Tiny House Project by Alek Lisefski


When thinking about efficiency in terms of house building you most often come across words like space and energy (besides the obvious money concern; but they relate to each other). The Sebastopol, California based residence is a perfect example that you can have a perfect mix of all the above. With all kind of clever improvements and appliances, it can space a couple with a small dog, making it perfect for persons who want to start a family but don’t really want to settle. What do we mean by that? Well, the Tiny Project is built on a trailer, allowing the home-owner to change the scenery as he or she pleases.


The whole concept of the tiny home revolves around increasing efficiency and saving as much energy as it can. With 10 windows and a full-glass door the design of the home lets all the natural light come in, reducing the need for a high lighting bill. Stainless appliances use propane for heating and cooking, along side compact washer and refrigerator connected to a grid that makes the house perfect for plug-and-use with an extension cord from a main electric unit, where you station.


Alek Lisefski designed the 8×20′ tiny house on wheels to consume low amounts of materials and really blend in with the environment. He built the entire home himself, using sustainable ponderosa pine for the walls, loft floor and ceiling. Cedar was also used for the siding along with 3” of closed-cell spray foam insulation. With built-in storage and shelving, ingenious use of wall space and useful decorations, the residence is fully functional and can be easily compared with a small modern downtown apartment. Once parked in a more permanent location, it can have additional solar panels installed, along water collection facilities in order to make it even more self-sustaining.


17 Responses to “Tiny House Project by Alek Lisefski”

  1. roxy says:

    just an amazing little house, i LOVE it

  2. Molly says:

    I would move in in a heartbeat! Awesome house, love the interior decorating.

  3. Anon says:

    No shower? Add one and I move in!

  4. Joyce Coston-Brinkley says:

    Can you give an approximate cost of constructing this? I love it!

  5. Phyllis says:

    This so reminds me of living on-board our 30 foot boat 25 years ago. Appliances, bath and kitchen fixtures were all scaled back in size. Lots of mirrors and lots of windows gave the impression of light and space. And, we lived with this motto in our heads, ” a place for everything and everything in it’s place”. I loved it and would do it again in a heartbeat.

  6. Luis says:

    how about septic?

  7. Coty G. says:

    Absolutely adorable. Just need a few more bdrms for my boys and I’d live in it. (:

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  9. Cathie Segal says:

    Retirement heaven!

  10. Cathie Segal says:

    Do they have the standard black and gray water tank set up?


  11. Tom says:

    I could really see my wife and I living in something like this when the kids are grown. Great use of small space.

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  14. Zius says:

    No offense but those things are called “trailers”. They used to be called “travel trailers” then “park models” as they became more cabinesque. They have now evolved into some kind expensive, hipster designer boutique trailers. The big ones are known as “mobile homes”.

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