PAD Tiny Houses: Tiny House Books and Building Plans for the DIY Community

What if you could build the life you dream?

PAD helps people change their homes to change their lives.

Founded by tiny house icon Dee Williams, PAD's ebooks, construction plans and in-person education teaches do-it-yourselfers to create homes that support the lives they want to live.

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Cider Box Tiny House Plans

The Cider Box Tiny House is a great design for couples and small families because it can accommodate two separate sleeping lofts, a full…
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The Hikari Box Tiny House Plans

Bright, Open and Uncomplicated The Hikari Box Tiny House is a modern tiny house design for a spacious and light-filled home with a…
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The Sweet Pea Tiny House Plans

A House for One, with Room to Grow The Sweet Pea Tiny House was designed around our friend Gina’s desires to live simply,…

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Our DIY Van High Top

By Billy Ulmer So what’s that thing on top of our van, and how did it get there? As I mentioned in my introduction post to the van, my partner and I knew we wanted a full head height van from the beginning. Sprinters were out of our price range,…
Rebecca Green illustration: Fox, bear, and a pair of rabbits wave goodbye to the tiny house on the winding road being pulled away off in the distance.

What I’ve Come to Know from Tiny House Living

The last few months have been pretty huge for me, friends. Part of that was going smaller – downsizing into my new tiny house Jolene, passing off my old house to my nephew – but there was more at work too, the messy personal stuff that happens when you love…
Are tiny houses legal in Portland? Not quite, but they're currently allowed

Are Tiny Houses Legal in Portland Now? Not Exactly, But They’re “Allowed”

Whoa Nelly you guys! Are tiny houses legal in Portand? Not quite, but they will be “allowed” through a creative workaround: the laws about “camping” in tiny houses and RVs on private property will no longer be enforced! Rachel Monahan from Willamette Week has the scoop: “In a sweeping change…

Meet PAD Founder Dee Williams

PAD’s Dee Williams is a tiny house pioneer who built one of the first tiny homes on wheels in 2004, and has "lived small" ever since. Dee's house, life and memoir The Big Tiny have been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CBS This Morning,,, Yes Magazine, and the National Building Museum, to name just a few.

Dee's compelling story and gut-based approach to what makes life worth living have moved and inspired audiences around the world. From book readings to keynote talks, her candor, humor and heart challenge people to think differently about their homes, communities and lives.


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Build Your Tiny House with our Instantly Downloadable Ebooks and Construction Plans: