7 Tiny Home Companies to Consider on the West Coast

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By Kate Reggev
These design-forward home builders on the West Coast are crafting tiny dwellings that are big on style and sustainability.

Transportable, affordable, and quite adorable, it's no wonder the tiny-home movement is taking America by storm. Not only do these smaller structures let you to leave a smaller footprint on the environment, but they also allow you stretch your budget much further than a larger, traditional dwelling. 

If you're itching to downsize and are located somewhere near the West Coast, here are seven companies to consider when looking to build your tiny dream home. 

1. My Tiny Home Co. of El Sobrante, CA

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Based in the Bay Area, this firm is under Everlast Development, a licensed construction company with more than 15 years of experience in high-end, custom residential remodeling.  Their homes are typically considered to be more of a recreational vehicle (RV), and are sealed with insulation that has an r-value of 20, making them portable and comfortable in temperatures as low as 0-degrees Fahrenheit. 

Based in the Bay Area, this firm is under Everlast Development, a licensed construction company with more than 15 years of experience in high-end, custom residential remodeling.  Their homes are typically considered to be more of a recreational vehicle (RV), and are sealed with insulation that has an r-value of 20, making them portable and comfortable in temperatures as low as 0-degrees Fahrenheit. 

Real Wood Tiny Homes designs tiny homes and compact pre-engineered buildings that are transportable, semi-permanent, or permanent. Their buildings all use a unique tongue-and-groove construction technique where wood boards interlocks with adjacent pieces—the wood is also treated for fire protection and rot. The homes are designed to be sustainable, and feature a proprietary water cycle management system that conserves fresh water, collects rainwater, and recycles gray water for irrigation.

Real Wood Tiny Homes designs tiny homes and compact pre-engineered buildings that are transportable, semi-permanent, or permanent. Their buildings all use a unique tongue-and-groove construction technique where wood boards interlocks with adjacent pieces—the wood is also treated for fire protection and rot. The homes are designed to be sustainable, and feature a proprietary water cycle management system that conserves fresh water, collects rainwater, and recycles gray water for irrigation.

Based out of Portland, Tiny Heirloom is a family-run business with more than 10 combined years in residential construction. Their custom homes feature a signature rustic-modern style, and are built with wood siding, large windows, and modern appliances.

Based out of Portland, Tiny Heirloom is a family-run business with more than 10 combined years in residential construction. Their custom homes feature a signature rustic-modern style, and are built with wood siding, large windows, and modern appliances.

West Coast Homes was created in 2011 as a division of Faber Construction, a family-owned residential building company that was established in 1987. They offer four different tiny homes, each at 400 square feet, which is on the larger end of tiny homes. These homes are permanent residences rather than portable homes or RVs. 

West Coast Homes was created in 2011 as a division of Faber Construction, a family-owned residential building company that was established in 1987. They offer four different tiny homes, each at 400 square feet, which is on the larger end of tiny homes. These homes are permanent residences rather than portable homes or RVs. 

Located in sunny Southern California, The Zen Cottages offers three different models—as well as custom-built tiny homes—that are typically between 16 to 32 feet long and between 8 to 10 feet wide. Although the larger homes aren't ideal for transporting, the smaller Alpine model is built for long hauls and can even travel through rocky terrain. The interiors are light-filled, simple, and efficient, with careful attention to natural materials.

Located in sunny Southern California, The Zen Cottages offers three different models—as well as custom-built tiny homes—that are typically between 16 to 32 feet long and between 8 to 10 feet wide. Although the larger homes aren't ideal for transporting, the smaller Alpine model is built for long hauls and can even travel through rocky terrain. The interiors are light-filled, simple, and efficient, with careful attention to natural materials.

With a founder who originally had a career as a sustainability consultant, Homegrown Trailers is a social purpose corporation based in Kirkland, Washington, that produces and sells sustainable, handcrafted travel trailers. The company seeks to create eco-friendly, healthy living spaces, often for clients with a love of nature, travel, and adventure. As a result, the business almost exclusively focuses on RV design, with prices starting at around $40,000 for an on-grid package, and about $48,000 for an off-grid package.

With a founder who originally had a career as a sustainability consultant, Homegrown Trailers is a social purpose corporation based in Kirkland, Washington, that produces and sells sustainable, handcrafted travel trailers. The company seeks to create eco-friendly, healthy living spaces, often for clients with a love of nature, travel, and adventure. As a result, the business almost exclusively focuses on RV design, with prices starting at around $40,000 for an on-grid package, and about $48,000 for an off-grid package.

With a showroom in Salem, Oregon, and an office in Sacramento, California, Tiny Mountain Houses designs tiny homes with three goals in mind: craftsmanship, comfort, and affordability. Their homes are completed with unique touches and hand-selected wood, and are available in both single-level and lofted floor plans. They also offer more than 10 different models, each with financing options available.

With a showroom in Salem, Oregon, and an office in Sacramento, California, Tiny Mountain Houses designs tiny homes with three goals in mind: craftsmanship, comfort, and affordability. Their homes are completed with unique touches and hand-selected wood, and are available in both single-level and lofted floor plans. They also offer more than 10 different models, each with financing options available.

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