Follow along with this tiny house build on Vancouver Island

Tiny Nest tiny house frame
© Tiny Nest

Get a taste of tiny house building, thanks to Jake and Kiva, who are documenting their tiny house building process, step by step.

Looking at pictures of tiny houses is the gateway to heavier tiny house fixation, and reading tiny house books feeds the tiny house fascination, but when you start to obsessively tour tiny houses by video and are glued to the screen watching tiny house builds via YouTube, you know you're hooked.

Being able to see the design and construction details of tiny homes, either highlighting their features (or weaknesses) or showing how they were built, can go a long way in helping to keep you inspired about your own vision for a small house, as well as give you more confidence in your own ability to build one.

Not everyone can build or buy or live in a tiny house right now (and they're not for everyone, though I think we all could learn something from living that lean), but for those who see a tiny house in their future, this series of videos from Tiny Nest could help you get a feel for what's involved in building one.

Jacob and Kiva's Tiny Nest is a tiny house on wheels project on Vancouver Island, and the couple aims to take viewers from the early design process through the step-by-step building process to completion, and their intro video lays out some of their background and reasons for pursuing a tiny house build of their own.

So far, the couple has 20 episodes of their tiny house building series available on this playlist, covering everything from choosing the trailer and designing the plans to framing the walls and insulating them to putting on the roofing and installing the siding, the door and the windows. They have also made their tiny house plan available as a free download (as a 3D Sketchup file), for those who want to explore it that way.

Although Tiny Nest doesn't have their own website yet (it's in the works, though), the couple is using their YouTube channel as their main home on the web, although they are also active on their Facebook page, Twitter account, Google+ account, and Pinterest, where they share (wait for it...) tiny house stuff.

[Edit: Tiny Nest website is now live, and the Sketchup files are here.]

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