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About this project

WE build TINY houses. 

YOU LOVE tiny houses and want to build YOUR own! YOU see the value of affordable, tiny houses across the country. 

STUDENTS learn to build TINY houses while acquiring valuable skills and receiving high school credit! 

THE TINY BLUEPRINTS - YOU receive BOTH our 250 square-foot TEENY TINY HOUSE blueprints and our 328 square-foot TINY HOUSE blueprints. 

THE TINY NUMBERS - The cost of a 250 square-foot TINY house is approximately $15,000 in materials. We are creating a new economic future for humanity …a future where ANYONE and EVERYONE can OWN their home FREE and CLEAR!

Labor is a very real cost. We believe that the best way to make tiny houses widely available and keep TINY HOUSES extremely affordable is to teach YOU how to build YOUR very own TINY HOME! 

OUR GREAT BIG PROMISE We’ll make it ridiculously easy for YOU! We will walk you through every step of the entire process, including the framing, plumbing, electrical, and finishing of the home. You pick the colors.

STUDENTS - Teaching middle and high school students how to build TINY HOUSES will give them a lot of great skills, but most of all they will graduate with a new financial vision for their own future. 

SCHOOLS - Calling all Parents, Teachers, Administrators and Students – Be a HERO and bring the TINY HOUSE CURRICULUM to YOUR SCHOOL. There’s a KICKSTARTER REWARD for that.

The TINY HOUSE CURRICULUM is based on the credit requirements off Washington's State Implementation Plan (SIP). Please note, every state has a different standard for credit requirements. We will make a versatile program that can easily be adjusted to meet the credit requirements of other states. The TINY HOUSE CURRICULUM includes material specifically designed for a classroom environment, a daily schedule, weekly assignments, as well as Math, Science, and English credits. 

WHAT MOTIVATES US - Safe and affordable housing for all! 

The TINY HOUSE movement is a HUGE step in preserving THE AMERICAN DREAM and empowering people around the world. Backers like YOU are crucial to this TINY COMMUNITY. Join us and shares ideas, resources, and designs. www.thecollaborativetinyhouseproject.com

We Make TINY DREAMS a reality! 

Saul Hansen is your architect and has been a LEED Green Associate since 2011. Super Power: Design small buildings in a single bound, master of sustainability… but more like this suuuuuuuustaaaaaaaainaaaaaaaaabiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiity. 

Katelyn Moreno Hansen is your interior design expert. Super Power: creatively maximizing TINY spaces. They’re bigger on the inside! 

Jesse Anselm has been building TINY HOUSES for two years. Super Power: developing TINY HOUSE curricula with teacher and sidekick Brad Adams for use in schools across the country. 

Adam Anselm knows how to build something out of practically nothing. Has years of construction experience, and not just Legos. Super Power: Superhuman strength (and tools) to drive nails through wood, uses x-ray vision to source re-cycled, up-cycled and tri-cycled materials. Throws nothing away. 

Bill Baker is your plumber, electrician, and designated divergent thinker. Super Powers: gifted teacher, engineer and makes a helluva chocolate chip cookie. (Cookies not included) 

Gavin Boothe is your Graphic Designer and your videographer/still photographer. Super Power: Transforms 3 dimensions into 2 dimensions. Captures and delivers images and media over the internet and around the world. It’s practically teleportation! 

POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS: We are working with the one and only, Brad W. Kittel of Tiny Texas Houses and Pure Salvage Living. Brad has been building remarkable TINY HOMES for 35 years and is sharing his vast knowledge and experience it us to take the TINY HOUSE movement to the next level. 

Are YOU a Powerful Partner? 

If so, please contact us directly. We look forward to hearing from you.

Risks and challenges

There’s potential financial risk when the 30-year mortgage is a thing of the past. What will happen to the economy? Hmm. Let’s find out together!

Risk living a life with financial freedom and peace of mind.

Challenge yourself to follow your dreams.

Risk traveling the world and spending more one-on-one time with family and friends.

Warning: Your happiness may be contagious and you may live a longer healthier life because of the above “risks and challenges.”*

*Results not guaranteed.

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    Original signed matted piece of art by artist Saul Rip Hansen. Saul's artwork that will be offered for this reward includes western themed images of mountains, wagons, and waterfalls--images ideal for your homes depicting perfect locations for tiny houses!

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    This reward is the video series crafted specifically to implement a tiny house program in a middle or high school. This tutorial series includes a finished curriculum that offers a math, science, and English credit in applied situations. The curriculum also includes interviews from students and teachers who helped develop the program and dealt with, and overcame different challenges from year to year. All of the tutorials are based on ideals of sustainability, and connecting our students with their communities.

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    Material Package: This reward is provided as a complete courtesy from the support of Brad Kittel of Tiny Texas Houses!. This material package will include all of the materials to construct a tiny house that is 8.5' wide by 20' long. Windows, doors, skins, roofing, bead board ceiling--everything needed to build a "Gypsy Wagon" tiny house in the style of Brad's Texas Tiny Houses. Reward comes with a complete set of floor plans and our tutorial series. (Material package will transport on a 16' trailer. Backer must provide trailer). Ready for pickup by backer.

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