My name’s Jay Shafer. In 1997, I began building a very small house on wheels and writing a book about why I’d decided to make my home so tiny. By the Summer of 1999, my new dwelling and The Small House Book were complete. Just days after I’d moved in, the house and my book began receiving a lot of attention. By now the house has been featured by more than 200 media outlets, including Al Jazeera, Oprah, The New Yorker and The New York Times. There have even been a few days when The Small House Book was Amazon’s most popular sold-out publication.
I began designing more little structures on wheels and founded a tiny house company to meet the new and surprising demand. Today, people affectionately refer to me as “The Tiny House Guy,” “The Founder of the Tiny House Movement,” and even “The God Father of Tiny Houses.” This blog is where I’ll be posting images and words relating to my passion for diminutive dwellings.