The tiny home movement that began 10 years ago hasn’t gone away. In fact, the pandemic only amplified the desire for some to embrace a smaller footprint and downsize. When Travis Pyke encountered the idea of the tiny home in 2012, he was intrigued and it wasn't long before he began building one for himself. That tiny home became the first home he and his wife shared, and it was also the seed of an idea that turned into Pyke’s design/build firm for custom, hand-crafted tiny homes.
Today, Pyke is the CEO and Chief Design Officer of Wind River Tiny Homes
, where he encourages people to tailor their homes to their life (and not the other way around). Because, as Pyke said, downsizing doesn’t have to mean giving up what matters. In fact, there’s nothing small about living tiny.
The homes that Wind River Tiny Homes builds are different from your standard tiny homes in that they are custom dwellings, with premium materials throughout. With six tiny home models ranging between 250 to 450 square feet, the tiny homes feature Marvin Essential
windows as well as Marvin Elevate Sliding doors
—key additions to making each tiny home feel more expansive and brighter inside.
We sat down with Pyke to learn more about the tiny home trend, and to find out more about how well-being aligns with a minimalist lifestyle.