Design Process


Are you dreaming of owning your very own Tiny Heirloom but don’t know how to get started? In this article we will touch base on how to get started with us and what one can expect from our design process, as we walk you through the steps to designing and building your very own custom home!


Before we talk about the design process, let’s go over perhaps the most important step of all: contacting us! If you’re wanting to build your dream tiny home, please click “contact us” tab above and then select “Take Action”. Clicking this will take you to a contact form where you can provide us with your name and the best way to get a hold of you, whether that be via Email or by phone! By filling out this easy form you’ll be able to tell us about what kind of home you envision, your personal needs and get a free personalized estimate! Once we’ve come in contact with one another, and you’ve decided you’re ready to build your perfect tiny home, we will get started with your personal design. Below are the the steps to our design process and a description of what to expect!


1. YOUR  VISIONThis is where it all starts! At Tiny Heirloom we are all about working with our clients. We sit down together with a blank page before us and really think about your vision of what your perfect home should be. After all, this home is being built custom for you and should accommodate your every personal need and reflect your personal tastes, making your home every bit as unique as you are!



After we’ve brainstormed and have a good feel for your vision, we will start looking at options for trailer lengths! This will determine a lot about your tiny home. Ultimately, you’ll decide what size tiny home is appropriate for you based on your lifestyle and preference, but we recommend designing the smallest home you can while still achieving what you’ve envisioned. When it’s all said and done, this will allow you to have your dream home with the most maneuverable and towable abilities.



Things get even more exciting as we we jump to the floor plan after choosing the desired trailer length! Using virtual 3D models, we will really start to bring your vision to life as we create rooms, kitchen layouts, stairs and even add personal touches/features that are unique to you. In this part of the design process, together we will think outside the box and use our creativity to accomplish your goals of however you are going to use your tiny home.


  1. EXTERIOR ARCHITECTUREAfter laying out the perfect floor plan we jump to the exterior architecture. We really try to combine the floor plan and architecture into one, as we believe you not only need to be proud of the way your tiny home looks, but it also needs to resemble your ideal home, inside and out!



Congratulations, you’ve designed your dream tiny home! Now it’s time to build it! What started as an idea in your head will soon become a home that will provide you happy memories and security for years to come! Wasn’t that easy!?

At Tiny Heirloom we strive to make designing and building a tiny home fun and easy for our amazing clients, and when you’re newly considering building a tiny home, you’re bound to have a lot of questions! Feel free to visit our FAQ’s page for some guidance and answers, and also keep following our blog posts for more insight. Thanks for reading, and we hope we get the chance to build you your dream home!

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  1. I love watching your builds on HGTV. My main question is how wide is the average tiny home? I have spent many hours thinking of building a tiny home. I am 75 years old and would like the freedom to travel where I have not already been and to visit family around the country. I have a picture of an English cottage I like and have considered building one like the picture. I would like to have the on demand water heater, a composting toilet and maybe a water collection system with self storing electric.

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      Hello Valoriea,

      That all sounds like a great plan! The average width of our homes is 8feet, 6inches wide. That is the maximum width we can build our homes to still be easily transported on a public road without needing special permits to move them! We also build them up to 13 feet, 6inches tall and the lengths vary. 🙂

  2. I moved from Indiana Oct 2015 for mental emotional & physical health after my oldest son had passed away. I now feel this next & perhaps last move will be into a tiny luxury home of my own.

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  3. First : We love your work!!!

    My fiancé and I have been talking about going tiny for ages and ever since having our daughter Maya, it’s been on my heart to take the leap.

    I saw an episode where they hooked up a bike and it would help generate energy for the tiny house. Is that actually possible? And does your team do school bus homes as well? As that is my ultimate dream.

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      Thanks for reaching out!

      Though we haven’t done anything like that yet, I believe when it comes to tiny homes, nearly anything is possible! Especially when you’re building a custom home! I suggest getting in contact with our sales team so you can ask questions and discuss the many possibilities. 🙂 You can do so by clicking the link and providing us with some information about your vision and the best way to contact you.

      Here’s the link:

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