homes. Benefits, in addition to saving space, are obvious: less material needed and lower construction costs, low operating costs, and, at best, a sustainability-based concept.
“People begin to understand that surplus does not necessarily mean luxury, but it can be a burden and a commitment. They spend 30 and more years paying for this whole space and things they do not actually need. “
To our surprise, a couple with a child can also live in a tiny house. However, it is usually young couples and individuals who choose to live in a tiny house. Sometimes it´s just used as a cabin in the mountains for rent.
Tiny house in Europe
Tiny house has already reached Europe. When wrote this post five years ago, there were only few of them in Europe. Our favorite at the time was the Dutch Marjolein in het klein. The woman lived in it for over 4 years completely off-grid and later sold it. However, she presented life in a tiny house so well that the Netherlands was the leader in the number of tiny houses for a long time. The interest in tiny houses gradually increased throughout Europe, and now there are so many of them that we can’t keep track of all the companies and people living in houses on wheels. 🙂 Tiny houses are produced in France, Netherlands, Poland and especially in Romania.
Tiny house in Slovakia
We think that our tiny house was the first one in Slovakia. 🙂 Over the years, many people have contacted us with questions about DIY construction, and that’s why there is definitely more of us. 🙂 Have you started building? Did our BLOG help you? Let us know. We are always very pleased with a photo of another house in our area. 🙂