See Tiny House Giant Journey At 2015 Conference

By Tiny House Conference on February 19, 2015 in Conference, Portland 2015

Hi There! I’m Jenna, He’s Guillaume. Thanks for visiting our site. We quit our jobs, built a mobile tiny house, and we are now traveling around North America to pursue our dream careers in travel journalism. That’s the plan, at least. How can you possibly read a blog introduction such as that and not feel an overwhelming desire to wrap your arms around such a couple and such a dynamic story? Exactly. You can’t. But you’ll be able to at this year’s Tiny House Conference being held in Portland, OR on April 18 and April 19.  Along with several other tiny houses and unconventional homes you’ll bear witness to the Tiny House Giant Journey house-on-wheels that has taken the nation (and Canada!) by storm in the last several months.

THGJ 1At 125 sq.ft. (plus a 60 sq.ft. loft) the THOW of Jenna and Guillaume is 20′ long, 13’5″ high, 8’6″ wide at the wheels, 7’4″ wide at the walls, 6’8″ wide and 10’6″ high inside and weighs 10,100 pounds. It is built on a 20′ long trailer from Tumbleweed Tiny Homes and is based on the Cypress-20 Overlook building plan.

The couples build began mid-July in 2013 and was positioned for building somewhere in LA where Guillaume and Jenna lived at the time.

Tumbleweed trailerAfter just under a year of building (including some epic B.B.BBQ work parties…..) the couple took their maiden voyage down the Pacific Coast Highway. It was an incredible story of immediate crisis (ultimately diverted), incredible views, and success for a couple looking to break free and reconnect with the freedom we all have in this world. The interior still had some to go before the duo was ready to take to the road but the Tiny House Giant Journey was already becoming a legend.

THGJ 3All in all the home features some incredible and thoughtful design elements, a beautiful and cozy interior, ground-breaking materials, and unconventional textures and finishes. The rundown looks something like this:


  • Roof: Onduvilla 3D Shingle Roofing System
  • Siding: 70+ year old reclaimed siding from a barn in Wisconsin. Sourced from E&K Vintage Woods
  • Fasteners:  Screw Solutions
  • Front Door: 24 x 80″ solid Mahogany, trimmed to fit. Sourced from
  • Skylights: Fakro Venting Skylight and Fakro Egress Window
  • Windows: Jeld-Wen Premium Vinyl V-4500


  • Loft Recessed Light Fixtures: Twice Bright Lighting Co
  • Hardwood Floors: Hand scratched maple hard wood – Home Depot
  • Pine Internal Paneling: T&G painted off white – Home Depot
  • Staircase/Storage: Vintage crates of differing sizes. Sourced from Davis Crates
  • Sink: Yosemite Home Decor Stainless Steel Drop In Bar Sink
  • RV Shower Tub: Lyons 24″ x 32″ Left Center Drain Tub
  • Mattress: Tuft & Needle 5″ Tick Mattress
  • Ottomans: Crosley Furniture Palm Harbor Outdoor Wicker Ottoman (modified for storage)
  • Low Profile Whisper Shower Vent: Panasonic WhisperValue 50 CFM Ventilation Fan
  • Ceiling-mount Snowboard Rack: Gatekeeper Ceiling Rack (actually a surfboard rack)


At the writing of this post the couple has gone just south of 10,000 miles but will add a few hundred more in time to meet you at the Tiny House Conference in Portland.


If you want to walk inside this home, high-five Jenna and Guillaume, and view its road-worthy design and details, reserve your spot today for the largest tiny house conference yet, now just weeks away in Portland, OR.

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