Bree and Kieran wanted a place to call their own after sharing a big house with four other residents, so they built a custom Tiny House RV in Somona County. If you're not familiar with Sonoma, it's premium wine country!
Meet Kieran & Bree, of Tiny House Vineyard
Their Tiny House RV is 8' X 20' long, built on trailer that allowed them to build around the wheel wells (similar to the Tumbleweed Low-Wider trailer). A few design features include: board and batten siding, a tin roof and a lime green door.
Bree, who has background in interior design, designed the layout herself. The overall aesthetic of this tiny is rustic-modern-industrial. The Sonoma couple used some recycled materials to save on cost, including: reclaimed windows, front door and barn sliding bathroom door.
Total material costs for this tiny, including furnishings, was $21,000. Bree and Kieran did a lot of the work themselves, with the help of Bree's step father Mike Itturibarria. Construction took 8 months in total, working only two days a week. The couple was able to pay for everything up front by planning ahead and saving.
Tiny House Vineyard
Soon after deciding to go tiny, Kieran was inspired to create his Tiny House Vineyard label, a dream that he has had for over five years. He and a silent partner hired a talented winemaker to create their Limited Production Pinot Noir. You can purchase three bottle packs of this premium wine on the Tiny House Vineyard website.
Quality is very important in a Tiny House RV, so Steve Weissmann (President of Tumbleweed) decided to do a quality assurance assessment of Kieran's wine. “I ran several tests on the Tiny House Pinot," Steve said. "It passed every sip ... I mean test!”
Kieran & Steve enjoying a glass of Tiny House Vineyard's Pinot Noir
Kieran is often asked: Why create a premium wine for the Tiny House movement, aren't Tiny Housers interested in saving money? While this is true, Tiny Housers also enjoy the freedom to spend their time and money on travel and the finer things in life.
Bree and Kieran recently became engaged and are currently resting in between Tiny House RV construction and planning their wedding.
They offered a few pieces of advice for future DIY builders: Do your research. Plan thoroughly. Ebb and flow. Learn to adjust. It will not go exactly as you planned, and that’s okay.
"Everything inside (our Tiny House RV) makes us smile because we love it – there’s nothing that isn’t important or special to us." - Bree & Kieran
Jenna Spesard is currently traveling around North America in a DIY Tumbleweed Cypress with her partner, Guillaume. They are photographing and writing about Tiny Homes and their adventure. Follow her informative blog.