As structural engineers and design consultants by day, we have been pursuing "tiny" alternative lifestyles in our personal lives for the past two years. Living full time in our custom designed and self-built tiny home and sprinter van, we've been ecstatic at the opportunity to merge our love for engineering and design, with our passions for tiny living.
Intimately aware of the necessity for all components to operate in complete harmony, we truly understand the balance of function, efficiency, aesthetic design and creature comforts that are needed to make a tiny life work! Whether designing your space for full-time living, or simply looking for help on your weekend adventure van, we've got you covered!
Our experience with off-grid designs comprise solar power systems, engine-tied electrical systems, water management, rainwater collection, and heating and cooling systems for temperate to severe climates. With each new design comes a different challenge and one more "tiny" goal that we get to help a client realize.
As a structural engineer specializing in marine construction, I've developed a true appreciation for resiliency and efficiency. When designing my own van conversion, I held these principles paramount throughout the process. With only 72 square feet of total living area, and only about 25 square feet of that as open floor space, the design needed to provide a cohesive efficiency which would serve my professional needs, as well as my climbing and mountaineering requirements.
Having fully completed and lived in two iterations of my van conversion, with many additional completed designs, I feel vindicated in my passion for living a tiny lifestyle and pursuing a career in helping others to realize their own "tiny" goals.
My background as a structural engineer and design consultant has allowed me to follow the "tiny" alternative lifestyle with my own designs, and now I am able to provide those same services for others. Happily living in my own tiny creation, I am intimately aware of the necessity for coherence in a space that will function as a complement to the movements of daily life.
My experience lies with off-grid designs that calculate the necessity of water management, electrical and plumbing needs, alongside heating and cooling solutions in temperate to severe climates. The challenge of fitting a rainwater purification system and the entire plumbing guts of a house in a 4 foot by 2 foot enclosure under my bathroom floor has prepared me for any challenge, and I look forward to being tested.