Jay Shafer's Stunning $5,000 Tiny House

  • Publicado el 8 nov 2018
  • Jay Shafer is a man who many know as the Godfather of the modern tiny house movement. It was 20 years ago now that he build his original tiny house on wheels and that moment has since inspired thousands of people all over the world (me included) to construct their own tiny homes.
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    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!
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    In this weeks episode, we explore Jay's new tiny house and dive into his philosophy around tiny homes, tiny house building and much more.
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  • Living Big In A Tiny House
    Living Big In A Tiny House  Hace 6 meses +2052

    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!

    • David Turner
      David Turner Hace 3 días

      +Living Big In A Tiny House soon that will be up to 2 Million woohoo :-)

    • ZoneVisionCEO
      ZoneVisionCEO Hace un mes

      You are doing a great job!! good work and much more success to you !! you inspired me to also go this route. I never owned a home before ,or let alone know how to build one... but after watching the episode with the guy who has a stationary tiny house in the new subdivision. that house was beautiful and I wouldn't mind something like that ,or the one like the professional violinist .

    • johny ubankta
      johny ubankta Hace 2 meses

      Make it 1 mil and one....haha congrats u deserve it u are true to ur mission and u come across as genuine with a real love for this great movement.....nice job!!!

    • Maria Purie Fabillar
      Maria Purie Fabillar Hace 2 meses


    • Prophetess Frye
      Prophetess Frye Hace 2 meses

      Wow congratulations Bryce! I love watching your videos of tiny houses and seeing peoples journeys along the way, it's so exciting! I binge watch your videos alot, I just so love tiny house!

  • Scott M
    Scott M Hace 22 horas

    So, in this type of a house where would you cook and bath? I appreciate the comments about being homeless and respect those but I am curious. I guess you could cook outside on a grill and have an outdoor shower or hose?

  • mitali chatterjee
    mitali chatterjee Hace un día +1

    Where is his kichen and toilet?

  • SeraphimDragon
    SeraphimDragon Hace un día +1

    It's so fucked up that a man with nothing was pushed to extreme lengths just to make SOMETHING to live in, and when he finally did, our amazingly "free" country of "opportunity" forced him to go into being homeless again because of whatever law that simply doesn't give a shit whether you live or die in poverty. I fucking hate law makers sometimes.

    • Sirius Lee
      Sirius Lee Hace un día

      SeraphimDragon Yeah , what the flip they are supposed to work FOR THE PEOPLE but somehow they get away with ignoring common problem's and getting filthy rich in the mean time .

  • Kristoffer McClennon
    Kristoffer McClennon Hace 2 días

    Probably the most inspiring tiny house vid I've seen

  • Alihaydar Gubatov
    Alihaydar Gubatov Hace 3 días


  • Emanuela Manucci
    Emanuela Manucci Hace 3 días

    Bagno e cucina??????? Lol.....

  • Richard Bucker
    Richard Bucker Hace 5 días

    Very interesting... it would be great to see this style house in a village setting or even an estate configuration.

  • rose CA
    rose CA Hace 5 días

    How much heavier would it be with a bathroom cuz 2000 lbs is great!

  • Katie Roman
    Katie Roman Hace 6 días +4

    He should be getting more credit for this “movement “. Good for you for HIGHLIGHTING HIm🙏🏻🙏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Laura Med
    Laura Med Hace 7 días

    This man makes my heart skip a beat. What an inspiring guy!!!

  • Eunice C. China
    Eunice C. China Hace 9 días

    This is incredible. Is there already a go fund me page for this guy? I had no idea he was a catalyst of the tiny house movement! This is perfect. I would literally pay him to come to me and help me build a house!

  • Destiny Olisemeke
    Destiny Olisemeke Hace 10 días

    'tiny houses' are going up to 140,000 so this is good

  • Monolith Fan
    Monolith Fan Hace 10 días +1

    Jay is the master for a reason.

  • Mahnoor Ahmed
    Mahnoor Ahmed Hace 10 días

    Jay's eyes😍

  • tere alkuino
    tere alkuino Hace 10 días

    this is the most inspiring video that i've seen so far about tiny houses, so loved this episode.

  • José Aparecido Conceição

    For me, this episode brought strong values for the Tiny House Movement. It's inspiring to see how a homeless situation can be solved with a simple and cheap approach. It'll be wonderful if small tiny houses like that start being a solution for a crescent problem around the world.

  • Singingway
    Singingway Hace 11 días

    You know he's got to have a storage shed somewhere for his tools. Art supplies....larger items.

  • Singingway
    Singingway Hace 11 días

    I wanted to see the depth of the wall cabinets

  • Singingway
    Singingway Hace 11 días

    one of those cabinet doors could be made to lower vertically into a bench for a visitor to sit while chatting.

  • this is the last cookie
    this is the last cookie Hace 11 días

    doesn't he have a family?

  • Sean Williams
    Sean Williams Hace 11 días

    I’d love to have something so cosy like this but I feel like after a while I’d feel suffocated

  • Victor Lugosi
    Victor Lugosi Hace 12 días

    I could do this for 4K with a better bathroom...

  • Kaiz3n
    Kaiz3n Hace 12 días +1

    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"

  • Alex
    Alex Hace 12 días +1

    come on no bathroom no kitchen and you impressed? don't lie to him really he can easily put a toilet and bath on the top second layer of the house
    but he can maybe be alien and he doesn't need food so nvm

  • Rokosiano Sai
    Rokosiano Sai Hace 12 días +1

    Thank you Jay 'the tiny house godfather' Shafer 💕

  • Alex Freetime
    Alex Freetime Hace 13 días

    This is the real tiny house, I swear I can't stand when people say "oh, there's my tiny house, it costs 200000 dollars" I'm like, what the hell? That price defeats the purpose, makes no sense, he said he's got a ton of storage so he could easily put a water tank with a small sink, and a little stove (like a camping one) with a small vent on the roof, it wouldn't cost much, also a portable toilet could fit in one of the drawers on the bottom, as for the shower a solar one on the outside is easy to implement, so...

  • Ray Radiance
    Ray Radiance Hace 15 días

    Wish I could build a house like that, I would definitely make some extra income via airbnb

  • Beau
    Beau Hace 16 días

    Can anyone tell me the type of wood used inside the house?

  • Rah
    Rah Hace 16 días

    i can get a shed for 300 dollars

  • Fennec Besixdouze
    Fennec Besixdouze Hace 16 días

    Long-term chronic homelessness in California is, predominantly, not some sort of social blight/social failure, it's a lifestyle choice. If you've just been temporarily homeless or you have some navie conception of homeless as "less fortunate" and in need of only sympathy, you don't understand this. The social services in this country are extraordinary, and absolutely anyone can succeed and be taken care of, unless they absolutely persistently refuse: in which case we give them enough freedom to do so, and all the support to keep on living at the low standard they choose.

  • Oi ling Kwan
    Oi ling Kwan Hace 18 días

    Amazing Tiny House !

  • alif danial
    alif danial Hace 19 días

    future paul rudd be like

  • Kristofer Milhauser
    Kristofer Milhauser Hace 19 días

    Anyone notice Jay looks like a morph between Paul Rudd and Dr.strange?

  • Kristofer Milhauser
    Kristofer Milhauser Hace 19 días

    Hehe the Zen master.....thou.....doesnt he have a wife and kid??? They get don't fit in that home

    • Kristofer Milhauser
      Kristofer Milhauser Hace 16 días

      +Fennec Besixdouze so.if the Zen master is divorced hehe what the he'll chance do we have

    • Fennec Besixdouze
      Fennec Besixdouze Hace 16 días

      He's divorced now, I think?

  • De Ville
    De Ville Hace 20 días

    I love this. Governments take note, a community of these would provide so much to people in need, and would cost substantially less than slushie machines for people who don’t really NEED them, the same way people need warmth and shelter (NZr’s will get this).

  • Justin Victory
    Justin Victory Hace 20 días

    How many times does he say down to the essence

  • Zaynab Mallory
    Zaynab Mallory Hace 20 días

    This a room.. a shelter from the elements. Very cute shelter!

  • Samantha Gallardo
    Samantha Gallardo Hace 20 días

    This is what seb town is known for now

  • Wynrotar
    Wynrotar Hace 20 días +1

    no place to shit or make food
    its a bedroom not a house ass fuck

  • Treasure Jensen
    Treasure Jensen Hace 23 días +1

    Eco friendly affordable housing along with a great idea. Thank you.

  • Lily Ann McMillan
    Lily Ann McMillan Hace 23 días

    How great is this!
    One can be off the street...... WITH DIGNITY !!
    .... This design looks as though it's been carefully created to give the appearance of "enough".
    (Enough room to sleep comfortably...,
    Enough room to dine with more than one...,
    Enough room for storage...,
    And more than enough height room.
    It looks very 'high-end'!
    Beautifully constructed!
    This artistic man has used his common sense to ensure that his tiny homes meet the basic needs of their owner! (Covered porch too. )
    💕 This tiny home was truly built with love !! 💕

  • username
    username Hace 23 días

    5K macbook in a 5K house, hmmmm, swh

  • Kyle Outen
    Kyle Outen Hace 24 días

    Thought that thumbnail was a studio apartment for a few seconds

  • Adi Mehta
    Adi Mehta Hace 26 días

    Mr. Jay Shafer is a class act! an inspiration.

  • AlmightyFSM
    AlmightyFSM Hace 26 días

    Yep... that's a shed

  • Stephanie Owens
    Stephanie Owens Hace 27 días +4

    I agree it does seem to be that tiny homes are almost more expensive than other alternatives. This was inspiring.

  • Age of Reason
    Age of Reason Hace 28 días +2

    1.8k Kardashian-viewers got triggered.

  • Norizan Zakaria
    Norizan Zakaria Hace 28 días

    i am from malaysia..

  • Norizan Zakaria
    Norizan Zakaria Hace 28 días

    you are so clever..your tiny house more like chalet ..

  • Alex Diaz
    Alex Diaz Hace un mes

    honestly, there should be a community or some kind of organization that should help teach college students how to build tiny homes. it would reduce housing costs and help reduce the homeless population. Being that im a transfer student that is looking to leave home for the first time in my life, I eager to experience living on my own, but all the money that goes into housing is such a downside :/

  • Obi Chukwuka
    Obi Chukwuka Hace un mes

    I want to be part of this team , Bryce awesome work , I applaud your enthusiasm, your channel is addictive to me considering it cost me more to watch your videos as I live in 3rd world , Nigeria. Please how can I join this extra ordinary team.

  • Alex B
    Alex B Hace un mes

    Wow.. This is one of the most powerful episodes that I have seen. Thank you Bryce for this great episode.

  • marina alvarez
    marina alvarez Hace un mes

    Hey Jay just to say Hi, I admire you and I also dream of my tiny shack on the beach, my dream is so close to becoming a reality and you are my inspiration

  • Intrakyt Dale
    Intrakyt Dale Hace un mes

    wow, what a champ. thank you for sharing this

  • Patricia Taggart
    Patricia Taggart Hace un mes

    Very well said! Your right everyone should have a roof over there head. And never have to go hungry ever! What good man 💋 🐾

  • The Last Methbender
    The Last Methbender Hace un mes

    Nigga thats a shed

  • Jui Buch
    Jui Buch Hace un mes

    Great Work by the Host in making such a beautiful video and a hat tip to Jay. God Bless. May everyone have a roof over their head

  • Diah Dorailla Mohd Zain

    I just hope one day he will have at least a tiny kitchenette and shower n toilet...

  • oldest man
    oldest man Hace un mes +1

    where is the kitchen

  • Thomas Bryant
    Thomas Bryant Hace un mes

    In regards to affordable Tiny home living... can you imagine there being a state driven state/ government funded program that a majority percentage of homeless individuals could be chosen (perhaps lottery based) to live in a "Tiny Home community." or at least have Tiny Home leasing be made available. This would be amazing. As a tax payer, I WOULD "do my part" to have something like this. Remember, we are all made equal in the eyes of someone greater than us.

  • Thomas Bryant
    Thomas Bryant Hace un mes

    I live in a normal foundation built home, but its relatively small in comparison to larger suburban homes. I'd love to use a lot of the tiny home techniques and strategies for storage and space savings and implement that into my home. Wonderful.

  • Stephanie Curtiss
    Stephanie Curtiss Hace un mes +6

    May this Universe bless Jay Shafer.

  • Tyler's How To's
    Tyler's How To's Hace un mes

    This is awesome! I would love an open-sourced design to build one myself.

  • L
    L Hace un mes

    I have total respect for the tiny house movement and I am going to live in one when I'm older, I have taken ideas from many tiny houses in your videos and from other channels, like the one in Sydney in the Bush where the fire happened, one in alaska and this one 🤗 I have looked at things like SketchUp (which you recconmended) and will begin to design it when I have the time, I would like to be based in a location like the Sydney Bush one or near the sea, somewhere nice, if static or I could make it mobile

  • Brian Walker
    Brian Walker Hace un mes


  • People money
    People money Hace un mes

    That's not a tiny house it's a bedroom. Nothing more nothing less.

  • Jackson Smith
    Jackson Smith Hace un mes

    Pretty sure the fucked after this...

  • Luka Muren
    Luka Muren Hace un mes

    So basically a wooden tent?

  • cj wins
    cj wins Hace un mes

    So cool. Definitely an example that you don’t need so much stuff to live a good life. What a great lesson.

  • Lord Boneless
    Lord Boneless Hace un mes

    Notice the book “Dog Man” in the window at the back left corner.

  • cassl14
    cassl14 Hace un mes +2

    As a person who lived in a car with my bf for a couple weeks (nothing major still had shelter) this would have seemed like heaven. Can't imagine life for people truly in the streets. Especially alone. Hell on earth.

  • sergertp
    sergertp Hace un mes

    Does Jay Shafer share the blueprint for the house design?

  • JustYourAverageStemGeek
    JustYourAverageStemGeek Hace un mes +106

    Seeing that macbook air (i think?) sitting inside the house was hilarious. It's worth like a 5th of the house

      BOB THE BUILDER Hace 6 días +1

      You do realize that you can get them refurbished or used for a lot less ,right?

  • JustYourAverageStemGeek

    This man must be good at minecraft

  • jim jimjim
    jim jimjim Hace un mes

    Could just sleep up in the loft and use the extra space for a small shower cubicle/toilet or kitchen set-up.

  • demonocus metalocus
    demonocus metalocus Hace un mes

    Its WOODebago

  • Rishin Devnath
    Rishin Devnath Hace un mes

    Really respect the guy but I think it's really impractical to have all that storage if u don't have a toilet . I mean u can't really go on for days in there can you without a bathroom?

  • Pablo Horteg
    Pablo Horteg Hace un mes +16

    Can we order 50,000 of these for all of the homeless people in Australia. Thx.

  • Maxx Kroes
    Maxx Kroes Hace un mes +1

    AWESOME home, you can park in my garden anytime with this beautifull home, love it!

  • ast0nv8
    ast0nv8 Hace un mes

    Looks exactly like my previous college dorm. I think this house is really cool and universities should be building such houses for students who can't afford housing. I'm really impressed by the build..

  • kim cancino
    kim cancino Hace un mes +50

    Bryce is very articulate and speaks emphatically with his guests. He has a lot of heart and is an excellent listener. This is why his questions are very relatable to us his viewers as if we are the ones asking the guests ourselves.

  • bibbyshibby
    bibbyshibby Hace un mes

    Jay seems like a sweet and kind soul

  • Shana Debusschere
    Shana Debusschere Hace un mes

    Tine house looks more like a big pimped bedroom 🤔🤣

  • Oozywolf
    Oozywolf Hace un mes

    Baelish has moved on to building homes for Tyrion

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  • Ardan Starmoon
    Ardan Starmoon Hace un mes

    5000? Thats a bit... much for such a small space. Eh. Looks nice I guess.

  • Tyler Wells
    Tyler Wells Hace un mes

    800 dollars for the trailer insane

  • tru tru
    tru tru Hace un mes

    So it is ok for the rich to live in small house's but in LA the government took away and destroyed tiny homes Elvis Summers built for the homeless?

  • Ronaldo M
    Ronaldo M Hace un mes

    So how does he make money now lol

  • Leipzig Escobar
    Leipzig Escobar Hace un mes

    Hell yes!!! Very inspiring. Do you offer designing services?

  • Dane Burton
    Dane Burton Hace un mes

    Can you really call it a "tiny house" when half of the house functions that he uses (toilet, kitchen) are in another physical dwelling? It's basically just a small bedroom.

  • Yoyo Fabio
    Yoyo Fabio Hace un mes

    Sorry, for me this would be a waste of time three more feet and you could have a toilet and the kitchen.

  • Theo Breakspear
    Theo Breakspear Hace un mes +1

    It looks a nicer space than my university halls with a shared bathroom and shared kitchen, and built entirely for what I pay as half a years rent. Totally wonderful.

  • kayzerific Aesthetician

    you got my subcribes can i have yours....helping people is not about the many its starts with us thanks see you to my videos :)

  • Shaz b.ali.
    Shaz b.ali. Hace un mes

    Pretty boring

  • Avi P
    Avi P Hace un mes

    Wow keeping it simple ❤👌🏼
    I would hang that solar light with some clear fishing line instead of that think black cord.

  • lonelyjokers 4
    lonelyjokers 4 Hace un mes

    if you wanted a toilet inside you could get a portable composting toilet that can fit in a cubby/cabinet/under a table (like the people who live in vans typically have), you could also have get rid of one of the closets and put a single burner and counter.

  • Becky Kent
    Becky Kent Hace un mes

    Wow how tiny can you go??? I don't like these tiny homes but this takes the cake! And what about his food...does he go to a shared space somewhere every day to fix his meals? No shower, no kitchen, no TV and NO TOILET?? No thanks!

  • Kripa Sam
    Kripa Sam Hace un mes

    As an architect, I wud say he is a natural architect.