Jay Shafer’s Stunning $5,000 Tiny House

is a man who many know as the Godfather of the modern movement. It was 20 years ago now that he build his original on wheels and that moment has since inspired thousands of people all over the world (me included) to construct their own .

His new tiny house design is aimed at taking things back to the absolute basics and simplicity in all aspects. That means a home which is simple and pleasant to live in, simple to build and also simple to afford. This new tiny house design costs a remarkably low sum of US $5000!

Read More: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/jay-shafers-tiny-house/

In this weeks episode, we explore Jay’s new tiny house and dive into his philosophy around tiny homes, and much more.

Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud
Editing: Rasa Pescud

’ © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd


  1. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW. We made it to 1 million subscribers! I honestly can’t believe it. Thank-you all so much for your support to this channel and our journey. It’s been such a ride over these past years with lots of ups and downs. Building a tiny house, and starting this channel was absolutely one of the best things I’ve ever done with my life. Really though, it’s you, the viewers who make all this possible, so thank-you for being a part of our journey and helping us to do what we love. My promise to you is that we will continue to seek out incredible small homes to show you, and always work hard to improve the quality of our videos for you.

    Some of you have been with us right from the beginning of this journey and that’s an amazing thing. It’s great to recognise so many familiar names and comments in the discussion of the videos each week. There’s such a strong sense of positive community here and I love that.

    It seems quite fitting that our first video at 1 million subs is of Jay Shafer. Jay was my original inspiration for building a tiny house on wheels, so to get to visit and film a tour of his new design was really special for me. I hope you enjoy this tour, and again, thank-you all for your support of this channel!

  2. Beautiful and bright. One of the Best TH homes.

    But as cute as it is it’s to small. It could only work for me as a holiday home ?

  3. It’s hard to imagine there is any channel like this where I watch every new video, like every one of them, and don’t hesitate to comment. I tried to analyze what is so special about the Bryce’s project, because it’s not the only one about tiny hauses, down sizing, etc. And I think that besides the great quality of videos and interviews, interesting people, the real power is in the cheerful Bruce’s spirit and his enthusiasm and genuine belief. They give all of us not only hope but real examples of simple life where kindness and love could exist. All this is definitely more than about living big in a tiny space, this is about good people coming back to rationality and naturalness. Thank you, and keep going!!!

  4. To give thanks to Jay Shafer and relating on a human level of how I stumbled upon Tiny Houses whilst trying to assist my American friend in similar circumstances at distance here in Australia.

  5. Very pretty. The furniture reminds me of a Scandinavian Design store. There are probably at least one billion people who would love to live in a Tiny House like this. The current victims of fire in Paradise, California would probably love to own a copy of this. The entire city was ruined by fire. People abandoned their cars to save their lives (carrying babies and pets). The ‘experts’ who say cities will no longer need parking garages should stop ignoring the billions of people who need a safe place to park their Tiny House, RV, van, SUV, car, etc. Every city should include at least 100 parking spaces for structures like this. The ideal locations would include 24 hour restrooms; near 24 hour gyms with showers and locker rooms; security cameras over the entrance and exit to minimize crime, especially violent crime. All Starbucks, etc., should try to design at least one 24 hour access full restroom; accessible for wheel chairs or strollers; accessible door to the sidewalk. There are probably about 1 million Starbucks around the world. Each could employ at least two professional cleaners to maintain the full restroom after each use. Starbucks and similar fast food outlets make billions in profits every year; they can afford to do this. November 9, 2018

  6. Love this channel. So inspiring. I wish there was a ‘How to Build a Tiny House for Dummies’ book – for someone like me who has picked up a drill maybe twice in her life… How do you learn all the DIY stuff?

  7. What a way to reach 1mil subs, with a video on the godfather of the very structures we’ve come to enjoy watching. It’s quite a testament to what can be achieved with a tiny house and how important simplicity is to the heart of it.

    Congrats Bryce and Rasa! You guys have worked so hard and produced such great content that it’s no surprise you’ve earned a large following. I knew you’d reach this milestone with your zen vibes but I didn’t think it would be this soon. Well done!

  8. I salute the degree of resiliency you’ve gained from the experiences you’ve gone through. You are an inspiration!

  9. Beautiful but it is not a house, it is a room. No bathroom, no kitchen. Where is food prepared?

    Where does a person clean up or eliminate?

    These are basic functions. Not everyone has woods to go to the bathroom in, or a nice climate that can minimalize heat and insulation (adds weight).

    Also water storage? Once he adds rainwater collection, a kitchen and bathroom it will more than 2000 lbs and not be towable by smaller cars.

    A beautiful room but it does NOT meet all of the basic needs.

  10. Kudos to Jay as his heart shows in his creations and outlook. We so need to move in a direction of helping and caring for others and to establish a place within “laws and guidelines” to achieve a stronger movement and momentum.
    Thanks for sharing

  11. A MOVEMENT: when the mainstream notices the actions of a few people..who are often emulating the behavior/ideas/actions of a different culture and copies it.

    Tiny homes..box car homes, etc.

    In 1967 I lived in Taiwan. In my backyard was another home. It was about 8×8 feet. A family of 6 lived there.

    Everything was on shelves from sleeping mats to cooking pots.

    They unfolded a table each night for dinner and put away all detritis during the day.

    Shoes kept in a basket outside the home.

    Dirt floor. Hollow in the floor for cooking.

    They eliminated outside in a benjo.

    When they ate, each had their own bowl, but food was served on large plates in the middle and they all took their chopsticks into each plate of greens or meat and back to their bowls of rice.

    I used to stand on a box and watch these people eat. Their window had no glass.

    They found my curiosity funny. I found them fascinating.

    Tiny houses. We call things a movement only after we decide it is relevant to us, in the West.

    It has existed long before Jay or mainstream discovered it. Existed by necessity, not by fad.

    What will the next “movement” be? Minimal food and water?

    We are such a curious, self absorbed ,but heedless culture.

  12. Congratulations on your million subscribers! I enjoy your videos, and love the idea of downsizing as I get older. However, in many states/counties/cities are hostile to the tiny home movement, mobile homes and wheeled homes. Any idea which U.S. state is friendliest to tiny homes?

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