Two Stunning, Artistic Tiny Houses by Off Grid Builder

Throwback to our visit with a sustainable off-grid builder, Ryan of Humble Handcraft. We share two of his artistic, handcrafted tiny houses. They’re infused with a stunning mix of salvaged materials, reclaimed wood, and artisan-made fixtures. He also uses non-toxic finishes.

🏑Los Padres gooseneck tiny house, 238 sqft – 28’x 8.5’ x 13.5’
🏑Chiefs Peak (the OG Humble Handcraft) tiny house on wheels, 170 sqft – 20’x 8.5’ x 13.5’

Ryan O’Donnell is a down-to-earth, nomadic, artisan, off-grid builder and designer in Ventura, CA. He uses solar power and a backup biodiesel generator to power the entire tiny house construction process. This part of his Green Initiative:
“Our philosophy starts with an attempt at full-circle sustainability in building. By using ethically sourced materials and supporting solar energy, we minimize our carbon footprint.”

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  1. Such a beautiful home….both of them. I love the wood and copper work. I’d happily live in either. 🌳🌺🌳

  2. This is a gifted man! His work is so beautiful. He’s very cleaver as well. I loved both houses. His peaceful relaxed manner is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with us. πŸ’—

  3. Just beautiful!πŸŒ»πŸŒΌπŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸ’πŸŒ·πŸŒΉCongrats in such a beautiful accomplishment!πŸŒπŸŒžπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ₯°

  4. We will be looking you up in about 8 years so keep those tools sharpened! We want to retire to the 5 cities area north of Santa Maria next to the beach. We want a beautiful tiny home about 34’ long. So I hope you will still be in business. πŸ–

  5. He’s a great craftsman but I don’t understand why he was saying these were his first and second builds. He’s been building for years. Living Big in a Tiny House has featured him twice and he used to live in a house the size of the large one. Am I just misunderstanding?

    • Good catch! This is a throwback to when we visited him a few years back. 😊 We originally filmed with him for a couple documentary projects, including our Living Tiny Legally (he gets a feature in part 1)

  6. __You are sooo blessed, gifted, amazing, talent, and gorgeous artistic skills!..I like everything I see!!. You go handsome sexy good looking guy!!.. Thank you so very welcome for sharing this video!!!. πŸ€”πŸ₯°πŸ˜‚β£οΈβ£οΈπŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’‹πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™05/29/20.

  7. I loved your tiny houses, especially the second one. Just has such a warm, welcoming, and cozy feeling about it. The bathroom was fantastic. Your dog is really nice too.

  8. OMG that gooseneck trailer house completely encapsulates Northern California for me! Make me feel like I am standing in a redwood forest. That bathroom is SO Berkeley!
    What a gorgeous amalgamation of craftsmanship and love. The owners are truly blessed to live in that space!

  9. You are an incredible artist craftsman your craftsmanship design is excellent ! Congratulations on your adventures with your abilities! Your technology is incredible. Have your tools and your grandfathers tool is a good blessing hopefully you can hand down them to your family someday Many blessings to you young man

  10. A true craftsman! I like the way he uses reclaimed materials, but I do wonder if he sterilized them first. If they laid around somewhere with rodents, roaches, etc for some time before use, I would have to insist on disinfecting them. It can be done in an eco-friendly manner.

  11. Wow guys, I loved this guys’ work and also his way, if you know what I mean. And how I loved the wood. This was really special. Thanks and special heart felt blessings to Ryan.

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