Trent Haery, co-founder of Modern Tiny Living, was recently inteviewed by Bankrate.com about the tiny house industry and we are thrilled to share the story with you here!
Tiny living has certainly continued to grow in interest, popularity and reality since we opened up our doors in 2015, and we are proud to see the evolution and growth of the industry.
In the the article, Trent tackles topics like zoning, parking, financing, and much more.
Here is a snippet about parking, zoning, and codes:
"Trent Haery, co-founder of tiny home builder Modern Tiny Living, based in Columbus, Ohio, explains that the rules for building a tiny house boil down to two types of regulations:
State and local regulations may dictate permitting requirements, restrictions on the home’s size and guidelines for construction. Plus, some states, such as California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas, are more tiny home-friendly than others. By doing this research, you’ll know what you’re allowed to build and where, and how best to go about planning the project.
“The safest bet is always to work directly with the city officials and ask them, as opposed to taking a risk and hiding in your house hoping no one sees you,” Haery says."
Great job to Trent for representing both Modern Tiny Living and the tiny house industry so well in this article!
We recently received this humbling and thoughtful review from Adrienne, the customer for whom we built Rivendell (a Kokosing 24 ft. tiny house on wheels). We just figured we'd share it with you in case you were considering building your tiny house with our team here at Modern Tiny Living.
Here's what Adrienne had to say:
"When I first discovered Modern Tiny Living on Instagram, I thought, “This is photo magic: no way are the real homes as gorgeous as these pictures!” But, figuring I’d be happy if my home was half as pretty, I worked up the courage to order one, sight unseen, from people I’d never met who worked several states away. It was one of the scarier things I’ve ever done! And, long story short, it was one of the best. Our Kokosing model, Rivendell, is every bit as beautiful as the photos. Trent and his team were a delight to work with, easily and cleverly addressing all my ideas and concerns. We ordered our tiny home before the pandemic, intending it as studio and guest space and overflow quarters for a family needing some room to spread out. It arrived a few months into Covid times, and has bailed us out of so many situations we could never have anticipated. Everything about Rivendell is so beautiful, well-crafted, and well-thought out, and it’s been a godsend to have such a sweet and peaceful and luxurious retreat in these difficult times. I could not recommend Modern Tiny Living, their staff and their homes, more highly!"
It's time for the newest MTL VIDEO tour: Gallaway, a 28 ft tiny house on wheels by modernt tiny living
Here's the video tour for our most recent build, Gallaway! Gallaway is a 28 ft. tiny house designed and built by Modern Tiny Living, based in Columbus, Ohio. Give it a watch!
Ready for some custom Modern Tiny Living tiny house glory? Say howdy to Gallaway!
Gallaway is a spectacular 28 ft. custom tiny house on wheels by Modern Tiny Living, and it features a ton of cool design perks and features not found in some of our other homes. Featuring dual lofts, one with an office and the other with a king sized bed, Gallaway is truly a perfect tiny home for either a full time getaway or a weekender.
This tiny house also features a little covered, lit front porch, so you don't have worry about tracking mud around the house after a hike. The huge combo bathroom and laundry room is the perfect place to clean up and get ready for the day, and the designer kitchen features a full oven with range, huge sink, and an apartment sized refrigerator/freezer combo.
Check out our video talkthrough of Gallaway and learn more about this awesome build here.
We are so thrilled to share our most recent testimonial from one of our happy customers. This testimonial comes courtesy of Kelly & Sergio W., owners of our beautiful custom Modern Tiny Living tiny house on wheels, Serenity.
Here's what Kelly & Sergio have to say about their experience with Modern Tiny Living:
"Serenity is just as her name alludes. "The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled." Working with Trent and the team was seamless. Designing a home from across the country is stressful, but they were very thorough and patient with the many ideas that we had for her. We looked at hundreds of homes and companies before choosing MTL. I work from home, so our home office has worked out Amazingly. The craftsmanship is impeccable, and she is just beautiful to look at. We have been living here for about 18 months now with 3 dogs and a cat. We don't feel crowded, we feel loved. It is literally just a sigh of relief how easy tiny home living is. With this design, the storage that we added, has left us with so much room that we actually don't have enough stuff to fill it now...we are sooo happy living in "Serenity""
Here it is in all of its glory, the One Particular Harbour video walkthrough!
Big thanks to our beloved customer, Coleman, for sharing his wonderful testimonial about his Modern Tiny Living home, The Latibule. We had a blast building this beautiful home early in our tiny house building careers and we're grateful that Coleman gave us a chance!
Here's what Coleman has to say about his experience with Modern Tiny Living:
"Being one of the OG recipients of a tiny home from MTL I feel it be worthy of a proper testimonial...for anyone interested, work with them. Period. They know their stuff, they were and continue to be helpful and pleasant to work with (yes even four years later!)
The Latibule itself, well hell; it’s a tank. The home was extremely well built. Yea it has its flaws but that’s because it was so early on in their venture I feel and also, I had some wack design needs. No matter, though, because the bottom line is this crew knows how to build a badass tiny home. They met me where I wanted to be with the design, accommodated and customized things that I’m sure were lofty ideas. They did it all with ease and no hesitation.
MTL is whom you want to work with if your wanting to live tiny. It isn’t an easy thing to do, trust me, but the crew at MTL make the process much easier and sure as heck way more comfortable than anything I EVER could’ve imagined... let alone done myself."
The team at Modern Tiny Living is thrilled to announce the completion of our most recent tiny house, One Particular Harbour!
One Particular Harbour is an absolutely stunning tiny house build with high end appliances and amenities. This tiny house was based upon our Kokosing model, but features tons of little unique splashes of design that make it a truly one-of-a-kind tiny house.
Check out the photos below to see more of this beautiful tiny house!
We just received this wonderful testimonial from our customer, Rogier, who is the proud owner of Rainier, a custom tiny house on wheels by Modern Tiny Living.
Here's what Rogier has to say:
"I LOVE my MTL home. Its beauty and craftsmanship give me daily joy and stun every visitor. I did a lot of research before deciding on MTL and I couldn’t be happier with that decision. MTL has exceeded every expectation. The design customization process was efficient and fun. The sales-to-delivery experience overall was amazing. The MTL team was wonderful to work with throughout the process and well after. I truly love my MTL home and highly recommend them."
Howdy, Tiny House Fam!
Just wanted to drop by and share this beautiful new tiny house shell we wrapped up at Modern Tiny Living for a customer in New York! This shell features a spectacular exterior modeled after the extremely popular modern farmhouse look that many luxury homes are going for these days. With Smart Siding, Wood accents, black metal roofing and black windows, it is the perfect canvas on which our customer will build the remainder of the home.
Check out more photos in our gallery below!