Custom Built Tennessee Tiny Home
Tennessee Tiny Homes and Tiny Happy Homes are construction companies that build quality tiny homes on wheels which are classified at travel trailers (RV’s). Tennessee Tiny Homes is based out of Collierville, Tennessee which is just outside of Memphis. Tiny Happy Homes is their nationwide sister company. Tennessee Tiny Homes is an RVIA Certified manufacturer. This certification comes with a ton of inspections making sure each home they build meets safety standards and is ready for the road and a lifetime of living simple and happy!
Joe and Kristen Everson are the owners and operators of Tennessee Tiny Homes and Tiny Happy Homes. Tennessee Tiny Homes was started in 2011 after Joe’s nieces gave him a tour of their tiny playhouse in their backyard. Once he started researching tiny living, he quickly found that there was this whole movement going on out West, and realized there was a need for it closer to home. After building their 7th tiny home, they noticed their customers weren’t just coming from the South! This is why they created the sister company, Tiny Happy Homes.
Joe, Kristen, and the rest of the team pride themselves in their attention to detail, and truly caring about their customers, making sure each and every one is 100% happy with their home. Their ultimate goal is to create the Tennessee Tiny Home of your dreams!
Tiny houses on wheels were popularized by Jay Shafer who designed and lived in a 96 sq ft house and later went on to offer the first plans for tiny houses on wheels, initially founding Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, and then Four Lights Tiny House Company (September 6, 2012). In 2002, he co-founded, along with Greg Johnson, Shay Salomon and Nigel Valdez the Small House Society. Salomon and Valdez subsequently published their guide to the modern Small House Movemnent, ″Little House on a Small Planet″ (2006) and Johnson published his memoir, "Put Your Life on a Diet" (2008)
In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, Marianne Cusato developed Katrina Cottages, that start at 308 square feet as an alternative to FEMA trailers. Though these were created to provide a pleasant solution to a disaster zone, Cusato received wider interest in her design from developers of resorts, for example.
With the financial crisis of 2007–08, the small house movement attracted more attention as it offers housing that is more affordable and ecologically friendly. Overall, however, it represents a very small part of real estate transactions. Thus only 1% of home buyers acquire houses of 1,000 square feet or less. Small houses are also used as accessory dwelling units (or ADUs), to serve as additional on-property housing for aging relatives or returning children, as a home office, or as a guest house. Typical costs are about $20,000 to $50,000 as of 2012.
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