Couple Quits Day Jobs, Builds Quaint, Tiny Home On Wheels To Travel The Country

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Tiny House Giant Journey

 When Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard quit their jobs two years ago, they decided to go big — by going tiny.

The two built a 125-square-foot “tiny house” (185 square feet if you count the loft) on a 20-foot-long trailer, latched it onto a pickup truck, and turned North America into their playground with a massive (and ongoing) road trip.

“We enjoy the new freedom this lifestyle has afforded us,” Spesard explained to The Huffington Post in an email. “We get to travel all over the country and go on new adventures almost daily. We work online and from the road. North America is our backyard!”

Of course, building a tiny house is easier said than done. This particular project took more than 1,000 hours of labor (not counting research), required more than 6,500 nails, 8,000 screws and cost $29,328.

And it’s not without some inconveniences, either. The two hit a laundromat on a weekly basis, and there’s no room for a bathtub “for the occasional relaxing soak,” Spesard said. Overall, though, “it hasn’t been difficult for us to adjust,” she added.

Scroll down for a tour of their tiny house (and to see some of their adventures!).

Guillaume, Jenna and their dog, Salies


Interior – Great Room

Interior – Kitchen

Interior – Loft


Interior – Shower

Interior – Toilet



Storage couch in action

  • Storage staircase in action

Always on the road

In Arizona’s Painted Desert

Tiny House Giant Journey

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Parked at The Wedge brewery in Asheville, North Carolina

Tiny House Giant Journey


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