The Tiny Hall House is a 8 x 20 foot tiny house on wheels located in New England. It gets its name, appropriately, because the owners’ last name is Hall. The Halls built this home from the ground (or trailer, in this case) up, and the couple lives in the home with their son and dog. The home has weathered the extremes of New England seasons comfortably, including the blizzard of 2015, which dumped 5 feet of snow on the region.
A bedroom area is accessible by a staircase that doubles as storage shelves. A queen-sized bed fits into the loft with a little space on each side. The Hall’s found the brass bed rails at a salvage yard and cleaned them up to create the beautiful end rail at the foot of the bed.
The wood on the interior of the home is pine shiplap whitewashed with a diluted cream-colored paint. It creates a nice alternative to the typical brown wood you see in most tiny houses. The flooring is wormy maple from a miller in MA.
A charming little feature in the kitchen are the cabinet knobs. They are handmade with river rocks glued with epoxy to stainless steel screws. Another awesome feature is the counter top, made from salvaged 100 year old barn wood. I love the thought and creativity the Halls put into these details.
The bathroom has a composting toilet, a mirrored Ikea medicine cabinet with tons of storage, and a shower.
As you can see, the table that doubles as a computer desk folds up snugly against the wall, and the stools are stackable to fit away nicely when not in use.
The exterior of the home is cedar siding with several coats of paint to protect it from the elements. Power is provided by plugging in to external power or by a solar generator. The home is self contained with the composting toilet, an on board water tank, and gray water system.
The Halls have documented the entire process of building this beautiful tiny house on their Tumblr site – Tiny Hall House. I highly recommend you read through their information if you are thinking about going tiny, especially if you want to build your own house. They also have a wealth of wonderful information on their site about the process of downsizing and finding what works and what doesn’t work.
Of course it’s easy to wax poetic now that we are 95% complete and the numbness in my hands has finally subsided, but the truth of the matter for me is that it has been one of the best experience of my entire life. It proves that if you are determined and are willing to take a leap of faith, you can indeed accomplish whatever you set your mind to. You CAN build your own home, and in our case, our very own Tiny Home. There is deep joy knowing my family and I actually built this with our hands, and that we had the courage to envision what our future could be.
(Images via Tiny Hall House on Tumblr)