Stunning Tiny House with Smart Detachable Trailer Design – Full Tour

In this video we’re checking out The Nest: a beautiful minimalist tiny house that’s 23 feet long and 10 feet wide. At 230 square feet, it was designed for 1 or 2 people to live in, and what’s really unique about it is that it can easily be attached and detached from a trailer which offers several advantages over a traditional tiny house on wheels: it means you don’t have to build around wheel wells, it saves money because the foundation system is a third of the cost of a trailer, and it makes the tiny house more durable because the trailer is the part that could rust or need replacing before the other building materials do.

One of the goals with this tiny house was to make it feel open and spacious, so there is no loft or bedroom in this house, instead they have a large couch that doubles as a bed, and can be extended into a Queen-size bed if two people live here. The couch has storage for the bedding inside it, so the bed can be quickly made up and put away each day.

It has a surprising amount of storage with the full sized closet and lots of kitchen cabinets and drawers. It also has a flex space that could be a desk or a dining table, and a very spacious bathroom at the back.

The home is heated with an in-floor heating system, and it has a ceiling fan and plenty of windows to circulate air. There is also room to add a ductless mini split for A/C if someone wanted to add that in.

You can follow and find out more about True North Tiny Homes here:

And here is another beautiful True North Tiny Homes model that we filmed in 2019:

The Nest was designed as a prototype for a non-profit called Creating Roots, that aims to provide housing for foster youth who are aging out of the system. You can find out more about this important initiative here:

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle




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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Mat of Exploring Alternatives

With additional footage of the trailer setup filmed by Elise from True North Tiny Homes

24 Replies to “Stunning Tiny House with Smart Detachable Trailer Design – Full Tour”

  1. Exploring Alternatives

    You can follow and find out more about True North Tiny Homes here:

    And here is another beautiful True North Tiny Homes model that we filmed in 2019:

    Creating Roots aims to provide housing for foster youth who are aging out of the system. You can find out more about this important initiative here:

  2. Bryant Ford

    The tiny house movement started because of a loophole allowing a smaller dwelling to be built & occupied if it was on wheels. (Obviously not applicable in Ontario.) Check with your local bureaucrats before you buy or build.

  3. Gen Smiley

    Holy cow! I love this idea of the tiny house sliding on and off a trailer! I didn't even know this option existed. As an Ontarian who has dreams of one day living in a tiny house but it very risk averse, this looks like a very viable option! So is this possible for a tiny house with a loft and or gooseneck? or does it become too precarious with all that height?

  4. J'avail Haltom

    I appreciate the reason they are building them: for the youth in foster care. I was in foster care, and then moved to live with my grandmother; the fear of not having a place to live was stayed with me throughout my youth.

  5. Towa Beer

    Very knowledgeable builder and what a great non profit to work with. Where will they put them? Rural or urban areas?

  6. Jessica LT

    Beautiful colors and, yes, calming. What a worthy and needed non-profit. No one should be homeless especially foster youth. I hope the organization does well. I’ll look into it. You mentioned it’s illegal to live in a car. That’s BS. Certain areas should allow it, especially if housing is so expensive.

  7. Allegro Sotto

    I'd rather see the building codes changed, to allow for better design. Sorry, didn't hit the Mark with me.

  8. heyjubes

    This ticks-off so many on my checklist for a tiny-house. I'm a big guy so a loft is out of the question, and so is a tiny bathroom. The kitchen is just the right size, especially for a single person. The one thing I would change is to put the door on the side of the house so I can have a full bed on where the door is now. I don't mind sacrificing the couch and let it eat some of the desk and storage space for it (besides Daniel did say those are larger than necessary anyway). But that's for my personal needs, I prefer a full-sized bed that I don't have to make every day over a couch or even a desk.

  9. Interesting Igloo

    Your videos are so informative & interesting. If you get a chance to check out my videos I would love your feedback.

  10. Bart Fart

    Such a waste of space at Every corner. Im mean, its not ugly.
    Could have been much better planned. 2 cents byeeee

  11. Jordan Wallins

    Great design and build! Nice to see the in floor heat as a primary heat source. I’m doing the same thing on my build.

    Wondering what system the in floor heating for the pex tubing on the floor is. The black plastic guides.

    Also an open system is another option to think about for the in floor heat, where the domestic water intake runs through the floor first. Has a few advantages, including cooling the floor in the summer.

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