Jay Shafer's Stunning $5,000 Tiny House


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  • Living Big In A Tiny House
    Living Big In A Tiny House  Hace un mes +1548

    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!

    • Susan Ebert
      Susan Ebert Hace 10 días

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    • Duncan Kuffar
      Duncan Kuffar Hace 11 días

      You've bring to light the question of optimum and functional living space!

    • gordy threehorses
      gordy threehorses Hace 13 días

      shut up queer boy!

    • Muriel Russell
      Muriel Russell Hace 16 días

      Congratulations! I've only just joined but I'm hooked! I'm moving back to France from the UK and now building a tiny house is adding to the possibilities and excitement! Thank you for the inspiration. When I've done it I'll invite you to come and film it - in French - so the movement can grow there ❤️🙏🏼👏🏻

    • F Parker
      F Parker Hace 25 días

      Why is this type home so expensive!

  • masonwatcher
    masonwatcher Hace un hora

    You are confused. This is NOT a house. It is a SHED. A house will have cooking and washing facilities. This has nothing.

  • lhj276
    lhj276 Hace 7 horas

    Thank you so much for starting a movement that has given so much to so many.

  • Jeremy Sanders
    Jeremy Sanders Hace 7 horas

    This tiny, of wooden prison cell dimensions, style of housing is just silly and impractical for the overwhelming majority of people living in the real world uncontaminated by chicken little doomsday predictions. Unfortunately much of the impractical, fanciful designs are driven by the hysterical worldview of apocalyptic religious zealotry of environmentalist extremism. "Ahhhhh!!!! The world is going to become uninhabitable if I and my fellow humans can't find a way to live in a 10' x 12' box, compost my own poop, forego indoor plumbing, eat nothing but legumes, seaweed, etc. and ride a bike for transportation!!!!" This kind of extremism leads to extremely small and impractical non-solutions for the average individual or family.
    It would be more sensible, as a simple matter of economics and frugality (without the green fanaticism), to focus on small homes from about 500 sqf to 1,500 sqf depending on the size of the family of course. I've lived in everything from small studio apartments to houses up to 2,500 sqf and currently live in a house about 750 sqf. Although storage can be an issue, I could easily reduce this down another 100 sqf and still have ample living space as an individual without being too cramped.
    Start exploring some smaller, practical, real world housing solutions put together by down-to-earth designers and not wide-eyed activists and dreamers building doll houses for adults in order to save the planet.

  • Gypsy Casanova
    Gypsy Casanova Hace 22 horas

    Does jay have a youtube channel?

  • The Tree
    The Tree Hace un día

    I'd need a bathroom

  • Gilbert Roman
    Gilbert Roman Hace un día

    A house is not a home

  • sue cathcart
    sue cathcart Hace 2 días

    I loved this ... ok it's a bit too small for me BUT it's shelter and cheap ... so why so many dislikes???

  • Your Neighbor Amos
    Your Neighbor Amos Hace 2 días +1

    Wow. So he's the one who started the whole movement? That's amazing.

  • Andri Bjarkason
    Andri Bjarkason Hace 2 días

    Why are so many obsessed about pooping close to where they sleep.
    Poopofrantic ppl.

  • Turnip Cake
    Turnip Cake Hace 2 días

    this is awesome. I can see this working for some people. Unfortunately I don't see it working for a lot of people, without a kitchen or running water or anything. This is essentially somewhere for someone to sleep? Even for someone who is homeless they would need a lot of training and access to a lot of resources in order to be able to make food, use the bathroom, and live in general with this as their home... Still a cool place, since it can be towed by almost anything. Seems like it would be a great thing to take camping?

  • Sonny Crockett
    Sonny Crockett Hace 3 días

    ONLY in the Bay Area is $250 bucks of wood, insulation, & metal considered a good deal for 5 GRAND.

  • Nocturnal Nights
    Nocturnal Nights Hace 3 días

    Houses like this get the ladies wet

    From crying from laughing so much

  • Carlos Vaca
    Carlos Vaca Hace 3 días

    i could see this easily being implemented into many areas as basic housing for the homeless, adding maybe one large bath and kitchen common area to the mixture.

  • Dave from Mo
    Dave from Mo Hace 3 días

    It's not a house,it's a bed in a box.

  • James Oliver
    James Oliver Hace 3 días

    The Cream of Humanity rises to the top ! Beautiful in it's simplicity ! Awesome !

  • Yvash
    Yvash Hace 4 días

    I find Tiny Houses endlessly fascinating and I recognize Jay Shafer's place in the modern movement, but to all intents and purposes, this is a bed in a shed.

  • Grant Hendricks
    Grant Hendricks Hace 4 días

    I have a tiny closet in a 10X10 room, now, like the one in the photo, and if you only have a few shirts and 1 coat it works. This micro living only works if you have outside storage.

  • liberty mom
    liberty mom Hace 4 días

    I would like to put one in the back yard for our 21 yr old son! 😂😂😂 But he will still be in our kitchen!!

    • Spawnify
      Spawnify Hace 4 días

      Why is he still living with you anyways wtf

  • Sali Souad
    Sali Souad Hace 4 días

    I discover your channel and am subscribe. Thank u for sharing👍
    Sorry my English so bad

  • Som Juan
    Som Juan Hace 4 días

    Is there build information on this house somewhere? Very curious about how he did his walls. It almost looked like a DIY SIP setup.

  • Xymo Nau
    Xymo Nau Hace 4 días +1

    It's hardly a house. Just a room.

  • samasia skipperable
    samasia skipperable Hace 4 días

    I think people in need, meaning homeless people, would succeed much more even if they were only a couple of feet apart with the shared facilities etc it’s got to be cheaper than building a apartment or studio facility and healthier to live there and they’d have pride. In fact 2 people could live there since there the upper attic type area.

  • Red Herring
    Red Herring Hace 5 días

    As beautiful as this is, does anyone else tink of Ted Kaczynski from the outside?

  • Diogo Monteiro
    Diogo Monteiro Hace 5 días

    This is a middle finger up to the big housing development companies. The whole movement provides an alternative, and if it got more research and development would solve so much housing insecurity, but again we westerners value property too much, owning stuff is overriding our needs.

  • Q Az
    Q Az Hace 5 días

    I would love to hire Jay Shafer to design a Tiny home for me. Does he do this as a job?

  • Patricia Paixao
    Patricia Paixao Hace 6 días

    Congratulations on your house 👏🤗

  • jlovesj333
    jlovesj333 Hace 6 días

    It looks like a mobile 고시원

  • Dongki Cruz
    Dongki Cruz Hace 6 días

    Just tune in yourchannel always hope to see more exciting tiny house bryce! Mark here from philippines and i hope you can visit here just for sure i will tour you here in the philippines. God bless ;)

    BEERA GONE WHERE Hace 6 días

    Wheres the shitta or wait yur mate just pushes yur stool back in for ya.

  • R D
    R D Hace 6 días

    What a beautiful heart and a beautiful home.

  • Holly Rizzo
    Holly Rizzo Hace 6 días

    What a beautiful little home, with all the storage in it especially -- but as a Californian it hurts to see it parked in a dangerous situation from a wildfire vulnerability perspective. The video was coincidentally published here on the day the Camp Fire started in Butte County, ultimately wiping out 14,000 homes. Perhaps this type of tiny home in Sonoma County could be a type of "Katrina cottage" for people affected by the Paradise-Magalia-Concow fire.

  • Андрей Дмитриевич

    Хороший домик, особенно организация пространства.

  • Natassia Marchbanks
    Natassia Marchbanks Hace 7 días

    Jay Shafer is truly a gem of a human being

  • Sherry G
    Sherry G Hace 7 días

    I love your show, it’s inspirational and fun to watch, keep it going! That’s a cozy tiny tiny home! Solutes to Jay Shafer for pioneering the tiny home movement and keeping coming up with new ideas!

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 7 días

    A baby's home is not with a bathroom, because he has a diaper! George Wu, ARCHITECT. A.I.A, NCARB 2018-12-7

  • Everythings Cool
    Everythings Cool Hace 7 días +1

    it depends on the situation how we see a house or room, this tiny room or tent for him is like a house and it is enough for him, as he said, he had a hard life in the past and even this tiny room or tent that somebody told on this comments. for him like a home, home means when you are H̲A̲P̲P̲Y̲ ̲O̲F̲ ̲M̲E̲A̲S̲U̲R̲E̲ ! and he is satisfied and I completely agree with him and congratulation for his effort 🏠👌😊🎯💙💜💚💛❤

  • pixelbasedlifeforms
    pixelbasedlifeforms Hace 8 días

    We don't provide a tiny house like this to all homeless people in the world, yet we try to go to mars and all that? Fuck, what is wrong with us?

  • MickiMc
    MickiMc Hace 8 días +1

    Congratulations to you both!! Well deserved!!
    My son has been watching for a very long time and got me hooked on your videos.... he wants to build a tiny house too.... we have scratched out many floor plans for it, it's always changing. He is 17 and can't wait to get started!
    I know I could never go tiny, but I do want to downsize. Maybe someday go tiny . . . ?
    Thank you for all you do! LOVE your videos!! Keep 'em coming!
    Travel safe!

  • Daisy Noel
    Daisy Noel Hace 8 días


  • Luboman411
    Luboman411 Hace 8 días

    I was with this guy, shaking my head, thinking hell yeah. Then we got to the homeless part, and I liked him even more--"A self made man who got out of a huge hole. Wow!" Then 12:00 made my eye-brows arch a little. The legal system took all his money away and made him homeless? WTF? He clearly got into trouble--probably unpaid alimony--and he didn't want to take responsibility for his actions. So why not blame the faceless "legal system"? Sounds very self-serving...

  • Nikki Reign
    Nikki Reign Hace 9 días

    Tiny homes are super expensive nowadays, same price as a condo.

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 9 días

    I am a registered architect since 1969. I have worked for the world's famous architects S.O.M., Pei, Gwathmey etc. Here is my contribution to the poor people including myself how to retire. Go to search a vacant lot (40'x80' +/-) in the urban area, build a two bedroom, two baths, and two kitchens house with two 40 foot containers for zoning purpose. Then converting into (2) 1br or (4) 0br apartments with sleeping attic sleeping eight people optional, for rental income. with approx. $100,000 investment, you can have an apartment to live in, and renting out the rest for your retirement income. I have plans ready to build. George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-12-6

    • georgewu5
      georgewu5 Hace 9 días

      It is the human dignity that I think people should have a roof over the head and the indoor bathroom to wash up so the homeless person could look for a job with a legal home address. Because most employers do not want to hire homeless people. George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A, NCARB 2018-12-6 Most people in the world today are only a paycheck away to be homeless.

  • Sean
    Sean Hace 9 días

    i really wish he would have shown us some of his essentials. what's in all those cabinets and on the top section of that ladder! but super well done for sure and appreciate him for showing us his space.

  • Analucia Cazais
    Analucia Cazais Hace 9 días

    O lugar já é lindo... imaginem com essa linda Tony house é pra se apaixonar amooooo assistir ...fico pensando eu morando numa e no EUA um sonho hahaha lovely

  • Munna Khan
    Munna Khan Hace 10 días

    Vary nice bro thank you and I get very good idea to build my tiny house thank you so much

  • l\
    l\ Hace 10 días

    Um, if there's no shower, kitchen or toilet, I think this qualifies as a glorified bedroom.

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 10 días

    In my opinion, the person who designs a house for himself to live in, the first question is: where does the money come from in order to live? sewage problem, water supply, etc. George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-12-5

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 10 días

    Everyone should have income or savings to live. I don't know where this guy getting his $5,000 from to build a tiny house with no toilet, but he still had the money to build the shed. Well, for the rest of us, we have to be very careful how to spend our last dollar, not to have a house that has no toilet and expensive to travel to find a job. George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-12-5

  • Mr.Smiley 9011
    Mr.Smiley 9011 Hace 10 días

    luxury homless

  • Chesed Prather
    Chesed Prather Hace 10 días

    if you don't want to answer the question about you're homelessness, why not just say that's personal instead of "when the interesting legal system we have here in the United States blah blah blah" you didn't actually say anything about it anyway.

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 10 días

    George Wu's stunning container housing: (2) 40 or 20 foot containers @$2,000 +/- each to build (2) 1or 0 bedroom apartments, each has a full bath and a full kitchen, each sleeps ten (10) people max. one for the owner, the other is to be rented for retirement income. How about that? George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-12-5

  • Poran Tudor
    Poran Tudor Hace 10 días

    Awesome video!

  • Road Toad
    Road Toad Hace 10 días

    For when you are out of prison but still want that prison feel.

  • Anh Tang
    Anh Tang Hace 10 días

    no way, spend the extra 5000 grand.

  • Wayward Woodworker
    Wayward Woodworker Hace 10 días

    Very cool human being.

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 10 días

    I am a practical architect. I don't waste time to start a trend that did not answer the need of the world, such as a tiny house that has no toilet. I am in the middle designing (16) 1 bedroom container apartments with (20) $2,000 containers stacking. With approx. half a million dollars investment , the investor can get back approx. a quarter of million dollars income a years from rent. it is 40'x40'x40' H. could be located in urban area for the tenants to find a job. George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-12-4

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 10 días

    With $2,000 for a 20 foot container, he could have a container house with a full bathroom , kitchen and sleeping ten (10) people. George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-12-4

    • georgewu5
      georgewu5 Hace 10 días

      I have designed 40 stories and 20 stories container housing with pocket Central Parks between them, built along the high speed railway, from Hong Kong to Beijing. Very cheap . Very cheap. FaceBook/ George Wu

  • Elijah Daggy
    Elijah Daggy Hace 11 días

    I guess the word Shantytown never came into an idea. I love regular I love poor people but no one wants to Shantytown in their backyard so this is the beginning of a production of a shanty town.

  • Ephesians 5:11
    Ephesians 5:11 Hace 11 días

    Just a tad to small,as many others agree.

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 11 días

    It is stunning ! $5,000 tiny house with a $6,000 wheel base not counted. And this wood box has no toilet to shit on! George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A, NCARB 2018-12-4

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 11 días

    Realistically speaking, Tiny home is not the answer to the housing problem to me. Because tiny homes do not have toilet and shower to wash up to look for a job with a home address. Without these basic problems solved then homelessness is NOT one step closer to be solved. Well, my idea of using the cheap container to build high rise container housing has solved many of these problems, Tiny homes is a novelty! not a housing solution to solve the immense social problem. George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A, NCARB 2018-12-3

    • georgewu5
      georgewu5 Hace 11 días

      I like the RV much better than this tiny home idea. But then again, every situation is different. tiny house is certainly a roof over the head.....It is better than sleeping outdoor all year around. The hell with the toilet if you don't even have a roof! George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A, NCARB 2018-12-3

  • Selena channel
    Selena channel Hace 11 días

    Where do u poop? Lol

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 11 días

    1/ No toilet. 2/ no running water. 3/ No home address to apply for a job. 4/ What good is it if you cannot have a job to buy food?! George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-12-3

    • georgewu5
      georgewu5 Hace 11 días

      I have a solution to solve part of the big social problem.I used the cheap $2,000 shipping container to built high rise container housing for the poor in the urban area. So the homeless people can wash up to apply for a job with a legal home address. After making the daily wage, the homeless person can buy food to eat and sleep in the tiny tiny apartment indoor, so that he or she can get up the next morning ready to go to work . George Wu, ARCHITECT, A.I.A., NCARB 2018-12-3

  • BanquetNZ
    BanquetNZ Hace 11 días

    2 x 2.4 m is smaller than my big house bathroom

  • Kuai Long Ng, Longo
    Kuai Long Ng, Longo Hace 12 días

    It’s just me or he looks like Chris bratt

  • Brian Boyle
    Brian Boyle Hace 12 días

    Nice home .... nice philosophy .... nice human being.

  • Sonia Hamilton
    Sonia Hamilton Hace 12 días

    No bathroom or shower. Then really it is not a house at all, just a shed. There should be a toilet and shower in there. How does he cook?

  • Margaret Simpson
    Margaret Simpson Hace 13 días

    Thank you Jay Shafer. You changed my life. I now live in a tiny house off grid and my life is amazing. I love your aesthetic based my house off your first designs. And the gas stove is brilliant!!!

  • Good1ny74
    Good1ny74 Hace 13 días

    я так понимаю это дом был построен на этом месте и никогда не сдвигался с места....

  • Britney Pinkney
    Britney Pinkney Hace 13 días

    I smiled through this whole video. Thank you guys so much 💕

  • June R.I.A
    June R.I.A Hace 14 días

    I love the idea of a tiny house and reducing waste... But my piano and other instruments aren't waste to me. Until now I couldn't find a builder around Germany that would help me to solve the problem of keeping my most important stuff.. The wight might be the problem..

  • Trebla
    Trebla Hace 14 días

    $5,000 bedroom

  • Suma N.D
    Suma N.D Hace 14 días

    His needs are so simple that he doesn't need a kitchen or a bathroom

  • Andy Roberts
    Andy Roberts Hace 14 días

    It’s basically a shed with a bed.

  • Alvaro Miguieles L
    Alvaro Miguieles L Hace 14 días

    This guy has a truly saint spirit. It's a pleasure to hear him speak and explain his mind about everything he says regarding his art and way of living. Loved the video. Cheers !

  • elana vlahandreas
    elana vlahandreas Hace 14 días

    Yes more and more and finally I see the price that works for me. And I worry about they talk financings a lot now. NO pay cash!,,

  • Arick Reifenstal
    Arick Reifenstal Hace 14 días

    tiny room not a house.

  • Neo Smith
    Neo Smith Hace 14 días

    What a pretentious douche. It is a cheaply made Tuff Shed. You didn't invent shit. People been living like this for hundreds of years.

  • Diane R
    Diane R Hace 14 días

    Try a small RV. Stop wasting resources.

  • Diane R
    Diane R Hace 14 días

    Store everything beneath your bed in pull-out cardbord boxes. Cupboards, shelves and closets are not really needed. We are all so wasteful!

  • stephencoxbass
    stephencoxbass Hace 14 días

    I love this! My brain immediately goes to what bathroom solutions could there be in such a small space, though? Is there a way to make it work? Thoughts?

  • Danielle Soderberg
    Danielle Soderberg Hace 15 días

    The colorful trees surrounding this beautiful home brings it all together.

  • Marsha Alison
    Marsha Alison Hace 15 días

    If only we didn't have to eat, poop or pee. Then this would be perfect!

  • Asian Asian
    Asian Asian Hace 15 días

    So gay

  • Asian Asian
    Asian Asian Hace 15 días

    So gay

  • katie smith
    katie smith Hace 15 días

    I hate to even ask really, but does anyone know what the law suit against him was all about? Im really just curious and couldn't find anything online.

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 Hace 16 días

    We cannot go back to live the colonial times with no service jobs, running water and water toilets. Then we have to deal the housing problem at its face value. Like they said they don't make buildable land any more. Therefore, we have to build vertically , economically. That is the question. My own solution to this is to build container housing vertically, say 20 or 40 stories tall housing. Facebook / George Wu

  • Nah mine's Clarence
    Nah mine's Clarence Hace 16 días

    SSSSooooooo..... we're just not going to talk about the candle fireplace? Nobody else wants to know more about that?

  • Emily Cedeno
    Emily Cedeno Hace 16 días

    This story of homeless to tiny home inspires me so much. Thank you!

  • Vahlir
    Vahlir Hace 16 días

    "It's all subtle stuff I'd never expect anyone to perceive..except my 6 yr old" - what a pretentious @!#$

  • Mike Stewart
    Mike Stewart Hace 17 días

    First you gotta get some land or area to do this. Looks ideal but are we not being told of the down sides?
    You have to have drainage, a toilet/shower. I guess he has solar power from roof panels but couldn’t see any.
    In spite of criticisms we have to remember that this guy was sleeping rough under a tarp so this little space represents elements of luxury for him. Warm, dry, secure, nobody pissing on him in a doorway at night, private.
    It’s good.👍🏻

  • sara jowkar
    sara jowkar Hace 17 días

    he doesn't have a bathroom ?????

  • cosmik x
    cosmik x Hace 17 días

    its a shed with a bed

  • Rebecca Gibbs
    Rebecca Gibbs Hace 18 días +1

    LOVING your videos- great to hear kiwi voices on the tube! x

  • ad da
    ad da Hace 18 días

    *yuppie WC house!!!!!!*

  • Naked City
    Naked City Hace 19 días

    Small world....nice👍👍

  • Terri Sparrow
    Terri Sparrow Hace 19 días

    Although its cute....its really not a tiny house. Just a room...made very comfortable but ...a room.

  • Mike Hoont
    Mike Hoont Hace 19 días

    Does it come with a map?

  • John
    John Hace 19 días

    I have watched this three times, but even though I have built a few tiny houses I am having a hard time understanding the framing? Is this 2x4 with foam board cut to fit inside?