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Lindsay and her husband Eric were not expecting to build their tiny home themselves. In fact, they hired a builder expecting the house to be finished for them. Part way through the build, their builder went out of business and they were left with the shell of a 33-foot Gooseneck tiny house on wheels. In this episode, we'll learn what happened from there, Lindsay's tips for working with builders to make sure you don't end up in the same situation that she did, and what Experience Tiny Homes is doing to spread the love for the tiny house movement.

In This Episode:

  • Tips for working with a builder
  • What does a custom luxury tiny house cost?
  • Things to consider while planning to travel in your tiny homes.
  • RVIA Certification issues and the Pacific West Certification
  • The benefits of the Coast to Coast network and the realities of boondocking.
  • Trailer, tire, and tow vehicle specifications you need to know
  • How Experience Tiny Homes helps people go from dreamers to dwellers
  • Tiny House tour etiquette

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How to Hire a Tiny Home Builder

Posted by Lindsay Wood on Saturday, June 22, 2019




Guest Bio:


Lindsay Wood

Lindsay Wood

Lindsay and Eric Wood with Experience Tiny Homes have been living and traveling across the Southwest US in their 33′ Tiny Home on wheels since March 1, 2019. ​Their mission is to inspire and welcome people into the Tiny Home lifestyle through unique Tiny Home experiences. These experiences include: Tiny Home Tours, Foodie events, Movie night, dance parties.


This Week's Sponsor

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Jamaica Cottage Shop

The Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast is sponsored this week by the Jamaica Cottage Shop, pioneers of the PCK (or Pre Cut Kit).   You can literally build one of hundreds of buildings – from sheds, to tiny houses, and even larger cabins- all by yourself.  All of the precision-cut pieces for the building come labeled and color-coded with clear, easy-to-follow instructions, shipped to you for free almost anywhere in North America. The kits are made in the USA from rough-sawn Hemlock and Eastern White Pine.  I personally used a Jamaica Cottage Shop PCK when I needed to build a 5'x8′ storage shed for my own tiny house, and the cost was less that it would have been if I had gone to a lumberyard to buy the materials.  Plus, having all the pieces pre-cut and labeled saved a ton of build time.  Right now the Jamaica Cottage Shop is offering listeners of our show $100 off a purchase of $1,000 or more.  Just head over to and use the coupon code THLP when you order.  

To learn more, visit Use the coupon code THLP to save the $100 on any order of $1000 or more. Limit one coupon per customer.  Expires 11/30/2019.  Cannot be combined with any other promotion and does not apply to past or current orders. Thank you to Jamaica Cottage Shop for sponsoring the show!

More Photos:

Lindsay's tiny house sunset


Lindsay Wood towing tiny house Salt Flats


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Lindsay Wood's tiny at night


Lindsay and Eric at table













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