Recent Work by Abel Zyl at Zyl Vardos

Zyl Vardos The Pacifica Tiny House at Caravan - The Tiny House Hotel, in Portland, OR

Abel Zyl has been creating whimsical tiny structures since the beginning of the modern tiny house movement, and is a founding member of the American Tiny House Association. You can find all his work on the Zyl Vardos website. Below are recent photos that he posted on Instagram.  If you want one of his homes you’ll have to get in line – as you can imagine, his work is in high demand.

Abel Zyl
Zyl Vardos Dewdrop Tiny House
Zyl Vardos Fortune Cookie V2 Tiny House

The Fortune Cookie is one of his more recognizable designs. This one is new and improved.

Zyl Vardos Fortune Cookie V2 Tiny House

He’s known for his custom round windows.

Zyl Vardos Interior of the Fuchsia House


Zyl Vardos Kitchen in Moon Dragon Tiny House

Looks like a cozy home.

Zyl Vardos Stairs in The Ampersand House

Above: Stairs in the house pictured below.

Zyl Vardos The Ampersand House
Zyl Vardos The Bianca Caravan

A true bardo, love the curved walls. Love the Dutch door.

Zyl Vardos The Fuchsia House

Amazing woodwork above and below.

Zyl Vardos The Music House

If you want to experience a Zyl Vardos tiny house yourself, this one might still be at the The Caravan, Tiny House Hotel, in Portland, Oregon.

Zyl Vardos The Pacifica Tiny House at Caravan – The Tiny House Hotel, in Portland, OR


Zyl Vardos The Pinafore House

Tumbleweed Tiny House Builder Bundle

I’m happy to announce a sale from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. They’ve put together a bundle deal that’s good until the end of the month.

The Builder Bundle Blitz will give you a free How-To DVD and free DIY Stair Plans when you purchase a Dream Big, Go Tiny workshop ticket. Notice that the workshop ticket has also been discounted from $399 to $279. This deal is on sale this month only and ends November 30, 2015.

Learn more about The Builder Bundle Blitz now.

Incredible Detail & Craftsmanship! House by Wishbone Tiny Homes in North Carolina

Currently this father and son team are focused on building portable tiny homes ranging from 150 sq to 200 sq, but build larger, permanently fixed tiny homes up to 1000 sq as well. Prices for portable homes start around $25,000.” – Wishbone Tiny Homes

Learn more about Wishbone Tiny Homes. Photo credit to Christopher Tack, taken at the Tiny House Conference.

Tiny Homes by Hobbitat

Our passion is for small structures, thoughtfully designed using today’s technologies wrapped in reclaimed and repurposed materials. Our goal is to create healthy, energy efficient spaces that inspire living. Each of our Hobs are as individual as our clients, they each tell their own story and convey a style unique to their owner.” – Hobbitat.

Follow Hobbitat on Facebook. Learn more about their homes at the Hobbitat website.

Hob-Nobbin from Hobbitat Spaces on Vimeo.

JADE Tiny Homes

JADE Craftsman Builders has been building custom homes on South Whidbey for 12 years… Depending on need, your JADE Tiny House can include all the amenities of a home, including kitchen, bath, and sleeping area. If other facilities are nearby or not needed, we can build you a studio or a sleeping room without kitchen or bath. The only limit is your imagination!” – JADE Tiny Homes.

To see more visit the JADE Tiny Homes website. Photos by Jim Carroll and Dan Neumeyer.

Why Tiny Texas Houses Doesn’t Build Houses on Trailers

The folks at Tiny Texas Houses explain why they don’t build tiny houses on wheels.

“…As to people building them and using them to run down the road a lot. Weight, pieces falling off at 60 mph, cross winds, driving into winds affecting true wind pressures and likely lack of consideration in construction will eventually lead to disastrous results, in my humble opinion.”

Continue reading Why We Don’t Build Our Houses To Be House Trailers at Tiny Texas Houses.