For years now, technology has allowed engineers to design devices small enough to fit on the head of a pin. I suppose, the smaller the better, right? Well, Tumbleweed home builder, Jay Shafer must have been inspired by this line of thinking, because for the past 14 years he has made it his mission to construct and inhabit what he calls “Tiny Houses”, stand-alone homes with as little as 89 livable square feet. The benefit of these dinky-dwellings are multi-fold; their environmental and spacial impact is much more efficient, and the ease of maintaining such a space enables occupants to have a much simpler, unencumbered lifestyle. Whether you wish to move in permanently, or use these teeny digs as office space or a guest house, there’s no doubt these structures are spectacular. Who knew closet space could inspire such things?

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All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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