In Shop Blog, Techniques

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations.

Building Tiny Houses

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “fallsomepioneer,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Building Small” ” it is currently available at

This week’s book giveaway celebrates the release of a new book on building tiny houses and backyard buildings (from sheds to studios to recreational retreats). “Building Small” is written by David & Jeanie Stiles, who have authored numerous bestselling books on building sheds, cabins, workshops and other small structures.

The book is a bit of an outlier for our category, but it’s filled with great fundamental building instructions that cover everything from foundations to framing to custom windows and doors. You’ll also find plans for seven tiny houses, ideas for finishing interiors and inspiring tiny house profiles.

Tiny House


tiny house building techniques

Want a chance to win a copy? Simply post in the comment thread and I’ll choose one winner at random. (Winner to be announced Wednesday 7/5).




Product Recommendations

Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.

Recent Posts
Showing 30 comments
  • Gene

    Yes, please!

  • gehentogo

    Pick me!

  • bmdavid82497

    I need the sugar cube house! It’s perfect for me

  • barneyheller

    Perfect for my property in Maine. If I win, I’ll use the book as an excuse to retire from m real job.

  • lochridge

    sign me up.
    thank you

  • lochridge

    sign me up.
    thank you

  • JoshuaM

    I’ve been thinking about building a tiny house for a while. I would love to take a look at the different designs and techniques used in this book.

  • johnclaus


  • bowmandk

    How to build small:
    Step 1. Get an enormous freaking chisel.

  • waffleiron

    Looks interesting. We’ve been intrigued for a while in this concept.

  • jqlouie

    Re-defining the meaning of down-sizing, just count me in!

  • Jonas Jensen

    This book would really come in handy.
    Please count me in.

  • leofaria

    Inspiring work, thanks, David and Jeanie

  • dominic777

    What a cool book!

  • Mike

    Count me in!

  • Farmer Greg

    Looks like a great book!

  • Edward Hopkins

    I enjoy receiving and reading books that cost me nothing at all.


    Perfect for a small shop

  • Riven Joiner

    This would be great for my kids fort/forest house/blind! Thanks!

  • bojangles3542

    Been starting more projects out back- likely useful.

  • nschaich3

    I’m in. I saw this book a few weeks ago and thought about buying it.

  • josephtjohnson

    The new shop space maybe?

  • fallsomepioneer

    I’m In

  • iampapabear

    Once more, into the fray!

  • rmertens

    Me, too.

  • rrvchief

    Please count me in.

  • indelicatow

    A very fun book for the holiday weekend! That’s a big slick too!

  • rjhanby

    Count me in please.

  • Jeremy


  • pmac

    I’m in!

Start typing and press Enter to search