Huge Progress on Tiny Houses in Tampa Bay!

No rest for the weary when you’re building tiny houses!

The Burg 20ft model got spray insulation and with a little cleanup and minor tasks we will be ready to finish the interior! This interior is going to feel clean and fresh with white, grey floors and ceiling and modern accessories.

Tiny House Spray Insulation

Our next build is a 26ft movable tiny house with a caboose theme. We are super excited to take this shell and finish it with the quality and touches that will make the client happy! We are excited to install the windows.

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Presley and team were happy to get the bathroom framing done, rest of the interior framing should be done by the start of next week! Look forward to seeing how it looks once the tub is installed!

Framing bathroom tiny house tampa bay

Tiny House Framing

Nothing like having two builds going on simultaneously with a third being sourced and delivered as we speak. That 24ft Current model will be another show piece for Tampa Bay Tiny Homes. We hope to see you out there soon at events all across the sunshine state and beyond. Stay tuned!


Zip System and rough mechanical complete!

Coming to fruition! The build of our The Burg 20ft tiny house model.

We have completed installation of the Zip System. ZIP System® sheathing and tape is an innovative structural roof and wall system with an integrated water resistant and air barrier that streamlines the weatherization process and transforms it with a simple two-step installation. Just put up the panels and tape the seams. ZIP System tape is so easy it installs 40% quicker than housewrap.

In addition we have completed all the electrical wiring and plumbing throughout the house.

Brian is always on Quality Control missions pointing out any imperfections that need to be addressed before moving forward!

Not sure what Chip is doing, but his hair is looking strong, to quite strong!

Stay tuned windows, siding and interior are next! Thanks for following along with the Tampa Bay Tiny Homes Lifestyle

Latest on the 20ft Movable Tiny House Build

Things are moving right along now that we are all moved into our new, improved and larger build space in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Presley and the team have been working hard to finish the framing and are almost there!

Looking forward to seeing how the dormers turn out, they definitely give you much more room in the loft area! Early next week this baby will be moving on to electrical, plumbing and exterior finishing stage. Won’t be long till we will need to move over and make room for two more builds!

We have been getting tons of requests to have a model just for viewing so we decided to build something just for that purpose. This model will represent a smaller standard build but give potential buyers an opportunity to visualize the possibilities before deciding on final design options.

The future of water catchment is here! Raincube

At the St. Petersburg EcoVillage Tiny House Festival we were lucky enough to meet Anthony Paglino and the team from Raincube who are building what we believe is the future of water catchment. For those not familiar with how water catchment systems work here is a brief  description: “Rainwater collection or harvesting is the process by which rain water that hits the roof is stored and reused. Roof catchment systems channel rainwater that falls onto a roof into storage through a system of gutters and pipes.” Raincube is taking this concept to the next level by infusing mobile, social, financial and automation technologies in a brand new way to create water conscious communities. That community can not only better capture, monitor and distribute their bounty but can also understand the best places in their area for water catchment, or the areas most in need of water.
The founders of this company really do have a great spirit behind this fantastic product and community. Tampa Bay Tiny Homes is excited about the potential of partnering with Raincube in the future to provide tiny houses with built in water catchment systems controllable by mobile applications and tied into a social network of like minded individuals! Forgot to water your vegetables? No problem, just get out your phone and give them a drink! That is just the beginning so definitely take the time to visit and sign up to keep up to date with their progress. Also launching soon on KickStarter!

Tampa Bay Tiny Homes provides a variety of options for acquiring your tiny dream house. Choose one of our base model design and adjust the options to create your ideal solution. With many environmentally friendly options for insulation, roofing, interior walls, HVAC, lighting, appliances we can help you keep your goals and your budget in alignment. Ready to build your own unique tiny house from scratch? Partner with Tampa Bay Tiny Homes to design your own custom tiny house from the trailer up!

The start of our latest tiny house build


We are very excited to get into our new larger build location this week and have started another build this week that we are excited to show over the next few weeks!


Located right here in St. Petersburg, Florida Tampa Bay Tiny Homes is proud to provide products that are American made!



This 20ft trailer supports 14k lbs of awesomeness. We start with American made products from local suppliers, add in some NOAH Standard compliant build plans, just the right amount of lumber and top it all off with some elbow grease! Huge progress was made this week getting the rock solid frame in place, should be complete by mid next week!


Presley and Owen have been really working hard and taking great pride in their workmanship and you can see the results. Measure it twice, cut it once. Triple check the plans. These guys are good at what they do and they are proud to do it! Keep coming back over the next few weeks to see the progress they are making. Here are some additional pics below:




Tiny Home Build | Tampa Bay Tiny Homes


Tiny Home Build | Tampa Bay Tiny Homes



Tiny House Build Codes and Zoning Laws

When we meet members of the tiny home community, enthusiast and potential clients they have two primary hurdles in their mind, to achieving the tiny lifestyle.

Where can I put it?

How can I finance, license and insure it?

Tampa Bay Tiny Homes can help answer those questions. Below is a presentation created for the St. Petersburg Eco Village Tiny House Festival. Hopefully it answer some basic questions and gives you some additional resources. The thing to remember is:

Tiny House (RV,Primary Dwelling and ADU) laws are hyper local; they can change city to city, county to county and even street to street.

For example here is some nicely condensed information passed out by at the EcoVillage Tiny Home Festival regarding living in a movable tiny house in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Also in the presentation below.

Laws and ordinances are changing rapidly, so you should keep up to date with changes to those laws and ordinances.

Below is a presentation covering some of these topics at a high level  and providing links for additional detail.

Jacksonville urban gardening is growing!

Green Lion Festival – Sustainability in Jacksonville

Was fortunate enough to attend the USGBC Florida Green Lion Festival 2017 yesterday and meet tons of amazing folks passionate about sustainability and building green. Really enjoyed meeting Stephanie and Tim from the Creative Animal Foundation Their partnership with 84 Lumber is a great sign for the tiny house movement, and how they got that partnership was even cooler.

In addition I was particular happy to see the urban gardening and local micro-farming community show up. We eat fruits from half way around the world when they could grow in our back yard. In my grocery store the fresh live herbs for sale are from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, where I was born and grew up, which is both ironic and sad. I met two organizations address this issue in two different ways.

Eat Your Yard JAX

Here  is some information from their site about their offerings:

We are a family run Farm-Nursery specializing in Cactus, Succulents and Edible Landscape and Garden Plants.

See our booth at Jarboe Park Farmers Market, 1166 3rd St. North, Atlantic Beach Every Saturday, 2 – 6 pm

We firmly believe in practicing organic principles and sustainable agriculture practices. Our farm uses composting, vermiculture, rainwater reclamation, aquiponics, chicken production for a manure source and mushroom production from waste wood reclamation as part of our sustainable practices

Eat Your Yard

Yes it is possible to incorporate attractive food producing perennials, trees and bushes into your landscape. We believe a yard should be more than a postage stamp sterile environment. It should be a place that feeds mind, body and spirit, a place to share nature with children, family and neighbors.

Edible Landscape & Garden Plants

We are a provider of wholesale berry and bramble bushes, selected herbs and perennial tea and Salad gardens. We also sell retail at selected farmers markets that support the CSA-“Community supported Agriculture” concept.

Cactus and Succulents

We are primarily a wholesaler of 2”,4”and 6” cactus and succulents, focusing on locally grown and acclimated specimens. We also offer dish gardens and select, unusual hanging baskets. We work with interior and exterior landscape designers and installers on water thrifty container garden and landscape ideas including green roof projects.

Giving Greens

Here is some information from their Facebook page:

We are Giving Greens. We are striving to make fruits and vegetables more accessible to children, families, homeless, underprivileged families and our community; by creating gardens at schools, shelters and local communities. But that isn’t all; we are also going to show the children and adults how to manage and create meals from their gardens. Our goal is to show our community that eating healthy is affordable, fun and delicious! We are working on cookbooks, children’s books, shirts, canvas bags and other retail items to sell to help fund our cause.


Tampa Bay Tiny Homes is very excited to work with the mindful and purposeful organizations moving forward to help interested folks learn more about growing their own food and give them plenty of options for supplies!

St. Pete Eco Village hosts Tiny Home Festival

For the uninitiated, the St. Pete Eco Village is a membership based social service oriented International cultural center focused on sustainability. The organization offers classes in urban farming/gardening, permaculture, urban homesteading, yoga, alternative technologies and building materials, financial management, goal planning, and community building.

Tampa Bay Tiny homes could not be more proud to have been a partner and sponsor for this wonderful event that was 10 years in the making. The team at the St. Pete Eco Village have been setting the stage for this experience to be possible and for patrons of the event to see not only tiny home models in person, but also see what a sustainable community can accomplish together.

Here are some of our favorite pics!

These tiny homes were part of the festival and built by a variety of individuals and a few builders. These are not TBTH built tiny houses.*