After Hurricane Katrine, Derek was forced to relocate into a FEMA trailer, like so many others in New Orleans. After living in the cheap RV, he knew his next tiny abode would be made from high-quality materials and customized to fit his lifestyle. That’s why Derek chose to build and modify Tumbleweed Tiny House Plans, just like we did!
He originally built his tiny house as a weekday living space so that he wouldn’t have to commute into the city from his suburban home. After living in it for a while, Derek saved enough money and was able to purchase a large home in town for his growing family. His tiny home is now parked in the backyard and used as a guest house.
After building the “NOLA Tiny House” with his father, Derek says it holds a special place in his heart. He doesn’t think he’ll ever get rid of it, but perhaps it will evolve over time as his family expands.