Kacey and Catherine’s Tiny Journey

“Don’t laugh, but I know what I want to do with my life.” This is the statement Kacey told his girlfriend, Catherine, one afternoon as she came through the front door of their home. He had just watched the film “TINY: A Story About Living Small,” and he was hooked. He wanted to build a Tiny House RV. 

This story is not an uncommon one. In recent years, thousands of people have fallen in love with tiny spaces. In fact the Tiny House Movement is growing rapidly, welcoming more and more dreamers every day. Within minutes Kacey convinced Catherine that building a tiny house would open new doors in their life, and so began their tiny journey. 

Kacey is 6’4,” but he isn’t the first tall man to build a Tiny House RV.

Building a Tiny House RV for a tall frame is not impossible. Wes Sekeres (who is 6’4″) designed and built his Tiny House RV with custom high ceilings in his kitchen and bathroom. Two brothers, both towering over 6’7,” built the “Tall Man Tiny House” specifically for tall body types.  

At every Tumbleweed workshop we meet at least one attendee who wants to build a spacious Tiny House RV for a tall occupant. We offer design tips and suggestions to help all future tiny housers design their perfect Tiny House RV. We like to believe that anything is possible with some creative thinking.

Kasey and Catherine's Tiny House

Kacey and Catherine decided to use Tumbleweed Elm plans, with a few modifications: a double door, increased window size, and enclosing the porch for more interior space.

Beginning their build in February 2015, the couple hopes to have a finished Tiny House RV by the Tiny House Jamboree in August this year. Currently, they are working on the interior. 

Kasey and Catherine's Tiny House

“This build has been unexpected transformational in all aspects of our lives,” Catherine explains. “We find ourselves being far more purposeful in how we communicate with each other.”

Kacey and Catherine plan on making their Tiny House RV completely off-grid. They will store a 95-gallon water tank and batteries in the “basement” of their Tiny (or underneath the trailer). The finished design will also include innovative storage solutions such as: toe kick drawers, folding tables and in-wall cabinets.

Ironically, Kacey and Catherine recently showcased their Tiny House RV at the Tumbleweed workshop in Berkeley, the same workshop that Kacey attended almost two years ago. It seems their tiny journey has come full circle!

What would make you take the leap and start your own tiny journey?

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*Follow Kacey and Catherine’s Tiny House RV build on their website.

*All photos provided by Kacey and Catherine

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Jenna BioJenna Spesard is currently traveling around North America in a DIY Tumbleweed Cypress. She writes about Tiny Homes and travel on her informative blog: “Tiny House Giant Journey.”

About the Author:

Jenna Spesard
Jenna Spesard built a Tumbleweed in 2014 and traveled with it for one year. She clocked over 25,000 miles, and now parks in a Tiny House Village. She writes about the Tiny House Movement on her blog Tiny House Giant Journey.

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    Luis November 30, 2016 at 6:43 am - Reply

    I also want to live like this. And I don’t know whether I am crazy or the I’m the only one who’s sane…

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    Donna November 30, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    A little too small for me but I would definitely like to downsize. I live in a 1700 sq. ft. house and think it is too big. Too much wasted space and ceilings and doors are too high. 800 sq. ft. would be ideal with a loft for storage. I would also like to be off-grid.

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    Diane L November 30, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    My 57 year old husband passed away on August 22, 2016, after a vicious dance with the devil, cancer. We had been talking about going smaller, more rural when we retired. Well, obviously, that is not going to happen. I have decided to look seriously into a Tiny Home for myself and my 2 dogs. I am not going to be waiting until I retire to live the life I was meant to live! My Tom would be proud of me! Planning to attend the workshop in May!

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      Susan B December 2, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      Good for you, Diane! :-)

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