The photos below represent just a few of the beautiful tiny houses that will be available to tour at the 2017 TinyHouseNC Street Festival.



“Mystery House” by Perch & Nest

The 2017 TinyHouseNC Street Festival is pleased to welcome Perch & Nest as the featured builder of the show. Available for touring, their 36 ft. “Mystery House” will be the showcase of our tiny houses. Be sure to look for the signs pointing to their ‘yet to be seen’ home. It will not disappoint.

The Perch & Nest story is one that begins over a decade ago as Thomas E. Elsner Custom Carpentry. Although small dwellings and conversions were always part of their business, Thomas and Johanna Elsner became smitten with tiny homes in recent years infusing smart design and reclaimed materials into their custom carpentry.

In 2014 they served as sponsor, host, and mentor for the popular Tiny House Expedition’s build and knew immediately they wanted to build more tiny homes. Through construction they also learned more about simpler living and subsequently changed a number of aspects of their family life. Building tiny homes and cottages allows the Elsners to provide the dedication and craftsmanship they have long prided themselves on, in a more refined venue.

Perch & Nest is also the exclusive build partner for the Ms. Gypsy Soul tiny house design by Jewel Pearson, one of the festival’s featured speakers.

You can find Perch & Nest on Facebook and Instagram.


Youngstown by Harmony Tiny Homes

The Youngstown tiny house on wheels built by Harmony Tiny Homes is a beautiful THOW inspired by the 1940s Youngstown sink cabinet manufactured by Mullins kitchen. (tidbit: This piece was rescued from the back of a warehouse that was slated for demolition. Harmony Tiny Homes sandblasted the entire cabinet and refinished it and the drain board sink top.) The house also features dual sleeping areas in that it has a downstairs “bedroom” and an upstairs sleeping area. (note: currently for sale.)


The Mohican by Modern Tiny Living

The Mohican is a custom-designed, luxury 20 ft. tiny home designed and built by Modern Tiny Living out of Columbus, Ohio.  Using only the finest materials, fixtures, appliances, trailer foundations and Amish carpentry, Modern Tiny Living is a true custom tiny home builder from dreams, to designs, to reality.  

New Beginnings

The Tiffany by A New Beginning Tiny Homes

This 24′ long tiny house (270 sq.ft.) is a beautiful example of natural light usage and upscale materials. With features such as custom cabinetry, a standing seam metal roof,  and a full Lutron home automation system with Amazon echo voice control, this first build by Adam Lehman of A New Beginning Tiny Homes, it is sure to be a breathtaking example for all to see.

Tiny Wedding Chapel

Tiny Wedding Chapel

The Tiny Chapel is the brainchild of Bil Malbon, a retired pastor, who wanted to provide couples with the perfect venue for small, intimate weddings. The 100 sq.ft. tiny chapel accommodates up to 20 people inside – with tiny seating on authentic church pews! The space also includes a functioning bathroom and interior storage area. A retractable steeple on the chapel’s porch completes the authentic country church appearance while assuring that the structure remains compliant with transportation requirements.


The Cardinal by Free Spirit Tiny Homes

Priced at $55,000, this 20′ trailer features solid hardwood cabinets, a full size shower, a tankless hot water heater, and a full size kitchen sink. Quite the display for just 196 sq.ft.


Forest by Migration Tiny Homes

As of now Connell Rouse and his company Migration Tiny Homes will be exhibiting the Forest model which is an 8’3″ X 20′ floorplan. The home is solar equipped and features an oversized, fold-down porch. (note: currently for sale.)


Unforgettable Tiny House

World Premiere. Presented by Roger Lehet, the Unforgettable Tiny House will be constructed of Siberian Spruce, a species of wood known to be tight in grain, light in weight, and exceptionally strong. The tiny house is estimated to weigh approximately 1/3 less than if it were framed with 2″x4″ lumber. Note the rounded roof and dormers.


Seashore 24 by HDI

With a healthy dose of classic coastal flare, the Seashore ’24 is the first of Housing Development Institute’s forthcoming GoTiny brand of tiny house RVs (THRV). Thanks to its proposed use as a “toy hauler,” the GoTiny Seashore 24′ is a spacious (208 sq.ft.), elegant, and clutter-free tiny house on wheels.

Switchgrass Tiny Homes

Bluestem by Switchgrass Tiny Homes

The Bluestem by Switchgrass Tiny Homes is a 24’ tiny house on wheels. Built in a rustic/modern design, the Bluestem maximizes headroom and natural light to make the house feel much larger than the footprint outlines. With high end finishes throughout the 260 sq.ft of living space, this tiny home features a large kitchen, full size bathroom and king size loft.


Tiny House Basics tiny house trailer

The #1 source for Tiny House Trailers in the United States and Canada will have a 20′ tiny house trailer on display. With four locations to serve future tiny housers (California, Alabama, Washington State and Missouri) as well as shipping to all 50 states and all provinces in Canada, the team at Tiny House Basics can help you with every step of the way designing the perfect trailer for your tiny house.

Lucy Blue Bird

Lucy’s Blue Bird

Serving as her full-time home, Lucy’s Blue Bird bus is a wonderful entry point into school bus conversion.



Originally built in 2015, this 160 sq.ft. tiny house wheels was named Learning HOW and built by home schoolers as a cooperative project in Castle Hayne, NC. Now privately owned and parked in Burgaw, it is a beautiful example of the tiny house lifestyle.


Santa Claus Haus

Designed and built by Tiny r(E)volution, this micro tiny house on wheels will be available as a way to see just what is possible in the way of small spaces.



Designed by Stephen Van Stee, the GenaCrate-M is a perfect match for the modern tiny house movement as it frees the homeowner up from having to live next to or nearby a commercial power source. Awarded the 2016 Solar Innovation of the Year award by the MDV-SEIA, the GenaCrate-M is a compact, mobile solar power plant that can easily be used to provide electricity during natural disasters, supply power around the farm or job site, run cabins and tiny homes, and provide silent power for outdoor events.

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