The entire cabin began with a daydream of wide windowsills so my cat, 42, could sit and look out. The next winter I built a second and towed it into Missoula to show at a Farmer’s Market. It sold to the very first person who cycled by, along with a promise to create another.
Custom-built tiny homes are as unique as snowflakes, depending on the motivations and predilections of the creator. So far, we’ve seen winter-worthy mobile tiny homes, “pure salvage” microhomes built entirely from demolished buildings. For American tiny house builder and author Charles Finn, it was the proportional poetry, efficiency and simplicity of traditional Japanese tea houses that first got him thinking about building small.